How Do I Make a Smiley Face in a Word Document in Microsoft Outlook?

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How Do I Make a Smiley Face in a Word Document in Microsoft Outlook?
Word and Outlook use the AutoCorrect feature to replace text with symbols. (3 balls with a smiley image by Ramona smiers from Fotolia.com)

If Microsoft Word is set up as your e-mail editor, you can apply Word features to your e-mails in Microsoft Outlook. Word and Outlook use the AutoCorrect feature to replace text with symbols. One of these symbols (included when you install Microsoft Office) is the smiley face. It takes less time to add a smiley face to e-mail messages than it does to insert it as an image. AutoCorrect must be enabled for this option to work.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "New" button in Microsoft Outlook 2007 to create a new message.

  2. 2

    Click the Office Button and select "Editor Options."

  3. 3

    Select the "Proofing" category from the left column.

  4. 4

    Click the "AutoCorrect Options" button to open the "AutoCorrect" dialogue box.

  5. 5

    Check-mark "Replace text as you type." Then scroll through the list below and double-check that the text box containing a colon and open parenthesis (" :) ") are set to automatically change to a smiley face.

  6. 6

    Click "OK" twice to return to your e-mail.

  7. 7

    Place your cursor within the body of your e-mail message. Then type a colon and open parenthesis where you want the smiley face to appear and press the space bar or "Enter" key.

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