Managing Snippets

You can use the Snippets view to manage snippets. To show the Snippets view, choose Snippets from the pop‑up menu at the top of the Contract Tools pane.

Here are ways to use the Snippets view:
  • To create a new snippet, select some text in your document, and then click the New button at the bottom of the view. To select text, drag the mouse pointer over some text. Or, set the insertion point (cursor) at the beginning of the text you want to select, and then Shift-click the end of the text you want to select.

    You can create many snippets at once from paragraphs in your document. To do this, choose an option from the Options pop‑up menu at the bottom of the Snippets view.

    If the New button is always disabled (highlighted in gray), see Creating Snippets is Impossible.

  • To change the name of a snippet, click the snippet’s name to set the insertion point (cursor), and then edit the name.

  • To delete a snippet, click the snippet to select it, and then press the Backspace key or choose Delete from the Options pop‑up menu at the bottom of the view. If you want to delete many snippets, use Shift-click to select the snippets you want to delete.

  • To find a snippet in the view, type all or part of the snippet you want to find in the Filter field at the bottom of the view.

If you use AutoText and Quick Parts, you may want to work with them the way you work with snippets. To make AutoText and Quick Parts appear in the Snippets view, choose Preferences from the pop‑up menu at the top of the Contract Tools pane to show the Preferences view, and then select “Include all AutoText and Quick Parts” under Snippets. To learn general information about AutoText and Quick Parts in Word, search for “AutoText” and “Quick Parts” in Word Help.

You can sort snippets into categories; see Assigning Categories to Snippets to learn how.