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Create a List of Acronyms in Word

To generate a list of acronyms in Word, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open your document; find and select the first instance of an acronym (i.e. abbreviation) and its meaning

Step 2: Press Alt+Shift+X to mark the selected text for the index and click Mark.

Step 3: Repeat the steps 1 and 2 for additional acronyms and add them to the list

Step 4: Once all the acronyms and their meanings in the document are marked, move to the end of the document and insert the index (i.e. while in the Insert menu, point to reference and click "Index and Tables").

Step 5: Verify that the Index tab is selected and click OK