Multiple keystroke to create single special character

How do you set up the keystoke combination to create a special character in, ie Word? Currently my WORD can convert :-) to a single smiley face. Where in WORD or Windows XP is this function created?
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Are you referring to the Character Map?

Microsoft Windows XP - Insert a special character into a document
Not sure where it's created, but I do know of "Character Map".

Start -> Run -> "charmap.exe"

Click on a character and it shows the keystrokes on the bottom right corner.
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Actually that's part of the Word AutoCorrect feature.  Go to TOOLS >> AUTOCORRECT OPTIONS.  

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Gary27Author Commented:
Thankk You, I assume you can add your own.

Thought he was referring to more than just those....
Thanks for the grade.  :-)

And yes you can add your own.  I do it with certain acronyms like 'DNA.' I set it to autocorrects to the full 'deoxyribonucleic acid.'

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