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Autocorrect entries import in Word 2010 from Word 2003

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Hi all experts

We have a user who has just moved to a new PC.

Old PC had Office 2003 so obviously Word 2003 and he had quite a lot of autocorrect entries in Word 2003.

He wants them moved over as he has around 300 or 400 of them and he doesn't fancy doing them again...which is quite understandable.

The new PC has Office 2010 so Word 2010 in it.

I can't find any tool that will export settings from Office 2003 to Office 2010.

There are a few things I have seen for transfer from Office 2007 to Office 2010. So I could probably do Office 2003->Office 2007 and then to Office 2010

But this is obviuously very long winded process and the user might not be ready for such a long downtime.

So..does any one know how to transfer settings, specifically Autocorrect from Office 2003 to Office 2010.

If it is not possible, I need some confirmation from Microsoft or like someone's blog entry that officially confirms that MS has revmoed it knowignly and nothing users can do.
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Check this out it could help you

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826147

Commented:
An interesting thread about the same issue between 2003 and 2007 is also located here (http://forums.techarena.in/ms-office-support/966049.htm) and could help you as well.

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Hi Dan
Both your posts are for Office 2003 and Office 2007.
There isn't a mention of Office 2010.
My destination computer has Office 2010.
Alex,

The following information might be of help to start solving the issue.

The file extension for the Autocorrect feature in Office application is .acl and you find this on this location: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office

You may copy that file from the old PC and paste it into the same location of the new PC.
This is just a heads up. What you gonna do with two Autocorrect files is for you to decide.

Sincerely,

Ed
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Commented:
Hi Ed
I will give this a go...good point. I didn't know that the autocorrect entries were saved separately.
I was under impression it was in the template itself.

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Commented:
Voilla....great answer...worked like a charm....

Although just as a comment, I must say it would be great if MS were to deliver a tool for transferring settings between 2k7 and 2k10

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