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Autocorrect migratiion from Word 2000 to Word 2010

Posted on 2010-11-26
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Has anyone discovered a way of copying autocorrect entries from Word 2000 to Word 2010. I have nearly 10,000 entires!

John
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by:Tony Johncock
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Couple of links that might be useful (sorry nothing specific to 2010 that I could find)

http://www.wordbanter.com/showthread.php?t=116876

http://mtherald.com/free-autocorrect-backup-and-restore-utility-for-microsoft-word/

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by:brownargus
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Unfortunately, this doesn't work with Word 2010. There is no specific macro document for Word 2010, like Macros8 or macros9 that work with 1997-2003 versions of word. These macros save the autocorrect entries as Word files with a 3 column table. There appears to be no way of importing this into Word 2010. Someone at Microsoft needs to write a macro to do it!

Thanks

John
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auto-text entries are stored on the normal.dot file - have you tried copying this over ?
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by:Tony Johncock
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Normal.dot isn't used in Word 2010 - it's Normal.dotm (macro enabled)

However - take a look for the associated .ACL files. I am informed by a colleague that you can copy them between versions of Word, inluding 2010.

One caveat - they're called by the locale, so UK English would be MSO2057.acl and US English would be MSO1033.acl

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My apologies I hadn't thought of that.
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by:Tony Johncock
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Consistency seems to be a problem as far as MS is concerned when they upgrade their versions. :)
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You should be able to get more help about the ACL files here:
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/ExportAutocorrect.htm

Dawn Bleuel
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I have now been able to copy my autocorrect entries into Word 2010. Many thanks for your help.

John
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Many thanks
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