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Migrate Word 2003 Auto text to Word 2010

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I had to give a user a new machine, with that they got Office 2010.  How can I migrate the Office 2003 auto text entries to Office 2010?  I know there was support.dot in Office 2003 but I do not see anything like this for Office 2010.
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by:geneus
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How to move AutoCorrect entries in Word 2007 from one computer to another computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926927

Existing customizations may include the following:
AutoCorrect entries
AutoText entries
Custom styles
Macros

Note:  Read the entire article for earlier version of MS Word.
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by:puppydogbuddy
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see also:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822005

Global Template (Normal.dotm or Normal.dot)
To prevent formatting changes, AutoText entries, and macros that are stored in the global template (Normalm.dot or Normal.dot) from affecting the behavior of Word and documents that are opened, rename your global template (Normal.dotm or Normal.dot). Renaming the template lets you quickly determine whether the global template is causing the issue.

When you rename the Normal.dotm template in Word 2007 or later or the Normal.dot template in Word 2003 and in earlier versions of Word, you reset several options to the default settings. These include custom styles, custom toolbars, macros, and AutoText entries. We strongly recommend that you rename the template instead of deleting the Normal.dotm template or the Normal.dot template. If you determine that the template is the issue, you will be able to copy the custom styles, custom toolbars, macros, and AutoText entries from the Normal.dot template that was renamed.

Certain types of configurations may create more than one Normal.dotm template or Normal.dot template. These situations include cases where multiple versions of Word are running on the same computer or cases where several workstation installations exist on the same computer. In these situations, make sure that you rename the correct copy of the template.

To renamethe global template file, follow these steps:
Exit all Office programs.
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
Type the following command, as appropriate for the version of Word that you are running, and then press ENTER:
Word 2002 and Word 2003:
ren %userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dot OldNormal.dot
Word 2007 and Word 2010:
ren %userprofile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm OldNormal.dotm
Type exit, and then press ENTER

When you restart Word, a new global template (Normal.dot) is created that contains the Word default settings.
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by:Jackie Man
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Migrate Word 2003 AutoText entries into Word 2010

If you used AutoText entries in Microsoft Office Word 2003, you can manually migrate them into Word 2010. AutoText entries that you created in Word 2007 are migrated automatically.

   1. Browse to the Normal11.dot file by doing one the following:

    * If your computer is running Windows 7    Open Windows Explorer, and browse to C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates.

 Note    If you don’t see the AppData folder in Windows Explorer, click Organize, click Folder and search options, click the View tab, and click Show hidden files, folders, and drives. Then close and reopen Windows Explorer.

    * If your computer is running Windows Vista    Open Windows Explorer, and browse to C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates.

 Note    If you don’t see the AppData folder in Windows Explorer, click Organize, click Folder and search options, click the View tab, and click Show hidden files, folders, and drives. Then close and reopen Windows Explorer.

    * If your computer is running Windows XP    Open Windows Explorer, and then browse to C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates.

 Note    If you don’t see the Application Data folder in Windows Explorer, click the Tools menu, click Folder Options, click the View tab, and click Show hidden files and folders. Then close and reopen Windows Explorer.

   2. Right-click Normal11.dot, and then click Open.
   3. Click the File tab.
   4. Click Save As.
   5. In the Save As dialog box, browse to the correct location:

    * If your computer is running Windows 7    C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\Startup
    * If your computer is running Windows Vista    C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word\Startup
    * If your computer is running Windows XP    C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Word\Startup

 Note    You might need to create the Startup folder by clicking New Folder.

   6. In the File name box, type AutoText.
   7. In the Save as type list, click Word Macro-Enabled Template.
   8. Click Save.

If prompted, click OK.

   9. Exit Word.

Source: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/add-autotext-in-word-HA101827969.aspx
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DLBIT earned 0 total points
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I am sorry, but the user put them all back in himself before I could try this.
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by:DLBIT
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user resolved themselves
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