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How to switch on MS Word 2010 auto suggesting a snipped used before.  e.g. an address

Posted on 2012-09-13
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Last Modified: 2012-09-20
User used to use MSWord 2003 I think,  She now has 2010. Just setting it up and answering questions on it now.

It used to predict addresses etc and commonly used phrases she used before as she typed.
How do I enable that in 2010?
Question by:fcek
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These are AutoCorrect entries. They can be set up via Options, Proofing,  AutoCorrect Options...

This link deals with transferring setting that were in 2003 from there to 2007.

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Hi the are called insert > "quick Parts" in Word 2010.

I wonder where all her snipets are in MS 97 or what ever she was using on the old PC.
Would be good to grab them for her and add to her new Pc
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GrahamSkan earned 2000 total points
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Read 97 for 2003 in this advice extracted from the Microsoft article here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/add-autotext-HA010255209.aspx

Migrate Word 2003 AutoText entries into Word 2007

If you used AutoText entries in Microsoft Office Word 2003, you can manually migrate them into Word 2007.

    Copy the Normal11.dot file to the Document Building Blocks folder by doing one the following:
        If your computer is running Windows Vista     Open Windows Explorer, and then copy the Normal11.dot template from C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates to C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks.
        If your computer is running Windows XP     Open Windows Explorer, and then copy the Normal11.dot template from C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates to C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks.
    In Office Word 2007, open the Normal11.dot template.
    Save the file as AutoText.dotx.

When prompted, click Continue.

Click the Microsoft Office Button Button image, and then click Convert.

When prompted, click OK.

The file upgrades to the new file format.

    On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Quick Parts, and then click Building Blocks Organizer.

    In Building Blocks Organizer, select an AutoText entry, click Edit Properties, and then select the appropriate gallery in the Gallery list.
    In the Save in list, click Normal.dotm, and then click OK.
    Repeat for each AutoText entry that you want to use in Office Word 2007.

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