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Autotext transfer Word 2007

Good morning Experts,

I have a user who is moving to another PC Running Windows XP SP3 to fill in for our receptionist. Our structure does not have roaming profiles and she wants to have her Autotext in Word follow her to this new machine. I have transferred the normal.dot file to the C:\documents and settings\username\application data\microsoft\templates location. We marked the other normal.dot as .old and reopened Word. When hitting the hot key for this it states "the specified text is not a building block name" in the bottom left hand corner of Word 2007. Has anyone faced this issue before any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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flubbsterCommented:
Could you post a sample of the Autotext entries
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PCNS_TechAuthor Commented:
What exactly do you mean a sample? Like some of the words the autotext recognizes or am I missing something?
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flubbsterCommented:
Exactly. Are there ones that are recognized and some that are not?
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PCNS_TechAuthor Commented:
I have tested with 3 of them that she has given me. Most of the autotext entries are for filling the address of companies. She will enter in the clients last name and when she hits f3 it will autofill the full company name and address. It does not seem to work with any of them.
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ddhammCommented:
This article explains how to do that: http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/ExportAutocorrect.htm

DeeDee
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ddhammCommented:
OOPS i am mistaken, autotext has changed with Office 2007 and above - http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/add-autotext-HA010255209.aspx

this tells how to move autotext from Word 2003 to Word 2007 or above

DeeDee
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PCNS_TechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your Response DeeDee however both PC's have Word 2007 installed. I looked through the instructions and it appears that this only refers to grabbing them from Word 2003. Do you know if it functions the same when grabbing it from Word 2007?

Thanks!
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PCNS_TechAuthor Commented:
I figured it out. I followed your document but experienced the same issue. I then noticed that in the article it refers to the building block documents folder. I copied the .dotx file from here and placed this in the location on her new PC. I then reopened Word and tested with the user and they began to autofill. Thank you for all your help Experts!
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ddhammCommented:
Glad that worked!

DeeDee
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ddhammCommented:
I will oppose the closing - seems like that is not the way to award any points to me
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ddhammCommented:
Wouldn't it be better to accept my answer and not close this question?  Maybe I am confused, I thought the question asker just accepted an answer (to award points) and didn't close the question. Will closing it make it "disappear" and not be available to others searching for this information?

Sorry to interrupt the "closing" process but I think closing isn't the thing to do.
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PCNS_TechAuthor Commented:
Was not exactly what I needed to do but pointed me in the right direction.
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