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delete autotext in Word

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by frankbell, Oct 12, 2008.

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  1. frankbell

    frankbell Thread Starter

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    Using Word 2003 on XP Pro, on a network. There are many entries in autotext which I don't want (did they come with Word, or get created somehow unintentionally?) It's easy to delete one at a time, but how can I delete a batch of them, or even just delete the whole file and start from scratch?

    And am I sharing with others on the network, or can I set up my own file while others have theirs?

    Frank
     
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  3. frankbell

    frankbell Thread Starter

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    Thank you... that worked great.

    One more question, though... an autotext I do want is filename and path, and that is one of the included autotext entries. But is there a way to make a shortcut to that? A way to enter filename and path with a keystroke?
     
  4. jonvan

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    The only way I can think of is to add an entry to autocorrect. For instance, have autocorrect replace q with c:\windows (or the path of your choice).

    For Word 2003:

    Tools->AutoCorrect Option
    In the Replace field put the key(s) you'd like to use, then in the With field put the path you want.

    Using the example above:
    Replace: q With: c:\windows
     
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