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Solved: Copying auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Word 2003

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  1. Kararoyer

    Kararoyer Thread Starter

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    First, let me start by saying I am not an IT computer person, I have very basic knowledge (other than what I do for a living) about computers, and I really need instructions that are easy to follow, please?

    I am a medical transcriptionist. I have hundreds of auto corrects on my current computer with Windows XP Word 2002 on it. I am needing to, if possible, copy the auto corrects from Word 2002 to another computer with Windows XP Word 2003.

    I also have hundred of words that I have added to spell check that it would be great if I could copy those as well.

    I do have a flash drive that I can save these to.

    Can someone please help me in terminology and steps that a computer dummy can understand?

    Thanking you in advance.
     
  2. Ratboy

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    Kararoyer,

    Welcome to TSG!

    I've never done this myself, but I was able to find the instructions from Microsoft. The spell check words should be straight forward, but the AutoCorrects entries will be a little bit more complicated. Read through the links below and see what you think. If they seem to confusing, hopefully someone knows of a program or easier method to copy these files over to a new computer.

    You are going to have to get the necessary files from one computer to the other, so if you do not have a flash drive you may want to get one. You can use floppy discs if both computers have floppy disc drives and the files sizes are less than 1.3MB each. The only other options would be to email the files to yourself, if the word 2003 computer has email access. Or use an online file storage site, but I've never used them, so I'm afraid I can't give you any recommendations there.

    The spell check words are kept in a custom dictionary. The link below will show you how to copy a custom dictionary file from one computer to another. Use the sections titled Method 2: Import an existing custom dictionary from another computer and How to change the default dictionary using the instructions listed for Word 2003.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322198


    As I mentioned, the instructions for the AutoCorrect entries are a little bit more complicated. You may have to install what is referred to as the Support Template.

    In the link below, read the About the AutoCorrect Utility section and follow the instructions in the Install the Support Template and Back Up Your AutoCorrect Entries on the Source Computer sections.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/269006

    Then using the link below, follow the instructions in the section titled Restore Your AutoCorrect Entries to the Destination Computer.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826147


    I hope these help.
     
  3. Kararoyer

    Kararoyer Thread Starter

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    Ratboy, thank you for the information. I am going to try it now - will post back if I have any problems.

    Thanks again
     
  4. Kararoyer

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    Ratboy, worked like a charm! Thank you so much for your help!

    Kara
     
  5. Ratboy

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    You're welcome. Glad it all worked out.
     
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