Word, Autotext and Accept Change

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masconomo

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I use Word 2000 as my email editor in Outlook 2000 and a do alot of "new" Autotext additions, but when I go to a separate Word doc and use one of these Autotexts (that were saved while using Outlook) they come up in blue type and I've got to do the "Accept Change" thing to undo it. Is there anyway around this pain in the butt process.
 
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it sounds like somewhere along the line it's applying "track changes" to these entries. when you add in the entry in the word doc - look at your status bar -- is the TRK button highlighted?

(I know this is not a solution, I am just trying to further understand.)
 
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No, it's not a toolbar- the status bar is at the bottom of the screen - in the gray area (on the same line that tells you what page you are on). If Track Changes is on it shows up as TRK or if not it would be grayed out. You can also turn track changes on (and off) by going to Tools, Track Changes. But I don't know if this is what's causing your autotext to show up like that.
 

masconomo

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TRK is grayed out, and I'm not seeing how the Track Changes option will correct this problem. It looks as though the Track Changes - Accept option will only work after the autotext is used. I need a way to stop this change from happening upfront and all together.
 
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The buttons for the Track Changes feature (five of them) are on the Reviewing toolbar.
 
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Let's go back to the beginning - how exactly do you create the autotext entry in outlook? I've only ever created autotext within Word.

And when you say the only way to get rid of the problem is to "accept change" this is a track change function.
 
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