autotext doesn't always work

autotext doesn't always work

Post by Charles Ke » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 02:21:38


Hi,

Which version of Word?

When you say "no longer work automatically," what, exactly, do you mean?
What do you expect to happen? When? What happens instead?

What are the names of the entries that are not working automatically? Do you
have any other AutoText entries with similar names or names that start with
the same character string?
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autotext doesn't always work

Post by QmV0aCBNY » Sat, 24 May 2008 02:38:01

I have a number of autotext entries. I added some new ones recently. Some of
them work, some of them don't. Any suggestions?
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Thanks,
Beth

 
 
 

autotext doesn't always work

Post by Suzanne S. » Sat, 24 May 2008 06:58:53

If this is Word 2003 or earlier, note that AutoComplete (which I suspect is
what you're referring to when you speak of ones that "work") requires that
the AutoText entry name be at least four characters long and that these
characters be unique. If the first four letters of an entry name are the
same as the first four of the name of another entry, you will have to type
more letters until you reach one that is different.

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autotext doesn't always work

Post by QmV0aCBNY » Sat, 24 May 2008 22:32:00

Yes, I am using Word 2003. No matter how many letters of the words I type, it
doesn't give me the autocomplete text. And it is only this way for a few of
my autotext entries; the rest of them seem to work fine.
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Thanks,
Beth
 
 
 

autotext doesn't always work

Post by Suzanne S. » Sun, 25 May 2008 00:04:47

What are the names (not the content) of the entries that don't work?

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