Transferring AutoCorrects During Upgrade

Transferring AutoCorrects During Upgrade

Post by R3JhbW1hci » Sat, 11 Dec 2004 22:25:01

I'm planning on upgrading to Office XP, but I'm hesitant because I have a
*huge* number of AutoCorrects (I type for a living). I know how to transfer
the Custom Dictionary and Normal, but to date, I haven't found a way to
transfer the AutoCorrects.

Does anyone know of a way to do this? Or am I SOL and will have to start
from scratch if I decide to upgrade?

Transferring AutoCorrects During Upgrade

Post by Jay Freedm » Sun, 12 Dec 2004 00:04:45

The installer for XP won't overwrite the existing .acl files or,
so the AutoCorrects will be intact after the upgrade.

Just in case -- and for routine backup, since you depend on this for a
living -- export the AutoCorrects to a document by using the macro in the
template at
You can export before the upgrade, and import afterward.

Also see
other things to back up.

Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ:


Transferring AutoCorrects During Upgrade

Post by Charles Ke » Sun, 12 Dec 2004 03:53:37

instructions on moving / sharing / copying / backing-up customizations
including AutoText, AutoCorrect, keyboard assignments, toolbars, macros,
etc. Note the instructions for AutoCorrect entries are to use the utility
that Jay already gave you a link to.

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory:

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide)

See also the MVP FAQ: !
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