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    Migrating Autotext to 2007 (xp and 2003)

    Is there a way to bring Autotext entries over from Office XP and 2003 to Office 2007? We are replacing about 60 workstations at the same time as the 2007 rollout so it needs to be a solution easily saved to a network drive or USB key.

    I found a Microsoft bulletin about it but it seemed extremely complicated. Does the "save my settings wizard" take autotext with it?

    Any help/advice/shared experiences would be most helpful. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Migrating Autotext to 2007 (xp and 2003)

    Are the entries in individual users' Normal.dot templates, or are they in a global template? Your global template still should work the same way. For individual users' entries, I suggest bringing over the old Normal.dot as oldNormal.dot and then you can use the Organizer (manually or through VBA) to copy over the AutoText entries. Does that sound any simpler than Microsoft's directions? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    I'm not familiar with the "Save My Settings" wizard.

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    Re: Migrating Autotext to 2007 (xp and 2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    The steps are:
    - Locate your old Normal.dot (it may have been renamed to Normal11.dot).
    - Open it in Word 2007 and save it as AutoText.dotx in the folder

    Cocuments and Settings<username>AppDataMicrosoftDocument Building Blocks

    if you're using Windows Vista, or

    Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftDocument Building Blocks

    if you're using Windows XP.
    - Open AutoText.dotx in Office Word 2007.
    -Select Insert > Quick Parts > Building Blocks Organizer…
    - Select an AutoText entry, click Edit Properties…, select the appropriate gallery in the Gallery: dropdown box, and click OK.
    - Repeat.

    See: Migration considerations for Word 2007

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