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    ACL Files (Word 00)

    I'm wondering why there are copies of mso.acl in 3 different folders? I believe they are all in the standard location (forget what it is right now - C:WindowsLocal etc..) but there are sub-folders entitled 1033, 1034, and 1036. Which version is Office storing my AutoCorrect entries in? I like to back-up this file before doing a clean-install but on this new version of Word (I had Office 97) I'm not sure which one is THE file where my AutoCorrect entries reside.

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    Re: ACL Files (Word 00)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by gwhitfield on 03-Jan-02 07:48.</P>Try the following address <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q269006>http://support.microsoft.com/directory/art...B;EN-US;Q269006</A>
    or search Microsofts knowledgebase for articl Q269006. I think this is what you are talking about? If not sorry.

    Hope it helps. Fay

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    Re: ACL Files (Word 00)

    The different numbers relate to different language versions of Office. 1033 is the number for the English language version.

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    Re: ACL Files (Word 00)

    That link provides LOTS of info about acl files as well as Word 2000.

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    Re: ACL Files (Word 00)

    Is the acl file in the 1033 folder identical to the one in the main area (C:WindowsLocal etc)? Sorry I can't tell you exactly the location but its on my pc at home - and I just got Office 00 and am trying to get familiar with it.

    I just need to know which acl file to back up if I were doing a clean-install.

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    Re: ACL Files (Word 00)

    Heh heh, the cheap way to figure it out is the add a new entry and then check the file modification times. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    As for background reading, also check out this FAQ, <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/ExportAutocorrect.htm>How can I import and export all my AutoCorrect entries, so they can be transferred to another machine?</A>, previously recommended on this board.

    Finally, the "rich text" AutoCorrect entries, if any, live in Normal.dot, so as long as you're making backups...

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