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    Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    I am using Outlook NOT Word as my email editor and I have switched on the Autocorrect feature. Even though English UK is enabled as the only language in Office XP language settings, and I have English UK selected as the dictionary in spell-checking in Outlook, when I write a new email, Outlook always accesses another autocorrect word list. Thus, when I am writing an email, and open Autocrrect Options on the Tools menu, it reports that I am using Autocorrect: English (U.S.). How do I change this setting? I have a large number of autocorrect settings in my English (U.K..) autocorrect list and I want to be able to use them in Outlook. Obviously I could use Word as my email editor, but I have seen so many bad reports of this that I am reluctant to do this.

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    Re: Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    If you don't get an official answer, you could try renaming MSO1033.acl and copying your "real" .acl file into its place. This is only a static snapshot, so it's far from an ideal workaround.

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    Re: Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    Many thanks for the suggestion which has provided a temporary solution. When I looked in the appropriate directory, I found that I had three .acl files and in fact the one that is accessed by Outlook when I am drafting an email is MS01036.acl. Just to be sure I've now renamed both the others (MS01036 and MS01037) and copied my 'real' .acl file to both of them.

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    Re: Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    Using *.acl, I can get a list of the autocorrect files on the "C" drive. There are six. How do you determine which one is the "real" .acl file?

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    Re: Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    I add an entry and then compare the dates. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> There's probably another way, but this one is faster than finding out what it is!

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    Re: Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    Oh. I see. A simple solution. I'm not used to those.

    Followup: I added an entry in the autocorrect and determined which file is "active". There are six files. Three of them are, respectively, Mso.acl, mso.acl, and mso.acl, and appear in three separate folders under Program Files/Microsoft Office/Office 1033, 1036 and 1034. Any idea what these are for? The date on them is 1998.

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    Re: Autocorrect (Outlook 2002)

    The four digit numbers are language codes. MS seems to store language-specific files in these various separate folders. 1033 is English US; I'm not sure about the others. I don't think the differences in capitalization are meaningful.

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