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    Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    BESIDES turning off the autocorrect of "Capitalize first letters of sentences", is there a way to have Word not autocorrect cc: or bcc: into Cc: and Bcc:?

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Autocorrect is what causes that to happen. The only other option I know of is to immediately Undo (press Ctrl+Z) after you type the word that was autocorrected. This will undo the capitalization on a "manual" basis, but leave it on for the times you need it.

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    In Word 97 you can indicate Exceptions: Tools/AutoCorrect, Exceptions. Does XP have this? Good luck.

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Alas, the exceptions do not allow for cc: or bcc: -- neither are they allowed to be "autoformats" for Cc: or Bcc: Here's how to do it (one of Woody's tips from way back):
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    <font color=red>Record cc: and bcc: as autotext entries.</font color=red>

    "Autocorrect" is then stymied and you don't have to uncheck the checkbox.
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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Hi Van:
    I just tried it in Word 2000. It didn't work. I can press F3 to uncapitalize the first letter now, but Ctrl+Z is about as easy. Have you tried it in Word 2000?

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Should they be AutoCorrect entries, or would that be like having the dog chase its own tail?

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Hi Jefferson:
    I don't know. I've tried everything & can't change the cc: & bcc: corrections, other than not to use the option to capitalize the first letter in a sentence. You would think that that would be built directly into Word, wouldn't you? I haven't found the article in WOW yet.

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Huh. It worked for me. Did you include the : and the space in your autotext entry?

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Hi Van:
    Yes, I did. However, I just realized that this thread was about 2002. I tried it on Word 2000. Do you know if it is supposed to work with 2000. I'll try it with Word 97 later today.

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Strange. That works if you don't create a new document. Useless.

    Now, testing on WD97, the "chasing its tail" option with recording replace Bcc: with bcc:, etc. works and in new documents as well.

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    Re: Cc autocorrect (Word XP)

    Hi Van:
    I tried it in Word 97 & it works (don't need a space after, either). Jefferson's post didn't register with me at first (must have been to late at night <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>). It's autocorrect, not autotext entries. I'll try it later with Word 2000, but I'm sure it'll work.

    I think I was replacing cc: with cc: or something like that.

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