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    Multiple autocorrect (Word 2002 SP2)

    Is there any way of having two sepa <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> rate autocorrect files under the same profile (Using Win XP Pro)? If this could not be done, could one move the existing .acl file out of the normal spot (Cocuments and SettingsxxxxxApplication DataMicrosoftOffice), then hope that Word would create a new one that one could then populate with different rules and carefully switching between the two as needed.

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    Re: Multiple autocorrect (Word 2002 SP2)

    In Office 2000, you can only have one, but I think you should be able to switch them. For example, you might be able to copy mso1033.aclX to mso1033.acl and then copy mso1033.aclY to mso1033.acl to change back. I haven't tested this, but I think it's safer than moving a file because sometimes Windows tracks that and keeps using the moved file!

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    Re: Multiple autocorrect (Word 2002 SP2)

    Keep in mind that the acl file contains only unformatted autocorrect and autotext entries. Formatted entries are stored
    in Normal.dot. So, are you going to try to account for two Normal.dot files too? Look out.
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    Re: Multiple autocorrect (Word 2002 SP2)

    Here's an idea:

    Write some code that exports your "primary" acl and imports a secondary and vise versa
    when you want to switch between two acl files. Just an idea.

    See this link for help with export/import

    http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customizatio...Autocorrect.htm
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