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Thread: Sharing AutoCorrect Settings
2001-03-22, 13:36 #1
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Sharing AutoCorrect Settings
Can anyone tell me where Word stores the settings in the four tabs in the Tools-AutoCorrect dialog box? (Registry, Normal, acl file? I'm confused.) If I want other computers that already has Office installed on them to have certain AutoCorrect (and AutoFormat) settings, how do I set those (other than actually changing it in Word)?
Thank you so very much!!!
2001-03-22, 13:56 #2BAMGuest
Re: Sharing AutoCorrect Settings
The settings/preferences themselves are stored in the WordDataSettings value of the Registry.
This article covers the primary settings that are stored in this value:
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/DataKeySettings.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customizatio...KeySettings.htm</A>
Note that the Settings value stores preferences from Tools/Options and other misc preferences as well, not just those found in AutoCorrect.
You can transfer just the AutoCorrect dialog box preferences via a macro as described in the article. If you use a macro then you can control which Settings are transferred
You can also transfer the entire Data key by exporting the branch (Registry/Export Registry File) and merging the resulting file (*.reg) on the target PC. To merge just open (double-click) the *.reg file.
The actual AutoCorrect entries are stored in *.acl files. If want to share these with others then this article covers how this can be accomplished:
<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/ExportAutocorrect.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customizatio...Autocorrect.htm</A>