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    Delete All AutoCorrect Entries? (2000 for Windows)

    Hello:

    Re post 53690:

    How do I delete all my AutoCorrect entries?

    A couple years ago, a simple macro could do this...

    Deleting all .ACL files worked only temporarily; the entire AutoCorrect list is now back.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Delete All AutoCorrect Entries? (2000 for Windows)

    Some AutoCorrect entries may be built into Word 2000 - as a base Normal.dot is built in. What is it that you are trying to accomplish by deleting all AC entries? What is the problem you are trying to address?

    If your entire AC list is back after you delete the .ACL files you either have no custom entries or you have a network administrator with a strange sense of humor.
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    Need: Macro to Delete AutoCorrect Entries (2000)

    Hi,

    I am a single user, not on a network.

    I simply want to delete my AutoCorrect list.

    There is a simple macro that will delete all AutoCorrect entries; I just don't know how to write macros.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Need: Macro to Delete AutoCorrect Entries (2000)

    Sorry that I'm so dense. Why do you want to delete your autocorrect list? What is in there that you don't want? (You can simply turn AutoCorrect off.)
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    Re: Need: Macro to Delete AutoCorrect Entries (2000)

    I don't want to turn it off AutoCorrect; I want to delete the entire current list, so that I can then enter only those entries I want.

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    Re: Need: Macro to Delete AutoCorrect Entries (2000)

    Hi Johnathan,

    Here is a macro that was posted awhile back that should do what you want. Note that you should make a backup of your *.acl files prior to running this macro:

    <pre>Sub RemoveAllDefaultAutoCorrects()

    Dim aCor As AutoCorrectEntry

    If MsgBox("This is a very destructive macro. Be sure that you " & vbCr & _
    "want to delete all the AutoCorrect entries. There is no " & vbCr & _
    "for this action. Click OK to continue", vbCritical + vbOKCancel, "CAUTION") _
    = vbOK Then

    For Each aCor In Application.AutoCorrect.Entries
    aCor.Delete
    Next aCor

    End If

    End Sub
    </pre>


    Note: This removes all of the AutoCorrect entries with the exception of those that are RTF since they are stored in your Normal.dot.
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    Cheers!

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    Thanks

    Hi,

    That's exactly what I wanted; thanks.

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    Regarding the reappearance of the entire list, apparently if you delete ALL your autocorrect entries and close Word, on reopening it will recreate the entire list - the same as it recreates a normal.dot if it can't find one. The trick therefore is to create a dummy entry before closing Word - this should hold it at least until you can start creating your own entries, when the dummy can be removed.
    Beryl M


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