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Auto Correct BackUp

Posted By: mroper on 2006-06-17
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In Word, there are two files that you must backup for AutoCorrect ~ Normal and acl file.    I need to know what the file name is for the 'acl' file..  

Thanks, mroper

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backup, backup, backup!! Always, make this a habit even with your auto corrects. (sm)
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If you go under settings, and then playback settings, There is an autobackup setting ..It goes in milliseconds, and I currently have mine set at 1000, which seems to be a comfortable place, and backs it up just enough to catch the last word or so that i may have missed.
Are you sure you're using Auto Text and not Auto Correct?
Auto Text accompanies the template, as I stated before. The Auto Correct entries are in a separate file with the .acl extension.
Transferring Auto Correct/Auto Text

I work in Word currently and have a large number of AC/AT entries.  I am moving to a platform that has Instant Text or Shorthand.  Is it possible to transfer these entries as a file somehow, or am I going to have to enter by hand?  Also any comments welcome regarding the ease of use, etc of Instant Text versus Shorthand.



Auto backup has to be fixed through the call-in system

Go under keypad menu, and then fix the auto backup space or through the Transcriptionist ID settings on the setup. Also, the dictation system should have a separate code/key for larger rewind to hit.


Hope that helps!

You could add it to your auto correct
uuu for date spelled out.
put it in your auto correct if your (sm)
program allows; the way you spell it incorrectly to the left and to the right the correct spelling and when you type it its corrected for you. Have done that several of my words I have the same problem with.
Why don't you just use Auto Correct
in Word? it's very similar to PRD and you can assign it to open on an F-key...
How do you add in auto correct?

2007 is really different than 2003.  I can't seem to find how I do this.  Thanks.

auto correct

How do you bold in auto correct?  Example: SOCIAL HISTORY: 

Any help is appreciated greatly.

auto correct
I lost my auto correct. It asked me if I wanted to replace my normal template and like a dummy, I hit yes. Now, I do not have any of my doctor normals, but it has the shorter auto corrections for the patient, however, aspirin, etc., but not any of the longer ones that I use for doctor's normals. Does anyone know how to restore this?
Auto Correct question

I have a question.  Is there a way to print the entries in auto correct??  Also, is there a way to save all my entries in auto correct and auto text to a CD???  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


Yes there is a way to print your auto correct
There is a free download for a macro program that backs up your auto correct file. You can print it..save it..and restore your autocorrect file with it. I love it. I have 3 computers and I use this to keep all of them up to date with my auto correct entries.

I dont think I can post a link here on this board. If you email me at Loveyaheart@aol.com I will be glad to give you the link for the download.
Auto Correct in Word

I use auto correct in Word to make my macros.  Is there any way to save this info in the event that my computer were to crash.  This has happened before and I've had to enter all of my macros again on a new computer (quite a hassle).  I appreciate any info.



auto correct vs. shorthand
i don't see the difference, care to explain?
If you are using Word use auto-correct to

get you started. - make tp the patient, etc. 

Start with just a few additions - the ones that you use most often.  Add 5 or 10 a week.  Make you a sticky note and stick on the monitor if you need help remembering.  Use those 5 to 10 for a week and then add a few more the next week. 

As someone else stated I would get an expander.  Auto correct does the same thing as an Expander but has limited space, so if you utilize a lot of auto-corrects/expansions you'll run out of room and have to switch over to an expander anyway. 

moving auto correct

Does anyone know how to move the auto correct entries that you have on one computer and putting them on another computer also.  I have my home computer that I have my side Doc that I do and I will be working for a hospital and want to also have them on this computer.  I tried some directions that I got off microsoft.com with just putting a floppy in clicking files/folders, local hard drive and put in file name to search- normal. dot but nothing came up.  Is there another way, as I would hate to type these all over again?




auto correct capitalizing after cm

I'm typing in WORD and copy/pasting into Meditech; however, it is not capitalizing the first letter if it comes after cm. or mm.  I have everything checked in options and it works the rest of the time.  Any suggestions on this, or anything else re: typing this way for Meditech (radiology).

TIA Min in Ga

auto correct capitalizing after cm

thank you so much :0  that did it.  who woulda thunk it ;)


Help with ExText auto correct

I just started using ExText's autocorrect in addition to my ESP and if I'm careful they're not incompatible.  I don't think that is the problem. 

The problem is that somewhere in AutoCorrect several words have been entered to have a period after an abbreviation, like if I type "recs" for recommendations, what it gives me is "recs."  The "recs" for recommendations is in my ESP.  I want to find the "recs." and get rid of it but I canot find it in the AutoCorrect to delete it.  There are a few others like that (I type "croww" for CROW walker, but it gives me "crow."  So now I've had to change my abbreviation to crowwk.  See what I mean?  I just hate to have to make up new abbreviations and remind myself to use them if I could just delete the ones that are embedded in there.  Can anybody help?


auto correct and format

I have 2003 on one computer and 2007 on the other, but it could not be much different, okay, go into your auto format or correction, in spelling and grammar, go to options, , advanced, there should be a auto correct button in there, that will take you to what you need to change.  What happened is when you clicked yes, it unchecked something that was checked when you were working with it before, just go down the list and look for what you need. 

I really and truly hope this helps, if not, go to the Microsoft website, there should be a help option on your header, then just type in what you are needing help with and it should guide you through it.

Backing up Auto Correct
Can someone tell me how to back up AutoCorrect in Word? I just purchased a flash drive and would like to put my entries on it. Thanks in advance!
Backing up Auto Correct
The file name for mine is MSO1033.acl. Just do a file search on your computer for *.acl and save it to disk or flash drive.
as far as I know, main problem with auto-correct
than Shortcuts/Shorthand, for example.  So would depend on your number of expansions and how many more you're planning to put in, I would say.  I don't know what the maximum limits are, but you can probably find that info on Google or here:
expanders vs MS Word Auto Correct

Hello everyone ....  I've been using MS Word's auto correct feature as my expander.  Is it 'just as good' as using an Expander ?   Of course my line count is lousy per hour - but I don't do the same account regularly, and I don't get many ops (standard formats).  

Please tell me if / why I should change to an expander - and which one works best.  Remember PRD for DOS - I loved it.  Is there a Windows version?

Thanks, Susie


Auto correct in Word and a TON of macros....

Yes, tools and then auto correct options.
There are lots of tabs in there for different automatic options - you can undo them by removing the check marks. Just go thru all the different options you don't want and click on the box to remove the check marks. If you remove all check marks on most auto options, it allows you to basically straight type! Good luck!
Yes, your auto correct!!! I use it ALL the time! No need for expander here!

merge shortcut into auto correct?

Does anyone know how to merge the word list that I have for Shortcut for Windows into my Autocorrect for Word?  I had it done before, but somehow it got reset or something, so the entries are no longer there.  Any help will be greatly appreciated!  Thanks

auto correct in word 2007

  1. Click the Microsoft Office ButtonButton, and then click Word Options.
  2. In the Word Options dialog box, click Proofing, and then click AutoCorrect Options.

I built my own using the auto-correct function in Word. (sm)
I removed most of the words that came with auto-correct, and replaced them with my own short macros, which consist of words, phrases, & short sentences. Little or no memorizing involved, because I made them up as I went along whenever I kept getting the same things over and over again, and got tired of typing them. For longer macros I just put them in a document file that I can copy and paste. Simple. And CHEAP!
Open Word, click on Auto Correct, then..
click on the words you do not want and click Delete.
Importing Auto Correct file (.acl) into Bayscribe

Does anyone know how I would do this?  Any tips will be appreciated!!!  TIA



Yeah, just like ABCZ which I used in auto correct and SmartType, I think.
Bottom line, they increase production, TAT, quality and salary. My company provides us with 2 different ones because they are like a raise in wages. And companies have less employes and taxes, everyone is happy.'

Sorry about confusion and typos, I do not have my glasses on lol (they are in this house somewhere, i just know it!).
I had all those dang ages in my auto correct before. The whole 90-year-old expansion. nm
Do it correct always. It will learn. Everyone has to do it correct all the time. nm
if we all don't demand that we get a description of how they came up with this they're going to think that we're okay with this - I AM NOT!! We should not accept at face value what MQ does because they have never been up front with anyone. Have you ever noticed when you have a concern how they somehow either don't answer or talk around it so much that you just say f___ it and give up because you're so tired of sending emails and/or calling here and there to try to get a decent answer, which we all know by now MQ doesn't have a decent bone in their whole organization, especially upper management!!
I have tried asking to be taken off a backup
account which I absolutely despise, but to no avail, and I think that is part of why I feel like I do. I have a good supervisor, but on this point we obviously do not see eye to eye. thanks for the input though.
ESP backup
Go to C: then DocNet then Bin and find the ESP with your name, for example abc124567 and copy from there. Hope this helps.
as a backup.....
You need to find the program folder on your computer, the folder should be called ShortHand for Windows. It may be in the c:/Programs files. If you can't find it there, go to your START menu, click on the Search for files or folders and see where it is. Inside the Shorthand for Windows folder is another folder named SH8 or whatever version you are running (mine is version 8). That is the program as well as the dictionaries you have created. To back it up, you need to copy that entire folder to a CD or external drive, or where ever you want to put it. REMEMBER, copying this folder WILL NOT create an install disk, this is only a backup of the program with and dictionaries. To install shortand onto another computer, you have to go to the website and download and install the 30-day trial - but make sure you download the correct version for your license or it will not unlock your program, i.e. mine is SH8 and my license will not unlock version 9 or 10. If you have downloaded the correct version, then you copy the files with the extension of *.SPF (your dictionary files) and the file for your license, which should be SH__.LIC.

Hope this helps.
So you get a backup, like I have
I have several people I can call to fill in for me for vacations, etc. If it is just a day or so, I just catch it up when I return. If you don't know anyone who can back you up, then you advertise in the local paper or here, etc. There is always a Transcriptionist around who would not mind a few extra dollars for vacations, etc. That is the way it has been done for years. I don't see it as a problem at all. I certainly would not NOT take any time off!
Do you have the backup CD that came with
your computer? That is the only way I know how to do what you want to. Your computer should've come with a backup CD that has that registration number on it.
Usually just one with a backup or two..
I like having a backup when things are slow.
does anyone have backup equipment?

I have a second computer available, but I'm seriously considering getting a second Dictatphone system. I've already had headsets and foot pedals go on me.

Anyone else?

I have a backup computer

The one I normally use is sitting right on top of it. I have a switch box that allows me to share the keyboard and monitor with both. I also periodically transfer my updated necessary Word files to the backup computer.

If I had other accounts or something as a backup, sm
I would tell them that I am a business owner and send out invoices. If they have a question with an invoice, they need to contact me before making any adjustments that aren't agreed to by both parties.

If they're already doing things like this, you can probably expect them to "fire" you for actually demanding to be treated like an IC.

I wouldn't tolerate this on a continued basis, that's for sure. If I were really angry, I would keep a log of these things and find a way to let the IRS know.

If they don't show any sign of changing (and I'd be really surprised if they do based on your post), then I'd definitely be looking for something else. That's just unacceptable and illegal.
Backup data?

I'm glad this subject came up as we do some traveling and I was just thinking about this as well.  How is the best way to back up the data?  Just use a CD or someone mentioned a flash drive external hard drive?  Don't know much about this new fangled technology, so am finding this very interesting and helpful.  Thanks for the info. 

backup files......sm
Maybe talk to them about backing up all files at the end of each week/month on discs.  I certainly would never leave them on an FTP site.  Maybe explain to them this would be a security risk.  I would give them the discs, let them deal with keeping them, and they could pull up whatever they need.  Your job is to provide transcription services as an IC, not keep their files. 
that's right but first you have to set it to backup so that you can restore
Shorthand Backup

I always keep my ShortHand files (and all other files I need to keep backed up) in the My Documents folder.  That way, when I have to do backups, I backup only the My Documentes folder.  Makes it a little more simple.  Then when starting shorthand you just open your *.spf file from the My Documents folder and load that.  Initially you can copy the *.spf file from the folder listed in the prior reply to your My Documents folder.  Then in the future, just open it from there and all new additions will be saved there.  I hope that makes sense.

Time to get a backup!
Well actually more like a primary.  This would be my third job, really, if that.  As an IC you should try to have more than one job, really.  Never put all your eggs in one basket.  That way, if one falls off, you have your other.  When one slows up, I ask for more work at the other to make up income.