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Is there any way to import Word Autocorrect entries into WordPerfect?

Posted By: Dreamweaver on 2007-04-17
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I've been Googling it and there is some info about going from WordPerfect to Word, but I can't find anything about importing them from Word to WordPerfect.

I just got really screwy account where we have to transcribe the reports in WordPerfect to get the line count, then save them in Word to send to the client. 

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Instant Text is best by far and it will import your AC entries.
Instant Text can import your SH entries. nm
Instant Text can import your SH entries so you can continue
to use those shortcuts you are used to. IT can also import AutoCorrect and AutoText.

I used SH for a whole lot of years and switched to IT and have never looked back!
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How to import autocorrect instructions

Okay..I went to the Escription site the other day and searched the knowledgebase on how to backup and save your autocorrect files..but that information didn't help me. It didn't work on my machine, because it said to do a bunch of steps andthen told me to find the Macros folder in the office program files folder.. but I didn't have a macros folder on my machine and the file it told me to find wasn't installed on my machine anywhere.. anyway, I contacted support at Escription and they told me how to do it, so I figured I'd post here for anyone else who needs the information. Hope it helps!

You can navigate to the following directory to back up your auto correct file for Word.

C:/Documents and Settings/your name/Application Data/MicroSoft/Office/

and back up the file named MSO1033.acl.

This is the auto correct file.

If you do not see the Application Data directory click on the 'Tools' option on the top menu and select 'Folder options'. From here click on the 'View' tab and click on the radio button that says 'Show hidden files and folders'.


oh..and just in case you can't figure it out how to import it to the new machine...once you save that file to a CD or disk or whatever, you just navigate to the same folder on your new machine and paste it, click yes to overwrite the existing file and you're done .  I know you all probably know that part, but you just never should assume that people know things. LOL

You can import your AutoCorrect list

Hi Patty,

You can import your AutoCorrect list into Instant Text so you can continue using the list that you have already created.

IT will expand using the font that is currently active in your document.  If you have an entry that you want to be in a certain font every time you expand, you can do that as well using Formatted Entries.

For more information on IT V Pro, please see the link below.  Or you can always give us a call at 800-355-5251.

Kind regards,


macro to import expansion list into MSWord Autocorrect

Here is my macro that will import your expansions into MSWord.  Your list needs to be in the following format for this macro to work:

tp=the patient



There needs to be a hard return at the end of each entry.  If you have any expansions that contain an equal sign or a hard return, you will need to enter those into your autocorrect manually.  Here is the macro:

Sub Add2AutoCorrectList()
Dim AddName, AddValue As String
Dim W, C, A, L, Y, T, N As Long
Dim CountWords As Boolean
Selection.WholeStory: Selection.Collapse
N = ActiveDocument.Words.Count: C = 0: A = 0: T = 0
ScreenUpdating = False
While N > 0
x = Selection.MoveEndUntil(cset:=("=), Count:=wdForward)
    If x = 0 Then
    End If
Selection.MoveEndUntil cset:=("=), Count:=wdForward
AddName = Trim(Selection.Text)
L = Selection.Words.Count
With Selection
    .Delete: .Delete
    .MoveEndUntil cset:=Chr$(13), Count:=wdForward
End With
AddValue = Trim(Selection.Text)
Y = Selection.Words.Count
AutoCorrect.Entries.Add (AddName), Value:=(AddValue)
Selection.Delete , Count:=2
T = L + 2
N = N - T
C = C + 1
A = A + 1
If N < 1000 Then
ScreenUpdating = True
N = ActiveDocument.Words.Count
End If

If A = 100 Then
'ScreenUpdating = True
StatusBar = N & " " & C & " " & " entries processed!"
A = 0
End If

End Sub

One word of warning:  When I posted a line counting macro here some time ago, I could not get a quote mark in the code to post, so the macro as posted would not work, and I had to followup with a post explaining how to correct that.  This macro is a bit more complicated than the other one was, and although I will look at the code as soon as this posts, if it doesn't come through perfectly, and you don't understand my corrections, you can e-mail and I will send it to you.

Also, I wrote a companion macro that will list your autocorrect into a document so that you can import it into another computer or just keep it as a backup in case you lose your normal.dot.


AutoCorrect Entries
I think the answer to your question is "no". Use Start/Search to find a file called "proflwiz.exe". This is the Office Profile Wizard and will assist you in saving and transferring your AutoCorrect entries, spelling entries, etc. These settings are in a file with extension OPS. Use the profile wizard on the "old computer" to export the OPS file to a new location (desktop will work), then transfer the OPS file to the "new computer" via email, disc, or FTP. Once you save the OPS file to the "new computer" (desktop will work), use the profile wizard on that computer and follow the directions. If my instructions are wrong or confusing, do a search on Microsoft's Knowledge Base for "Office Profile Wizard". I haven't done this in a while.
boldface autocorrect entries
Highlight your bolded entry, go to Tools, click formatted entry. Add it like a regular autocorrect entry.
go with the best, Instant Text or Shorthand, and you will be able to transfer anything you have now into their system.

go to www.productivitytalk.com for step by step instructions and more than info than you think you will ever need!
RE: Copying AutoCorrect entries SM
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Backing up AutoCorrect Entries

If I understand your post correctly, you are looking for a way to easily back up your current work environment so that you can copy it onto another computer?  There is actually a very easy way to back up and restore your AutoCorrect entries.  If you go to the Microsoft web site at this link; http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/thankyou.aspx?familyId=73dbead3-b37a-425a-9ae8-dd3593b5675b&displayLang=en, you can download the Macro.exe file.  After you download the file onto your computer, click on Macro.exe, which will walk you through a few steps.  When you are prompted to extract the files into the C:Sample folder, instead choose a folder that you can find easily later.  When the Macro.exe file has finished running, you will then see a Macros9.dot file in the folder you chose to save in.  This file is a Macro written by Microsoft to back up and/or restore your AutoCorrect entries.  To back up or restore your entries, just click on the Macros9.dot file, and follow the steps for AutoCorrect entries.  Note:  If you have created any AutoCorrect entries that have a space afterward, it will cause an error when you are installing (restoring) them on a computer.  However, you will still be able to back up your entries, and you can fix the problem by opening up the backed up copy and removing the extra space at the end of each entry.  When amending the backed up AutoCorrect list, be careful not to accidentally expand out any of the entries, as they will install on the new computer in that manner.  The backed up copy of the AutoCorrect entries is a Word document, so it is easy to amend and re-save. 

In my experience, there is no way to easily incorporate your AutoCorrect entries into a brand-name text Expander program, but then again, I have only worked with a few expander programs over the years, as AutoCorrect and Macros have always covered all of my needs.

Another easier way to back up your work environment is by using the Microsoft Save My Settings Wizard, which can be found under Start, All Programs, Microsoft Office Tools (the Microsoft Office Tools folder is sometimes stored within another Microsoft folder under the program menu).  The first thing you would need to do is back up your work environment on the computer that has all of the settings that you want to keep (just run the Save My Settings Wizard and follow the prompts).  After you have backed up the settings, save the file in a folder on your desktop, which can then be sent to yourself through email.  Download the file you sent yourself through email onto the computer that you want to set up, and run the Microsoft Save My Settings Wizard to Restore the settings, which will automatically set Word up with the same environment as that of the other computer, including your AutoCorrect entries, AutoText entries, personal user dictionary, Word environment settings (Normal.dot file), and Macros.  Of course, if your Macros are currently stored on the company computer, you will not be able to back them up, unless you have access to that computer through the server.  The normal way that you back up Macros is by opening Word, and pressing Alt F11 to enter the VBE screen.  On the left side, you should see a folder Labeled "Normal," inside of which there should be another folder labeled "Modules."  If you double-click on the Modules folder, you should have a file inside labeled NewMacros.  Highlight the NewMacros file, and right-click your mouse, choosing Export.  You can then export the file to save it in a folder on the desktop, transferring the backed up file to the other computer via email.  To Import the file into the other computer, open Word, and go to the VBE screen.  Highlight Normal in the left column, right-click your mouse, and choose Import.  Find the folder in which you saved the NewMacros.bas file, and click to import it.  You should then see a NewMacros file inside of the Modules folder.  Note:  If you open the VBE screen and do not see anything in the left column, you need to click on the top toolbar, View, Project Explorer.  If you do not see the Macro code after it has been imported, click on View, Code.

I hope some of this information helps.  Back in the day when I had to set up a new computer at home, I had to learn all of this stuff the hard way.  As I am sure all of us know, there always seems to come a time when our computers die unexpectedly, so it is really nice being able to back up our work environment in case the worst should happen.  I not only back up my work environment on a monthly basis to make sure the information is up to date, but I also save copies of everything on CD and send copies to store in my email folder.  In the past, I have had my computer crash to where I could not get my backed up copies, which made it impossible to set up my alternative computer quickly in a pinch.  Saving the information onto CD is handy, but I do not rely on them heavily because they can become corrupt easily and/or break.  By sending the backed up files to myself through email and saving them in an email folder, I have everything handy if I need to set up another computer quickly.  

Only your formatted AutoCorrect entries are in the normal.dot. sm
The rest of them are in your acl file. See the link below.

You've confused people here by calling your text expansion entries "macros."

AutoText and formatted AutoCorrect entries are
saved in the normal.dot file. Unformatted AutoCorrect entries are saved in the .acl file.
Making sure that I can save all my autocorrect entries...

Hello all....My new computer is on its way, and I will be taking my Word 2003 off of the old computer and putting it on the new one.  I am not the most computer savy person out there, so I am asking you to help me with making sure that my Autocorrect entries that I have stored in there will make the transition to a new computer.  Do I have to do anything special to save them, or will they automatically just be there when I load Word to the new computer?  Also, what is the best way to transfer files that I have saved on my desktop over to the new one?  This is where I keep all my sample copies of doctor dictation, and templates.

Again, thank you for your help.  It is MUCH appreciated!     


Is there a shortcut/function key I can use to save Autocorrect entries
instead of having to use my mouse?  This would be a real time saver.  Thanks!
YES, it is possible to import them to Word
My husband has done this for me, but he had to write a program to do it (easy for him because he is a software engineer!). I have no idea exactly how he did it (he also wrote a program to import them into DQS from Word when I first started on the platform with all my little macros). He is currently in the Middle East working on a project and cannot help us right now, but try posting on MTDesk and see if anyone can help. The point is that it CAN be done! Good luck. :-)
If it comes with WordPerfect, it doesn't come with MS Word.
Unless you pay extra and special order it. One or the other, not both.
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WordPerfect is 6.1 (I think) and Word is 2003
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Depends on the versions of Word and WordPerfect. sm
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I have never bought medical spellcheckers nor Instant Text, especially that I have learned a lot from posters here that one could use the autocorrect feature for long words/phrases/paragraphs/templates. I have heard of people saying autocorrect was not meant to be used for such.

I have been browsing some features of shortcuts in Word (using the Assistant), and have discovered that it has AutoText. I tried it by highlighting a whole document (canned procedured), then hit Alt+F3, assigned a code, and voila! I have a template that readily inserts into an open Word document by typing the code and hitting Enter.

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Word has its own excellent word expander in Autocorrect.
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Please don't rely on that as an Expander -- once you get above 2,000 abbreviations it is notorious for crashing.

Intant Text (Textware Solutions) is the best expander because it's the only one you'll ever need. It works with practically any platform, so you can take your expander file with you and not waste time setting up a new one. It effortlessly imports expansion files from almost every other program (including DocQScribe and PRD+); if your former program is not supported, the techies at Textware will usually translate it for you and email it to you.

Don't be scared off by the marker key nonsense and the ludicrous instructions in the manual from Cheryl Flanders and others explaining how to gradually convert to that method.

The programmer had in his mind one way to use it, but most MTs I've trained have just used the mode that emulates traditional Expanders and been perfectly happy. Want to add a new abbreviation? Simply highlight, press Alt-=, and your new phrase is entered with the abbreviation already suggested.

Harriet's Productivity Talk forum is your best source for this information.
Autocorrect in Word
Does anybody know what the maximum file size is for the autocorrect file in MS Word 2000?  Do you know how many entries it will hold before it will start deleting entries?
Word Autocorrect

Microsoft does not make it easy, you have to be comfortable following their instructions or writing macros.  You can just print the list by following the instructions here:


If you want to make a backup and print the list, you should follow the instructions here:


I too use only Word autocorrect

I do not want to deal with drop down menus.  Also, if you clear out old entries once a while, it will free up space although knock on wood I haven't had a problem with space.  I just refuse to have to think of abbreviations while I type.  I have just enough to not to have to transcribe the longer words.  I have some phrases and I also have entire paragraphs, but I do not do a whole array of dictators.  I have only about 10 that I constantly transcribe, so I guess it's easier in that respect.  I also have documents in Word that are just basic templates that I pull from to transcribe the clinic work that I do and those already have the paragraphs inside. 

I also have read that you can make blatent errors with expanders, so you may want to be careful and really watch what is expanding instead of worrying so much about being so speedy.  These are people's health records, it is isn't just a job that it's okay if it expands wrong because really it isn't okay.  It is someone's health.

And while I'm on the subject, I am sort of tired of hearing about lines per hour.  What happend to quality?  I am fairly fast, but I don't like to be too speedy since that's when errors are made and I really don't care how many lines per hour I can do as long as I'm accurate.  I do fine in the salary department.

Autocorrect in Word does that, I think all
expanders have the ability to function that way.  You don't want something to automatically change things unless you specifically request it to because in MT there are unusual spellings and it can change a word to make it incorrect for context.  I have words that I can't remember how to spell or words that I constantly transcribe wrong or transpose letters. 
Word Autocorrect question...
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Make a macro instead.
Word AutoCorrect Question


I have used abbreviation programs where you could alter the word you just typed, but I can't figure out how to use it with Word's AutoCorrect program because it would involve using backspace.  For example, to have an AutoCorrect entry that would go back one space and add "s" to the typed word.  Or one that would go back one space and add a period.  Anyone have any ideas?     Thanks so much for your help!




Word AutoCorrect question


I just bought a new computer and I want to put my Word AutoCorrect entries on my new computer.  I know this can be done.  Can someone please tell me how? 



Word version Autocorrect - thanks! (nm)
I use AutoCorrect and AutoText on Word sm
It isn't as limited as you might think.  If you have over 225 characters in your selection or have blank lines, etc. you need to check "formatted text."  You can also put it in AutoText and once you start typing the first few letters a box will come up with the rest of the text and if you want to insert it, you just press enter.  I have many, many entries in both AutoCorrect and AutoText.  I like it much better than the ShortHand program I bought, though I do need that to transfer text to the Word program that work uses between emails, etc.   That may be because I've used Word for years and am used to it. 
The version I use does not use my word autocorrect but has
its own. I have to turn mine off or they both come in at the same time with words within words.
Copy autocorrect from WP to Word...HELP! ...sm

Is it possible to copy the autocorrect in Word Perfect and put it into Word, on the same computer?  Really didn't want to write everything down and re-enter, so any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks, Debbie

Hot key to open AutoCorrect in Word? sm
Does anyone know the hot key to open up autocorrect in MS Word?  I tried searching word and couldn't find it and I tried googling and couldn't find it.  Any help would be wonderful,  TIA.
Autocorrect is part of Word
template in word (all of your autotext entries) are contained in that "normal" template.  Wordscript shouldn't have anything to do with it?
I am using my first Word-based platform and am using autocorrect
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It is like Word in a lot of ways, with the same type of AutoCorrect. sm
But you have an ADT utility to select the patient demographics for the report you are doing. Actually very nice. I enjoyed DQS while I was on it.