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Transferring my ShortHand expander to another computer... Help!

Posted By: soon to be PrecyseMT on 2006-06-22
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I have gotten permission from my company that I can transfer my ShortHand abbreviation Expander to their computer.  I have saved everything to CD.  I had to downloaded the new ShortHand Program to the new computer.  Someone care to give me step-by-step process.  Thanks!  I must be doing something wrong, as when I try the file conversion, it says "source and destination cannot be the same."  I was saving from the CD to the program on the ShortHand file Programs on the C drive

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