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auto correct in word 2007

Posted By: sm on 2009-04-04
In Reply to: How do I add expansions/abbreviations in Word 2007? - NM

  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.

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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.



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. 

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....

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.
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.



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 BackUp

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

auto correct vs. shorthand
i don't see the difference, care to explain?
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:
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

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
Info/help on open Word 2007 docx with Word 2003.

I have a friend who sent me a document with .docx extension, presumably Word 2007. I can open it in Word 2003; however, all I see are musical notes and highlighting, no text (this is a document with words and highlighting only, no pictures, music notes, etc.). I tried to open this with Notepad and only see the usual gibberish.

I know I opened another 2007 Word doc before and I remember seeing the converter load at that time but that was probably a year ago. Is there something that has changed that I'm not aware of?

Darn Microsoft.

Can you use the Word autocorrects or only Smartype? What about the Word auto text? tia nm
I dunno about Word 2007 but Word 2003

has AutoCorrect, which is probably what you're meaning. When you program a macro, it records your Keystrokes and actions and is more complicated than what you're needing.

In Word 2003, type the word/phrase you want (i.e., degenerative disc disease) then highlight it. Go to Tools, AutoCorrect Options, and your highlighted word should be in the "with" box. Type your shortcut (i.e., ddd) in the "replace" box. Click Add then OK. To use the new entry, just type what you put in the replace box (ddd). No other keys necessary. I would guess it should be about the same in Word 2007.

Hope that helps! Feel free to email if you have more questions...

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How many transcriptionists have switched to these versions of Word?  I am still using Word 2000, and it works well for me, but have been offered job with a company that uses Word 2007, and another company that will let you use Word 2002 or 2003.  I am fighting this and am at the point where I just might not accept a new job because of this change.  I can't imagine why they would want to change from Word 2000.  Your opinions, please.  Thank you.
In Word 2007, you can add Word count to the status bar.
Right-click the status bar and select Word count. Once it appears on the status bar, you can double-click it to bring up the statistics dialog box that shows characters. You can also find this option on the Review tab, Proofing group, Word Count.
Word 2003 and Word 2007....

If you have Word 2003 and upgrade to Word 2007 - will you still be able to access your Word 2003 documents? 

I am still kinda confused on this as everything I have read about this states that the Word 2003 files will be opend in a "compatibility" form, as opposed to normal. 

Would it be in my best interest to save the Word 2003 files to a disk first?

Word 2007 is the best
I used office 2003 pro since it came out and hated it. It was so slow. I just got the new office 2007 and it is MUCH better than any other version of office.
Word 2007
Thanks for the info!
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Word 2007

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Word 2007

I updated to Word 2007 - I took the time to watch the learning videos and was able to create new macros and boilerplate very nicely.

But I have lost all my add-in word books and dictionaries that were in my tool bar. Does anyone know how to get them back?


Word 2007 sm
Word 2007 or Office 2007 was made for Vista and, I believe, is not compatible with Word 2003 or Office 2003. Perhaps they have another file conversion tool on their site. This is the only reason why I cannot upgrade to 2007, although I would love to. There are many platforms and programs that are not compatible with it, as yet, either. It is MS way of trying to *force* the general public to upgrade to Vista, which I think stinks, but there are so many programs and companies that just are not ready for the change. They will also soon stop support for XP home edition, as well, but will continue supporting XP pro for a while yet. good luck to you.
Word 2007
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It is ok. You just have to learn how to work it. It works a lot different than the other. You have to learn where everything is. But, I am using it and not much trouble with it. The old one was the best one.
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Word 2007 does have its issues/quirks. We are having problems with its compatibility with our programs too.
If you can locate a copy of Word 2003, I recommend you get one. I bought a copy from e-bay. It was used, but I only paid $40 for it, and it works just fine. You can still have Word 2007 or other versions on your computer too, just don't overwrite your other versions is you are able to find a copy of 2003.
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Good point. Thanks.