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word 2003

Posted By: sue on 2009-02-25
In Reply to: If you got Works alone, you don't have Word, just the - sm

What I got was Works Plus 2008 and it does come with word 2003. I have it installed on my computer and it runs.

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Go to the top where the drop down menus are.  Go to "Tools" "Autocorrect Options" "Autoformat As You Type" and check or uncheck the boxes as you prefer.  There is one for a fractions and for 1st.

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There is only one way I know of, and it is very, very tedious.  You can bring up your Autocorrect file, do CTRL-PRTSCN (print screen), and then open up a new MS Word file and do CTRL-V.  Better still, you can record it in Photoshop or other similar programs, since you would be able to easily crop the extraneous stuff out of the picture.  This will give you only four entries at a time (I said it was tedious! ) but it's better than nothing....sort of.  The only other alternative I know of is to just open up two MS Word windows and open Autocorrect in one window and copy the entries into the second one.  Also tedious.

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