autocorrect following numerals - Word 2007 differs from Word 2003


H

Higgs Boson

In Word 2003, I could use autocorrect to correct a numeral followed by
letters into a numeral followed by a symbol. I frequently quote temperatures
in my work, so I used to use (say) 24CCC (no space between 24 and CCC) where
CCC was set up in autocorrect to ° (alt-248), thus typing 24CCC would
generate 24°C when the space bar was pressed after the entry.

In Word 2007, autocorrect does not seem to react if the autocorrect entry is
immediately preceded by a numeral - so 24CCC stays as just that. To get 24°C
I have to type 24<space>CCC. Is there a way I can get it to work as it did in
W2003? It's a pain to have to type the space then go back to delete it every
time - it worked just fine the way it was before!
 
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J

Jay Freedman

On Wed, 5 Nov 2008 13:47:01 -0800, Higgs Boson <Higgs
In Word 2003, I could use autocorrect to correct a numeral followed by
letters into a numeral followed by a symbol. I frequently quote temperatures
in my work, so I used to use (say) 24CCC (no space between 24 and CCC) where
CCC was set up in autocorrect to ° (alt-248), thus typing 24CCC would
generate 24°C when the space bar was pressed after the entry.

In Word 2007, autocorrect does not seem to react if the autocorrect entry is
immediately preceded by a numeral - so 24CCC stays as just that. To get 24°C
I have to type 24<space>CCC. Is there a way I can get it to work as it did in
W2003? It's a pain to have to type the space then go back to delete it every
time - it worked just fine the way it was before!

I've tried your CCC AutoCorrect entry in both Word 2003 and Word 2007, and for
me it doesn't work without a preceding space in either version. I'm not saying
it didn't work for you -- but I don't know how.

If you name the entry starting with a semicolon, though, it will work without a
preceding space in either version. I'll suggest that you name it ;c (so there
are fewer keys to hit, and the Shift key isn't needed either).
 

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