Autocorrect function


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jimawilliams

Hi there

Is it possible for set up Word 2003 so that "Autocorrect" is run
automatically on text that is pasted into a document? A very basic
example would be, assume -

"The copyright (c) has been registered"

had been written in WordPad and then pasted into Word 2003. Can we
get Autocorrect to change this mistake (c) to © automatically when it
is pasted, rather than having to go through the Autocorrect function
manually? The result being

"The copyright © has been registered"

This is a very basic component of a larger process that i wish to
achieve.

Unfortunately visual basic and macros are not allowed due to
restrictions place on documents.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers

Jim
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

You need to realise that macros do not have to be in the document itself.
They could be in a template that is saved in the Word Startup folder so that
they are available for use with any document and if that is only a very
basic component of a larger process that you wish to achieve, then you are
almost certainly going to have to resort to running a macro.

Running a macro that contains the following code will replace the (c) with ©

Selection.HomeKey wdStory
Selection.Find.ClearFormatting
With Selection.Find
Do While .Execute(FindText:="(c)", Forward:=True, ReplaceWith:="©", _
MatchWildcards:=False, Wrap:=wdFindContinue, MatchCase:=False) =
True
Loop
End With


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Hope this helps.

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services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
 
J

jimawilliams

Hi Doug
Thanks for the reply.

I think my needs may have been better explained if i had limited m
initial message to

"Is it possible to set up Word 2003 so that "Autocorrect" is ru
automatically on text that is pasted into a document, rather tha
having to go through the Autocorrect function manually?"

I am also interested in the ability for word to run autocorrect on wor
documents when they are opened, which is very different to "as yo
type".

Would you know if this is acheivable please.

Any suggestions outside the use of macros is appreciated.

Cheers

Jim
 
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Neither can be done without the use of macros.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
 

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