Autocorrect not working in all Word documents


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Guest

(Using Microsoft Word 2000)

I have added text to Autocorrect while in a Word document I have created.
When I start a new document, the Autocorrect is not automatically correcting
the text as I have entered it. Thinking I haven't added the correction, I go
to add it to Autocorrect, see it is already there, close Autocorrect and type
the text again, then it corrects.

All checkboxes are checked in the Autocorrect menu, including 'Automatically
use suggestions from the spelling checker.'

Is Word storing my autocorrect entries in two different places - somehow
some entries only apply to the document currently open when the correction
was added, and sometimes storing it globally so the corrections are available
in any Word document?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I don't know whether it's relevant in this situation or not, but AutoCorrect
is language-sensitive; entries are stored in different files according to
language. Word provides AutoCorrect entries only for the language at the
insertion point.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Daiya Mitchell

AutoCorrect is language-dependent, that might be it.

Go to Tools | Language, and make sure that the language the text is
formatted in matches the language the AutoCorrect was created in.

AutoCorrect (unlike AutoText) is *not* template dependent, but should be
available always. Plain text AutoCorrects are saved in a special file,
formatted AutoCorrects are saved in Normal.dot.
 

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