Autocorrect transfer not working per directions...


G

Guest

Hello,
I am trying to get autocorrect transfered from one PC to a new one, Word
2000 to Word 2003. I get all the way to the end following the directions
here - BUT- when is says "point to your autocorrect document and click open"
there is NO autocorrect file there! I cannot locate it at all. (I am
wondering how this new computer is supposed to find it anyway?)

I tried a lot of things, and cannot figure this out. I really need these
transferred as my job relies on it heavily... I am gonna be sunk...

Please, anyone know what is wrong?

THX
Janet
 
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J

Jay Freedman

Umm... what directions? Maybe the ones at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/ExportAutocorrect.htm ? If
so, the part you're probably missing is that you have to take the
document created by the export on the old computer, copy it to a
diskette or a memory stick or some other media, and move it to the new
computer. Don't try to open it on the diskette; copy it onto the new
computer's hard drive (the My Documents folder is the logical place to
put it). Then you can "point to your autocorrect document and click
open".

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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G

Guest

I figured something was missing. Now, I tried before to load it onto a
diskette and was told the target cannot handle it.

I do not know how else to copy a big file, as I never had to before.

How do I get it loaded on the disk?

( And yes, I meant the directions referenced here.)

THX,
Janet
 
J

Jay Freedman

The method you use depends partly on what hardware is available on
both computers.

A floppy disk can hold up to 1.4 megabytes, and it's quite possible
that your file is bigger than that. If Windows Explorer says it's
smaller, though, there might be some other problem.

The most common transfer method these days is to use a USB memory
stick (sometimes called a thumb drive or other names). These come in
various sizes, mostly from 128 megabytes up to about 2 gigabytes, and
their prices have dropped to a reasonable range. You plug one into a
USB port on your computer, and Windows sees it as a disk drive. After
you copy the file onto the memory stick, you carry it to the new
computer and plug it in there.

For very big files, you can use a CD writer or a DVD writer if you
have one on the old computer, and a reader on the new computer. One CD
can hold up to about 750 megabytes, and a DVD holds up to 4.7
gigabytes.

If none of these hardware items are available, you can look for an
Internet storage space -- the ISP that supplies your connection may
already give you 5 or 10 megabytes or more, or you can use Google to
find free or cheap space. Upload the file from your old computer to
the Internet storage, then download it onto the new computer.

In any case, don't try to save directly from Word to anywhere except
the hard drive, because that can corrupt the file. Save to the hard
drive, close the document, and then copy the file to whatever transfer
medium you're using. At the other computer, copy the file onto its
hard drive before opening it in Word.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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G

Guest

Hi Jay,
I just checked the file size and it says it is 1.1 mg. Would low system
resources have anything to do with this transfer not working?

TX,
JZ
 
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Guest

AHA! I am reallllly ticked at MS! Apparently, the message " cannot handle
target..."
does not mean anything! It still copied and I have my settings transferred!

All that grief for NOTHING.

Thanks Jay! I wouldn't have checked the file size and got suspicious if
you hadn't mentioned it!

JZ
 
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