Import Autotext from Word 2003 to 2007


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JGreg7

I am looking for a reliable (simple) way to import my Autotext entries into
Word 2007.

I have found many procedures in these forums on how to do this, howver some
do not work properly while others are very tedious. I find it difficult to
believe that at this late date no-one has come up with a reliable procedure
to get the auto text moved into the building blocks in 2007.

I have several hundred entries, so the one-at-a-time procedures are not
reasonable. I am using Word 2003 at my primary office and Word 2007 at
another office, so when I update the Autotext in word 2003, I need to be able
to update this in the Word 2007 version.

Is there a simple and reliable way to do this?
 
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Jay Freedman

JGreg7 said:
I am looking for a reliable (simple) way to import my Autotext
entries into Word 2007.

I have found many procedures in these forums on how to do this,
howver some do not work properly while others are very tedious. I
find it difficult to believe that at this late date no-one has come
up with a reliable procedure to get the auto text moved into the
building blocks in 2007.

I have several hundred entries, so the one-at-a-time procedures are
not reasonable. I am using Word 2003 at my primary office and Word
2007 at another office, so when I update the Autotext in word 2003, I
need to be able to update this in the Word 2007 version.

Is there a simple and reliable way to do this?

Yes, there is.

Make a copy of the 2003 template that contains the entries, and name it
something like MyAutoText.dot. If it contains any macros, especially
AutoOpen, it's a good idea to remove those macros. Then store the template
in the folder
%appdata%\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks

If Word is running, restart it.

Look in the Building Blocks Organizer to verify that your entries have been
loaded.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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all may benefit.
 
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JGreg7

That works! Perfect and easy! Thank you very much.
I wonder why this method was not pointed out earlier....
 

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