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Autocorrect not saving entries in Word

By kpike2 ·
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I have a user that has over 3000 autocorrect entries in Word. I was told that I have room for 1000's more, so I know that is not my problem. Anyhow, when this user goes to save an update or add a new entry to her autocorrect, the next time she trys to use it - it is not available or even in the list of autocorrect entries. But is does not happen every time.

The user has full control rights to the office folder and the MSO1033.acl file.

I have roaming profiles that are saved on the server, but the local autocorrect should be the most accurate until the profile has a chance to replicate itself.(The users profile folder is also set to full control access for the user.)

Does anyone have any ideas on what I should do to correct this problem? Thanks!

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by DKlippert In reply to Autocorrect not saving en ...

Formatted Autocorrects are stored in Normal.dot. If that helps.

http://tinyurl.com/2wge2

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by kpike2 In reply to

This helps me backup my entries, but does not explain what could be happening to the added entries. More suggestions, if you have them, would be appreciated.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Autocorrect not saving en ...

sounds like corruption if you ask me. there is not fixit utility but there is an import/export utility. you could try exporting, deleting old list then re-importing as poor man's database fixer...
check this out:
from support.microsoft.com mskb 186237
Back Up Your AutoCorrect Entries on the Source Computer
To back up your AutoCorrect entries from the source computer, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Templates and Add-Ins.
Under "Global templates and add-ins," click Add.
In the Add Template dialog box, change the Look in box to the Microsoft Office folder.
Double-click the Office folder.
Double-click the Macros folder.
Select the Macros8 template and then click OK.

NOTE: The Macros8 template will be added to the Global templates and add-ins box.
On the Macros toolbar, click Sample Macros and then click AutoCorrect Utility.

If the Macros toolbar does not appear, do one of the following:
On the View menu, point to Toolbars and then click Macros.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

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On the Tools menu, point to Macro and then click Macros. In the Macros dialog box, select AutoCorrectUtil (Start_AutoCorrect) and then click Run.
In the AutoCorrect Utility dialog box, click Backup.

NOTE: The AutoCorrect Utility dialog box prompts you with the following:
This program will allow you to backup and restore your AutoCorrect entries. Choose Backup to create a Word document from your AutoCorrect list. Choose Restore to restore an AutoCorrect list from a Backup document.

When you click Backup, Word adds and formats your AutoCorrect entries to a new Word document and then prompts you to save the document. Word suggests saving your AutoCorrect document as "AutoCorrect Backup Document."
Click Cancel to close the AutoCorrect Utility dialog box.
Restore Your AutoCorrect Entries to the Destination Computer
To restore your AutoCorrect entries to the destination computer, follow these steps:
On the Tools menu, click Templates and Add-Ins.
Under "Global templates and add-ins," click Add.
In the Add Template dialog box, change the Look in box to the Microsoft Office folder.
Double-click the Office folder.
Double-click the Macros folder.
Select the Macros8 template and then click OK.

NOTE: The Macros8 template will be added to the Global templates and add-ins box.
On the Macros toolbar, click Sample Macros and then click AutoCorrect Utility.

If the Macros toolbar does not appear, do one of the following:
On the View menu, point to Toolbars and then click Macros.

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On the Tools menu, point to Macro and then click Macros. In the Macros dialog box, select AutoCorrectUtil (Start_AutoCorrect) and then click Run.
In the AutoCorrect Utility dialog box, click Restore.
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by kpike2 In reply to

This helps me backup my entries, but does not explain what could be happening to the added entries. More suggestions, if you have them, would be appreciated.

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by kpike2 In reply to Autocorrect not saving en ...

I know how to backup my autocorrect entries, but what I am looking for is a solution for my added entries not always being saved. Can anyone help on this issue?

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by kpike2 In reply to Autocorrect not saving en ...

I know how to backup my autocorrect entries, but what I am looking for is a solution for my added entries not always being saved. Can anyone help on this issue?

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by kpike2 In reply to Autocorrect not saving en ...

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