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Saving my MS Word autocorrect list to another computer?

Asked by espearite (278points) July 14th, 2010

Can someone tell me how to save my autocorrect list from Microsoft Word 2007 to another computer running the same version of word?

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jaytkay's avatar

1. Click the Office button and select Word Options
2. Select the Proofing options
3. Click Custom Dictionaries

4. Notice the file name (mine is Custom.dic)

5. Copy the file path. Mine looks like this:

6. Open that folder and copy the dictionary file to the new computer’s Custom Dictionaries folder

espearite's avatar

Thank you! I’ll let you know how it goes. :)

ipso's avatar

Mine is at – C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof\custom.dic It’s a text file that you can edit directly. I just copy and paste the file into a backup directory occasionally to back it up.

Might as well save your browser dictionary too. My Firefox dictionary is located at: C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxx.default\persdict.dat

espearite's avatar

Hi, I didn’t have any luck. After transferring to the new computer’s folder, I tried using the autocorrect, but it doesn’t work. I copied to UProof. I am not sure what else to do but I am not able to expand words I put into the dictionary on the other computer also. Any ideas of what it could be?

espearite's avatar

Woohoo! I figured it out! Well, I went by different directions though, but thank you to all for helping. If anyone is interested, the link can be found below. It looks complicated, but it’s really easy. :)

jaytkay's avatar

Whoops, I misdirected you, didn’t realize AutoCorrect was different from customer dictionaries . My apologies for that.

Glad you found the answer and thank you for providing the correct link!

espearite's avatar

Ah, don’t worry about it. Sometimes these questions can be so confusing. Well we did learn something which is cool and may be of use to someone in the future. :)

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