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Jim Henderson
 
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Default I have lost my lost the "Insert Auto Text" in Header/Footer

I no longer can access the "Insert AutoText" in my headers and footers. The
function is grayed out. What did I do wrong? How can I get it back?

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You probably replaced normal.dot, which holds the AutoText.
See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ocNotBlank.htm. Even
though this page is about a different problem, applying the solutions should
help you out.
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I no longer can access the "Insert AutoText" in my headers and footers.
The
function is grayed out. What did I do wrong? How can I get it back?

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Jim,

Try renaming your Normal.dot template with Word closed. Call it Normal.old
or something and then start Word to create a fresh Normal.dot

Your autotext should be back.

See:

http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Custom...alTemplate.htm

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Jim Henderson wrote:
I no longer can access the "Insert AutoText" in my headers and
footers. The function is grayed out. What did I do wrong? How can
I get it back?



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Thanks. Is it not possible to retain the "auto text" AND reformat the
default blank page? Seems like the auto text is pretty simple stuff. Why
does it disappear when the Normal.Dot is changed? Is there any way to
retrieve the auto text other than resetting Normal.Dot?

Jim

"Charles Kenyon" wrote in
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You probably replaced normal.dot, which holds the AutoText.
See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ocNotBlank.htm. Even
though this page is about a different problem, applying the solutions

should
help you out.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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I no longer can access the "Insert AutoText" in my headers and footers.
The
function is grayed out. What did I do wrong? How can I get it back?

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Jerri Henderson ]






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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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AutoText is not deleted when you edit Normal.dot properly, but if you save a
document or template as Normal.dot, then it will be lost. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...alTemplate.htm and
WD2002: Styles and AutoText Are Not Copied to New Template Based on
Normal.dot at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291441

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"Jim Henderson" wrote in message
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Thanks. Is it not possible to retain the "auto text" AND reformat the
default blank page? Seems like the auto text is pretty simple stuff. Why
does it disappear when the Normal.Dot is changed? Is there any way to
retrieve the auto text other than resetting Normal.Dot?

Jim

"Charles Kenyon" wrote in
message ...
You probably replaced normal.dot, which holds the AutoText.
See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ocNotBlank.htm. Even
though this page is about a different problem, applying the solutions

should
help you out.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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"Jim Henderson" wrote in message
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I no longer can access the "Insert AutoText" in my headers and footers.
The
function is grayed out. What did I do wrong? How can I get it back?

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Jerri Henderson ]









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Thanks Suzanne.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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AutoText is not deleted when you edit Normal.dot properly, but if you save

a
document or template as Normal.dot, then it will be lost. See
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customizat...alTemplate.htm and
WD2002: Styles and AutoText Are Not Copied to New Template Based on
Normal.dot at http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=291441

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup

so
all may benefit.

"Jim Henderson" wrote in message
...
Thanks. Is it not possible to retain the "auto text" AND reformat the
default blank page? Seems like the auto text is pretty simple stuff.

Why
does it disappear when the Normal.Dot is changed? Is there any way to
retrieve the auto text other than resetting Normal.Dot?

Jim

"Charles Kenyon" wrote in
message ...
You probably replaced normal.dot, which holds the AutoText.
See http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/AppErr...ocNotBlank.htm. Even
though this page is about a different problem, applying the solutions

should
help you out.
--

Charles Kenyon

Word New User FAQ & Web Directory: http://addbalance.com/word

Intermediate User's Guide to Microsoft Word (supplemented version of
Microsoft's Legal Users' Guide) http://addbalance.com/usersguide

See also the MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word which is awesome!
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I no longer can access the "Insert AutoText" in my headers and

footers.
The
function is grayed out. What did I do wrong? How can I get it

back?

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Jerri Henderson ]









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