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I have Office 2007 Standard installed on my Windows 7 PC and am reinstalling
all my programs on a newer PC. I have made a lot of changes to Word 2007's
dictionary as well as quite a number of the Options (auto-correct) area. Is
there a particular data file in Word 2007 that I can transfer to my new
installation of Office 2007 or must I start all over again?

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On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:28:33 -0700, "Gene Hora"
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I have Office 2007 Standard installed on my Windows 7 PC and am reinstalling
all my programs on a newer PC. I have made a lot of changes to Word 2007's
dictionary as well as quite a number of the Options (auto-correct) area. Is
there a particular data file in Word 2007 that I can transfer to my new
installation of Office 2007 or must I start all over again?


You'll find the custom dictionary (Custom.dic) in the folder
%appdata%\Microsoft\UProof, and you can just copy it to the same place
on the new computer. If you find any Exclude*.lex files, you can move
them too.

AutoCorrect entries may be in several files, depending on whether
they're plain-text or formatted, and in what language. See
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...utocorrect.htm for
explanation. The download on that page doesn't work with Word 2007,
though, so instead use http://jay-freedman.info/AutoCorrect2007.zip. A
much more cumbersome manual procedure is given at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926927.

Are you also asking about all the other options and customizations?

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Thank you for the quick and helpful response. ALL the information you gave
is helpful and I've made note of the websites for future reference. For some
reason, I can't access (see) the "appdata" folder in the User section,
although I've opted temporarily to show hidden files. But I used your
"%appdata%\Microsoft\UProof" as a search term and quickly located the custom
dictionary and the Exclude*.lex file. Just what I needed!

Gene Hora

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On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:28:33 -0700, "Gene Hora"
wrote:

I have Office 2007 Standard installed on my Windows 7 PC and am
reinstalling
all my programs on a newer PC. I have made a lot of changes to Word 2007's
dictionary as well as quite a number of the Options (auto-correct) area.
Is
there a particular data file in Word 2007 that I can transfer to my new
installation of Office 2007 or must I start all over again?


You'll find the custom dictionary (Custom.dic) in the folder
%appdata%\Microsoft\UProof, and you can just copy it to the same place
on the new computer. If you find any Exclude*.lex files, you can move
them too.

AutoCorrect entries may be in several files, depending on whether
they're plain-text or formatted, and in what language. See
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...utocorrect.htm for
explanation. The download on that page doesn't work with Word 2007,
though, so instead use http://jay-freedman.info/AutoCorrect2007.zip. A
much more cumbersome manual procedure is given at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926927.

Are you also asking about all the other options and customizations?

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so all may benefit.


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