Way to disable ONLY the user-specified AutoCorrects? 
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 Way to disable ONLY the user-specified AutoCorrects?

A long shot, but....  is there a way to tell Word to use only Microsoft's
built-in AutoCorrects and (temporarily) disable those added by the user?
Like maybe hiding (by renaming) the MSPxxx.ACL file it normally creates,
reopening or even (gasp) reinstalling Word to create a new one, adding
user-defined AutoCorrects only to that one, and when needed switch from
one file to the other (by renaming) (while Word is closed, of course)
so as to trick Word into reading from the combined ACL file sometimes
and the Microsoft-builtins-only ACL file other times?

Using Word 2000, Win95, shoe size 8.

If you really want to know, I'll explain *why* I want to do this, but it's
likely to be a long and not-very-enlightening explanation.


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Sun, 03 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 Way to disable ONLY the user-specified AutoCorrects?
Hi Mark,

Quote:
> is there a way to tell Word to use only Microsoft's
> built-in AutoCorrects and (temporarily) disable those added by the user?

Well, you could certainly remove or rename the user *.acl file, as you
propose. Do please keep in mind that this file is shared among all Office
applications, not just used in Word.

Another approach would be an alternate User Profile, but that would
require logging into Windows again.

BTW, this is only possible with *unformatted* entries. All formatted
entries are stored in Normal.dot, and I don't know of any way to remove or
disable them, short of using a different Normal.dot template when
restarting Word.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/cindymeister
http://go.compuserve.com/MSWord

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Tue, 05 Feb 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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