How to move 'AutoText' & 'Dictionary' to new puter
Posted 08 April 2003 - 07:28 PM
I'm moving my transcription 'setup' to another computer and would love to be able to put my same MS Word 2002 'dictionary' and 'auto text' setup into the new computer so I don't have to start building up my medical vocabulary and auto text entries on a new machine. This would take a very long time.
Is there a way to do this?
Posted 09 April 2003 - 11:58 PM
I figured out part of the problem. I was able to simply drag a copy of Custom.doc over our network and into the new computers 'Proof' folder (which is where WORD keeps the custom.doc dictionary)Next I renamed the existing custom.doc to customOLD.doc,and set my desired 'custom.doc' as the default dictionary.
Here's a little tutorial on the subject that I made:
Changing the ‘Custom Dictionary’ in Word 2002
1) On your New Computer/target computer, you will need to ‘Change the name of ’your current ‘custom.doc’ file to customOLD.doc (or anything .doc ) [You can’t have two ‘custom.doc’s’]) Path: C:\>Documents&Setting >Administrator> Application Data(hidden)> Microsoft> Proof
2) Grab/Copy your favorite custom dictionary from ‘your main computer’. (C:\>Documents&Setting>Administrator>Application Data(hidden)>Microsoft> Proof>Custom.doc)
3) Now Burn it to a CD or Drag it over your network into the ‘Proof directory’ in your New Computer. (Doc&Settings> Administrator> Application Data> Microsoft> Proof)
4) Now make sure it is set as the ‘Default Dictionary’ by going to: ( MSWord> Tools> Options> Spelling & Grammar> Custom Dictionaries > ) Now just hit ‘set as default’. You can also check more than on dictionary.
5) This last step sometimes is necessary to get it working: hit the ‘Recheck Document’ button. Then close then restart MS Word for good luck. Path: (MSWord>Tools>Options>Spelling & Grammar> ‘ReCheck Document’.)
Now I've got to figure out the 'autotext' problem, which is the main problem.
Posted 10 April 2003 - 09:05 PM
It was unbelievably simple! Auto text entries are saved in the 'normal.dot' file. So all I had to do was copy the 'normal.dot' from my old computer and paste it into my new one. ( Also, of coarse you must rename the current normal.dot to something like normalOLD.dot.
Works great now.
Thanks to MS knowledge base.
Posted 11 April 2003 - 12:57 AM
drdoug, on Apr 10 2003, 15:05, said:
Thanks for posting your findings, I'm saving them in my tweaks library. That info's gota be handy as hell one of these days
Posted 11 April 2003 - 01:03 AM
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