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How to export and import Autocorrect entries easily in Word?

Word AutoCorrect can help quickly detect and correct thousands of typos, misspelled words, and incorrect capitalization in Microsoft word. You can also easily customize the autocorrect entries according to your need. When you need to export and import all the autocorrect entries for transferring to another computer. This tutorial will introduce you the following methods to quickly export and import AutoCorrect entries in Microsoft Word.

Export and import AutoCorrect entries manually

Export and import AutoCorrect entries with Kutools for Word


Export and import AutoCorrect entries manually

To manually move AutoCorrect entries that are stored in the default template file from one computer to another computer, follow these steps:

1.  Exit or close all Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel…) on your computer.

2.  On the computer, copy the Normal.dotm file to an intermediate location that the destination computer can access. The Normal .dotm file locate the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

3.  On the destination computer, locate the following folder: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates. Rename the Normal.dotm file to Normal.bak to back up it. To do this, follow these steps:

a.Right-click Normal.dotm, and then click Rename.

b.Type Normal.bak, and then press ENTER.

4.  Exit all Office programs on the destination computer. Copy the Normal.dotm file (AutoCorrect entries) from the intermediate location, and then paste the Normal.dotm file to the following folder on destination computer: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

Note: Some examples of intermediate locations that the destination computer can access include an e-mail account, a floppy disk, or a CD. This method is mainly for formatted AutoCorrect entries.


Export and import AutoCorrect entries with Kutools for Word

The method above needs a few steps. Is there an easier way to export and import AutoCorrect entries? Kutools for Word is your best choice. After you have installed Kutools for Word, you can easily and quickly export and import AutoCorrect entries.

Kutools for Word : with more than 100 handy Word add-ins, free to try with no limitation in 60 days. 

Export the Auto Correct file to a specific folder:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Import / Export > Auto Correct to export the AutoCorrect entries. See screenshot:

2. Select the entries you want to export then click Export to export the files to a folder of an intermediate location that the destination computer can access.See screenshot:

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3. And then, the auto correct files you selected have been exported to a sepcific folder, see screenshot:

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Import the Auto Correct file to a specific computor:

To import the Auto correct files into another computor, you just need to copy the exported files, and then do with the following steps:

1. Click Kutools Plus > Import / Export > Auto Correct to import the AutoCorrect entries.

2. In the Auto Correct dialog box, click Import button, and choose the folder contains the exported auto correct files, and then all the auto correct files have been imported into this Auto Correct feature, see screesnhot:

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3. Now, you have transferred the Autocorrect entries to another machine successfully. What’s more, you also can customize the AutoCorrect entries through clickingdoc export import autocorrect 5button. See screenshot:

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Demo: Export and import AutoCorrect entries

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is it possible to import autocorrect from a CSV file ? thank you
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Is it possible to take my autocorrect entries from Office 2003 and restore or import into Office 2013?
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Joni, Were you able to find an answer to your question exporting autocorrect entries from 2003 and import to 2013?
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Can I import an autocorrect file into the current autocorrect file and not overwrite the current file or is there a way to import my autocorrect file and combine with the current file on my new computer
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The autocorrects which I entered while typing in (.doc) format does not work for an (.rtf) format. How do I enable the same autocorrects which I had already updated in (.doc). Regards Sam
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did not seem to be able migrate autocorrect from one 2016 machine to another.
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Can anyone confirm whether it's possible to migrate AutoCorrect dictionaries (via the TextAutoCorrect.xml file that is generated when you run Export) from one computer to another on Windows 10, with Word 2016?
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Question: I would like to export my entire autocorrect file onto another pc. Will this delete it off of the old one or just copy it. I don't want to lose it off of the old one.
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I cannot find MathAutoCorrect.xml on my Mac. What is the file called on a Mac?
I have just started using Word for Mac version 16.16. Here the list of suto correct symbols is empty.
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