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Microsoft Office to OpenOffice Migration Guide
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AutoCorrect entries

AutoCorrect is a feature to automatically correct words as you type. You can add entries to the AutoCorrect function to customize the way that operates.

The author has not been able to find a way of importing Microsoft Office AutoCorrect entries into A thread discussing this problem can be viewed at:

Information from that thread is copied below, because it is reportedly possible for you to import the “first hundred or so” entries using this information.

There is a Word macro available from for creating a Word document with the AutoCorrrect entries.

OOo AutoCorrect files are typically stored in ./user/autocorr/acorrXXXX.dat (where XXXX corresponds to the number for a given locale).


You can get a list of locale numbers from Microsoft Office Online:

These files are zipped and contain the file DocumentList.xml (if no AutoCorrect entries have been created the file will be empty) which looks like:

<block-list:block block-list:abbreviated-name="(C)" block-list:name="©"/>
<block-list:block block-list:abbreviated-name="yuor" block-list:name="your"/>

So it would not be too difficult to create a text file to look like this and to zip it into a acorrXXXX.dat file.

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