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Import autocorrect from Word ?

 
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Arthur Muller
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: Import autocorrect from Word ? Reply with quote

Hello

Does anyone know how to convert the MS Word's *.acl (autocorrect list) files to autocorrect OO files ? I have 40 000+ corrections up now, and in another post (http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=10248) I have read that manuel import would not work but for a couple hundred entries. .
This issue is the only reason why I haven't migrated from Word yet, so please answer if you know !

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Arthur Muller, France
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More than a year went by, and nobody seemed able to answer that question.
Yet I can't believe I'm the only one experiencing this problem ! So please answer if by any chance you have an idea ; and if you experience the same problem, please keep this post alive so that maybe one day a new OO build might solve this problem.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably because the post long since disappeared from view.

If you want some new feature to be added you need to register with Bugs and Issues, search to see if it already exists, then start a new issue if it does not. I suspect that this one will be there somewhere.

See this forum thread
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthur Muller wrote:
More than a year went by, and nobody seemed able to answer that question.
Yet I can't believe I'm the only one experiencing this problem ! So please answer if by any chance you have an idea ; and if you experience the same problem, please keep this post alive so that maybe one day a new OO build might solve this problem.

The place to do that is in the issue tracker, rather than the user-to-user forum. There are any number of reasons why it hasn't been done yet, including that it might not be possible... but try here:
http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handling/pre_submission.html

I would be surprised if the feature (I apologize, but it doesn't qualify as a problem) hasn't been entered yet. Just about every feature of Word has been requested at one time or another... but if what you want is not possible, the dev team will have added a note to that effect.

If you do find the request there, please post a link to it here so others who search the forum for this can find the information they're looking for.
Good luck!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might want to have a look at this macro.
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=40170&highlight=autocorrect
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnV wrote:
You might want to have a look at this macro.
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=40170&highlight=autocorrect


Thank you, but it presupposes you first backup your Word autocorrect entries with a Word macro which cannot handle more than a specific entries number (which number is too low for me).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="foxcole"]The place to do that is in the issue tracker, rather than the user-to-user forum. There are any number of reasons why it hasn't been done yet, including that it might not be possible... but try here:
http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handling/pre_submission.html

I would be surprised if the feature (I apologize, but it doesn't qualify as a problem) hasn't been entered yet. Just about every feature of Word has been requested at one time or another... but if what you want is not possible, the dev team will have added a note to that effect.[quote]

Sorry for posting to the wrong place !
Indeed this issue has already been reported, but not handled.
So I might switch to OO on moral grounds only ...
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