AutoText provides a storage location, and ease of insertion, for text or graphics that you want to use repeatedly. Examples of typical AutoText entries include contract clauses or long distribution lists. Each AutoText entry is assigned a unique name.
By default, AutoText entries, custom styles, custom toolbars, and macros are stored in the Normal.dot template. You can create other templates to contain other special AutoText and customizations. To copy AutoText entries between computers, copy the template that contains them. This article tells how to copy your Normal.dot file, which is the typical storage location for most AutoText entries.
Copy the Normal.dot template from the floppy disk to the target computer
NOTE: Complete these steps on the target computer, the computer onto which you want to copy the AutoText entries.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the Normal.dot file into the floppy disk drive of the target computer.
In Windows Explorer, locate the Normal.dot file on the floppy disk.
Right-click Normal.dot, and then click Copy.
Click Start, and then click Search.
Click All files and folders.
In the All or part of the file name box, type normal.dot.
In the Look in list, click Local Hard Drives, and then click Search.
When the search has completed, right-click Normal.dot in the results pane, and then click Open Containing Folder.
NOTE: If your search returns more than one Normal.dot file, select the one that appears in your user profile directory.
In the window that appears, right-click Normal.dot, and then click Rename.
Type Oldnormal.dot, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Paste.
For information about how to copy AutoText entries to a template other than Normal.dot, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu in Word, type Organizer in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.