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Old 10-05-2017, 11:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Autocorrect Words inserting automatic return

I am trying to build an Autocorrect library of frequently used words, particularly proper names; for some reason, I am getting automatic 'carriage return' (reverse paragraph symbol) insertions when the defined word is inserted, which is making for a lot of stupid back-spacing.

I have tried:

Plain Text
Formatted Text
Copying & pasting the precise word and spacing from a document
Entering the word both with and without desired spacing directly into Autocorrect

I would be happy simply to have the words as desired, with NO following spacing, but what I am getting is - the word, IMMEDIATELY followed by a 'carriage' return to the following line; sometimes with TWO returns. Having the ability to enter the word WITH desired spacing (i.e. two blank spaces following a colon) would be ideal!

This is in Word 2013.

Anyone seen this/able to fix it?

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Old 10-05-2017, 12:30 PM   #2
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What comes to mind is tht you are inadvertently copying the paragraph symbol immediately following the word or phrase. Have you tried with hidden characters displayed (∂ on the home tab of the Ribbon)? Do you still get teh same result if you don;t include that in your selection?
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Sadly, yes, I have definitely paid close attention to the 'hidden characters' and have very, VERY deliberately not included the paragraph symbol. No joy. It just seems to have a mind ENTIRELY of its own, and as I said - sometimes even inserts TWO paragraph breaks!
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You would be welcome to post your .acl file here. I would be willing to look at it.
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You would need to put it in a compressed folder (zip file).

Otherwise, the backup utilities for AutoCorrect will let you make a file where you can examine them.
The Macro Zone
AutoCorrect Utility Manager

Those are the tools I would use to look at it.
If you do post the .acl file, please let us know which entries are giving you this response.

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Note that AutoCorrect will require a space, punctuation, or the Enter key to trigger the response. It is not possible to only have the word/phrase without the character that triggers the AutoCorrect.
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