Centrally manage Office AutoCorrect Lists

Russ 1 Reputation point
2021-06-23T12:43:16.417+00:00

Is it possible to centrally manage Office autocorrect lists e.g. via GPO or centrally managed template? We have specific words/phrases we want to autocorrect in line with trademarks/tag lines etc.

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,521 Reputation points
    2021-06-24T06:46:58.377+00:00

    @Russ

    Unformatted AutoCorrect entries which could be shared among Office applications are stored in "MSO<LCID>.acl" files according to language.
    You may go to Word > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options, make any changes desired in the various tabs and controls in the dialog box, then push out the .acl file to all users via GPO to their location %APPDATA%\Roaming\Microsoft\Office.

    On my test environment, there is a MSO1033.acl file, "1033" is the LCID of English.
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    Hope the information could be helpful.


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