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Problems with Word 2003 autocomplete feature and the Insert key

I have recently installed a previously purchased Microsoft Word 2003 on my new Dell (I purchased Word 2007 with my new computer). As I'm sure you are well aware, Word 2007 no longer allows a person to use AutoComplete as they did in the past (you must use F3 now to complete a stored entry) and I found it frustrating to do my job without it. However, after installing Word 2003, AutoComplete only works when the Insert key is engaged; if in Typeover mode, it is like the AutoComplete function is turned off completely and no prompts appear at all. I have used Word 2002 and 2003 for many years now, and during the course of my employment have used several computers with Word 2002 or 2003 installed and have never seen this problem.

Can you help?

Thanks,
Tracey :)

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  • Typrgirl62 Apr 15, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestion, abhvp; however, the problem still exists. I want the ScreenTip to appear, but it only appears when the "Insert" key is in insert mode and not the typeover mode. I constantly toggle back and forth between these two modes while doing my medical transcription, but I have to ultimately remember to keep the "Insert" key on insert mode or the AutoComplete function shows no ScreenTip and appears to be disengaged.

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    Abhay Pujari Apr 16, 2009

    Hi there again,
    Thanks for trying tips as mentioned in article. What about office assistant? Does it help you? I am sorry bout the way word 2007 works. But we are bound to it.


    Regards,
    Abhay.

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