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Question: How to use system wide text substitution in MS office on mac os X

How to use de systemwide text substitution in mac os X in MS Word?

In system prefs you can easily add text to be substituted with other text.

f.i. : "short company name" will be substituted by "full official company name"

f.i. : "MS" will be substituted by "microsoft"


I'm aware that there is a similar function in MS Word. But I wan't to use the text substition in other programs too. So I'm not interested in a list of text substitutions in every separate program.


This doesn't work: https://www.macworld.com/article/1160500/softwa...

I executed in the terminal:

defaults write -g WebAutomaticTextReplacementEnabled -bool true

as root and as everyday user

Also restarted MS word, still doesn't work in MS Word.

MacBook Pro, iOS 11.2.6

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Feb 27, 2018 12:26 PM in response to Henk Smets In response to Henk Smets

Applications must be written to understand the System Preferences : Keyboard : Text panel items. If Microsoft has not modified Word to use these, then you are out of luck — you will have to use those internal to the Word application instead.


I suggest you post an inquiry in the appropriate MS Word support forum.

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Feb 27, 2018 12:26 PM in response to Henk Smets In response to Henk Smets

Applications must be written to understand the System Preferences : Keyboard : Text panel items. If Microsoft has not modified Word to use these, then you are out of luck — you will have to use those internal to the Word application instead.


I suggest you post an inquiry in the appropriate MS Word support forum.

Feb 27, 2018 12:26 PM

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