by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 13, 2014)
Joan ran into a problem where the Filename and Path entry seems to be gone from her AutoText list. She was wondering how to get them back so she can again use them.
This entry (Filename and Path) is built into Word; it is in the AutoText entries by default. There are two things you can try in order to recover the missing entry. The first is related to the fact that AutoText entries are stored in the Normal.dot template for a system. If you delete the Normal.dot file, Word will recreate it the next time you start the program. The missing AutoText entry will then be available. (To delete the file, get out of Word and use the Windows Search function to locate and delete the file.)
The drawback to this first approach is that Normal.dot also contains many (but not all) of your other customizations. Deleting the file will get rid of these, as well. If you don't want to do that, then you should use the second approach: rename the Normal.dot file and copy the AutoText entry into it using the Organizer. Follow these steps:
You should now be able to use Word and the AutoText entries should include the desired Filename and Path entry.
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