Microsoft Word : Java Glossary

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Microsoft Word
aka MS Word, Word is Microsoft’s word processor, part of the office suite. It normally uses it own proprietary format, which changes with each version. Microsoft originally tried to keep this format secret, but by now it has been documented. RTF (Rich Text Format) is an alternate simpler format it can be persuaded to produce. Word will also produce something that purports to be HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), but it looks nothing like the usual HTML, full of Microsoft proprietary gobbledegook. Only IE (Internet Explorer) can make much sense of it. There is a utility I have not used, but that sounds promising called WordCleaner converts Word documents to plausibly clean HTML. Word can also produce raw unformatted text files, and you then retag them manually from scratch.

If you want to interact with Word, you can use a search engine that can understand its document format such as Lucene or DieselPoint.

Word stores its auto correct information in normal.dot and files with names like C:\Users\userAppdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\MSO2057.acl . To restore or move autocorrects, copy your C:\Users\userAppdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\*.acl files on top of the existing ones. Also copy over C:\Users\user\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\normal.dot or C:\Users\user\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\normal.dotm

For XP copy over C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\*.acl , C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\normal.dot or C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\normal.dotm . Make sure you back up all of C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\ .


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