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Export or import your Personal Abbreviation List (PAL)

The following instructions apply to TypeWell Transcriber and TypeWell Everywhere (Version 7 and higher). If you're using Version 6 or earlier, please contact us for help locating your PAL file.

To export a PAL

Open the PAL window by pressing Ctrl+A or by going to the Classic/Turbo menu and selecting Personal Abbreviation List.

Next, right-click on the PAL tab/name you wish to export, and select Export PAL.

screenshot of right-click menu showing the Export PAL option

IMPORTANT:  If you have multiple PAL tabs, keep in mind that each tab/list is a separate file. You can only export one tab at a time.

TypeWell will ask you where to save the file. Choose the location you wish to save the file and click "Save."

To import a PAL

Open the PAL window by pressing Ctrl+A or by going to the Classic/Turbo menu and selecting Personal Abbreviation List.

Click on the empty PAL tab, then click the Import PAL button.

screenshot of empty PAL tab with

The "Import PAL file" dialog box should appear.

Navigate to the file you wish to import, click to highlight that file, and then click Open.

NOTE: If you are importing from an older version of TypeWell, you may need to change the “Files of Type” menu to “All Files.”

screenshot of Import PAL File dialog box



After you import the file, TypeWell will prompt you for a PAL title:

PAL import successful