Thanks, sorry I forgot to mention Word version didn't I? I have office 2002.
The trouble w/ sticking w/ Word is twofold:
1. At work, they're likely to 'upgrade' me to 2007, which is what everyone else has. I kicked up a fuss when they were switching because they coulfn't figure out how to port the autocorrect files from 2002 to 2007; as a result, they left me w/ 2002. But now a file I opened has seemingly killed Word, so when they come to fix it--if I can't fix it myself first--they'll probably do so by doing the upgrade they didn't do before. I use autocorrect every. single. day. so I'm not at all keen on losing it or having to rebuild it from scratch (it'll take at least a whole day).
2. At home, eventually office 2002 will no longer be supported and I'll need to get something more recent. I'm really not down w/ spending a lot of money on an office suite, and would be perfectly happy w/ Open office if I could just import those blasted shortcuts!
Any more suggestions, I'm all ears!