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Remember to correct errors in your database files, not just in exported files.

You can export data from Shoebox to Microsoft Word using the Multi-Dictionary Formatter (MDF) and Rich Text Format (RTF) export processes. Sometimes, errors are easier to see in a formatted document than in Shoebox. If you find data errors in a printout or on the computer screen in Microsoft Word, do not just correct them in the exported document file—make the corrections to the database file in Shoebox. That way, you will not lose valuable improvements to your data when the document file is replaced the next time you export your database.

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