Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using Custom Dictionaries
Click New to create a new dictionary file, or click Add to add another existing dictionary
file to the list. (You can use multiple custom dictionaries.) A dictionary file is a plain-text
file with each word on its own line. It should have a .dic file name extension, although
that’s not required. By default, dictionary files are stored in %AppData%\Microsoft\UProof
(C:\Users\ username \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UProof on a Windows 7 system with
default configuration), but you can store them in any folder.
To assign a language to a dictionary, select the dictionary name and then make a selection
in the Dictionary Language list. If you specify a language, Office uses the dictionary only
when checking words that are tagged as being in that language.
To view or modify the words in a custom dictionary, select the dictionary name and then
click Edit Word List. This leads to a dialog box similar to the one shown next.
To enter a new word, type it in the Word(s) box and click Add. To delete a word from the
dictionary, select it and click Delete.