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Creating a New Custom Dictionary
FIGURE 7.8
Add a word to the custom dictionary.
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7. (Optional) To delete a word, select it and click Delete. To clear the entire custom
dictionary, click Delete All.
8. Click OK when you are finished editing the custom dictionary.
The custom dictionary accepts multiword entries, but you should enter them as separate words in the list; it does not
recognize spellings that consist of only part of the entered word. For example, you could enter Shawna Browslawski ,
but the spell checker would not recognize Shawna or Browslawski by itself. However, if you enter them as separate
words, they are accepted either individually or together.
If you have a lot of words to add to the dictionary, you might prefer to edit the dictionary
fi le manually. Dictionary fi les are plaintext fi les, so you can edit them in Notepad. You can
even combine two or more separate dictionary fi les into a single fi le by copying and past-
ing lists of words between them. To edit a dictionary fi le, open it in a text editor such as
Notepad. Remember, the paths for the Microsoft-supplied dictionary fi les are as follows:
Users\ username \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Office\15.0\89bd0643
\Proofing\RoamingCustom.dic
Users\ username \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UProof\custom.dic
Creating a New Custom Dictionary
A custom dictionary fi le can be as large as 64KB in size, or 5,000 words. If you need a larger
custom dictionary than this, you must create another dictionary fi le. You might also want
additional custom dictionaries to keep sets of words separate for different clients or projects.
For example, when working for a client with many trademarked product names that consist
of nontraditional spellings of common words, you might want to set those names as correctly
spelled, but when working for another client who does not use those names, you might want
 
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