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Managing Custom Dictionaries
removed. For example, you might want to allow the word lite in a marketing piece but have
Word catch the misspelling in other documents. If you regularly add terms to your custom
dictionary, or if you suspect that incorrect terms have been added, you should review and
manually correct your dictionary to ensure accuracy.
To access and modify your custom dictionary, follow these steps:
1. On the File tab, click Options and then click Proofing. (Alternatively, click the Options
button in the Spelling And Grammar dialog box.)
2. Click the Custom Dictionaries button.
The Custom Dictionaries dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 10-7. Notice that the
CUSTOM.DIC dictionary is selected by default.
Figure 10-7 The Custom Dictionaries dialog box provides options for creating and
modifying custom dictionaries that Word uses in conjunction with the main dictionary.
3. Select a dictionary in the Dictionary List and then click Edit Word List to display a
dictionary editing dialog box, as shown in Figure 10-8.
Figure 10-8 The dictionary editing dialog box provides an easy way to create and modify
4. Within this dialog box, you can perform the following actions:
• Add a term to a custom dictionary. Enter a term in the Word box and then
click Add or press Enter. The terms are automatically arranged alphabetically.