Have you ever been working in Microsoft Word and “Oops, I didn’t mean to add that word to the dictionary!”? If you’ve ever accidentally added a word to the Office dictionary, then you aren’t alone. With Office 2010, this can become very problematic because now every Office 2010 application shares the same dictionary. If you want to perfect your spell-checker, then this groovy guide will show you how to add or remove words from the custom word list.
How To Edit The Office 2010 Custom Word Dictionary
1. In any Office application (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, etc.) Click File > Options.
2. In the Options menu Click the Proofing tab, and then Click the Custom Dictionaries button.
3. The Custom Dictionaries list should appear. Click Edit Word List.
4. In the custom.dic dialog you can Type in Word(s) and then Add them to the dictionary. Or if you need to remove a word just Click the word from the Dictionary list, and then Click Delete. When done, be sure to Click OK to save changes.
Alternatively, you can edit the Office dictionary custom words list using Notepad.
5. You can also edit the Dictionary from its .dic text file located at:
6. Just open up custom.dic and start typing in the words that you want to add to the custom dictionary. Keep it to one word per line and remember that words are case sensitive when being spell-checked later. Once you’ve finished, Save and exit notepad.
Any word you’ve added to the custom.dic file no longer gets flagged by Office 2010 spellchecker. So be wary of typos too.