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How to create a new custom dictionary in Word

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Word offers the possibility to create a custom dictionary or even several custom dictionaries.

To create a custom dictionary, do the following:

   1.   On the File tab, click Options:


   2.   In the Word Options dialog box, on the Proofing tab, under When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office programs, click the Custom Dictionaries... button:


   3.   In the Custom Dictionaries dialog box, select any of the dictionaries and then click the New... button:



  1. If you select the RoamingCustom.dic, you will create an empty custom dictionary.

    If you select any other dictionary (not default), you will create a copy of the selected dictionary.

  2. You can specify the language, for which you will create a new custom dictionary (optionally).

   4.   In the Create Custom Dictionary dialog box, type the name of the new custom dictionary and click the Save button:

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The new custom dictionary is created and now you can add all necessary words (see how to add a word to the custom dictionary):



  1. You can copy a custom dictionary to any other place such as another PC, laptop, or you can share it with anybody else.
  2. To delete a custom dictionary, just select it in the Custom Dictionaries dialog box and click the Remove button. This action doesn’t delete the file in the system!

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