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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Customizing Your Spelling Dictionaries

Word uses one or more dictionaries to check your spelling. When there’s a word in your document that’s correct but that Word doesn’t recognize—a name, an address, or an unfamiliar technical or scientific term, for example—you can tell Word to add that word to your custom dictionary. If you already have a custom dictionary that includes many of the words you want Word to recognize as correct, you can add that dictionary to the list of dictionaries that Word is using. Also, if you discover any incorrectly spelled words in your dictionary, you should replace them with the correct spelling; otherwise, Word will consider the incorrect spelling to be correct.

Add a Dictionary

  1. Click the Office button, choose Word ...

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