Works: How to Add Words to the Custom Dictionary

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SUMMARY

This article describes how to add words to the Microsoft Works custom dictionary.

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To add words to the custom dictionary:
  1. In the Works word processor, open a blank document, and then type a list of the words you want to add to the custom dictionary.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Spelling and Grammar.
  3. When you are prompted to change, ignore, or add an unrecognized word, click Add.
  4. When the spelling and grammar check is complete, click OK.
By default, words in the custom dictionary are stored in the Custom.dic file located in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof
The Custom.dic file is an ASCII file that you can view or edit with the Works word processor or any other text editor. To use the Works word processor to delete words from the custom dictionary:

  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. In the Look in box, click the following folder:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof
  3. In the Files of type box, click All Files (*.*).
  4. Click the Custom.dic file, and then click Open.
  5. Delete any words you want to remove from the custom dictionary.

    NOTE: Be sure to delete any blank lines left after you delete the words.
  6. On the File menu, click Save As.
  7. In the Save as type box, click Text File (*.txt; *.csv).
  8. In the Look in box, click the following folder:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof
  9. In the File name box, type Custom.dic, and then click Save.
NOTE: Do not edit the Custom.dic file to add words to the custom dictionary. The words in this file must be sorted in ASCII alphabetical order.

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Article ID: 242135 - Last Review: January 25, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Works 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Works 6.0
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