How to Create a Custom Dictionary in Word 2007

Satheesh C B | Saturday, December 12, 2009 | 0 comments

IF you use Word 2007 to create professional documents, then jargon forms a large part of your typed work.Although you might have used the 'Add to Dictionary' to append the misspelt word to the default custom word dictionary, you can create a dedicated custom dictionary which contains these terms which you may use generally. To do so, carry out the following steps:

  • Go to 'Start | All Programs |Accessories | Notepad'.
  • Type one term per line in the notepad file.
  • Click 'File | Save As' to save the file.
  • Select the 'All files' option from the 'Save as type' drop-down list.
  • Type the file name and add the extension as '.dic'.
  • Select 'Unicode' from the 'Encoding' drop-down list and save the file.

To set the file as a custom dictionary,carry out the following steps:

  • Start Word 2007. Click the 'Office button'.
  • Select the 'Word Options' button appearing at the foot of the dropdown list.
  • Click the 'Proofing' tab from the left-side panel of the 'Word Options' dialog box.
  • Click the 'Custom Dictionaries…' button appearing under the 'When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office programs' section of the dialog box.
  • Click the 'Add' button from the 'Custom Dictionaries' dialog box.
  • Browse for the saved '*.dic' file and click 'Open'.
  • Once the file appears in the 'Custom Dictionaries', make sure that the checkbox against the file entry is checked on.
  • Click 'OK' to close the 'Custom Dictionaries' dialog box.
  • Click 'OK' to close the 'Word Options' dialog box.

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