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How to add new words to spell check dictionary in Word?

If you typing a word that the spell check function does not recognize in MS Word, such as , there will be a red underline showing under the word. It is annoying to see so many red underline words display on the document. Adding such special words into the spell check dictionary is a good way for you to avoid spell check marks them with red underlines. The following article will show you how to add new words to spell check dictionary in Word.

Add new words to dictionary by Custom Dictionaries function

Add new words to dictionary by right click

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Step 1. Open a Word document, and click File(Office button in Word 2007) > Options > Proofing > Custom Dictionaries. See screenshot:

Step 2. When the Custom Dictionaries dialog pops up, click Edit Word List. Then type the word you want to add into Word(s) text box. See screenshot:

Step 3. Click Add button to add the word into the Dictionary section. You can continue to add other words one by one in this dialog. See screenshot:

Step 4. Click OK in each dialog to finish the adding.

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The above method may be some troublesome for you, if you are editing a Word document, you can easily add new words by right-clicking.

Click (or select) the word with red underline, and then right click on it to select the Add to Dictionary from the right-clicking menu. See screenshot:

Then the word is added to the check spell dictionary.

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