31 January 2009

Housecleaning in Word 2007: Customizing your Dictionary

Something you should do every once in awhile is to clean up your dictionary in Word. You would be surprised how many misspelled words get in there by mistake; for example, instead of pressing Change you press Add to Dictionary when you are going through your SpellCheck.

Here is the way to change it in Word 2007:
  • Click on the Office button
  • At the bottom is a box called Word Options, click on that
  • Click on Proofing on the left-hand side
  • Choose Custom Dictionaries
  • Click on Edit Word List

The word list is in alphabetical order. Just scroll through the list and if you want to delete something, highlight it, press delete and continue as you have time. When you are done click OK to get out of it and your changes will be saved.

One of the best kept secrets in Word 2007 is the Word Options button.

1 comment:

Jodith said...

Wow...this tip almost makes me want to upgrade to 2007 *laughs*. So far, none of my jobs have upgraded to Office 2007. I have the software at home, but haven't gotten the gumption up to load it yet. I really should, if for no other reason than I need to be able to do my Office tips in 2007 as well as 2003.