Q: Help! I accidently added several incorrectly spelled words to my Word 2010 dictionary, and now they are causing problems. Can you tell me how to remove those incorrect words from my dictionary?
A: The words you add to your dictionary are saved in your Custom Dictionaries word list, which you can edit from the Word 2010 File tab (or Word 2007 Office Start button) by selecting Options, Proofing, and then clicking the Custom Dictionaries button. Next, click the Edit Word List button to display a list of all the words you have added to your dictionary. Then to delete unwanted words, scroll the list, select each unwanted word and press the Delete button. When you are done, click OK three times.
Note: You could also use this method to add a large volume of words to your dictionary. For example, if you have a company directory of several hundred names, you could copy and paste them into your dictionary so that the spell checker can recognize the correct spelling. Keep in mind that you should paste the first names and last names on separate lines so the spell-check feature can recognize each name individually. (By the way, the answer to the riddle is i-n-c-o-r-r-e-c-t-l-y).
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