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How to Remove Words from the Word 2010 Custom Dictionary

Word 2010's Add to Dictionary command adds words to Word’s custom dictionary, which is a supplemental list of spelled-correctly words used to proof a document. Recognizing that people may change their minds, Word allows you to edit its custom dictionary, to remove words you may have added accidentally.

1

Click the Word Options button on the File tab’s menu.

The Word Options window shows up.

2

From the left side of the window, choose Proofing.

Click the button labeled Custom Dictionaries.

The Custom Dictionaries dialog box appears.

3

Select the CUSTOM.DIC dictionary file.

It's probably the only item in the list.

4

Click the button labeled Edit Word List.

You see a scrolling list of words you’ve added to the custom dictionary.

5

Find and select the word you want to remove from the dictionary.

You can select the word by clicking it once.

6

Click the Delete button.

The word disappears from your custom dictionary.

7

Repeat Steps 6 and 7 if you want to remove more words.

You can remove as many words as you want.

8

Click the OK button when you're done editing the dictionary.

The Custom Dictionaries dialog box closes.

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