PROBLEM: Accidentally adding “mispelled” words in to the dictionary. Unfortunately once you do this a spell check no longer sees the word as a spelling error (ahhhhhh!).
SOLUTION: Remove a misspelled word from the dictionary (phew!).
Word 2010, 2013 & 2016 – Editing your custom dictionary
Word makes it easy to identify misspelled words by placing a red squiggly line beneath them. For those words that are spelled correctly but unknown to Word you can right-click the word and select Add to Dictionary. This then places the word into your Custom Dictionary. However, what if you accidentally add a misspelled word to your dictionary? Thankfully you can edit the words saved to your Custom Dictionary. This is how you do it:
- From the File tab select Options.
- Select Proofing from the side list.
- Click Custom Dictionaries. With the CUSTOM.DIC file selected click the Edit Word List button.
- Add or delete words in the list. Click OK until you have closed out of Options and returned to your document.