Working with Custom Dictionary in Ms Outlook

In this article we would look at adding words into the custom dictionary in Ms Outlook

Working with Custom Dictionary in Ms Outlook

If you happen to use Ms Outlook regularly for business communication, you are likely to come across situations where the email client highlights certain words or abbreviations you use as a spelling mistake. For example MECM which stands for monthly executive council meeting may be marked out as a spelling mistake every time you type the abbreviation in a new message window. To avoid the issue you can consider adding the abbreviation into the custom dictionary file of Ms Outlook

Adding Words in the Custom Dictionary

In Outlook, words that you add are stored in a file called Custom.Dic. Now you have the choice of editing the file by using any text editor like Notepad or opt to edit its content directly from Outlook application. We have listed below the steps to modify the content directly from Outlook

1. Launch the Outlook email client
2. Head to the Tools tab and then move to Options
3. Next move to the Spellings tab and then in the subsequent window, head to the section Edit custom dictionary
4. Now click on Edit option
5. In the new window you would get the choice to add words of your choice. Type what you wish to add in the Word field and click on Add
6. To Delete an existing word, select it from the list displayed in the Dictionary box and click on Delete. To delete all custom words, choose the Delete All option

In case of Outlook 2013 and 2010 iterations the file used to store the custom words is different in case you happen to login with a Microsoft account. In such cases the file would be called as RoamingCustom.dic and would also be available in the cloud. More importantly the option of editing it using a Notepad like text editor is not present and you will have to modify it from within the Outlook application. To do so please follow the steps listed below

1. From the File tab in Outlook head to Option
2. Next scroll the Sections tab and then click on the button for editor options
3. Now click on Custom Dictionaries button which appears under the Proofing section
4. In the subsequent screen click on the Edit Word list button.
5. Add or remove the words as per your need.

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