Here's how to do it!


There are two approaches.

Method 1.

Create a new custom dictionary in Word. We’ll call ours “lorem.”


Set it to be the default custom dictionary.

Enter the contents for your custom into a Microsoft Word document. A simple "copy and paste" can do that.

Then spell check that document adding all of the misspelled words to Word.

That’s method 1.

Here's Method 2

Enter your words into a text document using a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Apple TextEdit.

Format the document as a single column, one word per line, each line ending with a line break; hit the <Enter> key to place the line break.

Save the file as Unicode with file extension .dic.

Import (Add) your new custom dictionary to Word.

That's method 2.



Open a blank Word document and paste ten to twenty words from your new custom dictionary into it. Run a spell check on them. They should all pass it.

Be advised

Building your own custom dictionary can take a lot of time and patience.  But you might need spelling help now.  If that is the case, consider trying one of our "pre-made" spelling dictionaries.  We have medical, legal, scientific, and technical, and a combo speller that contains them all.  Check them out.

Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions.

Thank you.

Teddi Gray at Inductel, Inc.