Word 2003 and 2010 - How to delete words in spell checker that were mistakenly added

Posted on 2012-08-23
Last Modified: 2012-08-24
I stupidly added incorrectly-spelled words into my custom dictionary in both 2003 and 2010 versions of Word,  How can I delete them?
Question by:brothertruffle880
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    in Word 2003

    Tools > Options > Spelling & Grammar Tab > Custom Dictionaries button > select the custom dictonary > Modify > locate the word > delete

    In Word 2010

    File > Options > Proofing > Custom Dictionaries button > Select dictionary > Edit Word List button > Locate word and delete.

    cheers, teylyn

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    I have a word which I would like to be flagged as misspelled.  What do I need to do so that I can have the word appear with red underline (misspelled indication)?
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    That would be a different question.

    But if the word is not in any of the standard or custom dictionaries, it will be flagged as a typo.
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    If you want to override any misspellings as listed in the main dictionary, you need to create an exclusion dictionary, which is basically a text file with lists of words like a custom dictionary, but saved in the right place with the right name.

    The details for both up to  2003 and 2007 onwards are here:

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