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MS Word 2010. 'Add to dictionary' function disabled

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When I key my own name into an MS Word 2010 .docx, it is underscored as a spelling error.

But the autocorrection options don't include my name and the 'Add to dictionary' function is disabled.

Plainly some settings are wrong. But I'm unable to figure out which ones.

Help, experts, please.

Gordon
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have you looked t the MS article on custom dictionary

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322198

you can also do things like check and uncheck the dictionary
choose proofing
change lang to english then back to all langs

in dire circumstance you could repair...last resort

do you have any older custom dictionaries associated
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Thanks DarinTH, I'll check things out as you suggest and get back.
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Many thanks for the leads, which I used.

After working through the leads with various .docx documents, I discovered that the problem occured with only one paticular document.

But that document is one that I use as a template, which means that  'Add to dictionary' is disabled every time I use it and save it under a different name.

So the solution is to create a new template!
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