how to add a word to MS word dictionary - globally

Posted on 2014-08-28
Last Modified: 2014-09-15
How would I add a word that will automatically be in everyone's dictionary on a network? i.e instead of doing Add to Dictionary for individual entries, what location could I use to add it so that it would appear in everyone's dictionary.
Question by:agwalsh
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    With a mapped network drive copy the following file:
    C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\UProof\custom.dic to that network share.
    The in the registry at:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\1.0\Custom Dictionaries\
    Add a string value with key name of 2 and the value pointing the the .dic file
    This will allow the users to have their own dictionary as well as your network one, if you only want everyone to use the network one, then dont add the string of 2, just replace where key 1 points
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    Expert Comment

    This never occurred to me, but sounds quite useful.

    Will that work using a UNC path that everyone has read permissions on instead of a mapped drive?

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