Microsoft Word 2016 dictionary question

When there is a word in Microsoft Word 2016 that is spelled incorrectly the word will have a read unline under it.  If I drag the mouse across the word and right click one option is Add to Dictionary.  If I chose to do so, will it add that word to the Dictionary file for all Microsoft Word files on my computer or does each document have it's own dictionary?
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RyanHelp DeskAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If I chose to do so, will it add that word to the Dictionary file for all Microsoft Word files on my computer

Yes, it does that for me because the dictionary is part of Word, not the document.

This is a good feature. I use a US installation in a non-US country. As I add words that are a bit different (ou for us an o for you) it affects all documents.

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi Ryan,
If I chose to do so, will it add that word to the Dictionary file for all Microsoft Word files on my computer or does each document have it's own dictionary?
There is a single dictionary, i.e., each document does not have its own dictionary. You can see the name and location of the dictionary file in this five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial:
How to tell Microsoft Office that a word is NOT spelled correctly

As you can tell from the title, that video has a different objective, i.e., telling MS Office that a word is not spelled correctly, but the video is helpful for your question, as it discusses the custom dictionary file. Regards, Joe
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, as I said above.
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SuhaibIT specialistCommented:
as John said
the dictionary is for computer level, not for document level.

i f you add  Word1 in document1's  dictionary, then document2 will know that Word1 is in dictionary and will not underline it as misspelled, because MS Word uses the same dictionary for all documents.
RyanHelp DeskAuthor Commented:
thank you john and joe
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and I was happy to help you.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, Ryan. Have a great day! Regards, Joe
Eric FletcherCommented:
My recent answer to this related E-E question will provide you with more information about how the spelling dictionaries work in Word. Note that it deals with editing your dictionaries to be able to remove words accidentally included via the method you have described in your question.
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