1. Locate the ExcludeDictionary file
Exit all Office apps.
Using Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you prefer), navigate to this file:
Of course, <username> is your user name (in my video, it is Joe
). The exact name of the file will vary depending on your language and Office version, but it will begin with ExcludeDictionary
and have a LEX
2. Open the ExcludeDictionary file
Using Notepad (or whatever plain text editor you prefer), open the ExcludeDictionary
file, which will be empty the first time you open it. If you do a File>Open
, make sure that All Files
is selected, since it is a LEX
file, not a TXT
file. Another technique is simply to drag-and-drop it from your file manager into your text editor.
3. Enter words in the ExcludeDictionary file
Enter the words that you want Office to consider NOT
spelled correctly into the ExcludeDictionary
file, each word on a separate line.
4. Save the modified ExcludeDictionary file and test
Save the modified ExcludeDictionary
Open Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, or whatever Office app you want to test, and type in the words that you entered in the ExcludeDictionary
file. They should now be flagged as misspelled.
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