Change the default custom dictionary in MS Word

Word has simplified the way you work with custom dictionaries.

You don't need to use Notepad to make changes

In previous versions of Word, you opened a separate text editor, such as Notepad, to work with custom dictionary content.

In Word, you don't have to leave your document environment to make changes to your custom dictionaries. Instead, you use a simple, streamlined dialog box that's easily available by selecting the dictionary in the Custom Dictionaries dialog box, and then clicking Modify.

Dictionaries are clearly organized by language

When you create or install a custom dictionary, you can associate a particular language with it so that Word only uses the dictionary when you check spelling of text in that language.

The dictionaries are then grouped by language in the Custom Dictionaries dialog box, making it easy to locate and switch between them.

You can quickly change the default custom dictionary

If you use one custom dictionary more than others, you can quickly make it the default dictionary directly from within the Custom Dictionaries dialog box. The default custom dictionary is the one that words are added to when you select Add to Dictionary during a spelling check.

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