moderated Re: help with correcting a misspelled word
I went through the process with an existing document. I don’t know if it makes a difference. My guess is not. However, there’s no need to type the word in the document. You’re looking for a list, not an edit field.
If I’m not mistaken, when you find yourself on “languages,” arrow down once to land on the custom dictionary. Tab from there.
It’s a cumbersome process that called for some trial and error.
In case this is what you mean by another question, you get out of the dialog by pressing escape more than once. I had to do that a few times when trying to explain the process in my previous reply.
I hope you figure it out. Please let us know.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Denise J Moses
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 2:44 PM
Subject: Re: help with correcting a misspelled word
Should I be in the document with the words I want to change? I opened up a blank document & typed the misspelled word. I did all the steps you suggested. It didn’t give me a list of my words but it did give me an edit box so I typed in the word I want to delete. Something happened & I got to the language page & it only shows me all the languages in the dictionary. I exited & started over & the same thing happened again. Do you know how to get out of this & back to the edit box? When I tabbed it only showed me an add button. I hit cancel & tried again. Your steps got me to the right place but I tabbed or entered on something I wasn’t supposed to.
Thanks for the help.
Okay. In Word 2016, try this:
Alt-f, then t for “Options.”
P for “Proofing.”
Alt-c at the same time to take you directly to “Custom dictionaries….”
Now you’re given an option and told 1 of 2. Arrow down once for the second option, which is “Custom…”
Tab to “Edit word list” and press spacebar.
Tab once and you’ll land in the list of words you’ve added to the dictionary. Here you arrow down through the list.
When you find the word you wish to delete, tab to the delete button.
That’s as far as I got in going through this procedure just now. You’ll need to tab to find out if there’s an “Okay” or other button to confirm the action.
I don’t know why MS had to make this so complicated. I tried to make these instructions as clear and accurate as I could, and I hope they help.
Yes, this is what I meant. I am using Word 16.0.12130
I want to be sure I understand the problem. Did you add a word to the Word dictionary, only to realize you’d misspelled it? and now you want to remove that added spelling/word?
Word used to have a function that made such a fix easy. I think it was an “options” button. But it it’s no longer there in Word 2016. I don’t know about immediately preceding or later versions.
If this is a correct interpretation of your query, please give the list the version number of Word you’re using so that the answer can be responsive.
In a document I changed a word in spell check that I thought was correct. I discovered later that I had misspelled that word. I typed the correct spelling in my document & then opened spell check. It only showed me the misspelled word from before & there was no option to delete or add the corrected spelling. Where do I make this change? I went into dictionary manager & it only showed me languages. The example of the word I am describing is this; Zorumites is the word I changed but is misspelled. Zoramites is the correct spelling.
Thanks for the help.