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Old Sep 1, 2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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How to add words to ms word dictionary in os x?

I have the latest word for os x?

When I try to add a word (that is underlined as misspelled), I can't seem to do it. The 'add' button in spell check is grayed out. I went into the settings and didn't see anything besides a 'custom dictionary' feature that I fiddled with but didn't want to enable or create just for a few words (like the spelling of my last name, biological terms not in the dictionary, etc.)

Any tips?
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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Any ideas? Has anyone ever had to add a word to the dictionary before?


EDIT: I didn't realize I had only posted this last night, sorry for the too early bumping here...I'm not sure how to delete this post.
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Old Sep 14, 2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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http://word.mvps.org/Mac/SpellCheck.html#GrayAddButton
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 07:00 PM   #4
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I know this is a very old thread, however this was just the solution I needed for Word 2011 for Mac. Specifically the resolution was to do with the the fact my custom dictionary had a language assigned to it (quote extracted from the link above) : -
If you assigned the custom dictionary a language, then Add may be grayed out because the language assigned to the word does not match the language assigned to the dictionary. The custom dictionary does not require a language, and if you don’t assign a language, the custom dictionary can mix together words of any language. For that reason, set the language of the custom dictionary to “none” whenever possible.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:54 AM   #5
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Add a Word in Word Dictionary Grayed Out!

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Wow...a woman of few words but this little link changed my life forever.

I can now add all the words to Word that I can re-word, word. Four year old problem with a modern day solution. Time travel is awesome. This did the trick, I created a dictionary, closed out, and then could add to my heart's delight from within the document as I mentioned above. Grayed out "add" button is gone, squiggly red lines under perfectly normal words are gone.
Life has new meaning.

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