Remove word from custom dictionary

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  1. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #1
    I added a misspelt word to my custom dictionary today (right click -> Learn Spelling). How can I edit my custom dictionary so that I can remove it?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Right/control click in a spell-checked area (like a reply box here) and choose Spelling->Spelling....

    Type the word you want forgotten into the text box, then click "Forget".

    Should work!
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    #3
    Seems like the words are stored in /Users/[you]/Library/Spelling/en (for English speakers), but I'm not sure exactly how to edit that, except via the previous method.
     
  4. Nermal thread starter Moderator

    Nermal

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    #4
    That did it, thanks :)

    After looking in that file, I found the 'bad' word still listed there, after Forgetting it. So I just deleted the file :D (only had 2 other words in it anyway)
     

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