"unlearning" a dictionary word

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by TreeHugger, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. TreeHugger macrumors 6502

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    #1
    A few minutes ago, I accidentally told the spellchecker (in mail) to learn a mispelled word. Is there a way to undo this?
    Help would be much appreciated!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Look in ~/Library/Spelling. There should be a file called 'en' - open it in TextEdit and remove the offending word, saving the file when done.
     
  3. TreeHugger thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Quit Mail and any other applications that use the Mac OS X spelling service (make sure TextEdit has no other documents open) first. They probably don't write to the file until they quit - that's why you have an empty file.
     

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