InDesign - adding words to dictionary/custom dictionary

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  1. torndownunit macrumors regular

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    Jan 4, 2009
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    Is there a way to 'bulk' add new words to the InDesign dictionary? I do a lot of menus and a lot of the food terms come up as spelling mistakes. I was wondering if there was a quicker way to customize the dictionary than telling the spell check to learn the words as I go. EG add one huge text file to the dictionary with all the words or something.

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  2. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

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    Feb 12, 2008
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    Howdy. After looking through this at times, there might be two ways.

    1. Go to Edit > Spelling > Dictionaries, to open dialog box. Choose the dictionary. Then click on the button, Added Words, Removed Words, or Ignore Words from Dictionary List. Type the words you want to add.

    2. Make up a document with all the menu items you think you need, and then go through that document with the dictionary, adding each one. A rather manual process, but it works. And you really only have to do it once. Keep that file, however, because occasionally you may need to add another item.

     

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