Word won't let me add to dictionary

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yg17, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I've finally gotten sick of seeing Word underline my last name on every paper I write in red, so I decided to add it instead of clicking Ignore all along during spell check. But, the Add button, and Add option on the right click menu, is disabled. Anyone know why? Thanks
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Yes.. because you don't have a default dictionary selected.

    Word -> Preferences -> Spelling and Grammar -> Dictionaries button -> Choose an existing custom dictionary or create a new one.
  3. ozmiski macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2015
    I've got the same problem only i do have an existing custom dictionary selected. I changed the default language English (AU) and now the 'add' option is disabled. Any ideas?
  4. joytho macrumors newbie


    Oct 8, 2016
    This is my problem now. While the dictionary was set to English (US) I could add but not now. What do I do, please?
  5. nzlittleman macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2016
    Looking for the answer I thought I'd stumbled across the fix but alas no.

    This seems to be an issue with selecting a language with Custom dictionary. If you select 'None' it all seems to work fine.

    Must be a bug

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