You know how it is: Red sqiggly line under word, looks OK to me, click on "Add to Dictionary" -- sudden realisation, that's NOT how you spell it. Now what?

Can I make things right again, or am I stuck with Word accepting a mis-spelling?


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Below are the steps to delete dictionary entries in Word 2007.

  1. Open Word.
  2. Click the Office button.
  3. Click the Word Options button.
  4. Click Proofing (Pic A - Step 1.)
  5. Click Custom Dictionaries (Pic A - Step 2.)
  6. Click Edit Word List (Pic A - Step 3.)
  7. Select the word from the dictionary which you want to delete and click the Delete button. (Pic B)

Word 2007 Options Screen

Pic A.

Dictionary Editor Screen

Pic B.

  • Has anyone had the experience that they added a word accidentally, but it does not show in the custom dictionary? So it can't be removed? It is just somewhere.
    – icecream
    Commented Mar 7, 2018 at 7:08

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