Outlook Does Not Allow Me to Add Words to Its Dictionary

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Outlook Does Not Allow Me to Add Words to Its Dictionary.

So I found your page at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/add-or-edit-words-in-a-spell-check-dictionary-56e5c373-29... which advised me to take several steps to remedy this. The problem would be solved, the article asserted, by taking the path  File > Options > Mail > Spelling and Autocorrect Proofing.

Unfortunately, that path does not exist.

So I was wondering if anyone in the community can provide advice that works.


P.S. I don't know if the above URL works now, because this editor has apparently removed some HTML code. But if the link does not work now it is because some HTML code was stripped out of it by this editor, not by me.

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Hi @Gordy323,

Here are some alternative steps you can try:

  1. Add words during spell check:
    When running a spell check, consider adding words directly to the dictionary.
    Add or edit words in a spell check dictionary - Microsoft Support

  2. Create a new custom dictionary:
    Generate a new custom dictionary and add words to it:
    - Open the Custom Dictionaries dialog box by following the steps in the Open the Custom Dictionaries dialog box section, above.
    - Select New.
    - In the File name box, type a name for the custom dictionary.
    - Select Save.
    - If you want the new dictionary to be used for another language, while the new dictionary is still selected in the Dictionary List, select the language on the Dictionary language menu.

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