Dictionaries

Excel uses dictionaries to spell-check your worksheets. As you edit in Excel, you may find that your spelling preferences are different than what is in Excel's default dictionary. Fortunately, you can edit the content of custom dictionaries to use Excel's spell-checker as preferred. Check out the following tips to conveniently use dictionaries in Excel.

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   Backing Up Custom Dictionaries
The custom dictionary used in Excel contains the information you decide relative to spelling. After a while, you might start to realize how much work it took to get that dictionary just as you like it. Here's how to back up all that work.

   Editing the Custom Spelling Dictionaries
When spell-checking a worksheet, Excel relies on both built-in and custom dictionaries. Here's how to edit the content of your custom dictionaries so that it represents your individual spelling needs.

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