My friends family had some pretty intense Scrabble games when we were growing up. In fact I remember when her dad left them for good in the Christmas of 1989 because her brother won the holiday championship on the word “grushie.” Ironically, this is an adjective that means thriving and healthy which unfortunately her family wasn’t for the next 5-8 years.
Nowadays, we don’t have to consult a dictionary when performing our word processing because if Microsoft Word spellchecker doesn’t like a word, we can simply select add to dictionary like I just did with grushie, and it will be part of our lexicon forever. That may seem fine, but what if you accidentally add a word that doesn’t exist like juveline and years later put it in your business plan?
How to remove an added dictionary word from Microsoft Word 2007?
In Word 2007, the process is similar to the old days but the exact commands are called proofing and edit word list. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to download the latest dictionary every year as new words are constantly being added and it’s important to keep your grammar list healthy and thriving, or grushie.
1. Press on the office icon in the top left corner.
2. A menu will appear. At the bottom choose the Word Options button.
3. In the left pane choose Proofing.
4. Then press on Settings. See the screen shot below for more details. It is under the “When correcting spelling and grammar in Word” section.
5. A box will appear.Click on Edit word list.
6. Choose a word in the list to remove and press on the delete button to banish.
How to remove an added dictionary word from Microsoft Word (prior to 2007)?
Removing an added word from Microsoft Word is a simple task to save you embarrassment and the perception of laziness from your co-workers.
1. First, go to Tools
2. Choose Options.
3. From here you’ll enter the Spelling & Grammar section and modify the custom dictionary.
4. Browse through the list of ‘credible’ words and find the one you want to banish (remove) then select OK.