How to Correct Errors in MS Word’s Dictionary

MS Word lets you add words to the default dictionary and other custom dictionaries you may have setup.

This is very handy if you’re using a lot of technical, business, or medical terms and want to avoid accepting them every time you run the spellchecker.

But, of course, you can also make mistakes when typing in these entries, which can then creep into your final draft.

The spellchecker won’t find them because it thinks these are valid words.

To update the dictionary and correct these errors, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Tools, Options and select the Spelling and Grammar tab.
  2. Click the Custom Dictionaries button.
  3. Click Modify to open the Custom Dictionary.
  4. Edit the list and Save when you’re finished.