Stop the spelling checker from marking a word as incorrect

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Word

When the Office for Mac spelling checker mistakenly flags a word that is spelled correctly, like a proper name, technical term, or acronym, you can add the word to the dictionary to stop the spelling checker from marking it as incorrect.

  1. In the document, select the word that you want to add.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Spelling and Grammar.

    Note: The Spelling and Grammar dialog box won't open if no spelling or grammar errors are detected, or if the word you are trying to add already exists in the dictionary.

  3. In the Not in dictionary box, make sure that you see the word that you want to add to the spelling dictionary.

  4. Click Add.

See also

Use a custom dictionary

PowerPoint

When the Office for Mac spelling checker mistakenly flags a word that is spelled correctly, like a proper name, technical term, or acronym, you can add the word to the dictionary to stop the spelling checker from marking it as incorrect.

  1. In the presentation, select the word that you want to add.

  2. On the Tools menu, click Spelling.

    Note: The Spelling dialog box will not open if no spelling errors are detected, or if the word you are trying to add already exists in the dictionary.

  3. In the Not in Dictionary box, make sure that you see the word that you want to add to the spelling dictionary.

  4. Click Add.

See also

Use a custom dictionary

Excel

When the Office for Mac spelling checker mistakenly flags a word that is spelled correctly, like a proper name, technical term, or acronym, you can add the word to the dictionary to stop the spelling checker from marking it as incorrect.

  1. In the workbook, select the word that you want to add.

  2. On the Review tab, under Proofing, click Spelling.

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    Note: The Spelling dialog box will not open if no spelling errors are detected, or if the word you are trying to add already exists in the dictionary.

  3. Click Add.

See also

Use a custom dictionary

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