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    Document-based dictionary (97 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Loungers

    OK please don't tell me this is a feature that will be ready in MS-Word version 17, I think I would like to have it NOW!!!

    But is it possible to have a document-based dictionary? What I mean by that is the following:

    Say you have a document with a whole lot of proper names; say a list of members in a club. Then you go and add all these names into your custom dictionary so that MS-Word does not flag these names as misspelled.

    Say now you send me this document, and when I open it, I see all these red squiggly lines telling me they are misspelled?

    Is there a way to send the dictionary that you created with the document so that I get the words into my custom dictionary?

    Any solution will be appreciated; the bottom line is what can one do, to have these squiggly lines not show up?

    I know of the option to turn these off, Tools | Options | Spelling and Grammar tab | uncheck the Hide spelling errors in this document, but does that follow the document or the installation of MS-Word?

    Writing Code to turn this one and off is not an option since people may not have VBA installed, or even this may scare them into not opening the document due to viruses or malicious code?!

    So what are your thoughts on this?

    Thanks a million

    Wassim
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    Re: Document-based dictionary (97 and >)

    Instead of attempting to modify the recipient's custom.dic, you could format the proper names for no proofing using:
    1. <LI>Key Ctrl+h or click on Edit / Find and Replace / More
      <LI>Put your cursor in the Find what box and type one of the proper names you want excepted from spellcheck
      <LI>Put your cursor in the Replace with box and then click Format / Language and check the Do not check spelling or grammar box so that it has a white background with a black checkmark
      <LI>Replace all
    Repeat this procedure for each name by changing the Find what item in step 2. That should do it.

    HTH
    Karen

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    Re: Document-based dictionary (97 and >)

    Actually, Word has had this feature for some time. When you right-click on a word and select

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    Re: Document-based dictionary (97 and >)

    To speed up this method slightly, you could use the following search & replace string:
    Using Wildcards
    Find: <[A-Z]{1}[a-z]{1,}> <[A-Z]{1}[a-z]{1,}>
    Replace: here just set the Format/Language to not check spelling & grammer.

    This will look for any two words in a row that start with a capital letter, so the only thing to be careful of is if there are other words in a row starting with a capital (such as the beginning of sentences). Should be faster than clicking ignore on each word or typing in every name in the Find box.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Document-based dictionary (97 and >)

    A most excellent tip, Phil. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15> I wasn't specific that the word(s) not be repeated in the "Replace with" but the wild cards are a definite bonus.
    Karen

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