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RoamingCustom.dic and Office 365 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Please explain the differences between the three custom dictionaries in Offic 365 Word: RoamingCustom.dic, CUSTOM.DIC, and default.dic.

    How does RoamingCustom.dic work in relation to CUSTOM.DIC and default.dic?

    If I want to add words to to be considered during Spellcheck, which dictionary should I add them to?

    Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:16 PM

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  • Hi Sandra,

    CUSTOM.DIC: The default dictionary where you store your own words in is in a file called . You can edit it from within Word/Outlook or by directly opening it in Notepad.

    RoamingCustom.dic: When you are using Outlook/Word and are logged in with a Microsoft Account via File-> Office Account, then this file is called and is part of your cloud based Office profile. In this case, you can only edit it from within Word/Outlook itself as it is not saved as an editable file on your computer.

    default.dic: Language specific dictionary files are called by default and can only be edited by opening the file in Notepad and not from within Word/Outlook.

    By default the file is kept in a folder called UProof (for Word/Outlook 2007 and later) or Proof (for Word/Outlook 2003 and previous) and can be found in the following location;

    CUSTOM.DIC : C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\

    Language specific files(default.dic) are stored in the same basis location as above but the folder is called Spelling instead of UProof or Proof. Within this folder, you’ll find a subfolder representing each language that you have installed for Office. For example, the default.dic file for United States English is stored in: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Spelling\en-US\

    For more information, read Add or edit words in a spell check dictionary.

    Anything unclear or any updates, feel free to post back to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Herb


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    Monday, March 2, 2020 9:36 AM
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    Sunday, March 8, 2020 2:13 PM
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    Friday, March 27, 2020 10:52 AM