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Removing a misspelled word once it's been added to the spell check dictionary

Problem

You run a spellcheck, you're in a hurry and you accidentally mark a misspelled word as being correct. Now when you type the word, PowerPoint (and the rest of Office) thinks it's corrrect and no longer flags it as a misspelling.

Solution

I deliberately added a misspooled word (that one, in fact) to the dictionary, then went sneaking around behind Powerpoint's back.

In C:\Documents and Settings\MyUserName\Application Data\Microsoft\Proof I found a file called CUSTOM.DIC

This is a plain ASCII text file (ie, editable in Notepad, don't mess with it in Word or other word processors). I opened it and there at the top of the list was our new friend "Misspooled".

I deleted the whole line containing the errant word, saved the file, restarted PowerPoint and once again PowerPoint regarded Misspooled as misspelled.

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Removing a misspelled word once it's been added to the spell check dictionary
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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