Reset Microsoft Office Dictionary

To reset the dictionary to the defaults for Microsoft Office applications:

  1. Open a Microsoft Office application, such as Word, Excel or PowerPoint.
  2. Office 2003: Click Options on the Tools menu.
    Office 2007: Click the Office Button (in the top left) and then click Options.
    Office 2010: Click File (in the top left) and then click Options.
  3. Office 2003: Click Custom Dictionaries on the Spelling & Grammar tab.
    Office 2007 & 2010: Click Proofing, then click Custom Dictionaries under “When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office programs”.
  4. In Custom Dictionaries, select the CUSTOM.DIC and click Remove.
  5. Click OK, then click OK again.
  6. Close the Office program.

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