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26 Jul 2008, 3:18 pm

This is driving me absolutely crazy. I have Microsoft Task Launcher, and Microsoft Works Word Processor is on there. I can add words to the custom dictionary, but I cannot figure out how to take them out.

I've searched every corner of the web. They all have things like ''Go to Tools, options, Spelling & Grammar Tab'' or ''Microsoft shared > Proof > Custom.dic''. Or to do a spelling check after typing a mispelt word and selecting custom dictionary.

I HAVE NONE OF THESE.

No custom.dic, no tabs on Tools|Options...nothing. I can add words, but I reall want to take them away.

But HOW? I can't focus on writing with this problem...I know it's wierd, but I just can't. And it's really starting to depress me.



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26 Jul 2008, 3:28 pm

This may help, looks like you have to go into C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof and click the custom.dic file, and delete any words you want to remove from the custom dictionary. Hope this helps Dean Foley.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242135



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26 Jul 2008, 3:35 pm

spudnik wrote:
This may help, looks like you have to go into C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof and click the custom.dic file, and delete any words you want to remove from the custom dictionary. Hope this helps Dean Foley.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242135


I already said in the the opening post. I've tried, there is no custom.dic file.



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26 Jul 2008, 3:35 pm

I would say maybe get some Microsft Works for Dummies Book.



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26 Jul 2008, 3:37 pm

gamefreak wrote:
I would say maybe get some Microsft Works for Dummies Book.


Thanks for trying to help :roll: .



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26 Jul 2008, 5:26 pm

DeanFoley wrote:
spudnik wrote:
This may help, looks like you have to go into C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof and click the custom.dic file, and delete any words you want to remove from the custom dictionary. Hope this helps Dean Foley.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242135


I already said in the the opening post. I've tried, there is no custom.dic file.

The files are hidden, open explorer, go to tools, folder options, click on the view tab, and place a check mark on Show hidden files and folders, the click apply and ok, you should see that file after that.
I always have it selected and should have asked if it was on your computer.



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26 Jul 2008, 5:47 pm

spudnik wrote:
DeanFoley wrote:
spudnik wrote:
This may help, looks like you have to go into C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof and click the custom.dic file, and delete any words you want to remove from the custom dictionary. Hope this helps Dean Foley.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/242135


I already said in the the opening post. I've tried, there is no custom.dic file.

The files are hidden, open explorer, go to tools, folder options, click on the view tab, and place a check mark on Show hidden files and folders, the click apply and ok, you should see that file after that.
I always have it selected and should have asked if it was on your computer.


Thanks for trying to help, but I've just tried it and I still can't find custom.dic.



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27 Jul 2008, 12:55 am

try doing an advanced (hidden files included) search but instead of searching for "custom.dic", search for "*.dic", to see all the .dic files.


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27 Jul 2008, 10:11 pm

What's Microsoft Works?



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28 Jul 2008, 1:53 am

Dokken wrote:
What's Microsoft Works?

An oxymoron :wink:
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A collection of software with a word processor, spreadsheet software, calendar, database software, publisher, etc, geared towards a home user.


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28 Jul 2008, 5:39 am

Dokken wrote:
What's Microsoft Works?


Something best replaced with Open Office :wink: http://download.openoffice.org/



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28 Jul 2008, 9:30 am

bobbob94 wrote:
Dokken wrote:
What's Microsoft Works?


Something best replaced with Open Office :wink: http://download.openoffice.org/


This is true. I've not used MS Works in a long time, however the last time I used it, you couldn't open up an MSWord file. --Open Office will do this with no problems.


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