How to Create an Exclusion Dictionary in Microsoft Word

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Learn how to create an exclusion dictionary in Microsoft Word. An exclusion dictionary is a list of words that will always be marked as incorrect by Word’s Editor even if they are spelled correctly. You may want to add frequently confused or “inappropriate” words to your exclusion dictionary.

These steps are for Word for Microsoft 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, and Word 2013 running on Windows 10. These steps won’t work on older versions of Windows or on a Mac.

Your exclusion dictionary applies to your entire Office suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), not just…

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