A reader accidentally added a misspelled word to the dictionary.  “Sometimes I write my friends in Italy and use some common Italian words, when “spell check” highlights the word, I “add to dictionary.” My problem is I added a misspelled word,  how do I delete misspelled words in the dictionary?”

I’m not sure in which program the error happened. But I’m going to assume you mean on your Windows PC.

If the error happened in Word, here’s what to do. Click the File Tab.

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Then choose Options from the menu.

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Select Proofing and then choose Custom Dictionaries.

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Then select “Edit Word List.”

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Either type in the word you want to search for or scroll to look for it. When you find it, highlight and then hit Delete.

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If you’re writing e-mails in Outlook, you’ll follow pretty much the same procedure. Click the File tab.

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Then choose Options.

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Then choose Mail  and Spelling and autocorrect.

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Then choose Custom Dictionaries.

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Just as with Word, find the entry in the list, highlight it and choose delete.

I hope this helps.

~ Cynthia