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    Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary
    How to Edit a Word in the Spell Checker Custom Dictionary in Windows Mail
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    05 Jun 2007
    Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    How to Edit a Word in the Spell Checker Custom Dictionary in Windows Mail

    information   Information
    The custom dictionary is the secondary dictionary for Windows Mail Spell Checker. It is the dictionary that you customize by adding your own words that you would like Spell Checker to also use while spell checking your message. This can be helpful if you misspelled a word you added to the custom dictionary from Spell Checker and you want to remove or edit the word. You may also want to add a word or add a whole list without having to do it one at a time in the normal way.
    Note   Note
    The custom dictionary file used by Windows Mail is located at this hidden system file location below. If you have changed the default location of the WinMail stores folder, then the UserDictionary.lex file will be located there instead.

    C:\Users\(user-name)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail\UserDictionary.lex

    Tip   Tip
    Windows Mail only has the English (US), French (France), German (Germany), Spanish (International Sort) languages available in it. If you want or need a email program for languages other than these, then you might consider using the free Mozilla Thunderbird instead.





    METHOD ONE

    From Inside Windows Mail

    NOTE: This only allows you to add words one at a time to the custom dictionary from within Windows Mail.
    1. While you are running a spell check in Windows Mail, it comes across a word not in it's dictionary. (See screenshot below)
    Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary-add.jpg
    2. If this is the word you want to add to the dictionary, then click the ADD button.

    3. It is now added to your custom dictionary.






    METHOD TWO

    From Using Notepad

    NOTE: This will allow you to add, delete, or edit words from the custom dictionary.
    1. Open Folder Options.
    A) Dot Show hidden files and folders in Folder Options.

    B) Click on OK, and close Folder Options.
    2. Open the Start Menu.

    3. In the white line (Start Search) area, type notepad and press Enter.

    4. In Notepad, click on File on the menu bar. (See screenshot below)
    Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary-file.jpg
    5. Click on Open. (See screenshot below)

    6. Click on the drop down menu arrow to the right of Text Documents (*.txt) and change it to All Files (*.*) instead in the bottom right corner of the Open window.

    7. Navigate to this hidden system file location below.
    C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Mail
    A) Click on the UserDictionary.lex file to highlight it, then click on Open.
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    8. This will now open the Userdictionay.lex file inside of Notepad from where you can now add, delete, or edit any word(s) you choose.
    (See Example screenshots below)
    WARNING: Make sure that there are no blank lines left between the words by your deletions, additions, or edits.
    NOTE: If you did not add any words before in Windows Mail or manually here, this will be empty.
    BEFORE Example
    NOTE: Deleted the one boxed in red below.
    Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary-before.jpg

    AFTER Example
    NOTE: Notice not to leave a blank line inbetween the words.
    Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary-after.jpg
    9. When done, click on File in the Notepad menu bar and click on Save.

    10. Don't forget to go back and dot Do not show hidden files and folders instead in Folder Options.
    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    I receive the message "Spelling check is complete" when no spell checking has been done at all. It is not a question of the dictionary not knowing a word. I know how to add a word.

    I corrected the "language issue' several weeks ago after installing Vista, but now no spell check is done whatsoever. Any help appreciated. John

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    John,

    I understand what you mean now. I do not know why spell checker would tell you completed and did not even run. I would recommend that you switch to Windows Live Mail Beta 2 (WLM) instead. It is a lot more stable and robust than Windows Mail. See the Third section here for details on WLM :

    How to Fix Most Problems with Vista's "Windows Mail"

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    Thanx man. This was helpful, clear and easy to understand.
    Ciao

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    Your welcome Ciao, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    Non of the above was of any help from 7 onwards there is no listing as you state, Please put this in English step by step Please! I need help in changing some spellings!

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    Hello RJN, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    This is in English. In step 7, click on that link to see how to unhide system files so that you can then see that file at that location. Afterwards, you should be able to follow the step by step instructions given to change or add a word in the custom dictionary.

    Hope this helps,
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    i click on All files i don't get (*:*) with it and then what do i do? nothing happens do i click on desktop in favorites link computer what? as i said this is not in English for me i am not a techno freak never had this problem with XP only wish my computer had not died! then i would not be having this agro Im having with vista, anyway thanks for your help

    I have also unhiden the files and still no box like you have on this screen at number 7?

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    No problem RJN. After selecting All Files (*.*), then select the UserDictionary.lex file if listed there and click on Open.

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    Re: Windows Mail Spell Checker Dictionary

    Look I dont know how to explain this but I do not get All Files (*:*) all I get is
    All Files

    then this list

    wabmig
    wabimp.dll
    wadfind.dll
    wad
    OEspamfilter.dll
    OESpamfilter.dat
    oeimport.dll
    msoe.dll

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