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Outlook – Add to Dictionary grayed out

Posted by Steven Kennedy on February 6, 2009


In Outlook 2007, when spell checking an email, the option to ‘Add to Dictionary‘ is grayed out.

If you check your settings, under Tools.Options.Mail Format.Editor Options…Proofing.Custom Dictionaries… you’ll probably find that a custom dictionary has not been selected.

Click on the Add button.

The subsequent dialogue box will probably show a custom dictionary file called CUSTOM.DIC in a folder called UProof (the path for which is; C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\UProof).

Select the dictionary file and click on Open then click on OK and then OK again to complete the dialogue.

Note! This change will not take effect until you exit out of Outlook and then re-start Outlook

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