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3975 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2010 5:17 AM by shabalstaff
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2009 8:02 PM (in response to OlafMeding)
How to remove a word from the spell checker?.
Quit all applications that use the Spell Checker.
Go to Home/Library/Spelling and open the file named "en" (for English).
Delete the word(s) you don't want from the file, save the changes and quit.
Restart the application you were using with the Spell Checker.Mac mini G4, 1.42 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2010 2:26 PM (in response to shabalstaff)Wrong folder. It's in your user's Home -> Library -> Spelling, as GS said.iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24" 4GB ATI 2600, Mac OS X (10.6.2), PowerMac G5 2.0GHz DP, Dell w/ Windows Vista Unlimited SP2, several others VM
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2010 5:17 AM (in response to varjak paw)I found the file -thank you - but it did not solve my difficulty. Let me explain. I could not think how to spell ridiculous and spelt it phonetically, (i.e. 'rediculus') depending on the checker to correct it but pushed the Learn key in error. I had also told it to 'learn' two words in my address that showed up as spelling errors. When I look in the en spellings file the two words in my address are there but not 'rediculus' although Mail still does not show it as a spelling error and it still appears listed in the Spell Checker options.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2010 5:34 AM (in response to shabalstaff)Sorry. Disregard my last message; I am new to Apple as you may have guessed. I found 'rediculus' listed in the "LocalDictionary" file in the same directory. I deleted it and the problem was solved.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2)