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MS WORD spell check question

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#1 kds


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Posted 04 December 2004 - 02:32 PM

I use MS WORD for medical transcription. An extensive catalogue of medical terms have been added to the spell check feature over time. I know wish to transfer my complete MS WORD program to another (upgraded) computer.

The problem I'm having is that I'm not sure where the data files reside in WORD for spellcheck (ie the resident medical terms which I have added).

Two years ago when I last attempted to transfer the program to a new computer, I LOST ALL OF MY MED. TERMS. This was a major setback.

Feedback would be appreciated.


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Posted 04 December 2004 - 05:42 PM

The words in your custom dictionary are stored in:
CUSTOM.DIC, a .txt document
This is usually in the Program folder under MSOffice/Office.

I would assume you could save the file to disk, and then, when you reinstall Word, insert it in the appropriate folder.
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Posted 04 December 2004 - 06:09 PM

In Win XP it's a "Notepad" file. I edit my file frequently and move the results to
other pc's to update them also.

You can just click on "Start", then "search" and type in "CUSTOM.DIC" and
the search function will find it where ever it's stored. Then just copy the file
to what ever media you choose to transfer it with to the other system.

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