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By DAN_HAMMOCK ·
How do I make Word automatically suggest a replacement for a word? I am always putting YOU when I mean YOUR. I would like Word to ask me which word I want to use when I run spell check. ---

YOU help is greatly appreciated

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by SyscoKid In reply to Autosuggest when spellche ...

This is from Word's Help file. Note especially the tip at the end, that's what you want.

Specify A Preferred Spelling For A Word

To specify a preferred spelling for a word (for example, "gray" instead of "grey"), add the unwanted version of the word to an exclude dictionary. The next time you check spelling, the spelling checker will question the word so you can change it to the version you want.

1. Click New.

2. Type the words that you want to put in the exclude dictionary. PressENTER after each word.

3. On the File menu, click Save As.
You must save the exclude dictionary in the same folder that contains the main dictionary (usually located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof or C:\Windows\Msapps\Proof folder).

4. In the Save as type box, click Text Only.

5. In the File name box, type a name for the exclude dictionary. Make sure to give the exclude dictionary the same name as the main language dictionary it's associated with, except use the file name extension .exc. For example, the English (United States) dictionary is called Mssp2_en.lex, so name the associated exclude dictionary Mssp2_en.exc.

6. Click Save.

7. Close the file so that it will be available the next time you check spelling.

Tip: You can also use this procedure to find correctly spelled words that you want the spelling checker to question (for example, if you often type "widow" when you mean to type "window"). After you add "widow" to the exclude dictionary, the spelling checker will question it the next time you check spelling.

(Gotta be honest, I couldn't get it to work but maybe I missed something).

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by DAN_HAMMOCK In reply to Autosuggest when spellche ...

Thanks.
This worked. Make sure you put upper and lower case and yours should work.

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