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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Proofreading Tip: Spelling Proper Nouns

Some proper names exist in the electronic dictionary; however, some do not. To be sure you always spell a company name or a person’s name correctly, add it to the electronic dictionary: right-click the name; then, select Add to Dictionary. Be sure it’s spelled correctly; that way, misspellings will be flagged.

Names added to this dictionary works in the other Microsoft Office programs such as Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
To delete a name from the dictionary
  1. Click the Office button (2007 Word version).
  2. Select Word Options button.
  3. Click Proofing link (left side).
  4. Click Custom Dictionaries button.
  5. Click Edit Word List button.
  6. Select word to delete from Dictionary list.
  7. Click Delete button.
  8. Click OK three times.
People don't like their names misspelled! Make a good impression.
Judy Beaver, The Office Pro
Founder of National Proofreading Day


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