Use Dropbox To Sync Custom Dictionaries

From the files of the What Can't Dropbox Handle Dept: the web-based file syncing service makes it easy to keep custom dictionaries in Word, or most any other app, available and synchronised between computers, as reader caryo points out.

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From the "Spelling and Grammar" tab in Microsoft Word's options, you can choose where your custom dictionary — with all your custom words for the spell checker not to catch — should reside, and export it somewhere else. Move it into your Dropbox folder, and set up other computers to pull their custom dictionaries from there, too. When you add a word into one system, it gets updated on others. Browsers and other apps also keep custom spelling dictionaries, so Dropbox, and other instant file-syncing services, can be very handy indeed.

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