Microsoft Word Custom Dictionary with code example

Microsoft Word Custom Dictionary with code example

CustomDictionary

Represents a single dictionary in active document. Microsoft Word offers another object which is a collection CustomDictionaries holds all custom dictionaries in a document. Custom Dictionary is a reference file which can be used to check spellings in a document against it. Custom Dictionary file identified by “.dic” extension.

Select dictionary

  1. Select File menu
  2. Select Options command
  3. Select Proofing tab from the dialog shown below
  4. Click on Custom Dictionaries button under When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office program group
  5. Select appropriate dictionary document from the list

Add method

Public Sub AddCustomDictionaryExample()
    CustomDictionaries.Add FileName:="vbaoverall.dic"
End Sub

Output

Name property

Public Sub FindAllCustomDictionaryExample()
    'Object to hold single dictionary
    Dim oCustomDict As Variant
    
    'Iterate each dictionary
    For Each oCustomDict In CustomDictionaries
        Debug.Print oCustomDict.Name
    Next oCustomDict
    
    'Cleanup
    If Not oCustomDict Is Nothing Then
        Set oCustomDict = Nothing
    End If
    
End Sub

Output

CUSTOM.DIC
vbaoverall.dic

ClearAll method

Public Sub ClearAllCustomDictionariesExample()
    CustomDictionaries.ClearAll
End Sub

Output

Note: ClearAll method doesn’t delete the custom dictionary rather it disable the dictionary by unchecking from the list as shown above.

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