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Great War Ace Inactive Member26 Nov 2015 12:32 p.m. PST

"C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Spelling\en-US"

When I went looking it took a long time to find that path with an online search. I followed it and yes, I got to the "default.dic – Notepad" source. Voila! all of my added words are there.

HOWEVER and BUT!? They are not in any sort of alphabetical order. It is a total pain to find "THE" word I am looking for and edit/remove it from the list of words.

Does anybody have a clue how to get the list of added words into a utilitarian, user-friendly ALPHABETICAL ORDER?


Roderick Robertson Fezian26 Nov 2015 3:27 p.m. PST

Open it with Word (or other word processor), there you can sore it.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2015 4:19 p.m. PST

If you are just looking for a particular word, when within Notepad do an Edit / replace and find and replace the word with nothing.

Or open it in Excel or similar spreadsheet, sort it then save it back in the original txt format with the original name.

Great War Ace Inactive Member26 Nov 2015 10:32 p.m. PST

In other words, work to make up for Microsoft's ridiculously incomplete program. Is there a special level in hell for these people?…

MHoxie Inactive Member27 Nov 2015 2:58 a.m. PST

They're working in it.

Great War Ace Inactive Member27 Nov 2015 11:58 a.m. PST

I believe it.

Okay, "sort", I want to believe, means some "ap" that can alphabetize the word list for me.

If I am not guilty of wishful thinking, could somebody explain how this is done? Where I find this "sort" feature?


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Nov 2015 5:39 a.m. PST

They're not in a user-friendly alphabetical order for direct editing of the file because the functionality to edit the custom dictionary (and save and swap out which one you are using) is built into the ridiculously incomplete program that uses the dictionary.


Great War Ace Inactive Member29 Nov 2015 6:30 p.m. PST

Yep, Microsoft's "answer": send you to a different link where your question was answered the same way, which isn't the way you need it answered. Silly place….

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