Exclusion dictionary in Office 2007

Exclusion dictionary in Office 2007

Post by John Dou » Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:47:40

Is there a way to change the default location of the exclusion
dictionary in Word 07? I did not any key in the registry to do that.
John Doue

Exclusion dictionary in Office 2007

Post by Jay Freedm » Wed, 07 Mar 2007 10:56:01

The exclusion dictionary must be in the same folder as the main
dictionary for the language you're using -- see

It appears that you can change that location, for _both_ files, by
creating a TOOLS-PATH entry in the registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options (for
example, see http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ). The
description Microsoft gives is a bit confusing, so I'm not sure
setting that entry will really make Word look in that location unless
you move the main dictionary at the same time.

Come back and let us know, if you try this, whether it works or not.

On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 14:47:40 +0200, John Doue < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >


Exclusion dictionary in Office 2007

Post by John Dou » Thu, 08 Mar 2007 05:08:02

What you are saying about the exclusion dictionary location was true and
worked mainly with Word 2003. I never managed to get it to work with
Word 97. But here, with Word 07, here is what the MS help says about this:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Microsoft\UProof

The reference http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Sorry, but the information you gave me does not seem to be relevant to
Word 2007.

John Doue