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Enabling adding words to the spell checker dictionary

Updated on December 13, 2022

Give your users more agency to manage their application dictionary by providing them with tools to add new words to the spell checker. This flexible approach improves the experience of users who frequently write longer texts, and reduces their frustration.

  1. In Dev Studio, add the AddToDictionary privilege to the access group of the target user group.
    For more information, see Configuring an access role.
  2. In the navigation pane of Dev Studio, click Records.
  3. Expand the SysAdmin category, and then click SpellChecker Properties
  4. In the locale list, select the record that represents your target locale.
    For example: Select EN_US.
  5. On the Dictionaries tab of the locale rule, in the User section, define the new dictionary:
    1. Click the Add item icon.
    2. In the field that appears, enter the name for the new dictionary, and then select the Default checkbox.
    3. Click the Target icon.
    For example: The following figure represents a sample configuration:
    Sample dictionary configuration
    The newly created dictionary is visible below the existing dictionary. The new dictionary is set as default.
  6. On the New tab, check the directory, file type, and context of the text file that holds the words added by users to the spell checker dictionary, and then click Create and open.
    Important: Ensure that the ruleset that you use is unlocked.
  7. On the tab for the newly created file, click Save.
  8. On the locale rule tab, click Save.

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