Delete words from a custom dictionary

You can delete words from a custom dictionary.

To delete a word from a custom dictionary:

  1. Open the Dictionary Manager.
  2. In the Dictionaries area, select the language for the word to remove and click the Lock button (lock manager icon).
    The Lock button checks out the custom dictionary file for your exclusive use. The Vocabulary area lists all the words in the standard dictionary for that language.
  3. Right-click anywhere in the Dictionaries area and select Remove A Word.
    The Remove A Word dialog is displayed.
  4. Enter the word to remove and click OK.
    One of the following messages is displayed:
    • Entered word '<your_word>' doesn't exist in custom dictionary'<dictionary>'.

      You are trying to delete a word that is not in the custom dictionary. Click OK to continue and try another word. Note that you cannot delete words from the standard dictionary.

    • Word '<your_word>' was successfully removed from custom dictionary '<dictionary>'.

      The word was deleted. Click OK to continue.

  5. To remove more words from the dictionary, repeat the procedure from Step 3.
  6. To commit your changes, click Check In Document (check in manager icon).
  7. Inform users of the changes and request that they close and reopen their DITA CMS to apply the changes.