Here are the instructions for adding “All-Unicode.DIC” and “MTH-MedSpelChek.DIC to both Word 2003 and Word 2007 for users of both Windows XP and windows Vista.

The following instructions show how to place the “All-Unicode.DIC” and the “MTH-MedSpelChek.DIC” files into the appropriate folders when using Windows XP and when using Windows Vista. Instructions for making Word use these additional dictionaries in addition to the “Custom.DIC” are given following the file placement instructions.

COPYING THE .DIC FILES WHEN USING WINDOWS XP

1. Select the two files that end with .DIC and copy them to the clipboard.
2. Open "my computer" or "Windows Explorer."
3. Open your local hard drive.
4. Open your "documents and settings" folder.
5. Open your user folder.
6. Open "applications data." If it is not showing in the list then you will need to go into folder options of the tools menu, move focus to the view tab, find the list of items and find the choice to show hidden files. If the show hidden files is not checked then use spacebar to check it. Tab to the apply button and press spacebar on it. Use the OK or close button out of the dialogs.
7. After opening the applications data folder open the Microsoft folder and then the "proof" folder.
8. In the "proof folder" you will already have the "custom.dic" file. Paste the files from the clipboard into this folder.
9. Close the window by using alt+f4.

COPYING THE .DIC FILES WHEN USING WINDOWS VISTA

1. Select the two files that end with .DIC and copy them to the clipboard.
2. Press Windows key and then find your user name in the start menu and press enter key.
3. Press A for App Data and press enter key.
4. Press the letter R until you hear "roaming" and press enter key.
5. Press M until you get the "Microsoft" choice and press enter key.
6. Press U until you get to the "UProof" folder and press enter key.
7. Paste the two .DIC files in that folder.
8. Close the window by using Alt+F4.

ADDING THE DICTIONARIES TO WORD 2003

1. Open Microsoft Word 2003.
2. Press Alt+T followed by the letter 'o."
3. Use CTRL+tab until the spelling tab is in focus.
4. Tab to the "custom dictionaries" button and press spacebar.
5. Use tab or shift+tab to find the list of dictionaries. Along with the custom.dic you should now have the other two dictionaries listed.
6. Use arrow keys to move on to each dictionary choice. the custom.dic will already be checked. Use spacebar to check the other two that you added.
7. Tab to OK and press spacebar.
8. Use the OK button until out of the dialogs.

ADDING THE DICTIONARIES TO WORD 2007

1. Open Word 2007.
2. Press Alt+F to depress the office button and then press I for Word options.
3. In the categories list arrow down a couple of times to the "proofing" category. Tab to the "suggest from main
dictionary only" checkbox and make sure it is not checked. If it is checked then remove the checkmark by pressing spacebar.
4. Tab again to the "custom dictionaries" button and press spacebar.
5. Tab to the "add" button and press spacebar.
6. Tab to the list of files that are in the UProof folder, use down arrow key to move to the all-Unicode.DIC file and then tab to the open button and press spacebar. Don't do that on the custom.DIC file, as it is already being use by Word.
7. Repeat the steps taken in steps 5 and 6 above but choose mth-medspellcheck.DIC file to open.
8. Use shift+tab until you get to the "dictionary list" and use arrow keys to confirm that the "all-Unicode.DIC" and
the mth-medspellcheck.DIC files are included in the list.
9. Tab to the OK button and press spacebar.
10. Tab to the OK button again and press spacebar.

Now if you type the word "hepatosplenomegaly" or the word “jejunitis” without the quotes neither of those words will be recognized as a misspelling in Microsoft Word.

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