How to Add a Custom Word to Mac's Apple Dictionary

Zach Zach (248)
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While we were building howchoo we realized that our Macs wouldn't recognize the word. This led us to search for a way to add the term "howchoo" to our Macs' dictionaries. Here's how you do it.

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Navigate to Applications > TextEdit.

Enter the new word you'd like to add.

Right-click your new word and select Learn Spelling.

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