Stupid Simple Mac Tips #51 – Teach Your Mac New Words

by | Oct 13, 2020

Adding new words to your Mac’s dictionary is surprisingly easy. There is no special Chrome extension to download, no deep-diving into your Mac’s terminal. It’s as simple as a few clicks.

For this week’s useful Mac tips, we will learn to teach your Mac new words so that you can enjoy fewer, annoying and distracting red lines.

How to Teach Your Mac New Words

Whether you’re writing an email or drafting a legal brief, there will be times where you’ll type names, non-English words, or just terms not recognized by your Mac’s dictionary.

It can be annoying to see those squiggly red lines all over your document, especially since selecting “ignore” for each one takes up a significant editing time.

Luckily, there’s a super easy trick to put an end to this.

While editing your document, right-click the word or phrase that your Mac’s dictionary keeps detecting as incorrect.

Under the menu that pops up, select Add to Dictionary.

that’s it!

Now you will NEVER be annoyed for that word again.

It’s as simple as the right-click of a button, and the entire document should automatically resolve the unrecognized word.

Happy typing!

Tom