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Creating a custom dictionary in Déjà Vu X2 by Sam Pinson

Recently, I have been working on a large translation project involving nearly 100 text files. Upon completing each file, I run Déjà Vu X2’s spellchecker before adding the translation to my project’s translation memory.

Every project has its unique terms that aren’t found in a standard dictionary and are therefore flagged as misspelled—this project was no different. I found myself ignoring (“Ignore” or “Ignore All”) the same “misspelled” words over and over again for each file, because the spellchecker doesn’t remember which words I ignored the last time it ran.

I didn’t want to just add them to a dictionary that would be applied to all of my translation projects—if these words appeared in a different context, I wanted them flagged as misspelled. My solution was to create a project specific dictionary and add the “misspelled” words to it. Doing so saved me some time. However, the process wasn’t immediately obvious, so I thought others might benefit from a step-by-step guide.

1.      Run the spellchecker (F7). This will bring up the “Check Spelling” window: [...] about Creating a custom dictionary in Déjà Vu X2 by Sam Pinson

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