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Old 02-10-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Spellcheck Ignore Words

I would like the Spellcheck tool to ignore words forever, and not just during the current session. It shouldn't be hard to generate a user list of words to ignore always. I have lots of words I use in a book (such as invented names) that I don't want to add to the default user dictionary.

I have a kludgy workaround. I created an Ignore.txt user dictionary. I add my "Ignore" words to the Ignore.txt dictionary and to my default user dictionary. When I want a clean default dictionary I copy it, paste in the Ignore list, find duplicates (thank you BBEdit), and delete both. I shouldn't have to do this.
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:29 PM   #2
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I would like the Spellcheck tool to ignore words forever, and not just during the current session.
Try the following:
  1. Select Edit > Preferences > Open Preferences Location.
  2. Double-click the user_dictionaries folder and copy your custom dictionary (one word per line) to that folder.
  3. Select Edit > Preferences > Spellcheck Dictionaries and click the check box next to the name of your user dictionary.

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Old 02-10-2017, 03:45 PM   #3
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Variation on Doitsu's suggestion

Did you try adding your ignore.txt word list into the user dictionaries folder in Sigil's configuration folder and turning it on/off in Preferences - you could use a symlink if you don't want to keep the list in Sigil's config folder.

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Old 02-11-2017, 12:02 AM   #4
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In addition to the normal spellchecker dictionary I have a user dictionary for each series/world. Character and place names, etc. are usually consistent throughout that universe. When you wish to add a word to the ignore list you can select which dictionary it is added to.
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My Technique:

In addition to the normal spellchecker dictionary I have a user dictionary for each series/world. Character and place names, etc. are usually consistent throughout that universe. When you wish to add a word to the ignore list you can select which dictionary it is added to.
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SF&F have so many made up /derived words that you will see RED unless steps are taken
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