Jump to content
persistentone

Any Way to Edit Dictionary?

Recommended Posts

I accidentally added a misspelled word into my EverNote dictionary.    Is there any way for me to remove this word?   Where is the dictionary stored, and how do I review and change its contents?   I am using the latest Windows version under Windows 8.

Share this post


Link to post

Okay, I solved my own problem.   I stopped Evernote then searched for a file named user.dic in my Evernote subfolder in my user profile.    That has the dictionary words listed one word per line and can apparently be edited outside Evernote.

Are these dictionary words specific to just this one device?   They are not shared across all my devices?

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
15 hours ago, persistentone said:

Okay, I solved my own problem.   I stopped Evernote then searched for a file named user.dic in my Evernote subfolder in my user profile.    That has the dictionary words listed one word per line and can apparently be edited outside Evernote.

Are these dictionary words specific to just this one device?   They are not shared across all my devices?

Good find on user.dic. I'll keep that in mind--it might let me import my customized dictionaries from Nota Bene and Scrivener.

I would doubt that they sync, if only because spell checking is not available on all platforms--not on Android and the Web version, for instance. Of course, WRT the latter, if your browser has an editable user dictionary for it's spellcheck, you could blend the two.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post

I can see user.dic in the Evernote folder (..\Evernote\Dict) on my Windows 10 PC but it is not being updated (mold modification date and latest additions not showing up in it. Does anyone know if there is a dictionary stored anywhere else (e.g. in the Database?). I am running Evernote v6.10.3.6921.

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post

@SeanD - I confirmed that the user.dic file at "C:\Users\<username>\Evernote\Dict\user.dic" contains my latest changes to the dictionary.

Share this post


Link to post

Does anyone know if there any way to do this on macOS? Have been (so far) unable to find the correct Evernote folder...

Share this post


Link to post
2 hours ago, NLeaver said:

Does anyone know if there any way to do this on macOS? Have been (so far) unable to find the correct Evernote folder...

You should ask on the Mac OS forum, here: https://discussion.evernote.com/forum/219-evernote-for-mac/

For Windows users, as I understand it, user.dic is no longer used as the dictionary file, due to the underlying framework that Evernote uses. The dictionary that they use is in a binary format, and not generally user-editable. 

Share this post


Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...