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Users can not save their custom words in a Word 2013 dictionary

Product: ProfileUnity          

Product Version: All

Expires on: 365 days from publish date

Updated: September 19, 2014

 

Problem:

Users can not save their custom words in a Word 2013 dictionary.

 

Symptoms:

This problem was observed after moving App Data from UNC redirected folders to a VHD disk or a Mapped Drive in a non-persistent environment) 

The end users can not add any new words to the dictionary, and that option is also grayed out. 

 

 

Resolution:

When files migrate form one folder to another the folder in a target location is missing files that are required to run Word's dictionary.

However, this dictionary can be recreated by removing a registry key at logon.

When Microsoft Word opens, the keys get recreated. From that point on it is possible to add new words to the dictionary

 

As a workaround, please create the following App Launcher rule.

 

Filter: (your choice)
Filespec: %systemroot%\system32\cmd.exe
Arguments: /c REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Proofing Tools\1.0\Custom Dictionaries" /f > c:\windows\test2.txt
Timing: After Configuration Execution
Hide Progress: True
Run Async: False
Schedule: Everyday
Frequency One Time (User)
UID RunOnceDictonaries
Tracking Path: (Enter the user profile's path)

 

NOTE: in the script Arguments (see above)  there is an optional entry that only confirms that the script ran c:\windows\test2.txt

 

NOE: This article can be used to delete any key of your choice only once at logon.

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