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

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

By Tom Lambotte | October 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!


  • October 13, 2020

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is a legal technology expert, author and the CEO of GlobalMac IT. He helps Mac-using lawyers with super simple technology, security and efficiency strategies that work. He’s on a mission to help attorneys using Apple computers reduce their security risk and get more out of their technology. Get his free 33 Stupid Simple Mac Tips and score some quick wins to boost your productivity.