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Add multi-word name or phrase to dictionary?

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I'd like to add non-hyphenated, multi-word items to the dictionary, eg
"Blu Karrot"

or
"Wi11em O#mert"
but when typing in more than one word, it takes away the option to add.

Is there a way around this?

 

thanks

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Unfortunately that isn't an option in InDesign, as you have discovered. You can create custom list of word in a .txt file and import that word list into your user dictionary, but InDesign recognizes the individual words because they are separated by a space, a tab, or a paragraph return. That's the dealbreaker.

 

The only "outside the box" solution I can think of is to add the words with an underline in place of a space, i.e., blu_karrot, and use a GREP style to make the underline transparent with a character style (and I reduced the typesize by half because it was too wide). 

 

~Barb

 

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Add multi-word name or phrase to dictionary?

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I'd like to add non-hyphenated, multi-word items to the dictionary, eg
"Blu Karrot"

or
"Wi11em O#mert"
but when typing in more than one word, it takes away the option to add.

Is there a way around this?

 

thanks

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Unfortunately that isn't an option in InDesign, as you have discovered. You can create custom list of word in a .txt file and import that word list into your user dictionary, but InDesign recognizes the individual words because they are separated by a space, a tab, or a paragraph return. That's the dealbreaker.

 

The only "outside the box" solution I can think of is to add the words with an underline in place of a space, i.e., blu_karrot, and use a GREP style to make the underline transparent with a character style (and I reduced the typesize by half because it was too wide). 

 

~Barb

 

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You can add them as single words.

 

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Hi Barb - thanks -

Yes - I'm aware of that... however, I wouldn't want ID to skip "karrot", thinking it was correct, if it was supposed to be "carrot".

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Unfortunately that isn't an option in InDesign, as you have discovered. You can create custom list of word in a .txt file and import that word list into your user dictionary, but InDesign recognizes the individual words because they are separated by a space, a tab, or a paragraph return. That's the dealbreaker.

 

The only "outside the box" solution I can think of is to add the words with an underline in place of a space, i.e., blu_karrot, and use a GREP style to make the underline transparent with a character style (and I reduced the typesize by half because it was too wide). 

 

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