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2088851 - Spell Check: Words Not Recognized in Spell Check - Custom Dictionary & Medical Dictionary - BizX Platform


  • Words not recognized bu Spell Check
  • Periodically words will not be recognized in spell check even though the user has added the word to the custom dictionary. Quite often these words fit there business model for a given company. The SuccessFactors application enables you to add custom words to your dictionary one at a time, import a file of words, and for the medical field, add on a complete medical dictionary complete with over 200,000 words!


  • BizX Platform


Enter the word into the custom dictionary import file in multiple formats lower, upper and mixed case. You can do this via the UI in admin tools > Company Dictionary one at a time, or you can import a complete file of words.

Example Formatting

  • HydroCAD
  • StormCAD
  • stormcad
  • hydrocad

Once the file is imported spell check will recognize the new word.

Key point: The word may be recognized, but periodically it may not display as a recommended word for corrections.



  • Medical dictionary! If you’re in or associated with the medical field, you might want to use the SuccessFactors medical dictionary as part of your SpellCheck. Once you add the dictionary to your SpellCheck, you get immediate access to over 200,000 words for anatomy, pharmaceuticals, and diseases. If you’re interested in using the medical dictionary with your SpellCheck, contact SuccessFactors Customer Success for more details.


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