I've added some words that are not in the standard Apple dictionary in Pages 5.5 via the 'learn'/'ignore spelling' function.

Is there any way where I can see a comprehensive list of the words that I have added to the 'learn'/'ignore' list?


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Your custom words spelling are stored in this plain-text file:


You can view it from your terminal using:

cat ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary

Or open in a text editor of your choice by using its Open menu item then:

  • Press Cmd+Shift+G to open the Go to folder dialogue
  • Paste ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary into the box
  • Press enter
  • This is great - do you know how to also "un-ignore" spelling for words? There doesn't seem to be a similar text file for this feature.
    – akohlsmith
    May 19, 2021 at 16:27

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