I work on a variety of computers at home and at work and it’s a pain to have to reconfigure the same applications over and over and over again. In this example, I’d like to show you how you can store your dictionary used by Microsoft Office in SkyDrive to create one universal dictionary for all of your Office applications on all of your PCs.
- If you haven’t already, sign up for OneDrive: http://www.OneDrive.com.
- Download the OneDrive app so that you can selectively sync folders from OneDrive to your local machine: http://bit.ly/Rd9ruD.
- Create a folder in OneDrive name “CONFIG” and in that folder, create another folder named “Office.” Of course you can name these folders whatever you want or not use folders at all, but I recommend that you do to avoid confusion later on down the road.
- Copy your custom Office dictionary file to OneDrive.
- Update the settings in your Office applications to use the dictionary that you’ve got stored in OneDrive.
- Use the “Add to Dictionary” function in Office to add whatever words you like, watch your dictionary in OneDrive update, and enjoy the fact that you no longer have to do this separately for each machine on which you work!