How to add words to iPad 2 dictionary?

VA7DB

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I have an iPad2 running iOS 5.0.1, no current interest in upgrading !
Is there any way to add word's to the built in dictionary?
My wife has an unusual name and when sending emails it continually want's me to correct it.

Thanks for any thoughts.
Dave
 

glsda

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Good question. I know someone on the forum will have an answer.
 

Rugaby

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Did you try adding a shortcut? Even if you make the shortcut the same as the actual word that will add it to the "dictionary" .
 

VA7DB

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Sorry for my ignorance but how do I add a shortcut? Thanks in advance for any suggestions Dave
 

talon90

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Sorry for my ignorance but how do I add a shortcut? Thanks in advance for any suggestions Dave
Go to Settings>General>Keyboard and at the bottom of the screen select Add New Shortcut. Just type the word in the Phrase line and save it. It will add it to your auto correct dictionary. You can also create a shortcut for the word or phrase by adding some characters to the Shortcut line in the same place.
 

zunex

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talon90: great tip! Woudl you also show me how to open the dictionary in iPad?