How can I edit my custom dictionary for spell-checking?
Thread poster: Enrique Chi

Enrique Chi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 17:59
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Nov 28, 2016

Hello:

I accidentally added a word t my custom dictionary, and I'd like to remove it. I have found nothing in the documentation of Across (which is pretty atrocious, by the way) that tells me where the dictionary file is stored, or how I can edit it. Can any of you good people help me find it?

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Enrique


 

CafeTran Training (X)
Netherlands
Local time: 00:59
Which one do you use? Nov 28, 2016

Is this info still valid?


Under Spell-Check, you can select the spell-check(s) to be applied in the Target Editor. In addition to the default spell-check (Sentry Spelling Checker Engine; see below) you can enable the following spell-checks by marking the respective checkboxes:

Your custom Across dictionary

The entries (terms) in crossTerm

The MS Office spell-checker (see below)

Your user dictionaries from Microsoft Office
In addition, you can select the degree of similarity (high/medium/low) of the suggestions provided.


So you can either use the Sentry spell checker or that of MS Word. Each has its own custom dictionary.

How about adding a unique string and search for it in all files (hidden and system files included) on your disks? E.g. with TotalCommander (though faster search tools probably will exist).

[Edited at 2016-11-28 05:37 GMT]


 

AAV
Local time: 05:59
Tools -> System Settings -> User-Defined dictionary Nov 28, 2016

Information is available in Help by keyword "User-defined dictionary". It was the second article, actually, when searching for "dictionary".
Anyway, can be accessed with Tools -> System Settings -> User-Defined dictionary.


 

Enrique Chi  Identity Verified
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Thank you for the suggestions Nov 28, 2016

Thanks. I guess I hadn't thought about looking for the custom dictionary of each spell checker. I should have guessed that.

The list that I have in Tools > System Settings > General Settings > User-defined dictionary appears blank, so that's not being used.

I had configured Across to use MS Office spell check, but when I went to check on the corresponding custom dictionary, it did not have the word I was looking for, so I guess I need to do some further checking, but you pointed me in the right direction, so thank you much!

Regards,
Enrique


 


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