adding spelling dictionaries to Word
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Jun 21, 2003

If you have only an English version of Word 2000-2002, which has spelling checking only for the bigger languages like French, Spanish and German, but you need to write i.e. Finnish, is it possible to add the dictionary for Finnish from a MS-Works version for Finnish without changing everything into Finnish?
Because if one installes a Finnish version of Word the installation process will install also IE and Outlook Express and even update parts of Windows into Finnish. But the owner of the computer is American without any understanding of Finnish and would not be very pleased.
So how to extract only the spelling dictionary from a Works CD?


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Matthew Roy, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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Microsoft Proofing Tools your best bet Jun 21, 2003

I would suggest that you consider purchasing Microsoft Proofing Tools. I believe the price is only around USD 70.00, for which you receive the dictionary and grammar tools for 48 languages (including Finnish). Follow the link below for more information:

http://www.microsoft.com/catalog/display.asp?subid=22&site=10989&x=47&y=13


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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I've got the dictionary Jun 22, 2003

The proofing tools are about 200 USD including shipping or 130 euros here in the shop.
But I have lots of spelling dictionaries for Finnish in Word, every time I buy a new computer I get Works or Office, but I want, that someone could use these without needing to update his whole computer into Finnish, which would be the result if he would install those software packages.


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Vesna Zivcic  Identity Verified
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MS Hotline? Jun 22, 2003

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

... every time I buy a new computer I get Works or Office, but I want, that someone could use these without needing to update his whole computer into Finnish, which would be the result if he would install those software packages.


How about contacting the MS Hotline in your country? If anybody, they should be able to tell you if this can be done or not.

BTW, Proofing tools won't change anything on your computer.

Best regards,

[Edited at 2003-06-22 21:27]


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Edward Vreeburg  Identity Verified
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WHat about: Tools - Options - Dictionairy - Add? Jun 23, 2003

Can you pick up the Works dictionairies with that Or are they a different format (wouldn't be surprised...)

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Valters Feists  Identity Verified
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adding spelling dictionaries Jul 13, 2003

Yes, it can be done.
It involves the files on C:/Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/PROOF (but not *.dic files via Word's Options).

Plus, the Windows registry may need to be tweaked. There must be instructions somewhere out there on the Net.
Be careful when "re-engineering"!

[Edited at 2003-07-13 14:44]


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Odette Grille  Identity Verified
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Adding my dictionary to Word on Mac OSX Jaguar. Jul 13, 2003

Word on OS9 version had a checking function where I could add words to my dictionary but no more...Or do I have the wrong settings ?

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