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    How to open dictionary files (.LEX)? (2002 SP-2)

    Under WinXP, I have 7 Dictionary Files (.LEX) in C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProof.

    Does anyone know how I can open these files? Both Word and Notepad have been unsuccessful.

    Thanks!

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    Re: How to open dictionary files (.LEX)? (2002 SP-2)

    I don't think you are intended to open .lex files directly. They are the fixed dictionaries used by the spell checking mechanism; their content is probably copyrighted.

    You *can* open and edit your custom dictionaries (*.dic); those are plain text files.

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    Re: How to open dictionary files (.LEX)? (2002 SP-2)

    I agree with HansV, these files are READ ONLY and are NOT to be edited.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: How to open dictionary files (.LEX)? (2002 SP-2)

    Hi Jonathan:
    While you can't open or edit these files, there is a way to have the same effect as adding or deleting entries. Use a custom dictionary to add words (so they are not marked misspelled) & create an exclusion dictionary, which will cause "correctly" spelled words to be questioned.

    If you are interested in that, you can search this Word board for either custom dictionary &/or exclusion dictionary, as I know both have been discussed.
    Cheers,

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