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    msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    Hi

    I have a user who when doing a spell check adds words into his custom dictionary. When he goes to add the word - the message is displayed 'the custom dictionary is full'. I've checked his laptop. he has a custom dictionary in 3 locations.
    1. Cocuments and SettingsAdministratorApplication DataMicrosoftProofCustom.dic
    2. Cocuments and SettingsUsernameApplication DataMicrosoftProofCustom.dic
    3. C:Program filesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeCustom.dic

    The custom.dic with the latest date(todays date) is located in his profile ie location 2.
    & all files are only 1k in size.

    questions:
    a) what is the default location of the custom.dic - i'm guessing its location 3.
    is there a way to set the default path. - via a registry key.
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] the files only 1k in size - could the dictionary have become corrupt.
    c) if we have 3 custom dictionaries how does word know which is the default?
    d) also the custom.dictiionary is available within all of word, or just document specific. i fairly certain that its available within all word
    i read in woodys that the custom dictionarys max size is 265k.

    many thanks Diana

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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Diana

    OK take a look ath this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 291176 and see if it will help.

    If not, come back with some more questions.

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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    thanks wassim...i implemented those fixes & his right now...many thanks again...diana :-)

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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    hi wassim

    although i've applied the suggested fixes& tested it & it appeared to clear the message. when the user went to perform a spell check & add a custom word into his custom dictionary the message appeared again ie' The custom dictionary is full'

    i will delete his network & local profile & see if that clears the msg
    any other ideas?
    many thanks diana

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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    Hi Diana:
    Does it happen with all files? If not, the trouble might be with a corrupt file. I would also try the steps listed in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>, if nothing else works. There may be an add-in that is interfering.

    By the way, I assume from your answer that you've tried all the steps in the KB article. ALSO, make sure that the correct Custom.dic file is listed as the active file in Tools/Options/Spelling & Grammer tab. (The path may differ from mine because I'm not on a network & have Word 2000.) You can make sure of the path by clicking Edit & seeing where that takes you. See picture.
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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    Hi Phil

    thanks for that. yes i tried all the solutions suggested in microsofts KB. In Word, I was attempting to change the default location of the custom dictionary however each time i click on the button Change default > it doesnt do anything ie it doesnt display another dialog box to navigate to a location to set another dictionary as you would expect.

    diana

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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    Hmmm. You lost me there. I don't have a button to change the default location of the dictionary. I haven't checked for some time & may have forgotten, but I was under the impression that you had to place the dictionary in the correct location for it to work. That location has changed with different versions & operating systems, so I haven't kept up with it. At one time it was C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProof & then went to C:WINDOWSApplication DataMicrosoftProof, & then ??? (& that assumes that you're not on a network).

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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    For the record: under Windows XP, the default path to Custom.dic is

    Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftProof

    In Word 2002/XP you can add a custom dictionary from other location, and set it as default - see screenshot.
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    Re: msg custom dictionary is full (OfficeXP SP3)

    Thanks, Hans. I see that the dialog box has changed. In Word 2000, you can change the default dictionary in the drop down box that's shown on my screenshot, but can't change the default location.

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