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    Dictionaries in Word 2000

    I am wanting to know two things concerning dictionaries in Word 2000:

    1) What is the file name for the main dictionary used in Word?

    2) Where can I get a English (British) dictionary for Word?

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    Re: Dictionaries in Word 2000

    This is a pure guess:
    In my program filesMicrosoft Office folder I have various other folders with numbers, 1033, 1034, 1036.
    From some dark recess in my mind, I think these are country codes:
    1033 = (UK?) English
    1034 = Spanish
    1036 = French

    In the last two, there are two files, one of which is 'mso.acl' (same name, different folder) and dragging this into Notepad shows it as a list of words in their respective languages.

    In folder 1033 are 150+ files - presumably my default (language) installation including another 'mso.acl' file, which on Notepadding, seems to include a large list of words - correctly and incorrectly spelt.
    Does the dictionary include the spellchecking alternatives? Why not! So this may well be it.

    How you incorporate that, I'm not sure, other than swapping your mso.acl file for mine.

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    Just had a brainwave - went to Word help and typed in 'language'

    The answer is probably:

    Start | Programs | Office Tools | Microsoft Office Language Settings....

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    Re: Dictionaries in Word 2000

    Hi Pilgrim,

    They're *.lex files. The American English file is called MSSP3EN.LEX. To buy other dictionaries, try this <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.alki.com>site</A>.

    HTH,

    Chris

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