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    Exclude dictionary (2003 SP2)

    I'm wanting to create an exclude dictionary but, according to the help file, I need to use the same file name as my chosen dictionary (English UK), with the exc file extension.

    Problem is I can't figure out what the file name should be for English UK.

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    Re: Exclude dictionary (2003 SP2)

    When you have created an exception dictionary in Notepad, go for File, Save As. Notepad is perverse in insisting that the default file type is TXT, so change it to All Files. Now, assuming you are using Office XP, type the file name to save as Mssp3en.exc. In the Save In drop-down list at the top of the Notepad window, trawl your way down to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedProof, and you should see a number of dictionary files pop up, including Mssp3en.lex, the main English dictionary.

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    Re: Exclude dictionary (2003 SP2)

    Do a search for *.lex and see what dictionaries are installed. The US English is mssp3en.lex.

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    Re: Exclude dictionary (2003 SP2)

    Ah therein lies the crux of the matter; mssp3en is the US English file, I'm needing to know the UK english filename.

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    Re: Exclude dictionary (2003 SP2)

    Edited by HansV to make url clickable - see <!help=19>Help 19<!/help>

    http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/Ex...ordFromDic.htm states that this is the dictionary for UK and US and Candaian English. Hmmm.

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    Re: Exclude dictionary (2003 SP2)

    Right you are. I'll give that a go.

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