<P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 13-Nov-03 09:52. Added and around the link to make it live.)</P>I'm responsible for an app which loads a HUGE dictionary (over 107000 entries, and over 1mb in size). Word does not appear to choke on this--but, alarmingly, the MSDN states the maximum size for a dictionary is 65593 bytes, and approximately 5500 entries. http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=211489 How seriously should I take these limits, given that I don't get errors with a dictionary that's way beyond them.

My other question has to do with performance when you are using a large dictionary. It seems to me that, if you've got "check spelling as you type" turned on, and Word is constantly checking a huge dictionary, you're going to take a pretty good performance hit. Is this reasoning correct? If so (or even if not so), what's the fastest way to edit a document and have it spell checked by the time you close it?

Thanks very much...