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The Dictionary Editor

The Dictionary editor

The Dictionary Editor manages spelling dictionaries used for spell check. It has four sections:


1

The Search Box searches spelling entries in the current Spelling Dictionary.

The Search box
  • To search for an entry, enter your search term into the Search Box. The software will automatically search and select the closest entry in the Spelling Dictionary as you type.

 


2

The File Tabs manage all open Spelling dictionaries.

The file tab
  • If a file is locked, you can only delete entries from the file. You cannot add new entries into the file, nor can you modify existing entries.

 


3

The Spelling Dictionary shows all the words in the current dictionary.

the dictionary
  • The list can be sorted in both ascending and descending order. Click the Column Header to change the order.

 


4

The Detail Area shows the current spelling entry and allows you to modify it.

 


How To...

Create a new dictionary

  1. Click the "+" button in the File Tabs and choose the "Create a new spelling dictionary" command.
  2. Enter the file name and click the "Save" button.

The newly created dictionary will become the current editing dictionary.

Load a dictionary

  1. Click the "+" button in the File Tabs and choose the "Open an existing spelling dictionary" command.
  2. Enter the file name and click the "Open" button.

The newly loaded dictionary will become the current editing dictionary.

Save a dictionary

Asutype automatically saves the dictionary for you, therefore there is no Save button or menu item anywhere.

Close a dictionary

  1. Click the "x" icon in the tab of a dictionary.

Share a dictionary with others
Pro Version Only

To share a dictionary with others, simply let them know about the file location and give them the appropriate access rights. From time to time you may need to update the file to see any changes made by others.

  1. Right click the current list in the File Tabs and choose the "Check for update of file" command from a pop-up menu.

Note:

  • The current file location is shown in the File Tab's tooltip.
  • You can right click the File Tabs and choose the "Open containing folder" command to go to the file location in Windows Explorer.

Add a new word

  1. Type the word in the "Word" box.
  2. Click the "Add" button.

Replace a word

  1. Select the word in the list.
  2. Edit the word.
  3. Click the "Replace" button.

Delete a word

  1. Select the word in the list.
  2. Click the "x" icon on the right hand side of the selection.

Move a word to other dictionary
Pro Version Only

  1. Right click the word in the list and choose "Move to..." with the name of the dictionary you want.

Copy a word to other dictionary
Pro Version Only

  1. Hold down the Shift key, right click the word in the list and choose "Copy to..." with the name of the dictionary you want.

Import all words from an external source
(Not available in the Trial version)

  1. Right click the current tab in the File Tabs and choose the "Import entries from a plain text file" command.
  2. Enter the file name and click the "Open" button.

Asutype can import words from a plain text file (either ANSI or UNICODE, see below). A message will announce when the importing is completed.

Export all entries to a text file
(Not available in the Trial version)

  1. Right click the current tab in the File Tabs and choose the "Export entries to a file" command.
  2. Enter the file name and click the "Save" button

Asutype can export words to a plain text file (either ANSI or UNICODE, see below).

Plain Text Files for Import / Export

A plain text file that Asutype imports/exports words from/to is a plain ANSI or UNICODE text file (i.e. no formatting information such as bold, italic, tables, images etc. - you can use NotePad to create a plain text file) with each word in a single line. Lines starting with a semicolon (;) are comment lines. Blank lines and comment lines will be ignored when importing. For example:

; start example
; -------------------
; Following are a few entries of a plain text file
; Each entry in a single line
; Lines starting with a semicolon are comment lines
; Blank lines and comment lines will be ignored when importing
 
asutype
is
easy
 
; end of file
; end of the example


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