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how to specify a common spellcheck dictionary

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Hello,
I have an Access 2K application that several users on a network will be
working with. They will each have a copy of the "front-end" and will
link to a common "back-end" database located on a network drive. There
is a requirement to be able to check spelling using some industry
specific abbreviations, words, etc. I would like to change the
dictionary to a common one that is located on the network in the same
place as the back end data.

Is it possible to share a dictionary in this way?

Is this possible to do in code so that the dictionary is only changed
for the specific use of this application?

TIA,
James

Nov 13 '05 #1
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On 15 Jul 2005 13:27:49 -0700, ja***@intinfo.com wrote:

What dictionary do you have in mind?
Some people will use Word's dictionary, and there are published
methods for interacting with it.
Others might create their own table of keywords, and store them in an
Access table.

-Tom.

Hello,
I have an Access 2K application that several users on a network will be
working with. They will each have a copy of the "front-end" and will
link to a common "back-end" database located on a network drive. There
is a requirement to be able to check spelling using some industry
specific abbreviations, words, etc. I would like to change the
dictionary to a common one that is located on the network in the same
place as the back end data.

Is it possible to share a dictionary in this way?

Is this possible to do in code so that the dictionary is only changed
for the specific use of this application?

TIA,
James


Nov 13 '05 #2

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On 15 Jul 2005 13:27:49 -0700, ja***@intinfo.com wrote:

What dictionary do you have in mind?
Some people will use Word's dictionary, and there are published
methods for interacting with it.
Others might create their own table of keywords, and store them in an
Access table.

-Tom.

Hello,
I have an Access 2K application that several users on a network will be
working with. They will each have a copy of the "front-end" and will
link to a common "back-end" database located on a network drive. There
is a requirement to be able to check spelling using some industry
specific abbreviations, words, etc. I would like to change the
dictionary to a common one that is located on the network in the same
place as the back end data.

Is it possible to share a dictionary in this way?

Is this possible to do in code so that the dictionary is only changed
for the specific use of this application?

TIA,
James


Nov 13 '05 #3

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I don't know if this will give you want you want.
If you put you dictionary in the same location as
Custom.DIC, it may allow you to select it.

This came from Help.

Choose a custom dictionary for checking spelling
1. Go to the Database window.
2. Click any table, query, form, view, or stored procedure.
3. Click Spelling on the toolbar.
Note You may need to temporarily misspell an existing word to display
the Spelling dialog box.

4. Click Options.
5. Select the custom dictionary you want in the Dictionary box.
I can select another dictionary in Access 97, but
not in Access 2000.

Ron

ja***@intinfo.com wrote:
Hello,
I have an Access 2K application that several users on a network will be
working with. They will each have a copy of the "front-end" and will
link to a common "back-end" database located on a network drive. There
is a requirement to be able to check spelling using some industry
specific abbreviations, words, etc. I would like to change the
dictionary to a common one that is located on the network in the same
place as the back end data.

Is it possible to share a dictionary in this way?

Is this possible to do in code so that the dictionary is only changed
for the specific use of this application?

TIA,
James


Nov 13 '05 #4

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I don't know if this will give you want you want.
If you put you dictionary in the same location as
Custom.DIC, it may allow you to select it.

This came from Help.

Choose a custom dictionary for checking spelling
1. Go to the Database window.
2. Click any table, query, form, view, or stored procedure.
3. Click Spelling on the toolbar.
Note You may need to temporarily misspell an existing word to display
the Spelling dialog box.

4. Click Options.
5. Select the custom dictionary you want in the Dictionary box.
I can select another dictionary in Access 97, but
not in Access 2000.

Ron

ja***@intinfo.com wrote:
Hello,
I have an Access 2K application that several users on a network will be
working with. They will each have a copy of the "front-end" and will
link to a common "back-end" database located on a network drive. There
is a requirement to be able to check spelling using some industry
specific abbreviations, words, etc. I would like to change the
dictionary to a common one that is located on the network in the same
place as the back end data.

Is it possible to share a dictionary in this way?

Is this possible to do in code so that the dictionary is only changed
for the specific use of this application?

TIA,
James


Nov 13 '05 #5

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Hell Tom,
Actually, I only want to use the built-in dictionary (I'm guessing that
is Word's dictionary). I guess my question boils down to: how do I
change the dictionary in use at each workstation? Each workstation
install of Office will (I think) point to its local dictionary. I would
like all the users to be using a common dictionary so that any words
that are added need only be done once for this application.

Where are the "published methods for interacting" with Word's
dictionary?

TIA,
James

Nov 13 '05 #6

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Hello Ron,
I would like to use the dictionary that is available through Office.
But the words that are added are really specific to the application
that is why I would like to use a *separate* custom dictionary and
programmatically set the dictionary when the application starts. Is
there any way to do that?

Also, are you saying that you *cannot* select another dictionary in
Access 2000 under any circumstances? How about later versions of Access
a/o Office?

TIA,
James

Nov 13 '05 #7

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I wrote a VB Script to invoke the MS Spell Checker. It can be pasted into an
Access VBA module and run, if that will help. Download it from here ...

http://amazecreations.com/datafast/G...SpellCheck.zip

--

Danny J. Lesandrini
dl*********@hotmail.com
http://amazecreations.com/datafast/

<ja***@intinfo.com> wrote
Hello,
I have an Access 2K application that several users on a network will be
working with. They will each have a copy of the "front-end" and will
link to a common "back-end" database located on a network drive. There
is a requirement to be able to check spelling using some industry
specific abbreviations, words, etc. I would like to change the
dictionary to a common one that is located on the network in the same
place as the back end data.

Is it possible to share a dictionary in this way?

Is this possible to do in code so that the dictionary is only changed
for the specific use of this application?

TIA,
James

Nov 13 '05 #8

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