September 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm #20107
Am working on a topic with quite a few words that aren’t in the standard Scrivener dictionary. Does anyone know if there is a way of importing the Custom dictionary from Word to get round this problem?September 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm #20125
I’m not sure if you can import a custom dictionary (or edit the exist one) or not, but you can use the tip Jon showed in one of the video trainings. Right click on the red underlined word. Besides giving suggested spellings, there is also an option to add the word to a custom dictionary called “Learn Word.”
In my niche, there are a number of words not in the dictionary, and I just add them as above. I’m using the PC version, so I would guess it is available on Mac version as well.September 17, 2013 at 9:18 am #20295
Thanks for that Marvin, I did see Jon’s post, but there are 1500+ words in my custom dictionary on Word – so any way of avoiding having to repeat so many instances of ‘Learn Word’ would be most welcome!September 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm #20444
Thanks for that Marvin, I did see Jon’s post, but there are 1500+ words in my custom dictionary on Word – so any way of avoiding having to repeat so many instances of ‘Learn Word’ would be most welcome!
Okay, be that way then . I hadn’t thought about adding that many words, so I searched around in the Scrivener program file (PC) and found this method for adding custom words. This applies to the PC, but no idea if it also applies to the MAC. But if you are on a MAC, there is probably a similar way although the storage location would be different.
Hope this helps!
1. Create a file list named something like: yourlist.txt. Add words, one per line, to yourlist.txt.
Save your file to a location like this depending on where you installed Scrivener:
Your list might look like:-
2. Convert file list to an Aspell word list.
This command creates an Aspell wordlist with the en_US language specification (en_GB is another example which you could use):
Move to the following directory with a command prompt:
cd c:\Program files\Scrivener\Aspell\bin
Type the following command and then press Enter:
aspell –lang=en_US create master yourlist.rws < yourlist.txt
3. To finish adding it to the dictionary change into the dictionary directory by running the following:
Then edit the following file with a program like Notepad++: en_US.multi
Note: Windows Notepad will not work. Notepad++ is a free download and a great tool.
Then add the following on a new line at the end of the file:
Restart Scrivener and your words will now be updated in the main Aspell dictionarySeptember 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm #20449
Marvin, this looks like just the sort of thing I need – albeit for wine terms, not medical ones. Am not on my desktop at the moment, but will give this a go later – in the meantime, Ed can you please give the wonderful Marvin a job….?September 18, 2013 at 9:04 am #20647
Hi Marvin, had a fiddle with this method without much luck, but then found something through the Scrivener website that does seem to work.
There’s a Scrivener file called wordslist.ini – on my PC, it was in the AppData\Local\Scrivener\Scrivener folder. I copied the custom.dic file from Word into here, replaced the <CR>s with commas, deleted the final comma and bingo! Scrivener now understands obscure things like Pacherenc du Vic Bilh…
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