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Configuring EditScript Dictionaries

When logging into ESMT v8 or v9 you may get this error message:

You have set an eScription dictionary as your default dictionary. This means that anything which you personally add to a dictionary will be stored in the eScription dictionary. These additions will be wiped out the next time this dictionary is updated. We strongly suggest that you change your default dictionary to a non-eScription dictionary. You can change your default dictionary by going to the "Spelling and Grammar" tab of the Word options dialog, and then clicking the "Custom Dictionaries" button.

If you follow the directions you will see the default dictionary set for MS Word is not your custom dictionary. What does this mean? If you were to add new words to your dictionary in MS Word (such as a name of a location or a person's name) it would be saved in one of the dictionaries that come with EditScript-MT. However the next time you update ESMT, eScription will also be updating the dictionaries that come with ESMT and the additions you made to your dictionary would be wiped out: you should configure MS Word to use your personal dictionary ("Custom") to store these additional words.

In MS Word (or ESMT) go to Tools à Options à Spelling and Grammar tab. Click on the "Custom Dictionaries" button. You will see this:

Change the default dictionary to "CUSTOM.DIC" by selecting "CUSTOM.DIC" and then clicking on the "Change Default" button. You will now see this:

Now you will not see this message again when you log into ESMT.

NOTE: If “CUSTOM.DIC” is not listed for you, please refer to the Microsoft help article about creating custom dictionaries:

Afterward, you should be able to see “CUSTOM.DIC” in the dialog boxes for the screenshots above.