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Activating Multiple Spelling Dictionaries Concurrently

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099640D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hedgemon, L: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for activating multiple spelling dictionaries concurrently. The proliferation of word processing programs has demanded a need for job-specific dictionaries. That is, the medical industry will need a medical dictionary to cover its needs; whereas, the legal industry will need a legal dictionary to fulfill its needs. Typically, most word processing programs provide a "single" dictionary to cover all areas of business (e.g., legal, medical, etc).

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Activating Multiple Spelling Dictionaries Concurrently

       This article describes a method for activating multiple
spelling dictionaries concurrently. The proliferation of word
processing programs has demanded a need for job-specific
dictionaries. That is, the medical industry will need a medical
dictionary to cover its needs; whereas, the legal industry will need
a legal dictionary to fulfill its needs.  Typically, most word
processing programs provide a "single" dictionary to cover all areas
of business (e.g., legal, medical, etc).

      This invention eliminates the need to consolidate all of the
needed information into one dictionary (e.g. US.DIC) by incorporating
a friendly user-interface to easily allow a user to specify one, two,
or up to three dictionaries concurrently in a single editing session.
 Also, it does not require the user to exit out of the editing
session to make a simple dictionary change.

      The figure illustrates the parametric menu that will be used to
activate one or all of the dictionaries.  For instance, if a user
specifies MEDICAL.DIC as the primary dictionary and leaves the first
and second alternate dictionary options blank, then the MEDICAL
dictionary will be loaded for the active editing session and will
remain loaded until the user either quits out of the word processing
program or reactivates another set(s) of dictionary(s) - via spelling
or profiles.  Spelling tasks will first utilize the primary
dictionary, ACTIVA...