Re: Dictionary demand
- I once had a similar problem with spell check that I ultimately
tracked down to having more than one dictionary. Look around your
troubled machine for extra dictionaries -- either in the applications
folder, or hiding in individual user's folders -- especially look for
dictionaries that might be in global vs. user-restricted areas. If WP
identifies a dictionary that's not the one you think it's using, or
not the one in the usual places, this loop problem seems to arise.
--- In email@example.com, "bcqc2003" <bchristianson@...>
> Many years after we began using WP, a problem has suddenly appeared.
> On 2 of our iMacs using 8.6, spell-check pops up a window asking for
> us to find "Dictionary (USA)". Once it does that, its a loop. Any
> folder we check (with one exception) shows empty. We cannot cancel the
> window and return to the document. A Force Quit is the only way out.
> The one folder that shows any content is the WP application folder,
> Language folder. When that is opened, it will show the file
> "Dictionary (CAN)" - yes, there is a Canadian Dictionary - but
> attempting to select it freezes WP. Again, only way out is a Force
> Quit. We do not have a Dictionary USA and haven't since we began using
> WP in 1991.
> The program may have done a dozen spell-checks that day already before
> the problem shows up. It usually does one or two entries in that
> particular document, which are dealt with by Ignore, before it goes
> bad. When the Speller window comes up, it properly identifies
> "Dictionary (CAN)" as checked under the Dictionary menu.
> I have trashed the WP preferences, rebuilt the desk top, run First Aid
> and looked at all the codes - nothing wrong and nothing odd.
> The documents are letter templates so they have our lettehead on them.
> the problem does not usually show up until the Speller has moved into
> the text below the letterhead (which will have just been added by the
> secretary). But I can re-open the document, copy the text and paste it
> into a new document and run spell-check with no problem.
> If anybody has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated.