Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries complement
other types of dictionaries.
Corporate dictionaries typically reside on the corporate network and are
accessible to all MapSpeller users. They may contain uncommon words and
acronyms whose spelling has been approved at the corporate level and
should be used in all publications and data.
typically contain words specific to a profession or industry, for
example foresters or GIS professionals have their own specialized
vocabulary. Such dictionaries may be used by a single individual and be
stored on his/her PC or they may be handled as corporate dictionaries.
Finding Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries
The source of existing corporate dictionaries should be your
organization. Specialized dictionaries may be available from
governments, industry associations, etc. The Internet is a great
resource for searching for such dictionaries. Search keywords should not
be limited to "dictionary" but may also include "word list", "glossary",
"acronyms and abbreviations", etc.
Once found, such dictionaries may need to be
manually formatted to be
compatible with MapSpeller.
Creating and Editing Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries
Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries can't be edited directly using
a MapSpeller dialog. This is done partly to keep their integrity.
However, organizations may set procedures to periodically allow
dictionary administrators to
manually update such dictionaries.
The format of Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries is the same as that
of personal dictionaries. Therefore, should one want to use a dialog to
create a corporate or specialized dictionary, one could start with a
blank personal dictionary, populate it with the
Edit Personal Dictionary
dialog and then rename and move the dictionary elsewhere (on a
shared network drive if the dictionary has to become a corporate
Activating Enterprise and Specialized Dictionaries
MapSpeller 4.0 comes with one specialized English technical dictionary that is
always listed in the Options dialog, regardless of primary culture.
Enterprise and specialized dictionaries other than the MapSpeller
technical dictionary can be added to,
removed from, and
activated in, MapSpeller using the
controls Enterprise and Specialized Dictionary section of the Options