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Cannot load main spelling dictionary

Question asked by VivianWoo on Apr 14, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2016 by steveromig


Cannot load main spelling dictionary


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version


Description of the issue

Last week the error message "cannot load main spelling dictionary" started popping up. It pops up only after I have had Filemaker opened up for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. It happens with all FM files. It is happening on 3 of our computers: one runs FM 11 Advanced on Windows 7, another runs FM 11 on Windows 7, and the last runs FM11 on Vista. The error message is not popping up on two computers running XP. I have already reinstalled FM, checked to make sure the dictionaries are in the proper folders, etc. Still keeps happening.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Nothing specific. But only starts to happen after Filemaker has been opened for 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

"Cannot load main spelling dictionary"


1. Turn off spell check.
2. Close FM and open it back up. Then happens again after 2 to 2-1/2 hours.