3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2014 10:39 AM by philmodjunk

    using standard OSX dictionary with Filemaker

    Jax

      Summary

      using standard OSX dictionary with Filemaker

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      12

      Operating system version

      Mac OS 10.9.4

      Description of the issue

      For technical writing (scientific, medical, legal) it would be an enormous time saver to use an already trained spelling dictionary instead of retraining the specific FileMaker spellchecker.

      Is there a way to use the standard Mac OSX spelling dictionary with FileMaker? Short of this optimal solution is there an easy way to batch add words to the FM word list?

      I see a user word list in Applications/FM 12/Extensions/Dictionaries/User.upr. There's a file of the same name in Applications/FM12/FMI Runtime Libraries/Internal Runtime Libraries/Extensions/Dictionaries/User.upr but it's not updated when I add a word.

      The format of the FileMaker word lists is unfortunately not just a simple 1 word per line, so other word lists would presumably have to be reformatted before they can be added:
      #HEADER START#2#0#0#0#≠#0#0#0#0#0#HEADER END#
      #cytometry#0
      #GFP#0
      #phosphorylation#0

      Has anybody figured this out?