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SK98 crashing on spellcheck

SK98 crashing on spellcheck

SK98 crashing on spellcheck

(OP)
Out of the blue, SK98 has started to crash when I initiate a spell check on a document.  My OS is XP.  Any thoughts?  Would it be of any benefit to delete the spell check files?

Thanks in advance...

Rusty Willis

RE: SK98 crashing on spellcheck

Dear rustywillis,

If you delete the file it will revert to the first time you installed sidekick. To avoid that it would be a good idea to  CLOSE SIDEKICK and then rename the original USER.DCT which resides in the
C:\Program Files\Starfish\Sidekick 98\data folder.
to USERold.DCT
Then re-open Sidekick and it will re-create a new empty dictionary file.
This is what an empty dictionary file looks like IN NOTEPAD and it is the file USER.DCT

Spf8UD ^S

END OF FILE.

And this is what it looks like when I added the words:
Cary
Derrynacoosane
Keadue
Roscommon


Spf8UD ^S
Cary #ts
Derrynacoosane #cs
Keadue #ts
Roscommon #yn


So although the suffix #cs etc seems a little odd, it looks like it is fairly easy to re-create or edit the file using the above as an example.
Open the USERold.DCT file in Notepad and check for duplicates or send it to me as a FAQ comment.

Regards
Jim

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