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Peoplese Spellcheck

Spellcheck Installation Instructions

            Users of Microsoft Word in English language can utilize the Peoplese spellcheck.  Gratis.

             Once installed, and a text opened, all words in the text that are not in Peoplese will be red-lined.

             The Peoplese MS Word Spellcheck is not offered by Microsoft; it is offered by Peoplese, in the form of a
                    Supplementary Dictionary.  In order to use the Peoplese spellcheck, you must first add the two
                    Peoplese Supplementary Dictionary files to MS Word's spellcheck options.  (Steps listed below.)

             Then, when a text document is on your screen, you will have a choice of whether to use Peoplese spellcheck or
                    the spellcheck of the language of your choice by checking or unchecking a dialog box.

             Overview:  To Microsoft Word's spellcheck list of English words, we are adding Peoplese words that are not in
                   English (in the PEOPLESE.DIC file), and deleting English words that are not in Peoplese (in the
                   ExcludeDictionaryEN0409 file)   We will add both these files to the Uproof directory (folder) in your computer.

             Instructions for installing Peoplese MS Word Supplementary Dictionary on your computer:

                       1. First, download the "PEOPLESE.DIC" file from this website.

                                        To do this, click on this link:  PEOPLESE.DIC  and Save As on your desktop.

                                Now download the "ExcludeDictionaryEN0409" file.

                                        To do this, click on this link: ExcludeDictionaryEN0409 and Save As on your desktop.

                        2. Now find and open the UProof directory (folder) in your computer, by following these steps:.
                                    Open a blank MS Word file.
                                    From top right, click on:  File Options Proofing Custom Dictionaries,
                                            and click on the "Custom Dictionaries" button.
                                     In the "file path"  dialog box, highlight and copy the location path of your Uproof directory.
                                            It should look similar to:  C:\Users\you-name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Uproof                                                                                     (To copy the highlighted location path, right-click and select "copy".)
                                    Depending on your computer, do the following:
                                           Windows 10 & WIndows 8 users:  Press the Windows key to access the Start screen.
                                                    In the upper-right corner press the Search icon (looks like a magnifying glass).
                                                    In the dialog box, paste the Uproof file path name that you copied:  right click, select "paste".
                                                   Click on resulting button.  On your screen will appear the Uproof directory (folder).
                                           Window Vista, Windows 7, and Windows XP users:  At lower left, click "Start" to open Start Menu.
                                                    In the Search dialog box, paste the file name that you highlighted and copied.
                                                   The word "Uproof" will appear; click on it.
                                           The Uproof directory is now open.

                         3. With the Uproof directory open, do the following:
                                    Highlight  the "ExcludeDictionaryEN0409.lex" file, right-click, and select "Rename".
                                            (The ".lex" suffix may or may not be visible, depending on your computer settings.)
                                            Rename the file:  "ExcludeDictionaryEN0409.lex-original".
                                            (This is your backup, in case you ever want to delete this Peoplese spellcheck.)
                                    Go to your desktop, copy the PEOPLESE.DIC file, and paste it in the open Uproof directory.
                                            Do the same with the ExcludeDictionaryEN0409 file.
                                    Note that PEOPLESE.DIC and ExcludeDictionaryEN0409 files are both in the Uproof directory.
                                             (File names end in similar numbers.  Do not confuse them.)
                                             (Both newly added files are large, with today's date, you will notice.)
                                             (The ".lex" suffix may or may not be visible.)
                                             Rename the file:  ExcludeDictionaryEN0409.lex
                                                      (If the ".lex" suffix was not previously visible, omit the suffix on your new file.)
                                    Close the Uproof dirctory, by clicking on the "X" in upper right hand corner.

                         4. Select the dictionary, by following these steps:
Open a blank (or any) text file.
                                    Click on:  File (upper left corner)   Options Proofing Custom Dictionary
                                    To select which dictionary to use for any document, check the appropriate box:
                                                “Peoplese” if Peoplese, or “Custom” if your default language.  Click "OK".

                         5. Exit MS Word, and re-start MS Word, for the changes to take effect.
                                    If you select the Peoplese dictionary, words which are not in Peoplese will be red-lined.

             Upon encountering a red-lined word, in order to find the correct Peoplese word,
                        open the Peoplese Online Dictionary (lower right tab).
                        Check the “English” circle, and type the English word in the blank.
                        The peoplese translation or translations will appear on the screen.  


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