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Dr Phil Stanley has generated new dictionary files corresponding to the 2020/2021 species checklists for the UK and Europe. These can be used in Microsoft Word and similar applications to check the spelling of the new species names.
The files can be downloaded from the Resources area, on the Checklists page. They will download as text files with a file type of .txt. In order to use them in Microsoft Word, they should be renamed to .dic files, and can then be added to Word as custom dictionaries.
If your browser is configured to open text files rather than download them, you may need to right-click the link and take the ‘Save link as…’ option to save the file to your hard drive.
To add custom dictionaries in most versions of Word, go to Options, and then select the Proofing tab.
Published: 24 October 2021