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#1 jwritebol

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 01:12 PM

I think it would be helpful if in the menus that appear in version 7 that the option to look up an English word using OS X's dictionary would be included. Something similar to what Safari does when I highlight and right click on a word I can use the newer dictionary to get a definition. I know Accordance has the Webster module, but part of me prefers to see what a modern dictionary English dictionary says as well. Thank you for the great product that is Accordance! God Bless You.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 01:56 PM

We have implemented Services in version 7, however, when I tried the dictionary just now, it did not pop the word in, though it does in Google. We will look into the problem. We do not plan to add it to Accordance menus, though.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 03:11 PM

Hmmm. Choosing Look Up in Dictionary in the Services submenu of the Accordance menu works for me.
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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:12 PM

Nothing happened the first time I tried it (Dictionary opened but didn't transfer the selected word) on two machines, but on subsequent trips to the Services menu, it worked. So my guess is it's a registration/initialization type of bug.
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:06 PM

Okay - that worked for me, and it is a sufficient work around for getting to the Modern Dictionary. Is there any future plans of incorporating a modern English dictionary into Accordance that isn't theological? Just curious. Thanks again.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 12:49 AM

Okay - that worked for me, and it is a sufficient work around for getting to the Modern Dictionary. Is there any future plans of incorporating a modern English dictionary into Accordance that isn't theological? Just curious. Thanks again.

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Just FYI, Webster's 1913 Unabridged Dictionary is the actual Webster's from then. The reason it was included was that during those years of unabridged publication, many biblical references occur. Its not entirely modern (okok, its almost 100 years old), but it isn't strictly theological.
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Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:31 AM

It might be of interest to some people that Tiger's Dictionary contains the full text of the entries of the New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd edition (~2100 pages), which is based on prototype semantics. It also appears to have some very high quality illustrations, judging by the illustrations that accompany all the continent name entries.
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