Good to know, Mike. Thanks.
So far I've only used one version that uses the new location, and since we only
make limited use of user dictionaries in our FrameMaker docs I hadn't noticed
the change. But now I know to watch out if/when I upgrade to a newer version.
> Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:43:56 -0500
> From: i...@mikewickham.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Dictionaries
> FrameMaker changed dictionary locations as of version 9. It now saves
> them at the common location of
> I'm using FM 10, so assume FM 11 is the same. There is no version
> structure showing on my computer. I don't believe FM 10 overwrote my FM9
> dictionary way back when, but can't remember. If FM 11 is doing it, it
> needs to be reported as a bug.
> As a side note, even though the new dictionary is a .txt file, care is
> necessary if you try to edit it directly. I messed mine up one time,
> when I edited the file and the editor saved it with carriage return and
> linefeed (CR LF) line endings. This caused failure as FM expects this
> file to have LFs only! I was able to use Notepad++ to find the problem
> and fix it.
> There was a need to convert dictionaries from FM8 to FM9 when the
> location/format change happened. Instructions for doing so are at the
> bottom of this page (as well as the warning about editing the file
> Mike Wickham
> On 10/22/2013 7:09 PM, Fred Ridder wrote:
> > Every FrameMaker installer I have used (from 5.5.6 through 9 so far)
> > has always installed all the files in a separate, version-specific
> > folder within the Program Files folder. I have never had a problem
> > having two or even three different versions installed simultaneously
> > using the default installs.
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