RTG Bills and RTG Timer include a spell checker. The standard dictionary uses the spelling conventions commonly used in the United States.
As an option, at no charge, we are offering a dictionary designed for the UK instead. Other English-speaking areas of the world may also prefer the UK dictionary to the US dictionary.
There are two steps to using the UK dictionary:
In order to download the UK dictionary, use RTG Update. (You must have RTG Bills Version 2.17 or later.)
Complete these steps:
The dictionary is saved in the RTG Bills Data Location, which is shared by all RTG Bills users, so you do not need to repeat this process for other RTG Bills users.
Each RTG Timer user has a separate Data Location, so you must repeat this process for each RTG Timer user. The exception is for a single computer on which RTG Bills and RTG Timer are installed with the same Data Location. In that situation, you do not need to install the dictionary again, since it is shared with RTG Bills.
At this point, you have installed the UK dictionary for RTG Bills and, if necessary, installed it for each RTG Timer user as well. Next you must tell RTG Bills and RTG Timer to use the new dictionary.
Start RTG Bills and choose Setup > Spelling Check. Notice that there is a box where you can enter the filename of the dictionary file. Click the Reset button to ensure that the program is using the dictionary in the Data Location for the program.
Now edit the filename and change DictUS.wds to DictUK.wds. All you need to do is change the S in US to a K. Click Close.
Repeat this procedure for each RTG Timer user. Start RTG Timer, choose Setup > Spelling Check, click Reset, and change DictUS.wds to DictUK.wds. Click Close.
To test the dictionary, enter a new fee transaction and type this:
This is my favorite software.
Click the Check button. The program should suggest changing favorite to favourite.
If you get a message saying that the program could not find the dictionary, then you did something wrong earlier. The error message will tell you the full pathname of the file it could not find. Either it is looking for the wrong file or it is looking for the right file but the file isn't where it should be.
In general, the dictionary should reject US-only spellings such as analyze for analyse. However, it will accept initialize and initialise because both forms are used in the UK (so we are told).
Please contact RTG if you find any problems.