The dictionary file is most likely corrupted and needs to be rebuilt. This is done by closing the program, deleting the dictionary file and opening the program back up.
- Close Screenwriter.
- Double click My Computer.
- Double click the C: drive.
- Double click the Movie Magic Screenwriter folder.
- Highlight User_us.lxa and hit Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes to delete.
If the problem persists, use the Windows file search command and search for *.lxa. Remove all User dictionaries (.lxa) found and Restart Windows.
Any words that were learned into the default dictionary will have to be learned again.
First, follow the steps above in the Fixing the Dictionary File section.
One issue that can cause this issue to happen is if there is a soft (non-breaking) space next to a word that you have added to the document. Most of the time these soft spaces are inserted unintentionally using Shift+Spacebar rather than just the regular spacebar.
To replace soft spaces with regular spaces in your document:
- Open the document that caused the dictionary to become damaged.
- Click on View > Show Format Codes (Alt+F3).
- Scroll through and find any instances of a symbol that looks like the one near the text Nuevo San Juan Parangaricutiro shown in the screenshot below.
- Erase that symbol and replace it with a normal space by pressing the Spacebar by itself. Repeat that for any of those symbols you find.
- Click on View > Show Format Codes (Alt+F3) again to hide them.
- Click on File > Save to save your changes.
Tag: Movie Magic Screenwriter 6, Windows