The default dictionary file has become corrupted and needs to be deleted so that it can be rebuilt. Please follow the steps below. Any words that were learned into the default dictionary will have to be learned again.
- Close Screenwriter.
- Double click My Computer.
- Double click the C: drive.
- Double click the Movie Magic Screenwriter folder. (If you don't see it, look in the Program Files folder).
- Highlight USER_US.LXA and hit Delete on the keyboard.
- Click Yes to delete.
- If there are any other USER LXA files, delete those as well.
- Open Screenwriter.
If the problem persists, use the Windows file search command and search for *.LXA. Remove all USER dictionaries (.LXA) found and Restart Windows.
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