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CATalyst allows you to take all the entries from one dictionary and bring them into another. The Include Dictionary feature allows you to bring in the entire contents of another dictionary into the currently open dictionary. You might use this feature to add your Update Area entries to your Personal Dictionary or to combine two job dictionaries together.
Once you have selected to include a dictionary, you cannot undo an included dictionary, except to exit the file without saving. Stenograph recommends you save changes to the destination dictionary before using the Include command.
The following steps follows a common include scenario, including the Update Area into the Personal Dictionary. But you can use these steps to combine any dictionary into another.
Include Update Area into Personal Dictionary
From anywhere in CATalyst, press File, Open, Dictionary, Personal (Alt-f, o, d, p) to open the Personal Dictionary.
Press F9 or click File, Include. The Include Dictionary dialog box displays.
Navigate to the System Files Case and select the Update Area. Click Open.
A warning message displays. This message means that you cannot make changes to the Update Area until the include process is complete. Click Yes to continue including the Update Area. Click No to cancel the include process.
The entries are included into the dictionary. Depending on your Dictionary Options selections, you may be prompted that duplicated entries exist and your action is required.
Keep Old Text - the definition in the destination dictionary will be retained.
Keep New Text - the definition in the source dictionary will overwrite the destination dictionary definition.
Create Conflict - a conflict will be created between the source and destination dictionary definitions.
Keep Neither - neither definition will be retained and the destination dictionary entry will be deleted.
Apply this choice to the rest of the duplicate entries for this include - allows to select an above action and have all remaining duplicate entries be handled by the selected action. For example, let's say that you select Create Conflict as a duplicate entry action and then select the Apply this choice to the rest of the duplicate entries for this include option, all duplicate entries will be included as conflicts with the destination entries and you will no longer be prompted during this include.
Depending on your Dictionary Options, you may also be prompted to delete the source dictionary.
Yes - deletes the source dictionary.
No - retains the source dictionary with all entries retained.
Press File, Save (Ctrl-s) to save the dictionary then close the dictionary when finished.