Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The Oxford Talking Dictionary is a comprehensive electronic dictionary with all the features of its paper counterpart and more. This product combines a user-friendly interface with dictionary and thesaurus contents from Oxford University Press to create an outstanding reference tool. In addition to a wealth of definitions, etymologies, quotations and related words, this multimedia-rich resource also includes colour photographs, illustrations and maps, plus spoken pronunciations for thousands of words and variants. The dictionary contents are further supplemented with proper names, comprising more than 9,000 biographical and geographical entries.

This edition of the Oxford Talking Dictionary has been developed with ease-of-use in mind. Among the features designed for effortless reference are:

· A Mini View mode that keeps a small dictionary window on-screen at all times while you use other programs, plus direct accessibility from Microsoft Word, version 6.0 or later

· A simple search feature that finds the word you want, even if you don't know how to spell it

· A convenient diskless installation option that puts the complete text contents of the dictionary at your disposal while leaving your CD drive free for other uses

· Two separate dictionary/thesaurus reference sets, allowing you the choice between comprehensive entries and concise entries

Whether you are a seasoned writer or a student, an experienced computer user or a novice, you will find that the Oxford Talking Dictionary is an indispensable electronic reference for work, school or home.

Installation Options

During the installation process, the Oxford Talking Dictionary offers three installation options:


The Typical configuration allows you to run the program at optimum speed. This option copies the program's executable and configuration files to your hard disk, requiring a little over 8 MB of disk space.


The Minimal configuration allows you to run the program while using the least amount of hard disk space (99K). Please note that this option may result in sluggish performance.


The Diskless configuration copies the textual contents of both the Full and Quick Reference sets onto your hard disk, requiring approximately 102 MB of hard disk space. This option allows you to use the program in either of the following ways:

· When you want to keep your CD-ROM drive free for other uses, or when you want to access only definitions and thesaurus entries, run the program without the CD in the CD-ROM drive.

· When you want to hear pronunciations and view pictures and maps, in addition to accessing definitions and thesaurus entries, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive before loading the program.


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