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Select Dictionary (PC only):(Windows only): WFC can be linked to external dictionaries. You can select an external dictionary application (like Trados MultiTerm™, the Harrap's Shorter™, the Collins™ version 100, Microsoft Encarta™ etc). The Keys button is used to define the keystrokes used to interrogate the dictionary (see the Dictionary section below for details). During a translation session, or at any other time, place the cursor on a word, or select an expression, and press Ctrl+Alt+D or click the Dictionary icon.


A reference search is like a concordance search, but it is done on any sort of documents (not only TMs). The Ctrl+Alt+N shortcut or the icon The Reference search icon.png launches the Reference search from a document, just like Ctrl+Alt+C launches a concordance search.

The material is usually of monolingual content. The following formats can be searched by WFC: DOC, RTF, TXT, HTML, SGML, XML, MIF, CSV. Other formats need to be saved as (or converted to) a text format. For example, if you have PDF material, export is a Text using PlusTools (a free utility distributed at, or by copy-pasting the PDF file into a Word document.

Rules for searches are the same as for Concordance search (see above). All Pandora's box commands concerning the behaviour of the Concordance window apply to the Reference window.

WFC will run the reference search on all files present in the folder(s) specified for reference material. As with Concordance search, it is possible to use the Escape key (or the same shortcut, i.e. Ctrl+Alt+N) to cancel a search.

Use the Insert (or +) key or the Delete (or -) key to add or remove folder(s) where the "raw material" for Reference search is located.

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