Office 2003 Tool: Add a Bilingual Translation Dictionary Service to the Microsoft Office System

The download includes sample source code and helper files used in the preparation of bilingual translation dictionaries for use with the Microsoft Office System.
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      The download includes a set of files required to build and install a minimal Office System 2003 bilingual translation dictionary, available by using the research pane.

      This tool accompanies the article, "Add a Bilingual Translation Dictionary Service to Microsoft Office System" available on MSDN. To read the article, click the link available from the Related Resources section of this page.

      The Translation Dictionaries article enables Microsoft’s partners – be they specialized ISVs or dictionary publishers – to create additional bilingual dictionaries and deliver these to users of Office within the familiar Office interface. With the help of this resource, partners can adapt dictionary content they already own and integrate it completely into Office 2003.

      Once the new dictionary content is ready, the partner makes this available to the user for a one-time installation (e.g. from CD or the Web) to their hard drive. The user can then access it in the same way as the bilingual dictionaries which ship with Office 2003, i.e. through the Research Pane or by simply right-clicking on the word to be translated.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • This download works with the following applications:
        • Office 2003 Editions
    • To install this download:
      1. Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
      2. Double-click the odc_ofbiltransdict2003.exe program file on your hard disk to start the setup program.
      3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
      To remove this download:

      To remove the download file itself, delete the file odc_ofbiltransdict2003.exe.

      To remove the installed files, delete all files from your installation directory.