Isolation of Personal Dictionaries

Okay, this is probably answered somewhere, I’m just not patient enough to hunt down the answer, especially when I’m starting to feel tired and I’ve got a full day of writing waiting for me tomorrow.

Does Scrivener save the Personal Dictionary for each project separately? I’m asking because I’m working on a fiction serial at present, and since I’ve found a way to compile each episode independently while working on them collectively in the same project I’d like to be able to consider switching to using Scrivener predominately, maybe even exclusively, instead of typing it up and doing my basic editing and formatting in OpenOffice and just using Scrivener as a fancy compiler to translate it into .mobi and .epub formats. The biggest reason I’m currently using OpenOffice is because it allows the creation of multiple user defined dictionaries that I can easily switch between depending on the project I’m working on, and if Scrivener doesn’t isolate the Personal Dictionary for each project then this means that non-standard words that I create for the setting I’m working in (because we literally don’t have a word for it in Standard English, American, British, or Aussie)won’t get flagged as misspelled if I accidentally include them in another project where they wouldn’t be appropriate. I especially don’t want words crossing between my Sci-Fi and Fantasy settings (even if most of those words would be used in my Science-Fantasy setting, I want that as yet another dictionary). This is especially helpful for character names, although I do like that Scrivener has a name generator, as I suck at coming up with names.

You are not alone. :slight_smile: See these threads from a couple months ago:

Yeah, I found the one. Technically that could handle my problem (although I don’t like juggling files around like that I have done so with other programs before), but I would prefer to see an integrated feature. Also, OpenOffice supports this feature, and I just did a web-check and it is still labeled as open-source. This means that you can legally go in, look at the code for how it handles user defined dictionaries, and utilize said code in your own program. Yes, you have to give credit to the developers of OpenOffice for utilizing that particular feature, but it is the only highly useful feature from OpenOffice that (for me) is lacking from Scrivener. I do find it rather sad when people don’t make proper use of open-source tools.