In most Acrolinx plug-ins, users can add words to one of several spelling dictionaries so that the spelling of the word is allowed under certain conditions. You can restrict access to these dictionaries with a core server property.
There are three types of dictionary available: "User", "Document", and "Rule set". The "User" dictionary is specific to each user and cannot affect the work of other users. However, updates to the "Document" and "Rule Set" dictionaries can interfere with the work of other users if inappropriate words are added to these dictionaries.
For example, if a user accidentally adds a misspelled word such as "heirarchical" to the "Document" or "Rule Set" dictionary, Acrolinx will no longer flag the misspelling when other users check the same document or check with the same rule set respectively.
Because of this risk, some administrators prefer to restrict access to the "User" dictionary only.
To restrict the available dictionaries for the "Add to Dictionary" feature, follow these steps:
Open your overlay of the core server properties file.
You find the overlay for the core server properties file in the following location:
Add the following property:
Include a list of permitted dictionary names in the comma-separated list.
For example, to ensure that users can only update the "User" or "Document" dictionaries, add the property as follows:
To restrict users to just the "User" dictionary, add the property as follows:
If this property is not defined, the default value is user,document,ruleset which means that users can update all dictionaries.
- Save your changes and restart the core server.
- Ensure that users reopen their plug-ins to receive the new setting.