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Re: TAN/TECH: MS Access as database

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 28, 2000, 2:29
Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:

> Would MS Access be useful in compiling >dictionaries? Or more trouble than it's worth?
I use Access for all my dictionaries (BTW you can get it for $8 here, as I did -- not that I'm proud about it) since I want to have words, morphemes, semantic fields, etc. all indexed, and relations between them. For simple storing and alphabetization of word lists, you can get away with Excel. I'd say Access is a good thing to have, only you need some knowledge of relational database management to use all its capabilities. --Pablo Flores ... I cannot combine any characters that the divine Library has not foreseen, which in some of its secret tongues do not bear some terrible meaning. No-one can articulate a syllable not filled of caresses and fears; which is not, in some one of those languages, the powerful name of a god... Jorge Luis Borges, _The Library of Babel_