Briefly on using dictionaries
Local and online dictionaries
Unlike a local dictionary, an online dictionary is available only when there is an active Internet connection.
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System and user dictionaries
System dictionaries are dictionaries supplied by ABBYY.
User dictionaries are dictionaries created by you or other ABBYY Lingvo users.
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Only the dictionaries shown on the bookshelf are used in translation:
Removing a dictionary from the bookshelf, placing a dictionary on the bookshelf, enabling or disabling a dictionary, choosing a different bookshelf for work
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How you can change the sequence of dictionaries and why
Enabled and disabled dictionaries on the bookshelf
You can disable any dictionary on the bookshelf by clicking its icon. A disabled dictionary does not deliver translation or search results even though it is shown on the bookshelf (its icon is “not depressed”).
To enable a dictionary, click its icon again.