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American Heritage Talking Dictionary 5 Review

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The American Talking Dictionary has an extensive feature set and great search capabilities—comparable to the #1 product. This software has a thesaurus, conjugations spelling alternatives, verbal illustrations, audio pronunciations, illustrations and more. This software also has a filter so you can sensor the content that the dictionary displays. This is a good feature for families.

The instructions and the help section are written for Windows 95, which kind of dates the program, but we didn’t have any problems using the program with XP. Some of the help topics may be a bit outdated.

You can install a button on your Word toolbar so you’ll have instant access to the American Talking Dictionary. You can also choose to install the program in such a way that you can use the disk to run the software to save hard drive space.

The program was easy to install but we were disappointed there was some AOL adware with the product and we didn’t have the option not to install the adware. This is always an annoyance when you get more than you bargained for when you pay for a program.

There is a small help button you can click and then click on different areas of the dictionary and it will give information about what it does. There is also a decent help topics page where you can search for answers to questions.

Though the American Talking Dictionary is an average program it does need some updating and some additional content—the program only has 93,226 entries.