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Users Guide

Windows Macintosh
VERSION 1.0

CONCISE
MEDICAL DICTIONARY
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Copyright 1997 Williams & Wilkins A Waverly Company Contents based on Stedmans Concise Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition copyright 1997 Williams & Wilkins, A Waverly Company. Software copyright 1996 Novell, Inc. Indications, adverse reactions, and dosage schedules for drugs set forth in this dictionary are provided by the authors. Williams & Wilkins has not independently verified the accuracy of that information and does not make any representations in regard to its accuracy. The reader should review the package information data of the manufacturers of the medications mentioned.

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Set-Up Instructions

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Registering the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . System RequirementsWindows . . . . . . . . . . . System RequirementsMac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Quick Start InstructionsWindows


Installing to Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing to Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10

Quick Start InstructionsMac


Installing from CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Starting StedmansWindows
From the Windows Program Manager . . . . . . . From WordPerfect and Word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 12

Starting StedmansMac
From the Mac Finder Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Finding Help, Solving Problems


Contacting Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Help System Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Help System Mac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Productivity Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 15 16 16 18

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Selecting PreferencesWindows
Changing the Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 22 23

Selecting PreferencesMac
Changing the Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Changing the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 25 26

Using Stedmans Concise


The Windows Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Mac Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Looking up a Word in the DictionaryWindows Looking up a Word in the DictionaryMac . . . . Moving Through Entries a Word at a Time . . . Looking up Words You See in Entries . . . . . . Using the Hot KeysWindows . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Hot KeysMac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copying and Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 28 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33

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Types of Searching
Browse on Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Search on Headword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Search on Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Search on Anagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . View History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 36 36 37 37 38 40

Search Tips
Search Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Searching with Wildcards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Set-Up Instructions
Registering the Software
Before you get started, please take the time to fill in and send the software registration card. As a registered user, you receive the following special benefits: free technical support from Williams & Wilkins notice of software updates and upgrades announcements of other Williams & Wilkins product releases.

System RequirementsWindows
PC 486 or higher 1 free MB of RAM Hard drive with at least 13.5 MB of free disk space Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or later Mouse supported by Windows

System RequirementsMac
Mac OS System 7.0 or higher 680X0 or PowerPC 3 free MB of RAM Hard drive with at least 15 MB of free disk space

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Before You Begin


Before you begin installation you must know how much free disk space you have. You will need 13.5MB of disk space in Windows; 15 MB on the Mac. You may need to free up some disk space by deleting or moving unnecessary files.

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Quick Start InstructionsWindows


Installing to Windows 3.1
1 2 Run Microsoft Windows. Insert the Stedmans Concise Medical Dictionary CD-ROM into the CD drive on your machine. Close the drive. From the File menu in the Windows Program Manager, select Run. Type D:SETU P. EXE , then choose OK. (If your CD-ROM drive is another letter, type that letter instead of D.) Once the Setup program begins, on-screen prompts will guide you through the installation.

Installing to Windows 95
1 2 3 Run Microsoft Windows 95. Open the Start menu and select Run. Type D:SETU P. EXE , and choose OK. Once the Setup program begins, on-screen prompts will guide you through the installation.

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Quick Start InstructionsMac


Installing from CD-ROM
1 Insert the Stedmans CD-ROM into the CD drive on your machine. Close the drive. From the Folder, click on Install. Once the Setup program begins, on-screen prompts will guide you through the installation.

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Starting Stedmans Windows


From the Windows Program Manager
1 2 Start Windows. Double-click the Stedmans icon to open the dictionary.

If you minimize the dictionary after starting it by clicking the w in the upper right corner of the window, you can activate it from inside any Windows application (like Adobe Pagemaker, QuarkXPress, etc.) in two ways: Double-click the minimized icon. (You may need to minimize or close another application window to see the minimized icon.) Press the hot keys. (Default hot keys are C + left s + D. Go to Preferences, Hotkey to change.)

From WordPerfect and Word


If you use WordPerfect for Windows 6.0 or greater or Microsoft Word 6.0 or greater, Stedmans Concise is automatically placed on your Tools menu. To look up a word while you are working in WordPerfect or Word, 1 2 Highlight the word. Choose Stedmans Dictionary from the tools menu.

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Starting Stedmans Mac


From the Mac Finder Window
1 Double-click the Stedmans Dictionary folder to open the dictionary folder. Double-click the Stedmans icon in the folder.

If you minimize the dictionary after starting it by clicking the k in the upper left corner of the window, you can activate it from inside other applications (like Adobe Pagemaker, QuarkXPress, etc.) in two ways: Press the hot keys. (Default hot keys are + s + Option D. Go to Preferences, Hotkey to change.)

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Finding Help, Solving Problems


Contacting Technical Support
Technical support is available to registered users of Stedmans Concise Medical Dictionary for the life of the edition. Before contacting us, be sure to do the following: Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions on page 9 of this guide for answers to some commonly asked questions. Write down the sequence of events that leads to the problem. Write down the exact error message and error number if one is displayed. If you are having a problem working with another application, be sure you know the versions of that software and have its user manual handy.

Telephone
Call toll free, Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Please call from a phone convenient to your workstation. (800) 527-5597 US and Canada (410) 528-4095 outside of the toll-free area

Fax
Send us a fax, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (410) 528-4422

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Be sure to mark to the attention of Technical Support. Be sure to include your information so that we can reply.

E-Mail address
Write to us at our e-mail address techsupp@wwilkins.com 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Mailing address
If you have questions or comments about Stedmans Concise, Version 1.0., send them to us at the following address: Williams & Wilkins Attn. Technical Support 351 W. Camden St. Baltimore, MD 21201-2436

The Help SystemWindows


Use the online Help system to get immediate information about features and options. You can access the full range of Help topics from the Help menu. Choose this menu item Using Help Help Index How Do I To get this Information on using the Windows help system List of Help topics Information on how to use Stedmans Concise

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The Help System Mac


Use the online Stedmans Guide to get immediate information about features and options. Access the Stedmans Guide by clicking on the question mark icon on the Mac tool bar. Choose this menu item Topics Index Look For To get this How to use features in Stedmans Concise List of terms used in Stedmans Guide Search box for easy searching in Stedmans Guide

Frequently Asked Questions


Hot Keys Question: In Windows, when I press the Hot Key combination (Control, left shift, D), instead of opening Stedmans, I get todays date. Why? Solution 1: The dictionary must be loaded into memory before the Hot Keys will work. When you first turn on your computer, click on the Stedmans icon and then minimize it. Later in the day when you need to look up a word, Stedmans will still be resident in memory and you can use the Hot Keys to open it quickly. Solution 2: If youre using WordPerfect for Windows, select the Stedmans icon from the Tool Bar and the dictionary will open without having been activated in memory. (WP for Mac does not install to the tool bar.)

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Installation Question: When I was installing Stedmans Concise , I got a bad disk error message. What should I do? Answer: Call our free Technical Support line, 1-800-527-5595, and well send you out a replacement disk. Question: When I was installing Stedmans Concise , I got an error message and did not successfully complete the installation. What should I do? Answer: Call our free Technical Support line, 1-800-527-5595, and a representative will help trouble-shoot your problem. Before you call, check to be sure your system meets all the requirements for Stedmans Concise: Windows PC 486 or higher 1 free MB of RAM Hard drive with at least 13.5 MB of free disk space Microsoft Windows version 3.1 or later Mouse supported by Windows Mac Mac OS System 7.0 or higher 680X0 or PowerPC 3 free MB of RAM Hard drive with at least 15 MB of free disk space Using Wild Card Searches Question: I tried to find all the terms that have the terms heart and lung in their definitions. In the Definition Search box, I typed in the heart AND lung, and I got a Syntax Error.

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Solution:

Click on the arrow to the right of the search box and select from the pull-down menu. In this example, type heart & lung, not heart AND lung. The search will only work if you use the operators & (for AND) | (for OR) ! (for NOT)

Spellchecking Question: I also have the Stedmans Plus Spellchecker. When I run the Spellchecker and it stops on a word, Id like to be able to switch to Stedmans Concise and look up the word. Why cant I do that? Answer: Stedmans Plus and Stedmans Concise are two separate applications, and they dont work interactively as you describe. When you have finished spellchecking your document, you can go back and look up the terms in Stedmans Concise.

Productivity Hints
Keep Stedmans Handy
When you first turn on your Windows computer, activate Stedmans Concise so you can Hot-Key to it when you need it. Double-click the Stedmans icon to open the Stedmans folder Double-click the Stedmans book icon to open the dictionary If you minimize the dictionary after starting it, you can activate it later from any Windows application.

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The Fastest Search


Of all the search choices, Browse on Index is the fastest because it lets you see the most words, and you can choose the one that is closest to the one youre looking for.

Remembering Where Youve Been


History is a Search Type that youll find useful. If you have jumped from one term to another and then another and need to go back to the first but cant remember what that is, click on History under Search Type. History will show you the last 20 words you looked up, and you can click right back to look them up again. If you want to see more than the last 20 words youve looked up, reset the default number from 20 to any number between 1-100 by choosing Preferences, Environment.

Fast Access WordPerfect and Word


No need to mess around with Hot Keys. Just choose Stedmans from the button bar whenever you need it. This is not an option on the Mac

Open Stedmans Concise from Other Windows Applications


Launch it from the main Windows Program menu, then minimize it. Highlight the medical term you want to look up, use the Hot-Key combination (Alt., Left Shift, D), and Stedmans Concise will open to the term you have highlighted.

Look up Words You See in Entries


Once you have an entry open, you can quickly look up any medical word that appears in an entry. Highlight the word, click on Lookup, or click the right mouse button.
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Word or Expression Not Found


Often when you use the Hot-Keys to search for a term, youll get the messageWord or Expression Not Found. Switch the search type to Browse on Index so that you can see all the terms that are close to the one youre looking for.

Open Concise from other Mac applications


Simply press the Hotkey combination Option D. +s+

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Selecting PreferencesWindows
You can customize the Stedmans Concise environment by looking under Preferences. File change the directory where SCMD10 is installed Display change color and size of font Hot Key change the default Hot Key combination Environment change the History buffer, screen configuration.

Select Preferences either from the Preferences bar on the right side of the main menu or under Edit to customize Stedmans Concise.

Changing the Hot keys


To change the hot keys or to disable them, 1 2 3 Choose Hot Key from the Preferences menu. Double click the Hot Key icon. If you are changing the hot key combinations, type your preferred characters in the text box labeled Key and click the check boxes to toggle the settings. Choose OK to save your changes and exit. Choose Cancel to exit without saving your changes. If you are disabling the hot keys, exit the program and restart it.
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Changing the Environment

Select Environment under Preferences in order to customize the Stedmans Concise screen and change the history buffer.

There are several choices to make in the SCMD environment: the number of terms the history buffer, and the arrangement of the Definition Box and the Search Box. The default is to have the Search Box on the Left and the Definition Box on the right.

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Changing the Display

Select Display under Preferences to change the colors of the various parts of a dictionary entry and to change font size.

You can control the color and size of the font from Preferences, Display screen. Font Size: You can set the font size from 10-24 points. Whatever size you choose, the headword will always be displayed at a slightly larger size. Color: You can change the colors of several parts of an entry: Definition Headword Inflection Origin (etymologythe history of a word) Pronunciation Variant Abbreviation Highlightin a definition search, highlight displays in the definition the word in the current search.

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Selecting Preferences Mac


You can customize the Stedmans Concise environment by looking under Preferences. Folder change the directory where SCMD10 is installed Display change color and size of font Hot Key change the default Hot Key combination Environment change the History buffer, screen configuration.

Select Preferences either from the Preferences bar on the right side of the main menu or under Edit to customize Stedmans Concise.

Changing the Hot keys


To change the hot keys or to disable them, 1 2 3 Choose Hot Key from the Preferences menu. Click on the Hot Key icon. If you are changing the hot key combinations, type your preferred characters in the text box labeled Key and click the check boxes to toggle the settings.

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Choose OK to save your changes and exit. Choose Cancel to exit without saving your changes. If you are disabling the hot keys, exit the program and restart it.

Changing the Environment

Select Environment under Preferences in order to customize the Stedmans Concise screen and change the history buffer.

There are several choices to make in the SCMD environment: the number of terms the history buffer, and the arrangement of the Definition Box and the Search Box. The default is to have the Search Box on the Left and the Definition Box on the right.

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Changing the Display

Select Display under Preferences to change the colors of the various parts of a dictionary entry and to change font size.

You can control the color and size of the font from Preferences, Display screen. Font Size: You can set the font size from 10-24 points. Whatever size you choose, the headword will always be displayed at a slightly larger size. Color: You can change the colors of several parts of an entry: Definition Headword Inflection Origin (etymologythe history of a word) Pronunciation Variant Abbreviation Highlightin a definition search, highlight displays in the definition the word in the current search.

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Using Stedmans Concise


When you double-click the program icon or select Stedmans Dictionary from the Tools menu (an option in Windows only), the dictionary screen appears.

Stedmans logo On-line help In Definition Search, click here to refine search In Definition Search, click here for Search Commands Move to another dictionary that also uses Novell software Click here to select Search Type Type term here & click Lookup Copy & paste functions found here Print function found here Go to next word Go to previous word Pause a search in progress Term being searched Definitions of term being searched All terms following term being searched Etymology (origin) of term being searched

Maximize/Minimize screen Main Lookup button Change Hot Key, font, colors, screen configuration Highlight a definition and click here to paste it into document

The main Stedmans Concise menu.

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The Windows Menu Bar


Definition gives the option of Lookup, Print, or exit Edit the usual copy and paste functions, plus a Find feature that lets you find terms within a definition that youve just looked up. This is a feature that may be more useful in dictionaries with longer entrieslike an English language dictionarybut doesnt have a lot of utility in a medical dictionary. Search Type another place to select search type. The same menu appears in the main search type selection bar, directly underneath. X-Ref this function allows you to have other dictionaries like the Random House Electronic Dictionary installed on your computer so that you can look up a term in both Stedmans and Random House if necessary. This feature only works with products that were produced using Novell, Inc., software. Right now, Stedmans and Random House are the only American dictionaries using that software. Help standard Windows Help screens.

The Mac Menu Bar


File gives the option of Print or Quit Edit the usual copy and paste functions, plus a Find feature that lets you find terms within a definition that youve just looked up. This is a feature that may be more useful in dictionaries with longer entrieslike an English language dictionarybut doesnt have a lot of utility in a medical dictionary.

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Search gives the options of Next & Previous, another place to select search type. The same menu appears in the main search type selection bar, directly underneath. X-Ref this function allows you to have other dictionaries like the Random House Electronic Dictionary installed on your computer so that you can look up a term in both Stedmans and Random House if necessary. This feature only works with products that were produced using Novell, Inc., software. Right now, Stedmans and Random House are the only American dictionaries using that software. Help standard Mac Help screens.

The Dictionary
Stedmans Concise Dictionary contains all the information that is contained in the printed version of the dictionary. Entries are organized as you would see them in the book. The Headword appears as the first word on the screen in a dictionary entry. Dictionary searches are performed on headwords and their related forms. Pronunciation information shows how to pronounce a word. It is displayed on the line directly under the headword. Definition entries are the same as their counterparts in the printed version of Stedmans Concise Dictionary. Etymology is information about the history of a word. It is displayed in square brackets on the next line after the definition.

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Looking up a Word in the Dictionary Windows


There are several ways to look up a word in the dictionary: Start the program, minimize it, open a document in your word processor, highlight a medical word, then press the Hot Keys. Start the program, minimize it, press the hot-keys, select Lookup/Dictionary, then type in the word. Start the program, minimize it, double-click the Program icon, open the dictionary text box, then type in a word. Highlight a word, then select Stedmans Dictionary from your WordPerfect for Windows 6.0 or 6.1 Tools menu.

Looking up a Word in the Dictionary Mac


There are several ways to look up a word in the dictionary: Press the Hot-Keys and Stedmans will open.

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Moving Through Entries a Word at a Time


Once you have searched for a term, you can use the Next and Previous buttons on left side of the screen to move to the next entry in the dictionary or to the previous entry.

next word previous word pause

Use these VCR-style buttons to move through Stedmans Concise one word at a time. Choose the right arrow to move to the next entry and the left arrow to move to the previous entry. Use the pause button in the center to interrupt a search.

Looking up Words You See in Entries


You can quickly look up any medical word that appears in an entry. To look up a word that is used in an entry, 1 2 Highlight the medical word or medical phrase. Click on Lookup.

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Using the Hot KeysWindows


Hot keys are key combinations that give you quick access to the functions of a program. The default hot key combination is: C + left s + D to call up the dictionary If you have trouble when you try to use the hot keys, it probably means that the hot key combination created during the installation is reserved by another application you use. You can change or disable the hot key combination through the Preference menu. You may need to disable the hot keys when using Windows applications that take control of the keyboard.

Using the Hot KeysMac


Hot keys are key combinations that give you quick access to the functions of a program. The default hot key combination is: + s + Option + D to call up the dictionary If you have trouble when you try to use the hot keys, it probably means that the hot key combination created during the installation is reserved by another application you use. You can change or disable the hot key combination through the Preference menu.

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Copying and Replacing


Copy
Stedmans Concise lets you copy text from a dictionary entry into your document. You can copy a complete entry, even if it goes over several screens. To copy text from a dictionary entry, 1 2 Highlight the text you want to copy. Choose Copy from the Edit menu.

This copies the text to the clipboard. You can then paste the text into your document using your word processors Paste feature.

Replace
If Stedmans Concise has been started by highlighting a word and using the Hot Keys, the Replace function can be used. 1 2 Highlight a word in your document. Press the hot keys. The definition of your highlighted word appears. Search as necessary to find a new word. Highlight the new word (or text) you want to use in your document. Choose Replace. The new text is inserted.

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Copy/ Replace Short-cut in WordPerfect Windows


If you activate Stedmans Concise from the WordPerfect Tools menu (as opposed to from the Windows Program Menu), you can use the Replace button on the Stedmans menu to copy from a definition into your WordPerfect document as follows: In your WP document, place the cursor in the position where you want the Stedmans definition to be placed. Toggle back to Stedmans and select the information to be copied. Click the Replace button on the main Stedmans menu and the definition will be copied into the WP document.

Copy and Paste Keys Windows


In order for the Hot Keys and the Replace function to work correctly, Stedmans Concise needs to use the same copy and paste keystrokes used by the primary application. There are normally Alt + E, C to copy and Alt + E, P. If the primary application uses different key strokes they can be modified. If necessary, an extra Del or Backspace can be added to prevent the application from adding unwanted spaces. To change the application copy/paste keys, choose Preferences, Hot Key.

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Types of Searching
Please Note: All screens shown in this section are Windows screens. Mac screens are not shown, but Mac users will find only minor differences between their screens and the screens shown here.

There are five ways to search SCMD, as shown on this screen.

5 search types

Choose from five different search types depending on whether you want to search for a main term or a term within a definition.

Browse on Index
As you type in a term, the Browse Index displays that term and an alphabetical listing of the terms following it:

terms following the term being looked up

Browse on Index is the default search type, and it is the best type of search to use when in a search for a head word.
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Search on Headword
Displays only the term being looked up:

in a headword search, the Browse Index is empty

Search on Headword displays only the term you are looking up, so it is a much narrower search than Browse on Index. If, for example, you misspell the word, you will get a message word not found.

Search on Definitions
Lets you search for a term or terms within the definitions of the dictionary. In the following example, SCMD found 32 terms where the term cardiology is part of a definition:

32 terms with the word cardiology in the definition

Use Search on Definitions to look for terms within definitions. Within this type of search you can use Search Commands to search for combinations of words within definitions.
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Search on Anagrams
This is a rarely needed feature in medical word reference. Type a word in the search field, click on Lookup and the dictionary will show you all the words that are anagrams (have the same letters) of the lookup word.

Anagrams of the term Galen

Use the Anagrams search type to find anagrams (different words that have the same letters) of terms found in Stedmans.

View History
Shows the last 20 terms that youve looked up in the current session. You can change the number of terms that SCMD remembers under Preferences, Environment.

shows the last 20 terms looked up

Use View History to see a list of the last 20 terms that youve looked up in Stedmans Concise. This feature is useful after youve looked up a long string of terms and then want to go back over them for review and clarification.
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Search Tips

On a definition search, use these search commands to further narrow your search. To get this search command menu, click on the arrow to the right of the Find box.

Search Commands
Because a single keyword may generate a very long search list, Stedmans Concise lets you add special search commands to make your search pattern more specific. Click on the arrow next to the Find box to see the legal operators.

click here to open search command box

Select from the search command list to further define a definition search.

When you type & between two keywords, Stedmans Concise finds only those entries that have both keywords in their definitions. Example: heart & lung (This search pattern would find every entry that contains both the word heart and the word lung)

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When you type | between two keywords, Stedmans Concise finds entries that have either the first word or the second word in their definitions. Example: heart | lung (This search pattern would find every entry that contains the word heart and every entry that contains the word lung) When you type ! between two words Stedmans Concise narrows a search and retrieves only those entries that have the first keyword in their definitions but not the second Example: heart ! lung (This search pattern would find every entry that contains the word heart but does not contain the word lung) When you type ( ) around keywords, Stedmans Concise searches for the keyword enclosed in parentheses first. Only one set of parentheses can be used in a search. Example: (vein OR artery) NOT circulation (This search pattern would find every entry that contains the word vein as long as that definition does not contain the word circulation and every definition that contains the word artery as long as that definition does not contain the word circulation) To use the search commands, 1 2 Type a keyword in the text entry box. Click the search command buttons to insert a search command, or type in the search command directly.

IMPORTANT: Keywords must be separated by a search command. The commands must be &, |, or !. The search will not work if you type AND, OR, or NOT.
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Not more than two commands can be used. Because only two commands can be used, only one set of parentheses can be used. Parentheses must have both an opening and a closing parenthesis.

Searching with Wildcards


You can use wildcard characters (? and *) to stand for a letter in a word. This is useful when you cant remember exactly how to spell a word. The question mark (?) wildcard represents one letter. For example, typing hem? finds all four-letter words that start with hem. The asterisk wildcard (*) represents any number of characters. For example, typing hema* generates a list of all words starting with hema. To use the wildcard search, 1 Change Search Type to Search on Headword. Type the search pattern in the Find box. Open the choice of operators by clicking on the arrow to the right of the Find box. Select either ? or *, or simply type a character in. Click Lookup. While the search list is being assembled, go to the definition of any word by choosing the Pause button, then double-clicking the word. Click the Pause button to restart the search list assembly again.

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Note that case sensitivity does not work for wildcard searches. All words that match the entered word will be found whether they have the same capitalization as the entered word or not. If two words are entered to be searched for, the wildcard search will find two (or more) word combinations that match the entered text and single words that match the total number of letters of the entered text excluding any spaces. The pattern he????e?t, for example, will find heartbeat (and) Hess Test.

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A Anagrams, search on, 37 B Browse, 19, 35 C Colors, 23, 26 Copying text, 33 hot key for, 34 WordPerfect short-cut for, 34 Customer support, see technical support, 14-15 D Definitions, 29 search on, 35 Dictionary looking up word in, 30 organization of, 29 Display, changing, 23 E Environment, changing, 22 Etymology, 29 F Fax number, for technical support, 14 Font size, 23 Frequently asked questions, 16-18

H Headword, 29 search on, 36 Help contacting technical support, 14-15 frequently asked questions, 16-18 online, 15 productivity hints, 18-20 History, viewing, 19, 37 Hot keys, 16, 20, 30 changing, 24 for copy and paste, 33-34 I Installation from CD ROM, 10, 11 frequently asked questions, 17 in Windows, 10 in Mac, 11 from Windows 95, 10 L Looking up word in Windows, 30 in Mac, 30 M Main menu, 30 Menu bar, 28-29 Minimizing dictionary window, 12 Moving between entries, 31

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N Next button, 31 P Pasting text, 34 Preferences, 21-26 Windows, 21-23 Mac, 24-26 Previous button, 31 Productivity hints, 18-20 Pronunciation, 29 Q Quick start instructions, 10-11 Windows, 10 Mac, 11 R Registering Stedmans, 8 Replacing text, 33-34 WordPerfect short-cut for, 34 S Search on anagrams, 37 browse on index, 19, 35 commands, 38-40 on definitions, 36 on headword, 36 tips, 38-41

types of, 19, 28, 35-37 wildcard, 17-18, 40-41 Spacing, in copy and paste, 34 Spellchecking, frequently asked questions, 18 Starting Stedmans from Windows, 12, 19 from Windows applications, 12 from WordPerfect, 19 on the Mac, 13 System requirements, 8 Windows, 8 Mac, 8 T Technical support, 14-15 Troubleshooting, 14-20 V View history, 19, 37 W Wildcard searches, 40-41 frequently asked questions, 17-18 WordPerfect, starting Stedmans from, 12-13 X X-Ref, 28

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Click on labeled arrows or buttons. Click on linked type to go to linked page. Which type is linked will be explained on each page.

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