ES Custom Dictionary Builder is a Google Docs add-on that allows user to create custom dictionaries by importing words from different Google Docs file. The resulting dictionary can easily be exported from Google Spreadsheet for further use.
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Elmi Spektr (ES) Custom Dictionary Builder is a tool for creating dictionaries in Google Spreadsheet directly from Google Docs files. Browse your docs and add terms that you want to collect using this add-on.


- Create custom dictionary in spreadsheet format without scrolling in the document or leaving the document.
- Tracing the source of document from which the words were sent to the dictionary ("File" column in the spreadsheet) which allows easy indexing in book projects.
- Easy interface to add lots of details for each term quickly.
- Ability to gather words from different documents. As long as people have edit access to the dictionary file that is being generated, anybody you want can add terms from absolutely any file in google docs.
- Timestamp indicating when each entry was added.

To use the add-on please watch the instructional video or follow the following simple instructions:

1) Start the add-on from Add-on menu in GDocs.
2) On sidebar, press "select file" to either create a new dictionary file or continue using pre-existing spreadsheet.
3) Highlight the term you want to add to dictionary and press "select the word"
4) Add information about the term and press "Add to dictionary" to send the information to spreadsheet.
5) Spreadsheet is located in the root directory. You can search and find this file easily using search function in Google Drive. Once inside the file, you can also move it to any directory you want inside the Google Drive.

This add-on is a by-product of Habitat translation project by Elmi Spektr. Our goal is to translate scientific textbooks into Azerbaijani and develop tools and methods to make it easy for people who have similar goals both in Azerbaijan and around the world.
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Martin Nestepny
December 1, 2021
Hi, I too think that this app is fenomenal and could be even better if there is function how to show the definition and translation that I saved by clicking on that respective word. The best way would be to populate that very same panel on the right. Please let me know if such functionality would be possible. Me and many other I guess would use it for academic writing. Please let me know if I can support you somehow. Thank you.
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A User of ES - Custom Dictionary Builder
April 17, 2020
A great app for graduate work. As I read through chapters (specifically in statistics), the number of similar sounding terms becomes confusing. This app allowed me to note the different words and begin a working dictionary on a Google Spreadsheet while remaining in my specific set of notes, within a specific chapter. I appreciate this app quite a bit. I have no idea how to create apps, so my request might be wishful thinking; however, I do think this app would be an easy five stars if there were a way to hover over words you added to your dictionary and it showed your definition (or right click on your words and open the definition in a side panel). Anyway, I recommend.
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May 25, 2021
I can't see it at all. I downloaded it and I can't see it. I do NOT recommend this product. Don't waste your time.
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January 15, 2020
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December 12, 2019
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