Concise Oxford Dictionary 10th Edition

System Requirements

  • PC with minimum 166MHz Pentium-class processor
  • Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT 4.0
  • 32 Mb of RAM
  • 10 Mb free hard disk space
  • SVGA monitor
  • 8-speed CD-ROM drive


Technical Issues

1: Missing definitions
2: Printing a definition using Windows ME or Windows 2000
3: Norton AntiVirus reports mistaken Backdoor Trojan Virus
4: Searching for words alphabetically beyond “ZYMURGY”
5: Fonts appear damaged
6: Installing the COD10 on Windows XP


1: Missing definitions

This occurs generally if the machine has not been restarted after installation of the COD10. If problem persists even after restart, work through Technical Issue 5

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2: Printing a definition using Windows ME or Windows 2000

When using Windows ME or 2000, clicking on the PRINT button prints the particular definition, followed by a huge number of blank pages. Once an attempt is made to print, the COD10 stops responding, even after the print job has been cancelled. The only way to gain control of the COD10 is to press <ctrl><alt><del> and END TASK on the COD10.

Until the problem can be fixed, to obtain a printed copy of the definition, we recommend copying and pasting the definition into a word processor and printing from there.

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3: Norton AntiVirus reports mistaken Backdoor Trojan Virus

This is an unfortunate false alarm where the Norton AntiVirus Scanner reports a Backdoor.Trojan virus in the file UNINSTAL.EXE. To overcome this problem the Norton virus definitions need to be updated to the 21 March 2002 or later.

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4: Searching for words alphabetically beyond “ZYMURGY”

When doing a quick search, if a word is typed in the search box which goes beyond the last entry in the dictionary, e.g. a word beginning “ZYN...”, an error occurs in the COD10 resulting in the program closing. There is no solution to this problem at present.

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5: Fonts appear unreadable or damaged

Problems displaying fonts usually happen because the fonts have become corrupted, damaged, or are simply missing from the computer. To correct this problem, delete the COD10 fonts (list shown below) from the computer using the FONTS Control panel. Check also that none of these fonts are found in the
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder, deleting them if necessary. Restart the computer, and install the COD10 fonts from the FONTS folder found on the COD10 CD-ROM.

List of installed COD10 fonts

  • Arioup97.ttf
  • Aroup97.ttf
  • Arzoup97.ttf
  • Plaa____.TTF
  • Plaab___.ttf
  • Plaabi__.TTF
  • Plaai___.TTF
  • Plboup97.ttf
  • Plioup97.ttf
  • Ploup97.ttf
  • Plzoup97.ttf
  • Tnrphbi2.ttf

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6: Installing the COD10 on Windows XP

The COD10 has not been specifically designed for Windows XP. After installation, it may be the case that the shortcuts to the COD10 (usually found in the START menu and on the desktop) do not appear when logged in as a different user to that which performed the installation. If this happens, use My Computer to find the COD10.EXE file (usually found in C:\PROGRAM FILES\COD10) and create a new shortcut.

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