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DICPROOF File Extension

Microsoft Dictionary Proofing Format

What is DICPROOF file?

Full format name of files that use DICPROOF extension is Microsoft Dictionary Proofing Format. Microsoft defined the Microsoft Dictionary Proofing Format format standard. Files with DICPROOF extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. DICPROOF file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1305 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling DICPROOF files is Microsoft Word, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Software named Microsoft Word was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DICPROOF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DICPROOF file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support DICPROOF files. Files with DICPROOF suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DICPROOF file

How to open file with DICPROOF extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening DICPROOF files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with DICPROOF files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Word

Install software to open DICPROOF file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DICPROOF files is that no program that can handle DICPROOF files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Word or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Office, PowerPoint. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DICPROOF files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Word website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Word

Update software that support file extension DICPROOFIf you already have Microsoft Word installed on your systems and DICPROOF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Word cannot handle files with DICPROOF may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Word should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DICPROOF files to Microsoft Word

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Word installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DICPROOF on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with DICPROOF file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the DICPROOF file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Word installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DICPROOF files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with DICPROOF file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected DICPROOF file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Microsoft Word and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DICPROOF extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the DICPROOF file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DICPROOF file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check DICPROOF file for viruses
1. Check the DICPROOF file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DICPROOF file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the DICPROOF file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DICPROOF extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the DICPROOF file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the DICPROOF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Microsoft Dictionary Proofing Format file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Word

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DICPROOF files. Close all running programs and try opening the DICPROOF file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft Dictionary Proofing Format file. It may be the case that the DICPROOF files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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