Support for WordWeb Pro Users

This page is for users of WordWeb Pro. To update the free version of WordWeb see the free download page. To upgrade WordWeb Pro from an earlier version see the Order Upgrade page. If you have questions please see the frequently asked questions or contact page.

You can see which version you have by selecting About from WordWeb's Help menu.

Updates

Select "Updates page" from WordWeb 9's Help menu to load this page with your correct license pre-entered. Please enter your email to view your update page:

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Version History

Version 9.1

  • Support for Edge WebView for the embedded web browser. Use this if you have issues viewing web pages or add-on dictionaries.
    See Preferences menu, Browser tab to download and change browser options.
  • New words and updates
  • Find word hotkey changed to Ctrl+W; Ctrl+F can now be used to search in web pages

Version 9.05

  • New words and updates
  • Paste replacement now also matches capitalization when invoked via keyboard shortcut
  • Minor fixes in the optional Chambers Dictionary and thesaurus

Version 9.04

  • New words and updates
  • Fix for look up with inactive Windows magnifier open

Version 9.03

  • Support Chrome extension in the new Edge browser

Version 9.02a

  • Fix for occasional crash searching in add-on dictionaries
  • Minor database updates
  • Fix use with Chrome extension in Brave and Vivaldi browsers
  • Fix for looking up words with ligatures
  • Fix for saving changed definition box height

Version 9.01a

  • Misc bug fixes, including compatibility with some third-party programs linking to WordWeb and pattern search in add-on dictionaries
  • Database updates and corrections

Version 9

  • Extensive revisions, with thousands of new words, senses and updates
  • Much more comprehensive tagging of informal and other usages
  • Thousands of new audio pronunciations
  • Support for Dark Mode theme (WordWeb and additional non-web dictionaries)
  • Support for latest MS Edge browser
  • Display improvements for high-DPI screens (minor remaining issues with dark mode to be fixed in update)
  • Shortcuts Ctrl+Tab for next tab, Ctrl+Shift+Tab for previous tab
  • Improve mouse wheel and trackpad scrolling control
  • Clearer hotkey setting when mouse buttons swapped

November 2019

Collins dictionary add-on updated with latest edition (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page)

Version 8.24

  • Faster program start when run from icon in some cases.

Version 8.23

  • New words, definitions, updates and corrections.

Version 8.22

  • Over 100 minor definition updates and corrections
  • Further improvements to multi-resolution monitor support

Version 8.21

  • Further improvements to Excel, Firefox and multi-resolution monitor look up

Version 8.2

  • New words, senses, definitions and corrections
  • Support for latest versions of MS Word and Edge browser
  • Improved support for multi-resolution monitors
  • Can use Alt+X as shortcut for the X-ref button

Version 8.11

  • New words, senses, definitions and corrections

Version 8.1

  • New Chrome extension with reliable look up and support for Replace in Chrome browser
  • New words and senses
  • Alt+D keyboard hotkey to focus lookup box
  • Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2 etc shortcuts for the dictionary tabs now work within web browser and add-on dictionary tabs
  • Right click menu on a WordWeb's pronunciation text now gives option to copy the pronunciation text

Version 8.04

  • 8.04a fixed issue with editing X-Ref list
  • Database updates and new words
  • Fixed issue closing when doing non-default no-tray installation
  • New optional Collins English Dictionary add-on
  • Update to 2016 editions of the Oxford Dictionary of English and New American Oxford Dictionary: many thousands of new entries (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page; note latest downloads require WordWeb 8.x)

Version 8.03

  • 8.03a fixed issue with keyboard commands in v8.03
  • About 100 new words, definitions and updates
  • Ctrl+Number shortcut to switch reference tab (e.g. Ctrl+2 for second tab)
  • Much faster display of some definitions in Chambers add-on dictionary
  • Support for Crossword Compiler 10 Unicode word list format

Version 8.02

  • About 100 new words, definitions and updates
  • Fixes for saving size when used on multiple resolution monitors
  • Updated 256 bit digital signatures (security)
  • Update to 2015 editions of the Oxford Dictionary of English and New American Oxford Dictionary: many thousands of new entries and audio pronunciations (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page; note latest downloads require WordWeb 8.x)

Version 8.01

  • About 100 new words (word list now has over 290 000 entries!)
  • Various bug fixes
  • Firefox 64 bit support

Version 8

  • More than 2000 new words, abbreviations, synonyms and updates
  • Updated interface for Windows 10
  • One-click Replace from add-on and web references
  • Fast and reliable one-click lookup for the latest Firefox, Chrome and Edge browsers
  • Support for Thunderbird and improved FireFox (no plugin required)
  • Various reliability improvements for one-click, icon and hot key look up
  • Improved suggestions for misspellings
  • Web reference embedded browser support for more modern sites
  • Dictionary tab options to set the default tab to be a web reference
  • Easily browse bookmarked word definitions (click to look up)
  • Preferences tab with options for OCR and Acrobat look up options
  • Numerous other small enhancements
  • Small corrections and a few missing words in the optional Chambers Dictionary and thesaurus

Version 7.2

  • Better compatibility with Windows 10
  • Support for Microsoft Edge browser and wider Replace support
  • Database updates and corrections

Version 7.12

  • About 100 new words, plus sense updates, and improvements

Version 7.11

  • Minor fixes in the one-click look up
  • New words, updates and clarifications

Version 7.1

  • New words, updates and clarifications
  • New separately-installed extension for reliable one-click lookup in Chrome browser
  • Improved font for use on high-resolution monitors, and fixed related lookup bug
  • Optional Chambers Dictionary 13th edition update, 500+ new words and updates (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page; note latest downloads require WordWeb 7.x)

Version 7.05

  • Around 300 new words, updates and clarifications
  • Updated one-click lookup functions for broader compatibility
  • Optional add-on Oxford ODE and NOAD references updated: added online dictionary updates, including nearly 10000 new word forms and many new usage examples (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page; note latest downloads require WordWeb 7.x)

Version 7.04

  • Around 300 new words and updates

Version 7.03

  • New words and database updates
  • Minor improvements to spelling suggestions

Version 7.02

  • New words and database updates
  • Optional add-on Chambers references updated: new Chamber Thesaurus 4th edition, and minor update to the dictionary (if already purchased, re-download and install from your order download page; note latest downloads require WordWeb 7)

Version 7.01

  • Fixed issue playing audio pronunciations in add-on dictionaries

Version 7

  • Database updates, new words and related links
  • Hundreds of new audio pronunciations
  • New improved one-click engine, with better 64-bit and Windows 8 support
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