Educational Software, Productivity Tools

Educational Software, Productivity Tools

Maximize your effectiveness as a communicator.

Self confidence comes with the knowledge that you are using the best words in your communications. Inductel offers one of the largest selections of dictionaries and spellers anywhere. They come with free shipping, free customer support, free updates for one year, and a warranty. Discounts are available for volume purchases, multi-user licenses, students, teachers,and educational institutions. They are PC, Mac, and Chromebook compatible. Check them out.

Latest News

2015: June 20. All of our dictionaries are now available for Chromebook computers as well as for PC's and Macs.  Check them out.

2015: June 17. We have a new "responsive" website which is accessible to all display sizes from small smartphones to wide screen desktop displays. Try it.

2014: December 30. Our new Medical Dictionary for Android phones and tablets is now available in the Google Play Store. Check it out.

2014: All Inductel products run safely and reliably on Mac computers that have the new Yosemite OS X. Our software is programmed to meet Apple Mac OS X safety and reliability standards. All Inductel software programs comply with all security requirements of the Apple Mac OS X Gatekeeper feature. You may contact us, or visit the Apple.com website, if you need additional information.

2014: Inductel spelling products are now compatible with the free word processing program iText. Get an Inductel spell checker dictionary for your copy of iText. We have medical, legal, scientific, technical, an a comprehensive combo.

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2014: Our Medical Dictionary, Medical Spell Checker, MicroLibrary, and Combination Speller are now compatible with OpenOffice 4.1.

2014: Our Mac compatible dictionaries now support audio pronunciations. Like our Windows compatible dictionaries, they now talk ! We have a Mac compatible talking medical dictionary, a talking standard dictionary, and a combination package, our MicroLibrary.

2014: Our PC compatible products now support "silent install" for unattended installation.

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Inductel Products

Maximize your effectiveness.  Boost your productivity.  Computer software, in the form of digital reference works and word processing tools, is what Inductel makes. Inductel is a software developer, and manufacturer, who also markets and sells its products. Inductel products include defining dictionaries for reference and custom dictionaries used in word processing. Academic disciplines represented include medicine, law , general English, chemistry, physics, biology, electronics, mechanical engineering design, and computer science. Our products support most types of devices including desktop computers, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, and Chromebooks. We support all major media formats including digital download, CD, DVD, and browser based web app.

Inductel software products are designed to support word processing, research, editing, and spelling error correction.

Operating systems supported include, Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, and Linux.

Languages supported is English.

Markets served include: Colleges, universities, high schools, word processing professions including medical transcription, and court report.  We sell business to business, and business to end user.

Technical support for Inductel products is provided at no cost to our customers. 

Founded in 1985 in California's Silicon Valley as the personal computer revolution was gaining momentum, Inductel is a pioneer in software development for PC's and Macs.  Our founder, entrepreneur Allan Pekary, quickly saw the demand for high quality dictionaries in digital format.  So, he together an enthusiastic team of talented programmers and data processors, and Inductel was up and running.  Inductel's mission is twofold with our first aim being to develop and maintain a library of high quality, reasonably priced word processing tools and reference works as computer software. Our second mission is to advance the study and application of computer generated artificial intelligence.

Inductel Defining Dictionaries

Inductel Dictionaries

Inductel defining dictionaries are reference works as computer software.  They run on most types of computers including PC's, Macs, Chromebooks, and Linux machines.  You can get them on CD, by download, or as browser based apps.

They are employed in both professional and academic environments.  Disciplines covered include medicine, law, general English, science including chemistry, biology, and physcis, and technology including electronics, mechanical engineering design, and computer science.

Inductel dictionaries are available as separate works but you may also get combination packages.  Our most popular combo is the Inductel MicroLibrary .  It contains all of our dictionaries as an integrated set.  Our dictionary entries may contain  definitions, abbreviations, acronyms, illustrations, audio, and video.  They are wonderful for studying, researching, or preparing reports and papers.

Inductel dictionaries enable users to look up entries, browse a linked index, and run several types of searches. Each dictionary comes with a related speller custom dictionary that is ready to integrate seamlessly into your favorite word processing program where may be employed by your existing spell checker to offer suggested corrections for misspelled medical, legal, scientific or technical words. 

Features and Functions

Search Options
Basic Search

Key a word into the dictionary input line.  Hit the Lookup button, or your Enter key, and get a definition.

basic search

Browse the Index

Using browser, we are going to look up the word "antigen."  In the Index, we start with a*, then drill down.

dictionary index, top level

Second level down: alphabetized groups of words that start with "a".  We select the group of words that start with the letters "an".

index-level-two-down

Level three down.  The section of the index which contains the words that start with "an".

dictionary-index-antigen

dictionary-definition-of-antigen

Advanced Searches

They employ user selected search parameters to produce lists of words which meet users' search criteria.

Example: Search the dictionary for all words starting with the letters "gen".

search for all words that start with the letters...

The results list.  Double click an entry to look it up.

list of all words that start with "gen".

The entry "gene, dominant" was selected in this example.  Here is the definition.  

Look up a definitions from the results list.

Other advanced search possibilities include: find and list all words that end with..., find and list all words that contain the string..., and find all words whose definitions contain a specified character string.

ILLUSTRATIONS-IMAGES

Standard Dictionary Images

Picture of an elephant.

elephant picture

Scientific and Technical Dictionary

Images 

image of ether molecule

 MicroLibrary, which contains full copies of each of the other dictionaries, provides all of the images contained in the other dictionaries.

 

OTHER CAPABILITIES

  • Every Inductel dictionary provides a lookup history.  Allows you to see an ordered list of your recent lookups.

  • All of our dictionaries provide multiple search options including browse on index, keyword search, and related terms search.

  • They also feature an Advanced Search that gives the user the ability to search the dictionary for all entry words, or definitions, that meet various user defined characteristics.  Search types include full word, partial word, wildcards, and Boolean.
    • In a single search, you may find all words that start with...
    • In a single search, you may find all words that end with...
    • In a single search, you may find all words that contain...
    • You may search using wild cards.
    • You may search within definitions for specified words.

  • You may personalize your Inductel dictionary:
  • If you want video with your definitions, our MicroLibrary provides hundreds of video clips.

Inductel Standard Dictionary, Medical dictionary, and MicroLibrary may be used as assistive technology software. They provide indices, search functions, and definitions; and they also give audio pronunciations and will speak definitions using a recorded human voice.

Contact Inductel for additional information.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS

LOOKUP HISTORY

The History function maintains a chronologically ordered list of every word you have looked up. 

word-lookup-history

It's easy to access your History list.  Just click on the History button, and the list appears.  Double click on any entry in the History list to look it up.   Below, we looked up the word "interferon".

The length of the History list is adjustable, so you may maintain a list of up to 200 of your most recent lookups.

word-lookup-history-list

BOOKMARKS-FAVORITES

The Bookmark function lets you maintain a list of favorite entries you may want to refer back to later.  User maintenance functions include add new entries, sort the list, remove selected entries, and clear the entire list.

dictionary-bookmarks-favorites

OPTIONS-PREFERENCES

Options allows you to control the look and feel of your dictionary interface.  Sizes, styles, colors, and more are adjustable to suit your preferences.

Here is a graphical demonstration.  In this example we increase the size of the font and change the headword color.

dictionary initial font setting

First, we open the Options dialog box.

dictionary-open-options-dialog

Here is the Options dialog box.

dictionary-options-font-face

Next we select the Fonts tab and set our font options.  First we set font face.

dictionary-options-font-face

Next we set font size.

dictionary-font-option-size

Next, we set font style.

dictionary-option-font-style

Finally, we select the headword color.

dictionary option font headword color

Here is the interface showing the new font settings. 

dictionary-font-options-set

INDUCTEL SPELLERS AND SPELL CHECKERS

Most Spell Checkers are Limited

Most word processing programs have spell checkers. But, most spell checkers can't correct medical, legal, scientific, or technical spelling errors. That’s because they only have a general dictionary. It can spell check only ordinary English. That can be very frustrating when you need to check spelling on other types of terminology. What can you do?

Some people compile their own custom dictionaries. But that can take forever. You may need specialized spelling help now.

That’s where we come in. We’re Inductel and we have been compiling custom spelling dictionaries, including medical, since 1985. Our custom dictionaries are comprehensive, accurate, up to date, and proven.

How Inductel Spellers Work

Microsoft Word is an excellent word processing program, but you may already know that its built-in main dictionary doesn't work very well on certain words, medical terms for instance. That's because its coverage is limited.  We’ve solved that problem by compiling specialized custom dictionaries. For example, our custom dictionary known as the Inductel Medical Spell Checker boosts the spell checking capabilities of Microsoft Word, and other popular word processors, enabling them to spell check medical terms as you type.

The Inductel Speller works within your Microsoft Office, or other word processing program, as it spell checks documents, reports, etc. Here’s an example. Below is a Microsoft Word document spell check run on an article about a new drug, Brilinta. The drug name was misspelled “Brilinte”.

In the first picture, the Inductel Medical Spell Checker was turned “off.” In the second picture, the Inductel Medical Spell Checker was turned “on.” The spell check caught the error and fixed it.

Inductel "off".

Picture of the Inductel Medical Spell Checker turned "off" during a spell check.

Inductel "on".

Picture of the Inductel Medical Spell Checker turned "on" during a spell check.

It’s fast, integrates seamlessly with your word processing program, and you can spell check ordinary English words and medical words at the same time.  All Inductel Spellers work like that.

Inductel Has Several Types of Spellers

There may be uncounted numbers of disciplines each having there own special words.  How can a word processing person be sure the reports and other documents they prepare are free of spelling errors.  It's not easy. 

 Over the years, we have compiled custom dictionaries covering many disciplines including medicine, law, chemistry, biology, physics, electronics, computer science, and mechanical engineering. 

Perhaps we can help you.

Custom Dictionary

What is a custom dictionary? A custom dictionary is a list of words -not in the computer's main dictionary- that an author wants acknowledged by the spell checker as correct. Custom dictionaries are used by word processing programs, such as Microsoft Office Word, and other computer applications like PowerPoint, and Excel. Users may add words to or delete words from their custom dictionaries. Additions to this dictionary could include names, acronyms, new words, and other such entries. Users may compile their own custom dictionaries, or may acquire them from other sources. There are companies, such as Inductel, who compile custom dictionaries and make them available to businesses, organizations, schools, and the general public.

Inductel has been compiling custom dictionaries since 1985. In that time Inductel has assembled extensive medical, legal, scientific, technical, and general word lists from which it develops custom dictionaries.

Inductel’s word lists are compiled from a variety of authoritative references, journals, and textbooks and contain the terms you need.

Custom dictionaries are employed by people who transcribe, report, bill, record, and otherwise process words including transcriptionists, nurses, doctors, attorneys, scientists, engineers, and students.

Compatibility

The Inductel Spellers and Spell Checkers are custom dictionaries that are compatible with Microsoft Office and other popular word processors. They have been tested and performance proven. In addition to Microsoft Office they are also compatible with  OpenOffice, WordPerfect, Apple iWork, and many more.

Contact Inductel for additional information.

Updates

Updates are free to customers who have purchased their original copies within the last 365 days. Otherwise, the updates cost $14.95 for the download and $19.95 for the CD. Updating is simple. Each update is the latest edition, full version of the program.

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