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Lap Top iBook G4 with Mac OS 10.4.11 running Classic 9.2 Problem

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Lap Top iBook G4 with Mac OS 10.4.11 running Classic 9.2 Problem: when I try to open MS Works 4.0 (classic application) I get this message: "Open Dictionary - Unable to read the dictionary of the application or extension because it is not scriptable" at which point the Apple Script application opens. PS: I am running the same application on two other computers with the same system one a G3 imac and the other a G4.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Jeremy Chow replied 8 years ago.

Firstly, check if the application has a .app extension - if it doesn't then try adding this to the end of the filename and it could solve the problem.

Secondly, if the file does have this then you will need to try and reinstall the application as it may not have installed in its entirety.

Let me know how you get on. :-)
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thank you. I could not imagine it being so simple to solve. My other two computers do not have the .app extension on the filename and work OK. One of those mysteries that I will never understand.
Expert:  Jeremy Chow replied 8 years ago.
Very random - I agree! :-) Thanks for accepting the answer.