First post. Hi all. I signed up after having searched the web for a place where I could ask for some professional help on my new project. I am training to be an interpreter between English and French, and of course, know so many words that I sometimes forget which ones I know! I'm coming on 22, native English, and pretty with-it when it comes to Windows XP computing. I'd like to introduce you to my simple idea, in the hope that someone could tell me how to create my own program (which would be very exciting for me) or, if it's so easy, someone could knock it up in 10 minutes for a small fee, if anything!? I want to have a small window which opens up after clicking on the icon, of which I can type in a word in a line in French or English, and have it access a database which I will have had to have created myself (a long time! but not a problem). Then it brings up the French/English translation. Now, you might wonder "what's the point?", but I'd like to make you aware that this is for technical words, and not words which I know fluently - all the regular words of general conversation. Just more uncommon words, very technical words, various verbs and fancy adjectives etc. In other words, if I read a news article in Le Monde (big French newspaper) about very speciailsed subjects, I can think "oh, whats this word?" and open my program, type it in, and see if I already know it, and can be reminded, or have the program say "Word not found, would you like to add the word?" and then be able to. I am sure you get the idea now. If one exists, I'm not interested, because this will be to my vocabulary and specialised areas (avitation/music/travel + anything I may become interested in in due course) and so be economised (i.e, to my knowledge and not full of words I already know). A very personalised program, you might say. If anyone is able or interested in helping me, I would be delighted to discuss it with you. Kind regards, Dan.