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Initial post: Sep 30, 2011 12:25:20 AM PDT
Yungchi Su says:
Like title!

Posted on Oct 14, 2011 1:34:21 PM PDT
Yes, indeed. Let's hope there's a CD-ROM edition soon!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2011 8:44:07 PM PDT
E.F. Schu says:
I got my copy today. It did not have a CD-ROM, but it did include a code for a downloadable dictionary to use on your mobile device (e.g., iPhone, iPad).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2011 6:18:15 PM PDT
If it also works on Android devices, then it should work on the Kindle Fire as well. I hope so.

Posted on Oct 2, 2012 2:10:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 2, 2012 2:20:02 PM PDT
AnhMaiDel says:
I would gladly buy the AHD5 but for one thing: no CD-ROM version. I owned the 4th edition, which came with the CD. Having installed the full dictionary on my computer, I used it virtually every day for writing and editing, and found it extremely useful, particularly the usage notes. However, the old version won't work on a 64-bit computer (Windows 7). The publisher even included the CD-ROM for free with its 4th ed. collegiate version, but has now apparently decided to abandon it completely for mobile apps. Bah! (I don't even have a cellphone.) I wrote the publisher twice to inquire into this, but they did not deign to respond. Result: No sale here until they offer the CD. (I am forced to use the Merriam-Webster Collegiate, 11th ed., which is no nearly as good. I also have the entire OED e-version installed on my computer, but it is less useful on a quick-and-dirty basis.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2014 12:57:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2014 1:00:28 PM PDT
The old one is 16 bit...lot of trouble, BUT you could run windows 3.1 through DOSBox (on your 64 bit machine) and then launch it that way. I agree with you entirely, I think it's an absolutely beautiful book to look at, but it's huge---ten pounds--and when I want a definition I'm not looking for a nostalgic experience. I've tried to make myself look the forth edition and hardly ever do. When I bought that I didn't realize it had a CD, and back then I was used to opening a book---now, there are just SO many advantages to the electronic alternative. If it had a CD yes, without, no.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2014 6:13:35 AM PDT
Bastelmaus says:
My AHD4 DOES work with my Windows 7 64 Bit. Call Customer Service. Although no longer available to buy, old customers can down load it.
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The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries (Hardcover - November 1, 2011)
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