Test install: WordGen users have to enter an original CELEX cd-rom once if they decide to keep on using WordGen (see below). However, in order to make it possible to test WordGen before purchasing a CELEX cd-rom, we have also prepared an self-extracting archive file which contains all files necessary to run the WordGen program. This test version is fully functional. This file can be downloaded here: *wordgen.exe*. When the file is downloaded, clicking it will extract all WordGen files into a specified folder. Then, the program can be run by clicking the winwordgen.exe file in that folder...
Note that all these programs will only run on a Windows PC. If you would like to continue using WordGen for your research, you have to complete the final install procedure described below, which requires a CELEX cd-rom. By downloading the file above, you accept all responsibility for respecting these terms. If you don not agree to these terms, do not download the test install file.

Final install: Click *wwg_install_1_0c.exe* to download the WordGen installation program into a temporary folder.  Click this file and WordGen will install itself in the 'Program Files' folder. You can access the program through the shortcuts in the Windows Start Menu; WordGen is a tool that operates with the CELEX lexical database (orders: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/Catalog/CatalogEntry.jsp?catalogId=LDC96L14). Because this database has been distributed with a proprietary license, you need to enter an original CELEX CD-ROM in your cd-rom drive to install the program for the first time if you use the regular install. The install wizard will guide you through this process. (The CD-ROM is not necessary for subsequent use of the program). Because Lexique is developed under a GNU license, the french database is included in the download. So, there is now need to download this file manually from Lexique's website.