This documentation refers to PhraseExpress v16 beta. The documentation for current v15 is available here.

Work with phrase files

PhraseExpress can load phrase database files simultaneously from multiple locations and merges all phrase files into a common tree structure.

You can create, load, save, unload, move, import, export and password-protect phrase files in PhraseExpress.

Most commands under the File menu refer to the currently selected phrase file node in the left tree view of the main program window.

The root icon in the tree view depends if you use PhraseExpress stand-alone or with a server:


Local phrase file

Local Phrase File

Phrase files have the extension .pexdb and contain the phrase folder structure, phrase contents, autotext and hotkey settings, program restrictions and access permissions.

The default name is phrases.pexdb unless you saved your phrases under a new file name.

Cloud file

Shared phrase file

This phrase file is shared with other users.

SQL database

SQL Server connection

Example: Computername:d:\data\phrases.pexsql

PhraseExpress loads the phrases from a Microsoft SQL server.

PhraseExpress Server file

PhraseExpress Server connection (depraceted/retired)

Example: (IP address of the PhraseExpress Server)

The phrase file is hosted by the PhraseExpress Server and is shared with all users connected to the PhraseExpress Server.

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