How to configure auto-completion of words in Microsoft Word
As a rule, the replacement of the Microsoft Word are looking for, if we are talking only about the free use a text editor. But even as a paid product, Word is still the most popular program for creating documents. The secret of the popularity of the offspring of the software giant – in functionality and user experience. Only, perhaps, what is missing popular text editor is customizable features the word completion function prediction user-entered words in the search engines.
However, the completion not only of words, but even whole phrases, you can customize and use in the AutoText function. Also the auto-completion of words, not only preconfigured but also with the use of ready-made dictionaries Word can be implemented using a third-party program Comfort Typing Pro. Below we will highlight both of these options.
So, how to configure the auto-completion of words in Word?
1. AutoText in Microsoft Word
Automatic word completion is a very useful thing, if you set the same type of text. Added to the collection of AutoText words and phrases in the document can appear instantly. Just type a few initial characters and the appearance of specific fields press Enter to insert a word or a whole phrase. To do this, however, you first need to do a little work on adding frequently used words and phrases in a collection of AutoText.
Access the launch button for AutoText in MS Word implemented is not entirely successful for frequent use. In the tab «Insert» you must select «Text» and then «quick parts» and then «AutoText».
Since the base of the word completion first need to create periodically while retaining the right words and phrases in a collection of auto text, button this function is clearly not superfluous on the quick access toolbar. Click menu «File».
Go to «Settings».
Click the tab to the left «quick access Toolbar». In the «Choose commands from:», specify the «Tab «Insert»». At the top of the list will see a button «Auto text». You need to add in the quick access toolbar using the middle button «Add». To save the settings, click «OK» at the bottom.
The AutoText button will appear on the quick access toolbar. Further to add words and phrases in a collection of auto text, they need to first highlight in the document, then click AutoText and use the option to save.
Form save to a collection of auto text Word allows you to define words and phrases in different categories. In principle, the entire dictionary database can be saved in the default category «General». For the convenience of working with a large inventory of words to better define them in different thematic categories. In the drop-down categories list there is an item «Create category».
Selecting this item will open the field names of the new category. After you specify the name of the category will appear in the form of retaining the words in the collection of AutoText. Next, select the desired category and click «OK» at the bottom of the form.
Words and phrases stored in the AutoText collection will be available in the table preview when you click AutoText on the quick access toolbar. When you select preview its contents – words or phrases – will be inserted into the document.
But with the contents of a collection of auto text is much easier to work on the type of word completion. As mentioned, the words and phrases from the collection will be automatically added after you press Enter when near the entered characters will appear on the field entries.
Remove unused words and phrases from the collection by clicking the button AutoText and calling on the preview shortcut menu. «Normalize and remove» open the window, organize the collection of AutoText.
Window organize AutoText called «building blocks Organizer». It stores blocks and other fragments-Microsoft Word templates. Sorting units in this window by category allows you to quickly find units with the right words and phrases-collection of AutoText. The blocks are deleted by the «Delete» button at the bottom.
Undoubtedly, the AutoText feature can increase the performance of creating similar documents. At the same time, AutoText full substitute for the function of the word completion is not. Own artificial intelligence auto-text Word, alas, has not. Auto-completion of words not contained in Word, but in the Arsenal of another notorious text editor – LibreOffice Writer – provides automatic replenishment of the vocabulary in the process of working with documents. Activating the option of collecting the words in the AutoCorrect settings, the user of LibreOffice Writer will get suggestions for autoinput of a self-forming database of individual words, informed those present in the text of open documents.
The real function of the word completion in Word, however, as in any other text editor Windows can be implemented using software Comfort Typing Pro.
2. Word completion using the program Comfort Typing Pro
Program Comfort Typing Pro provides the appearance of the input field characters a small sign with the completion of the printed word. Variants of words instantly changed when entering the following characters. The program has its own dictionaries in several languages, including Russian. These dictionaries can replenish their own frequently used words.
Comfort Typing Pro is a paid program (630 rubles), but its absolutely free you can download from the official site and free test for a month after installation.
Auto-completion of words in the program called Comfort Typing Pro with word autocomplete function enabled. But this is not the only functionality; the software also provides Windows custom switch keyboard layouts and languages and text templates.
After installing and running the program will minimize to the system tray. Called the Comfort Typing Pro icon in the system tray, program menu and the first thing to check to active the option «Enable word autocomplete function enabled». Next, open «Options».
On the left, select the tab «Autopackage». There is also the function of word completion can be turned on and off when not needed. If you need to change settings there is no function, simply assign a convenient key at the bottom of the insertion words.
In the tab «Dictionaries» you need to download and install Russian dictionary. For some reason they are not supplied with the program.
If necessary, you can install dictionaries for other supported languages.
After downloading the dictionaries will be available automatically. At any moment you can refer to the tab settings, custom Dictionaries, select the dictionary from the list and clicking on the «edit» button, add your words. The dictionary will open in notebook. To auto-completion of words automatically added to your vocabulary in the process of working with a variety of documents in the tab «Dictionaries» must be active the option «store custom words».
After making any changes click the bottom «Save».
To test the function: open the Microsoft Word document, start to enter text, and with the right words in the table of completions insert their assigned key.
Move between the options within the table is done with the arrow keys – the up arrow and down arrow.