Thursday, February 18, 2010

Word Completion or Prediction in Open Office

Word Completion can save time. When you have typed the beginning letters of a word, the remaining letters may appear on your screen as a suggestion without you typing the last letters. If the last letters are correct, press Enter. The rest of the letters are accepted. If the last letters are not correct, keep typing as normal. The suggested letters are ignored.

How To Accept a Suggestion

  1. In a blank Writer document, type the following sentences: The Word Completion feature automatically finishes words. You may accept the suggestions or you may ignore them. (Your text appears on the screen.)

  2. Press the Enter key. (The cursor appears on the line below your text.)

  3. Type the letters, sug. (The word “suggestions” appears, with the end of the word highlighted.)

  4. Press the Enter key twice, then type the word magic. (The word ,“magic” appears without any highlighting.)

How To Reject a Suggestion


  1. Type the letters sug. The word “suggestions” appears with the end of the word highlighted.

  2. Type the letters ar. (The word “sugar” appears on the screen.)

To Change Word Completion Options

  1. Click Tools > AutoCorrect. (The “AutoCorrect”window appears.)

  2. Click the Word Completion tab (if it is not already there)

  3. Select the Word Completion option from the list below.

The AutoCorrect Dialog Box

Enable word completion This check box lets you click to turn the Word Completion feature on and off. A check mark indicates when the feature is enabled.

Append space When this option is enabled, a space will be automatically added after the completed word when you accept a Word Completion suggestion. A check mark indicates when the feature is enabled.

Show as tip When this option is enabled, Word Completions will appear as a tip above the word you type. A check mark indicates when the feature is enabled.

Kate or Geany also offer auto completion of words but only of recently typed text in the open document, it doesn't use a word list made from formerly created documents like Open Office.

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