Tom- that’s a little unfair, you can’t expect it to know what you’re thinking. Last week I finally got the source into a state that wouldn’t embarrass me in public, and released it into the wild. Now you, too, can enjoy reports that almost write themselves with this Word add-in. Considering it was all done without any human guidance- I think it turned out all right. Hit the button to start, and you’ll be welcomed with the main window.
Due to some maddening restrictions by Microsoft, providing in-line predictive text within Word is simply impossible. After half a day of trying I was forced to yield to Occam’s razor and simply provide a new place for people to type. Dict will ping it across to Word. The two other buttons are self-explanatory, I hope.
Can you guess what the text is? As you start to type a list of suggestions will develop on the right-hand-side. Continuing to type will narrow down the predictions, and pressing will send whatever you’ve typed back to Word, regardless of the predictions. This allows you to type normally, and only use the predictive functionality when you need it. Mystic Meg eat your heart out. These predictions are mixed-in with the auto-complete functionality to help provide more relevant results, even once you’ve started typing. If you want to fast-track your way to reasonable predictions I’d recommend opening a few old documents and letting it parse them.
I would not, however, recommend simply feeding it classic literature unless you really do write like Jane Austin. You could probably go the whole of your life without changing the majority of these options, however I would recommend you consider if words need to pass the spell check, which will reduce the potential for mistakes, but will also hinder the development of specialist vocabularies. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Hi, I use a different method. I’m using the autocorrect option in a way it wasn’t intended.