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Old 11-17-2019, 10:08 AM
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I was wondering if MS Word has an intuitive function of suggesting words. Kind of like when you type in Gmail, not phrases but words.


I know there's the function months, but I am talking about intuitively learning from the text I am typing and then suggesting when I am halfway through the word.


For example when I type "aeration" over and over in my text. It'd be nice word suggested the word and I could press enter to insert it.
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Not to my knowledge--the reason Gmail can do it is because it is looking for phrases frequently used in business letters/memo.

Now, you might be able to leverage the autocorrect feature to accomplish your goal--maybe set Word to automatically replace "aer1" with "aeration"
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:18 AM
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Not to my knowledge--the reason Gmail can do it is because it is looking for phrases frequently used in business letters/memo.

Now, you might be able to leverage the autocorrect feature to accomplish your goal--maybe set Word to automatically replace "aer1" with "aeration"

Thank you for the reply. But I believe this needs to be automated. If I understand this correctly I would need to manually build a custom dictionary really.


It'd be nice if Word could give you suggestions for words you have typed in the document. It scans constantly for spelling errors. I don't understand why can't they add such a useful function. It would help students so much typing our 6000 words reports.
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This is a user-to-user support forum not connected to Microsoft in any way. We help people deal with the Word that is.


You can use the feedback mechanism in Word or UserVoice to make suggestions that the people developing Word will see. They do not see anything posted here.
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If you do post a suggestion on UserVoice, you may want to append a link to that suggestion in this thread so others can easily vote for it.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:38 AM
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This is a user-to-user support forum not connected to Microsoft in any way. We help people deal with the Word that is.


You can use the feedback mechanism in Word or UserVoice to make suggestions that the people developing Word will see. They do not see anything posted here.
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If you do post a suggestion on UserVoice, you may want to append a link to that suggestion in this thread so others can easily vote for it.
Thank you, Charles. Useful link.
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The functionality you are asking for may be built into the operating system that you are using. For Windows 10, see Text Suggestions In Windows 10 – NZ Education Blog.
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