Word prediction software
Tools that 'guess' the words you are typing to help you type less
Word prediction overview
Many people are slow typists, or are using other input methods that are effective but slower than someone using a normal keyboard. For these people word prediction software can help to speed up their typing.
Fig 1 - Penfriend Word Prediction Software Screenshot.
After typing the first few letters of a word, predictive software gives a number of words starting with those letters, for example Fig 1 shows a typical example after ' Th' has been typed . The choices offered vary to reflect those words you most often type. To complete the word you simply select one of the words offered for example by pressing the related function key as shown in Fig 1 and the complete word is entered in the document.
The prediction software will then offer a list of words you have previously typed after the word just chosen, and the user can easily select that word to be entered into the document as well. And so on.
This can speed up your typing and reduce the number of keystrokes you need to make.
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