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Is there a way to exclude some words the auto-correct’s auto-completion list?

asked 2018-03-08 19:14:50 +0100

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updated 2020-07-19 19:35:30 +0100

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I’d like to exclude certain words from the auto-correct list. Deleting them isn’t enough.

I allow auto-correct to collect words as I use many not is the standard lists.

Yet I keep getting a word that I used once showing up for auto-complete because it sorts before the word I use much more often. For example “Thurs-Sat” and “Thursday”. I use “Thursday” all the time, yet I have to type “Thursd” before auto-complete will pick it over “Thurs-Sat”, a one keystroke savings.

I’ve deleted these kinds of words many times but with collection turned on they keep returning. Being able to remove collected words after closing a document helps some but doesn’t solve my problem.

From what I’ve learned I can either live with this problem or turn off collection and manually add the many non-standard words I use to the auto-correct list.

Am I missing something else?



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answered 2018-03-08 21:12:26 +0100

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Manually enter the words. It will cut down on time and frustration. Or if you have a lot of non-standard words for a particular document or job, consider a separate dictionary just for those.

Personally, I type very fast and don't like to pause. I don't like to think outside the box of what I am translating from my head to my fingers. I have never liked auto-correct since most of the time the words offered are not right, are a distraction, and when it does get to the right word, I've already typed close to 90% of it anyway.

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Thank you for responding but my preference is for using auto complete.

Personally the arthritides in my hands makes typing painful at times. Fewer keystrokes lead to less pain.

let gravatar imagelet ( 2018-03-09 01:07:42 +0100 )edit
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