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Writer: How do I receive word completion from beginning like in Android?

asked 2019-06-21 22:23:44 +0200

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With an Android smartphone, I get word suggestions on the keyboard when typing text, including many that I have not previously entered. These words seem to come from a 'living' dictionary. Anyway, that is very helpful and time-saving.

How can I use an existing German dictionary in Writer as a template or a database for word supplements, NOT just for the current session (starting at zero), but basically. I would like to have words to choose from. It would be best, Writer would be able to learn new words and add them to the dictionary.

As I said, just like with the smartphone (Android 8.1 or 9). Is this possible or are you planning something?

Thank you!

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answered 2019-06-21 23:07:26 +0200

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Writer collect words from the open documents, but only from the open documents. The only way I know to "fill" the word completion table with words you selected is to put those words on a document and open it at the same time your other documents. Not elegant, but works.

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Thank you for that reply. I already feared this. I really ask myself, why is that simply possible with Android and, attention please!, for all text operations, but not possible to at least import an existing dictionary as a basis for word completion? I am sure, this would help many handicapped people using computer also.

auguste gravatar imageauguste ( 2019-06-22 19:58:58 +0200 )edit

I read the linked page to bug 86872 and I simply agree to Sophie Freud's comment: "@Robinson Tryon: this workaround is very, very cumbersome. Word Completion makes much more sense if the collection and the preservation of words works automatically". This is really not a good message for Android text handling users and handicapped LO users also. So sad and incomprehensible. Anyway, thanks for your replies...

auguste gravatar imageauguste ( 2019-06-25 20:46:31 +0200 )edit
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