Predictive text for Office
March 3, 2005 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Anyone know of an add-on for MS-Office (or any other Office suite) that can do predictive text?
posted by Cosine to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
T9, or something more like the Pocket PC?

If you mean T9, the best I could find was here. I know there's a USB keypad that looks like a cheap mobile phone, but you can just use a number pad.

If you mean support for general typing, you might find something that plugs into Windows rather than a particular OS. Maybe under language options where that speech and handwriting recognition stuff sits.
posted by krisjohn at 4:47 PM on March 3, 2005

The word processor in has predictive features. If you start typing a word that's already in the document, it'll autocomplete it if you press the right arrow key. I think the feature is a little bit annoying, but it sounds like what you're looking for. It's a pretty good office suite, to boot.
posted by zsazsa at 4:55 PM on March 3, 2005

Sorry, "rather than a particular Office Suite".
posted by krisjohn at 4:59 PM on March 3, 2005

This isn't related to Office, but the recent issue of Make had an article (that's not the whole thing, just a blurb) about something similar for Macs and mentioned a windows application that does almost the same thing. Niether I nor the author have tried it though.
posted by nomad at 5:16 PM on March 3, 2005

Penfriend might work. Maybe TypeHelp will do what you need.
posted by bachelor#3 at 6:24 PM on March 3, 2005

I'm not sure what you want, but if it's word completion and prediction, you want something designed for mobility-impaired or learning-disabled users, like my friend's product WordQ.
posted by joeclark at 12:05 PM on March 4, 2005

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