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Posted on 2013-12-16
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Is there a way to set predictive test in Word 2013 for a few lines

e.g. ....

An address

Aroad
AStreet
Aown.
 
so when I type
Ar ... the rest appears

User claims it worked in a prev version of Word.  I have my doubts it worked on several lines.
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by:John Hurst
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I do not see such an option in Word 2013 options. It corrects after you type.

Word-2013-Autocorrect

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by:John Hurst
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I commented from the point of view of Word 2013 out of the box.  It looks like there may be a third party macro to possibly do what you want.

http://www.beingbrunel.com/predictive-text-in-word/

I think that refers to a product called PreDict.

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by:Gregory Miller
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Word 2013 has an AutoComplete function as well...
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/automatically-insert-text-HA102749204.aspx

I think this is what you were looking for. It is not obvious on how to use but the link above is very descriptive...
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by:fcek
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I got only one line with that predictive text.
I didnt try this yet
http://www.beingbrunel.com/predictive-text-in-word/
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by:John Hurst
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I don't think the out-of-the-box settings in Word get what you want. I tried the link above and it did not do what I might have imagined for this.

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Gregory Miller earned 500 total points
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This works perfectly... It works with a single word or an entire paragraph. It is not clear on how to set it up but that is why I copied the link into the text. The use is exactly the same in Word 2007-2013 although the dialogs may appear a bit different in 2013.

Test it with these steps:
1. Open a new Word Doc and type in the three lines you want.
Aroad
AStreet
Aown.

2. Highlight the three lines or any subpart you want to be connected with the AutoComplete function.

3. Click the Insert menu and then Quick Parts and choose AutoText.

4. Click the Save Selection to AutoText Gallery and you are done...

5. Open yet another new Word Doc and start typing the first line and the system will prompt you to press Enter to AutoComplete the remaining text. On my system, it took four letters to trigger the AutoComplete but that may have been because it was matching a unique entry from other items I have stored. Your Milage May Vary...
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Just back from hospital.  Will update / closing cases soon
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