Using the Word Completion feature of OpenOffice.org

by Ross McKillop on November 4, 2007

Office

This overview will explain the various features of OpenOffice.org’s Word Completion – including how to disable it.

  1. Word Completion, which is enabled by default, allows you to hit one key to complete a word (rather than type the entire thing out).
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  3. To access the Word Completion settings, click Tools and then AutoCorrect….
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  5. Select the Word Completion tab.
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  7. From here you can disable Word Completion entirely if it’s a feature that gets in your way more than it helps. To do so, just remove the check from the Enable word completion box and click OK
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  9. Another default is that Word Completion won’t “work” unless the word to be completed is 10 characters or longer. If you are a fan of Word Completion, you may want to lower the number of characters required in a word before OpenOffice.org offers to complete it. To do so, just choose the number of characters from the Min. word length drop-down list.
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  11. Another helpful feature to save on keystrokes is to have OpenOffice append a ‘space’ each time you use Word Completion. To enable this feature, just place a check in the box labeled Append space.
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