In this section you will learn how to:
use the Prediction facility
teach the Prediction new vocabulary
download prediction word banks
change the appearance and behaviour of the Prediction window
set up prediction speech options
learn vocabulary patterns
set up phonetic replacements
set the context level
add additional word banks
add individual words to the prediction.
In this exercise you will learn how to use Prediction to help you finish sentences. It will
access a list of words that will complete the one that you are currently typing and will
also try to predict your next word as you finish typing a word.
Open a new blank document in Microsoft Word and then click on the
on the toolbar to display the Prediction window.
Type the following text into your document and notice how the Prediction window
is predicting words for you to use:
This is an ex
When you type in the ‘ex’ you will see a list of words beginning with ‘ex’ displayed
in the Prediction window.
Click on ‘example’ in the Prediction window or press the appropriate function key
on your keyboard. The word is inserted into your document, followed by a space.
The Prediction window will then have another list of words for you to choose from.
There is also a useful feature that allows you to view dictionary definitions and
homophones in the Prediction window.
Beside the list of words in the Prediction window some of them have the following
symbol next to them: . This indicates that the word is a homophone or
If you are unsure what a word means. Hover your mouse over it and then click on
You will see the Dictionary displayed. Something like this :