To Use Word Complete Plug-in¶
The Word Complete plug-in is installed by default with EmEditor Professional. As you type in the document, this plug-in displays the list filled with previously used words and highlighted words defined in EmEditor, and lets you select a word from the list to complete your typing.
The Word Complete plug-in can also complete recently searched strings. This process works the same as completing words, but instead of completing words, the plug-in completes strings.
To use the Word Complete plug-in:
Click on the Plug-Ins bar. Or on the Tools menu, point to Plug-ins, and then click Word Complete so that it is checked.
Type the first few characters of the word you want to insert into the document, and a list filled with previously used words and highlighted words defined in EmEditor will appear.
Use the UP or DOWN key to select the word to insert, and press Enter.
The strings defined in the Highlight (1) page of Configuration Properties are used as the candidates.
Used Words in Document
The words in the current document are used as the candidates.
Limits words within the specified lines before and after the current cursor position.
Include Previous Document
Includes the previous document for the candidate list.
Include All Documents in Group
Includes all the documents in the same group window.
Only if Same Configuration
Includes all the documents but only with the same configuration as the current document.
Words in Dictionary File
The words in a separate file are used as the candidates.
Specifies the full path and the file name of a separate file that should be used as the candidate list.
Free Format (if not checked, line by line)
Specifies that any files containing words separated by spaces can be used as dictionary files. If not checked, each word must be separated by a newline character.
The words in the Clipboard are used as the candidates.
File names within the same folder as the current document are used as the candidates.
Shows the history of strings searched for in the past.
Specifies how often the candidates are refreshed so the candidate list is updated with recently typed words. The higher this rate is, the fewer characters must be typed before the list is updated.
Specifies whether a case should be matched. For instance, suppose ABC and abc are found in the current document (or a dictionary file). If Never is selected, either ABC or abc can be
If Last Used Word First is selected, the last selected word will be initially selected when the candidate list is displayed. If Alphabetical Order is selected, the top item of the matched items will be
If Normal Words is selected, each word begins with an alphabet and ends with alphabets or numbers. If Dot Syntax is selected, each word can include a dot (.). If HTML/XML
If Custom is selected in the Word Type drop-down list, enters first character that each word can begin with, in addition to alphabets.
If Custom is selected in the Word Type drop-down list, enters characters that each word can contain between the first character and the last character, in addition to alphabets and numbers.
If Custom is selected in the Word Type drop-down list, enters last character that each word can end with, but should not contain in the first or mid characters.
Display Icons in the Candidate List
Displays small icons at the left of each item in the candidate list.
Automatically Complete when Only One Candidate is Available
Allows the plug-in to complete automatically when a user presses the keyboard shortcut assigned to Show Candidates Manually (typically CTRL + SPACE) if only one item is available for
Use Highlight Colors in the Candidate List
Colors the candidate list with colors defined as highlighted strings.
Automatically Hide the List when No Candidate List
Automatically hides the candidate list if no item matches when you type.
Show Only Matched Words in the Candidate List
Limits the candidate list only to matched words.
Exclude Matched and Same-Length Word from the Candidate List
Automatically excludes matched words with the same length as the typed word.
Automatically Show the Candidate List as Typed
Automatically displays the candidate list as you type.
Number of Characters
Number of characters typed before the plug-in displays the candidate list automatically.
Time that the plug-in waits until it displays the candidate list automatically after it finds matched words.
Lists available commands.
Press New Shortcut Key
Enter shortcut key for the selected command.
Current keys assigned to the selected command.
Description for the selected command.
By default, EmEditor monitors the keystrokes and automatically display the list when you start typing a word. To disable this behavior, right-click the plug-in button on the Plug-ins bar, select the Properties, and clear the Automatically Show the Candidate List as Typed check box. You can still display the list by pressing the keyboard shortcut. The default keyboard shortcut is CTRL + SPACE, but you can assign another keyboard shortcut by selecting the Keyboard page on the Properties. The options in the plug-in Properties can be set for each configuration.