More Window Tab

More Window Options Tab

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Spacing

The prediction window can single, 1.5 or double space the words in it to help individuals with visual acuity problems. When the prediction box is wider than it is high, this option allows you to adjust the horizontal spacing between words.

Words in Window

This option allows you to control the number of words that are offered in the prediction window. Although only 10 words can be picked by typing a number or semicolon (if enabled), up to 15 words can be displayed. These extra words can be picked using a mouse, or just used as a cueing system for poor spellers to tell what words are coming.

Note: If you are using the alternate sorting features and have resized the prediction window to show fewer words than specified by Words in Window, it is important that you change the Words in Window setting to make sure you are presented the words in the proper order.

Longest Word to Show

This option allows you to limit the length of words suggested in the Aurora Prediction window. If this option is set larger than 0, words longer than that number of characters will no longer appear. Note that longer words that were in the list when you went into Prediction Options will remain in the Prediction window after you leave the Prediction Options dialog. This number must be greater than or equal to the value for Shortest Word to Show below. Set this option to 0 and Shortest Word to Show below to 0 to disable this feature.

Shortest Word to Show

This option allows you to limit the length of words suggested in the Aurora Prediction window. If this option is set larger than 0, words shorter than that number of characters will no longer appear. Note that shorter words that were in the list when you went into Prediction Options will remain in the Prediction window after you leave the Prediction Options dialog. This number must be less than or equal to the value for Longest Word to Show below. Set this option to 0 and Longest Word to Show above to 0 to disable this feature.

Number/Word Separator

This option allows you to change the character or characters that separate the numbers from the words in the prediction window. This defaults to a single right parentheses character ), but can be set to one or more other characters.

When Predicting

The prediction window can be sorted by priority, alphabetically or by length when it is predicting next words for you.

Research into the effectiveness of word prediction has shown that the traditional approach of showing the "most likely" (sorting by priority) word first in a list of words is not the best way of presenting a list of words for selection in some cases. Research has found that lists sorted by length, or alphabetically are much more efficiently searched. Since spelling words and predicting words are two different activities, we allow you to choose the sorting method for each activity individually. This allows Aurora Prediction to offer the most likely word when it is predicting the next word, and offer the quickest to scan list when you are spelling out a word and searching for it in the Prediction window word list.

Tip: We have found that when predicting next words that Sort By Priority is generally the best option.

Note: If you are not sorting by priority, it is important that if you have resized the prediction window to not show some of the offered words, you change the Words in Window setting to match the number of words actually visible in the window.

When Spelling

The prediction window can be sorted by priority, alphabetically or by length when it is spelling words for you.

Tip: We have found that when spelling words, that Sort by Length, Shortest First is generally the best option.

List Presentation

The words in the prediction window can be displayed either in a vertical list or horizontally. If you want the list to be presented a specific way, you can choose Vertical, Horizontal or Automatic display here. Automatic determines the list presentation based on the dimensions of the Prediction window.