Add/Edit Word

Add/Edit Word

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The Add/Edit Word dialog box allows you to change or add a word or macro to the prediction dictionary while in the Edit Dictionary... window.

Word/Macro code

Enter the word you want to add to the dictionary, or the code for a macro you want to add. Macros must be two or more letters. To expand them in your documents, type the macro code followed by a space.

Grammatical Type

This information is used by Prediction to apply grammatical rules to the words in the prediction window. Words default to "None" which means that the word is not to have grammatical rules applied to it.

Adult Vocabulary Word

If the Adult Content checkbox in the Prediction Options... dialog is checked, you cannot edit words that have been marked as adult vocabulary words. These words appear as asterisks (*****) in the dictionary editor window. You can automatically remove adult vocabulary using Dictionary Optimization. You can find out more about adult content here.

Word Completion Priority

This number ranges from 0 to 65530. Words with higher priority values will be presented by the Prediction system sooner than words with lower priority values. Words with a priority of 0 are considered "unused" by Aurora Prediction and may be removed by checking one of the Automatic Deletion Options checkboxes in the Optimize Dictionary dialog.

This dialog box will not close if you have entered an invalid priority value.

Choose Type of Macro or Word Information to Add, Edit or Delete

You can make the word you entered a macro, or associcate extra information like a definition, example or note with it using this drop box. Choose the type of extra information you wish to add here. Entries that already have information in them will have an asterisk * before them.

Spelling Correction History Rec - This is an entry maintained by Aurora's spellchecker. The only thing you can do with these entries is delete them.

Text Macro - Text that will by typed into the current application when you type the word you entered.

Speech Macro - Text that will be spoken when you type the word you entered. The word will then be erased from the screen. Do not use both a WAV macro and a Speech macro for the same macro code if you are using the Aurora Realvoice or other software speech synthesizer, only one will play since both will try to use the sound card at the same time.

Homonyms - Enter words that sound like or are spelled like another word along with an example for correct usage. Words with this extra information will show up in green in the word prediction window if the Show Homonyms checkbox on the Window tab of the Prediction Options dialog is checked.

Definition - Enter a definition for this word. Words with this extra information will show up in the word prediction window if the Show Definition checkbox on the Window tab of the Prediction Options dialog is checked.

Thesaurus - Enter thesaurus words for this word. Words with this extra information will show up in the word prediction window if the Show Thesaurus checkbox on the Window tab of the Prediction Options dialog is checked.

WAV Playback - The name of a WAV file that will be played when you type the word you entered. The word will then be erased from the screen. Note that Windows 3.1 limits the size of WAV files played using this feature to 65500 bytes. Larger files will not play. Do not use both a WAV macro and a Speech macro for the same macro code if you are using the Aurora Realvoice or other software speech synthesizer, only one will play since both will try to use the sound card at the same time. WAV files must be stored in the AWIN3 directory, not in a shared network directory. You can get around this by specifying the name of the WAV file in your macro relative to the \AWIN3 directory for example ..\windows\sounds\ding.wav would cause Aurora Prediction to look for the file ding.wav in the \windows\sounds\ directory.

Delete

Once you have selected the type of macro or word information you can delete the data for that selection by clicking on the Delete button.

Enter Value for Selected Macro or Word Information Type

Once you have selected the type of macro or word information you can enter the information or macro expansion here.

Click on Ok so save changes, or Cancel to leave without saving changes to the word.

Automating Program Operations

Windows 3.1 comes with a comprehensive macro recording and playback system designed to be used to automate operations in programs. This program is called "Recorder" and can be found in the "Accessories" group.