Next version of Word will be able to autocomplete your writing

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 23 2021 @ 08:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Last year, Microsoft previewed an auto completion feature for Word. Called Text Predictions, this tool uses machine learning to help you write, the software giant claims text predictions can not only help you to write faster but also more accurately. Besides reducing spelling and grammar errors, text predictions will learn over time to give you the best possible autocomplete recommendations based on your own writing style.

When activated, grayed out text predictions will automatically appear when you're typing in Word or in Outlook. You can accept a text prediction by pressing the TAB key on your keyboard, or reject the prediction by smashing your ESC key.

Text predictions were tested via the Beta Channel for months. Neowin writes Microsoft will now start rolling it out to the general public in March.
Microsoft notes that no data will "leave the tenant boundary" and no human will see it unless "donated as part of the feedback mechanism." Word users can navigate to Help > Feedback to send any complaints or suggestions to Microsoft. Earlier this month, Microsoft also started rolling out text prediction support to Outlook users.
At least for now, text predictions seem only available in English.

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