Auto-Complete - Settings
Menu: Configure > Auto-Complete
Default Shortcut Key: none
Macro function: none
The Settings tab of the Configure Auto-Complete dialog contains general options that relate to the Auto-Complete feature.
Auto-Complete is active
The checkbox is the master on/off switch for the Auto-Complete feature. If this box is unchecked, all Auto-Complete features and functions will be disabled.
Build the Harvested phrase list by analyzing text in the current file
Use this checkbox to control whether or not the current file will be analyzed to harvest words for use with the Auto-Complete feature. If harvesting is not performed, the matching word list will be built from other sources: user-defined phrases, reserved words, and the master dictionary.
Ignore phrases with fewer than n characters
Use this option to specify the shortest word that should be collected during harvesting. Auto-Complete is most effective when used to complete longer words, so there's little benefit to storing very small words when harvesting.
Store all case variations encountered (Boxer, BOXER, boxer...)
Use this checkbox to specify how case variations should be handled during harvesting. When checked, all different case variations will be collected. When unchecked, only the first case variation of a given word will be stored.
In addition to spaces, tabs and newlines, treat the following
characters as delimiters when harvesting words and phrases in...
These characters will be treated as word delimiters when harvesting words from normal files -- that is, from files that do not have a Syntax Highlighting definition entry.
These characters will be treated as word delimiters when harvesting words from program files -- that is, from files that do have a Syntax Highlighting definition entry.
Use words from the Dictionary list as potential expansion phrases
This checkbox controls whether or not dictionary words will be used to build the matching word list.
Use reserved words for the current file type as potential expansion phrases
This checkbox controls whether or not reserved words from the Syntax Highlighting information for the current file will be used to build the matching word list.
Add harvested phrases to the user-defined phrase list after successful use
When this option is checked, harvested words will be automatically added to the User-Defined phrase list after they have been used successfully in a word completion. In this way, the User-Defined phrase list will become filled with the words that you use most often, and the Auto-Complete feature will become more tuned to your work style.
Ignore case when matching the typed text to a trigger sequence or phrase
Use this option to indicate whether or not character case should be considered when comparing typed text to User-Defined trigger sequences and phrases.
Beep after the trigger key has been used to cycle through all matching phrases
This option controls whether or not an audible beep should occur after the Trigger Key has been used to cycle through all potential matches.
When a delimiter triggers a user-defined phrase, insert the delimiter into the text as well
This option controls how a delimiter character should be treated when it is used to trigger a User-Defined phrase.
Set Trigger Key
Use the Set Trigger Key button to change the key that is used to complete a partially typed word, or expand a User-Defined phrase with trigger style activation.