Facts about Text Predictions in Microsoft Word: Release Date, Features, What to expect
|Text predictions in Microsoft Word. Photo: Trusted Review|
Text predictions feature will suggest the text you might want to type next based on context and machine learning. It will save you time by making it faster to write your documents. Also, this feature reduces spelling and grammar errors and learns over time to give the best recommendations based on your writing style.
Text predictions in Microsoft Word: Release Date
Microsoft is planning to add text predictions to Word in March. The new feature will work similarly to Google Docs’ Smart Compose option, using machine learning to predict what words an author will need to speed up document creation. Microsoft originally announced a beta of text predictions last year, but Neowin spotted it’s now on the Microsoft 365 roadmap to reach all Word users on Windows next month, Theverge reported.
Text predictions in Microsoft Word: How does it work?
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|Once rolled out, the predictions feature on Word will highlight the ‘prediction text’ in grey and the user can accept the prediction by pressing the ‘Tab’ key or can reject the same by press ‘Esc’. The company has said overtime the predictions will become better as the AI recognises the writing style of the user. For users who are not interested in using the predictions feature, you can turn the feature off as well.|
Microsoft has also said that the predictions feature will also be rolled out in Outlook for Windows this month which will allow users to finish writing their emails faster.
The company has also said that the data the feature collects by learning the writing style of users will not “leave the tenant boundary” and no human users will ever be able to see or analyse it. Word users can navigate to Help > Feedback to send any complaints or suggestions to Microsoft.
Google rolled out the predictions feature for its suite of apps back in 2019 and it has been accepted by a number of users across the globe. The new predictions feature in Microsoft Word could help it capture a significant segment of a market that Google’s been dominating till now, BGR noted.
Text predictions in Microsoft Word: What to expect?
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The software giant first rolled out the feature to 50% of Windows Beta Channels last year. But an update to the Microsoft 365 roadmap spotted by TechRadar shows the company intends to offer it to all Word users next month.
The feature uses machine learning to make writing suggestions based on the text a user’s typed. According to Microsoft: Text predictions help users write more efficiently by predicting text quickly and accurately. The feature reduces spelling and grammar errors and learns over time to give the best recommendations based on your writing style.
The update will provide a similar tool to Smart Compose suggestions offered by Word rival Google Docs. Once the feature launches, you’ll start seeing the predictions as you type a document. You can press TAB key to accept the suggestions and the ESC key to reject them.
Microsoft has also recently starting adding text prediction to Outlook. Microsoft says that the tool improves over time, but you’ll able to turn it off if it’s proving more of a hindrance than a help, Thenextweb noted.
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