- Basic video training for The Grid 2
- Contacts in The Grid 2
- Using The Grid 2 and a tablet as a dedicated communication aid
- Free email account for Grid 2
- File location placeholders in The Grid 2
- XML Schema for The Grid 2
- Where are my The Grid 2 Users stored?
- What is the Program Control workspace in The Grid 2
- What is the minimum specification for The Grid 2?
- What is compatibility mode in The Grid 2?
- Using the Grid 2 Importer
- Using symbols with typing in The Grid 2
- Using more than one picture library in The Grid 2
- Using Abbreviation Expansion in The Grid 2
- The Grid 2 Workspaces
- The Grid 2 web browser improvements – v.2.3
- The Grid 2 picture editor
- The Grid 2 DVD player
- Sony Ericsson phones with The Grid 2
- Sharing The Grid 2 Users over a network
- Send an instant SMS from The Grid 2
- Saved Phrases in The Grid 2
- Run programs from The Grid 2
- Reports in The Grid 2
- Release notes for The Grid 2
- Prediction in The Grid 2
- Prediction cells in The Grid 2
- Playing music files using the music player workspace in The Grid 2
- Picture viewer in The Grid 2
- Notes on The Grid 2 Importer
- New Switch options for The Grid 2 2.7 update
- Moving and resizing cells in The Grid 2
- How many rows, column and cells can I have in The Grid 2?
- The Grid 2 Grid Explorer and your Users
- Environment Control Workspace in The Grid 2
- Display options in The Grid 2 update 2.7
- Contacts in The Grid 2
- Common on-screen keyboard cells in The Grid 2
- Auto content cells in The Grid 2
Using Abbreviation Expansion in The Grid 2
Abbreviation Expansion is a useful tool to limit the amount of typing you need to do when writing. This can be particularly useful for people with restricted access, for whom typing is slow.
How it works
You can select an abbreviation for a common word or phrase that you use. For example, I could use the abbreviation “bh” for my name, “Barney Hawes”.
To do this I need to add this abbreviation to The Grid 2. Then I can type “bh” in a message, conversation or email, and the prediction will suggest “Barney Hawes”. If I select this option, the letters “bh” will be replaced with “Barney Hawes” in my writing.
Setting it up
To add an abbreviation, follow these steps:
Go to Edit > User Settings
Select Dictionaries > Abbreviation Expansion
Enter the abbreviation (e.g. “bh”) in the New Abbreviation box
Enter the expansion (e.g. “Barney Hawes”) in the Abbreviation Expansion box
Click on Add abbreviation
Your abbreviation will now appear in the list. You can add more abbreviations if you wish (by following the last 3 steps again). Click OK when you have finished.
Using your abbreviations
To use your abbreviations, simply type them into a workspace. Your expansion will be displayed in a prediction cell, and selecting this cell will expand your abbreviation.
A few points to note:
You need to have at least one prediction cell on the grid to see abbreviation expansion.
You must start a new word (e.g. my “Barney Hawes” expansion would not be displayed if I typed “abh”).
If you have more than one prediction cell, predicted words will appear after the abbreviation expansion.
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