The Alpha Words Panel allows quick access to words beginning with the letters already entered in the Word Field. The words displayed are prioritised by the length of the word and the usage profile of the word. The difference between Alpha Words and Likely Words is that in the case of Likely Words, a prediction of the most likely word REGARDLESS of its length will be presented.
Entering the Alpha Words Panel
The Alpha Words panel is entered from the Keyboard Input version of the Main Screen by either typing the Semi-Colon (;) key or by clicking anywhere within the panel with the left mouse button.
Alternative methods of entering this panel from the alternative Input Methods are described within the specific screen description sections.
When the Alpha Words Panel is active it will have a light green background as below, the help panel on the upper right will also be light green and the heading 'Alpha' will be in black.
Reaction with the Alpha Words Panel
There are two distinct methods of reacting with the Alpha Words Panel, i.e. Keyboard or Mouse. These are described individually below.
Navigation of the entries is via the up(↑) and down (↓) keys.
Selection of the selection is by using the Semi-colon (;) or the space key.
Exit from the Alpha Words panel is by the TAB key.
Navigation is by the Single Left Click of the mouse.
Selection of the selection by Single Left Click. This selection will place the selection into the Word Panel and update the remaining Aids Panels including Relevant Phrases. It will NOT add the selection to the Phrase.
Add to Phrase is performed with the Double Left Click.