We recommend that you run this quick tutorial to familiarize yourself with Asutype.
Let's start Asutype
If your Asutype is not yet running:
Start WordPad as your text editor
For this tutorial we will use the Windows WordPad program as our text editor.
Asutype works at the operating system level to add spell check and speed typing functionality to all other software such as WordPad, NotePad, Outlook Express etc. That's why when Asutype is running, WordPad will have on-the-fly spell check feature, which is not originally included.
Try the mistake detection
This is because Asutype is set to detect and alert you to any mistake that you may make while typing. See the "How Do I Spell Check As I Type" topic for more details.
Teach Asutype to recognize a new word
This is because you can add a new word directly to Asutype from the suggestion pop-up window. See the "Suggestion Pop-up" topic for more details.
Check the new word has been added into a spelling dictionary
Asutype comes with a built-in English dictionary containing about 100,000 words and an empty user dictionary. You can create and open other dictionaries. The built-in English dictionary has limited editing capability (you can only delete words from it) but you can add new words into other dictionaries as many as you want. See the "Dictionary Editor" topic for more details.
Teach Asutype to recognize a new mistake
This is because you can use the 0-key to do two things at once:
And thus, if you make a mistake, you only make it once. Asutype makes sure that your mistakes will never be repeated.
Check the new correction has been added into a correction list
The list contains all common spelling mistakes along with their corrections that Asutype recognizes automatically. Each time you make a mistake that is already in the list, Asutype will automatically change it by its correction.
Asutype comes with a built-in list containing about 1,000 mistakes and an empty user list. You can create and open other correction lists. The built-in list has limited editing capability (you can only delete words from it) but you can add new mistakes into other lists as many as you want. See the "Correction Editor" topic for more details.
Now try to type the whole sentence again
This is because the word "asutype" is now recognized as correct, and the mistake "havve" is now also recognized and corrected to "have" automatically. Asutype also capitalizes the sentence automatically.
Asutype can adapt itself to your keyboarding habits, learn and become smarter with use. If you use it everyday, it will learn all your new words and mistakes quickly and effectively. Normally after a few weeks using it, most of your typographical and spelling errors will be recognized and corrected automatically. As a result, you'll write more accurately and much faster, because you don't need to stop typing and go back to correct mistakes yourself.
Try text expansion
This is because Asutype is set to expand text shortcuts to a longer text automatically. The shortcut "aut" -> "Asutype" is one of a few sample shortcuts that come with Asutype. You can create your own text shortcuts using the Shortcut Editor.)
Check the shortcut is in a shortcut list
Try other included shortcut samples
Congratulations! You now know how to use the basic features of Asutype!
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