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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Apr 13, 2016

Hacking Autocorrect

How many times have you said ‘darn auto-correct’?

We all seem to have a love/hate relationship with this ubiquitous technology, but I have a suggestion that may help push you over to the love side of the equation.

Hack your auto-correct to be used as shorthand for commonly typed chunks of text.

For instance, your address can be added to the auto-correct library using an abbreviation such as A D R S assigned to it.

Once you’ve added it, you simply type ‘adrs’ and hit the space bar to have your address appear without all the extra typing.

Anything that you use that offers the auto-correct feature, whether it’s your smartphone or your word processor can be hacked in this way to become much more useful.

There’s no limit to how many entries you can add, you’re simply limited by your imagination, but remember not to use real words as your shortcuts.

Combining numbers and letters as your shortcuts helps; give it a try, you’ll love it!