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#1 rtebiz

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 12:57 PM

Please consider exploring a "clairvoyance" feature.

The primary use of this feature would be for table filling

Something like the list choices that Excel offers.

Obviously this means the user would have to designate the list to choose from first before beginning to select a choice so it might be a little cumbersome.

There would need to be a way to add new choices to the list on the fly.

What do you think?

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Posted 30 May 2004 - 08:25 PM

Please consider exploring a "clairvoyance" feature.

The primary use of this feature would be for table filling

Something like the list choices that Excel offers.

Obviously this means the user would have to designate the list to choose from first before beginning to select a choice so it might be a little cumbersome.

There would need to be a way to add new choices to the list on the fly.

What do you think?

This is a lot like autocompletion, if I understand you correctly?

Yes, I have had similar requests, and yes, I'd like to do something like this.

But be aware the way I would plan on implementing it (i.e. the correct way) would depend on the underlying app being able to support inline input from an input method properly.

Many, many older Carbon applications (even AppleWorks!) do not.

If you'd like, write up a little description of how you need this to work and either post it here or send it to our feedback email address.