Editing Data

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With a word list on screen, you might see something like this.

 

wordlist with status bar

 

In the status bar at the bottom,

 

status_bar

 

the number in the first cell is the number of words in the current word list and AA in the third cell is the word selected.

At the moment, when the user types anything, WordList will try to find what is typed in the list.

 

If you right-click the second cell you will see

 

typemode_menu

 

and can change the options for this list to Set (to classify your words, eg. as adjectives v. nouns) or Edit, to alter them. Note that some of the data is calculated using other data and therefore cannot be edited. For example, frequency percentage data is based on a word's frequency and the total number of running words. You can edit the word frequency but not the word frequency percentage.

 

Choose Edit.

Now, in the column which you want to edit, press any letter.

This will show the toolbar (if it wasn't visible before) so you can alter the form of the word or its frequency. If you spell the word so that it matches another existing word in the list, the list will be altered to reflect your changes.

 

In this case we want to correct AACUTE, which should be .

 

edit_wordlist_start

 

If you now type , you will immediately see the result in the window:

 

edit_wordlist_after

 

Clicking the downward arrow at the right of the edit combobox, you will see that the original word is there just in case you decide to retain it.

 

edit_wordlist_history

 

After editing you may want to re-sort (RESORT), and if you have changed a word such as AAAAAGH to a pre-existing word such as AAGH, to join the two entries.

 

See also: joining entries, finding source files.