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WordSmith Tools Help

Most windows allow you to press keys either

to edit your data (edit mode), or

to get quickly to a place in a list (type-in mode)

to set a category.

Concordance windows use key presses also blanking out the search word.


In type-in mode, your key-presses are supposed to help you get quickly to the list item you're interested in, e.g by typing theocr to get to (or near to) theocracy in a word list. If you've typed in 5 letters and a match is found, the search stops.


Changing mode can be done using T (type-in) or S (set) buttons in the status-bar




(here the darker colour T button shows the current setting is type-in mode) or via the menu: Settings | Typing Mode:





See also: user-defined categories.




Keyboard Navigation

F7 for caret browsing
Hold ALT and press letter

This Info: ALT+q
Nav Header: ALT+n
Page Header: ALT+h
Topic Header: ALT+t
Topic Body: ALT+b
Exit Menu/Up: ESC