Originally Posted by a6equj5
It doesn't seem like autotext works the same for me as it does for you. It only "corrects" the word after I'm done typing and then, it only really seems to add apostrophes in words like can't doesn't, etc.
I am arriving very late at this old topic, but it's always worth the nudge:
I think you don't quite grasp the potential of Auto Text. You can create a list of abbreviations and turn it into shorthand. Imagine this list:
t = the
im = I'm
u = you
wu = would you
anyt = anything
ggt = going to
Then you type: "im ggt stop by t deli. wu like me to get u anyt?"
and it automatically expands to
"I'm going to stop by the deli. Would you like me to get you anything?"
The down side is that you'll have to come up with and type all these abbreviations. I sure wish there were some application that allowed me to edit my Auto Text list in my desktop and import it into the Blackberry! That would be really great.
The other possible nag is that you have to memorize the abbreviations. That's never been a problem to me since I create them myself and use them every day. Actually, I've been using all of them for years in desktop applications like MS Word.
I know, it's not the same as predictive text. But it's terribly useful.