BBAutoComplete
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Auto-complete partially typed words in BBEdit.   Free
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BBAutoComplete adds word auto-completion to Affrus, BBEdit, Mailsmith, Microsoft Word, Script Debugger, Smile, Tex-Edit Plus, and TextWrangler. You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guessed wrong, you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible completions. Other auto-completion utilities need to be taught the abbreviations and expansions that you use; BBAutoComplete avoids this hassle by automatically looking for expansions in the program's open documents. This means that it always suggests
What's New
Version 1.5.4:
  • Added support for TextWrangler 4. Also, completion now works in TextWrangler search results browser windows.
  • BBAutoComplete now has an automatic keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word 2011. (Previous versions of Word need FastScripts to assign a shortcut.)
  • BBAutoComplete now runs as 64-bit under Mac OS X 10.6 and later, which should make it launch faster.
  • BBAutoComplete is now code-signed using a Developer ID certificate for Gatekeeper.
  • Modernized the Software Update window and code.
  • Made various improvements to the documentation.
  • Updated the disk image and Apple Help layouts.
Version 1.5.4:
  • Added support for TextWrangler 4. Also, completion now works in TextWrangler search results browser windows.
  • BBAutoComplete now has an automatic keyboard shortcut in Microsoft Word 2011. (Previous versions of Word need more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • One of the following:
    • Affrus
    • BBEdit
    • Mailsmith
    • Microsoft Word
    • Script Debugger
    • Smile
    • Tex-Edit Plus
    • TextWrangler







  • AutoTyper
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BBAutoComplete User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Philosopherdog reviewed on 29 Mar 2011
Exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install. Just drop the .app file in applications, and add the scripts to your textwrangler scripts folder. Then go into textwrangler and under window/ palettes go to scripts and assign a shortcut key to the script. Thanx to the developer for his generosity. It certainly makes textwrangler much more useful.
[Version 1.5.3]


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C-Command Software (developer) commented on 07 Feb 2008
It depends on which application you're using. For BBEdit, you would copy the scripts into the Scripts folder inside the BBEdit folder inside Application Support. This page:

http://c-command.com/bbautocomplete/manual-ah/integration-scripts

tells exactly which folders to use.
[Version 1.5.2]


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+2

Abhi Beckert reviewed on 21 Sep 2004
This is a great app that adds a feature that should be built into all text editors. Not that it matters too much, since it's free.

Installation was a bit alienating though, you'll need to consult the help files to work out how to install it properly, and I imagine newbies would have a hard time understanding the instructions there. But once you've got it installed it "just works".
[Version 1.3]


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Chadwithuhc had trouble on 18 Jan 2008
i dont get it. ive tried to install this numerous times and i cant figure out how to get it to work. so i copy the scripts into the application support/appnam folders? cause i did and nothing happened... i read the extended online documentation and it still didnt seem to clear this up.
[Version 1.5.2]



+15

Philosopherdog rated on 29 Mar 2011

[Version 1.5.3]


Downloads:9,906
Version Downloads:1,026
Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Free
Date:25 Apr 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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BBAutoComplete adds word auto-completion to Affrus, BBEdit, Mailsmith, Microsoft Word, Script Debugger, Smile, Tex-Edit Plus, and TextWrangler. You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guessed wrong, you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible completions. Other auto-completion utilities need to be taught the abbreviations and expansions that you use; BBAutoComplete avoids this hassle by automatically looking for expansions in the program's open documents. This means that it always suggests completions that are relevant to your current task. BBAutoComplete is probably most useful for programmers, who need to remember and type long variable and method names, but it can also help with prose writing. It's useful any time you need to type long words quickly and accurately. BBEdit 9 and later have a built-in auto-completion feature, however BBAutoComplete is preferable in some ways. BBAutoComplete can look for completions using text in other windows and documents that are open. Depending where your cursor is, BBEdit may ignore potential completions, even if the words appear just a few lines away in the same document. The completions that BBAutoComplete offers are easily predictable and consistent; they do not change based on the syntactic context. BBAutoComplete is case-sensitive, which helps to narrow the list to the most relevant completions.


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