Antidote 10 User Guide

User Guide / The Dictionaries / Instant Search Menu

Instant Search Menu

The instant search menu appears as soon as you start typing in the headword field. Antidote tries to help you by guessing what you’re looking for as you type. Click on one of the suggestions displayed to see the entry in the dictionary. You can also press Enter or Return when the word you want is highlighted in the list.

There are three search modes, shown in blue at the top of the menu: Matches, Contains and Anagrams. You can choose the mode you want by clicking on it.

Matches

This search mode displays a list of suggestions similar to the string entered.

Suggestions

This section displays words (maximum 10) that have a similar spelling to the string entered in the headword field. A preview of the definition appears under each word to help you choose

  • Words identical to the headword are displayed in green, and words from a personal dictionary appear in blue.

All results

This section of the menu performs a search for words that are similar to the chain in the headword field, either in terms of their phonetics or their spelling. Results are shown in the search panel.

Contains

This mode displays a list of suggestions (maximum 15) containing the string entered. Three buttons (abc—, —abc—, —abc) let you display words that start with, contain or end with the string.

All results

Click on All results to open the search criteria panel and display a more complete list of results. For more details, see the section on Searching by Criteria.

Anagrams

This mode displays a list of anagrams formed with the letters entered in the headword field. It may contain several sections, with a maximum of 10 results for each one.

Complete

This section displays anagrams formed with all the letters entered.

Partial

This section displays anagrams formed with at least one letter fewer than the number of letters entered.

With added letters

This section displays anagrams formed with at least one more letter than the number of letters in the search string.

With substitutions

This section displays anagrams formed by replacing one of the letters in the search string.

All results

Click on All results to open the search criteria panel and display a more complete list of results. For more details, see the section on searching by criteria.