Oh, that. Thanks, erico. For a moment there I was looking for a DT Pro feature I hadn’t discovered (and I’m sure there are some).
That’s not DT Pro code, it’s part of Apple’s Cocoa text code and is available in Cocoa applications including DT Pro, TextEdit, Pages and so on.
Yes, it is neat to type some characters, press Option-Escape and look at the list of words presented.
But DT Pro does have some tricks that let one look for other documents that contain a word, or a similar or related word. For example:
select a word and press the Option key. A drawer will slide out and display a list of documents that contain that word.
select a word and press Command-/. A search window will appear with the word inserted in the query field, ready to do a search.
open a document in its own window. Click on the Words button and a drawer will slide out, presenting a list of the words used in that document. Double-click on one and a search window will open, ready to run your search for documents that contain that word.
One can do fuzzy or Phrase searches on words. And check out the Spelling and Context buttons on the Search window. Old Samuel Johnson would have been delighted.
Is that the same as “See >>word<<” in the shortcut (contextual) menu? I don’t see how pressing just the Option key could invoke that since it’s a keyboard shortcut modifier. And I can’t find any keyboard shortcut for that menu command. Am I missing something?
Ahh… got it, thanks! More convenient than using the shortcut menu I mentioned. Easy to confuse this with the See Also button results since they share the same drawer, of course with different column names (See Also vs. Topics) and results. Strange there’s no “Topics” button since Classify has one and also shares that drawer (with a Groups column name). Inconsistencies prevail.