Continuations come as an additional bonus when typing documents that use standard clauses as is often the case in contractual and technical documents. The key idea in continuations is that once you have typed the beginning of a frequent phrase, Instant Text will often be able to suggest its continuation. In the example that follows we assume that we are using our Contract glossary. So after typing ico, the Phrase Advisory appears as follows:
Let us select the highlighted phrase In consideration of by typing the marker ; and a new list of phrases will appear in the Phrase Advisory:
Essentially, the advisory contains the most likely continuations for the phrase In consideration of.
So we select again the first phrase by typing the marker ; (or by a click on the row) and the advisory now contains continuations for In consideration of the mutual:
and likewise, after selecting the first row, another list of possible phrases will appear:
followed by another:
To summarize, we typed:
and obtained the expansion:
In consideration of the mutual covenants and other good and valuable consideration
This did not require us to remember any abbreviation and the choices were made step by step at the speed of a glimpse (which is quite fast). Note that this represents a reduction of 8 to one in the number of keystrokes: we typed 10 characters and obtained the resulting 83 characters. Continuations make this kind of ratios possible because they use the information gathered by Instant Text when compiling your documents.