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, whether it’s a word, an expression, part of an expression, or something else. 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.
This search mode displays a list of suggestions similar to the string entered.
This section displays words (maximum of 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.
This mode displays a list of suggestions (15 maximum) containing the string entered. Three buttons (abc—, —abc—, —abc) let you display words that start with, contain or end with the string.
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.
This section displays anagrams formed with all the letters entered.
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.
This section displays anagrams formed by replacing one of the letters in the search string.
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.