Mathematica has a nice dropdown feature when typing along in an input cell. If I type "Pl" a dropdown appears with options on how I can complete the command. It's basically a shortcut. I can then press the down arrow to choose one.
This is great. I would like to add this functionality to a text cell. In addition I want the drop down to include strings and boxes that I create. For the boxes I would have to somehow tie it to a string so that it would be searchable as I type in characters.
For example, if I am in a text cell and start to type the word "limit" I want to get a drop down menu with narrowing choices as I type more characters. Some of these choices might include the word "limit" or the limit notation in textbook format with a placeholder set to move in and out of. I would just need to press the down arrow to chose which one I wanted.
I think I would prefer a shortcut feature like this over autoinputreplacements and inputaliases. I use them a lot but they are a pain. I have some experience creating something in a docked cell using ideas from here But I'm looking for something that works inline as I type in a text cell if that makes sense.
Is this possible? Is there a way to access Mathematica's autocomplete feature and make it work in a text cell with my own strings and boxes populating the dropdown?