We are talking about implementing a system that easily generates sales reports for our sales employees. We want to create a web application with one or maybe more text area's to gather the input data from the employee.
There are a few sentences that will return time and time again. Something like: "customer xyz decided to buy the products advised by consultant abc"
What options do I have to implement a feature like that. What I already thought of:
- Click RMB in text area to pop the sentences or categories of sentences which can be selected. Feels a bit outdated to me.
- Shortcuts, like an IDE. When I type psvm[tab] I get "public static void main...". Probably to technical for most users.
- Present a box with sentences next to the text area from which you can drag and drop the sentences. This will take up a lot of real estate.
- When the system recognizes the start of a sentence that is in the default sentences it pops the sentence and can be clicked (something like the tag functionality here on SE). This will give a lot of false true's which might be annoying for the user.
I understand that there is not a single right answer to this question. Please post answers preferably with an example (of some other site)