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How to write text - Motorola Defy Mini

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There are various ways of entering text when you write notes or messages. Follow these instructions to learn how to write text.

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Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.

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Find "Language & keyboard"

Press the menu icon.

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Find "Language & keyboard"

Press Settings.

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Find "Language & keyboard"

Press Language & keyboard.

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Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Select writing language for Android™ keypad, go to 3a.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 3b.
Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 3c.

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3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad

Press Android keyboard.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad

Press Input languages.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad

When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to the settings.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Swype.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Language Options.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the required language below Active.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad

When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to the settings.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
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3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Swype.

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3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Preferences.

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3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Word suggestion.

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3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Word suggestion to turn the function on or off.

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3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.

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3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press the Return key three times to return to the settings.

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How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when predictive text input and word suggestion are turned on and the keypad is visible.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 4a.
Change writing language for Swype keypad, go to 4b.
Use Swype keypad, go to 4c.
Change writing language for Android™ keypad, go to 4d.
Use Android™ keypad, go to 4e.

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4a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.

Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where slide your finger over the keys instead of pressing them.
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4a - Select keypad type

Press Input method.

Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where slide your finger over the keys instead of pressing them.
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4a - Select keypad type

Press Android keyboard or Swype.

Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where slide your finger over the keys instead of pressing them.
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4b - Change writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold the language.

Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3b.
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4b - Change writing language for Swype keypad

Press the required language.

Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3b.
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4c - Use Swype keypad

Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, over the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.
A number of words based on the letters you've slided your fingers across are displayed.
Move your finger left over the suggested words for more suggestions.

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4c - Use Swype keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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4c - Use Swype keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press +!=.

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4c - Use Swype keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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4c - Use Swype keypad

Press 1 to see more symbols.

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4c - Use Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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4d - Change writing language for Android™ keypad

Slide your finger right or left on space to change the writing language.

Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3a.
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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

Press once on each letter key to write the required word.

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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.

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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

Press the required number.

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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.

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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

Press ALT to see more symbols.

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4e - Use the Android™ keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

1. Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
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2. Find "Language & keyboard"

Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press Language & keyboard.

3. Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Select writing language for Android™ keypad, go to 3a.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 3b.
Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 3c.
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4. 3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad

Press Android keyboard.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press Input languages.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the Return key twice to return to the settings.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.

5. 3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Swype.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press Language Options.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the required language below Active.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Press the Return key twice to return to the settings.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.

6. 3c - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Swype.
Press Preferences.
Press Word suggestion.
Press Word suggestion to turn the function on or off.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
Press the Return key three times to return to the settings.

7. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when predictive text input and word suggestion are turned on and the keypad is visible.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 4a.
Change writing language for Swype keypad, go to 4b.
Use Swype keypad, go to 4c.
Change writing language for Android™ keypad, go to 4d.
Use Android™ keypad, go to 4e.
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8. 4a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where slide your finger over the keys instead of pressing them.
Press Input method.
Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where slide your finger over the keys instead of pressing them.
Press Android keyboard or Swype.
Android keyboard is a keypad with one letter on each key.
Swype is a keypad where slide your finger over the keys instead of pressing them.

9. 4b - Change writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold the language.
Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3b.
Press the required language.
Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3b.

10. 4c - Use Swype keypad

Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, over the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.
A number of words based on the letters you've slided your fingers across are displayed.
Move your finger left over the suggested words for more suggestions.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press +!=.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press 1 to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.

11. 4d - Change writing language for Android™ keypad

Slide your finger right or left on space to change the writing language.
Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3a.

12. 4e - Use the Android™ keypad

Press once on each letter key to write the required word.
To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
Press the required number.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press ALT to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
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