Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S

How to write text - Samsung Galaxy S

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Introduction

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, e.g. notes and messages. The following steps require that one of these functions is open and that the message field is active.

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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.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2b.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2d.
Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2e.
Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad, go to 2f.

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2a - Select keypad type

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

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2a - Select keypad type

Press Input method.

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2a - Select keypad type

Press Swype or Samsung keypad.

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2a - Select keypad type

If you select Samsung keypad:

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2a - Select keypad type

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

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2a - Select keypad type

Press Qwerty Keypad, 3x4 Keypad, Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press and hold the settings icon (a gear wheel).

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press Writing language.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the required language.

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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold q until a pop-up menu is displayed.

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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the required language.

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2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press and hold the settings icon.

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2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press XT9 to activate or deactivate the function.

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2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad

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

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2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

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2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press and hold the settings icon.

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2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press XT9 advanced settings.

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2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press Word completion to activate or deactivate the function.

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2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad

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

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2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

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2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press the information icon.

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2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press Options.

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2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press Word Prediction to activate or deactivate the function.

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2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

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

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2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

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How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when dictionary and word completion are activated.
Choose one of the following options:
Use Swype keypad, go to 3a.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3b.
Use phone keypad, go to 3c.
Use handwriting 1, go to 3d.
Use handwriting 2, go to 3e.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, across all the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

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

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3a - Use Swype keypad

To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press SYM.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Press the required number or the required symbol.

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3a - Use Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you have keyed in is displayed.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow right or arrow left to see more symbols.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required number or the required symbol.

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3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press Abc to return to text input.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you have keyed in is displayed.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

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3c - Use phone keypad

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

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3c - Use phone keypad

To write more numbers:
Press 123.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press the required number.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press ?#+ and then Abc to return to text input.

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3c - Use phone keypad

To key in symbols:
Press 123 and then ?#+.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press arrow right or arrow left to see more symbols.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press the required symbol.

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3c - Use phone keypad

Press Abc to return to text input.

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3d - Use handwriting 1

To key in letters:
Key in the required letters in the top left field or the top right field.

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3d - Use handwriting 1

To key in numbers:
Key in the required numbers in the bottom left field.

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3d - Use handwriting 1

To key in symbols:
Key in the required symbols in the bottom right field.
The phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you have keyed in.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

To key in letters:
Press the symbol selection icon until ABC is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

To key in numbers:
Press the symbol selection icon until 123 is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

To key in symbols:
Press the symbol selection icon until ?#+ is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.

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3e - Use handwriting 2

Key in the required letters, numbers or symbols in the message field.
The phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you have keyed in.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the message field.

1. Introduction

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, e.g. notes and messages. The following steps require that one of these functions is open and that the message field is active.
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2. Select text input settings

There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Choose one of the following options:
Select keypad type, go to 2a.
Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2b.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2d.
Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2e.
Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad, go to 2f.
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3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press and hold the message field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press Input method.
Press Swype or Samsung keypad.
If you select Samsung keypad:
Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
Press Qwerty Keypad, 3x4 Keypad, Handwriting box 1 or Handwriting box 2.

4. 2b - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press and hold the settings icon (a gear wheel).
Press Writing language.
Press the required language.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.

5. 2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold q until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press the required language.

6. 2d - Activate or deactivate predictive text input for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press and hold the settings icon.
Press XT9 to activate or deactivate the function.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is activated.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.

7. 2e - Activate or deactivate word completion for QWERTY or phone keypad

Press and hold the settings icon.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
Press Word completion to activate or deactivate the function.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is activated.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

8. 2f - Activate or deactivate word completion for Swype keypad

Press the information icon.
Press Options.
Press Word Prediction to activate or deactivate the function.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is activated.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

9. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when dictionary and word completion are activated.
Choose one of the following options:
Use Swype keypad, go to 3a.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3b.
Use phone keypad, go to 3c.
Use handwriting 1, go to 3d.
Use handwriting 2, go to 3e.
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10. 3a - Use Swype keypad

Press the first letter of the required word and slide your finger, without lifting it, across all the letters in the word.
Lift your finger after the last letter.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in one digit:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press SYM.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
Press ABC to return to text input.

11. 3b - Use QWERTY keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you have keyed in is displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press arrow right or arrow left to see more symbols.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
Press Abc to return to text input.

12. 3c - Use phone keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you have keyed in is displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in one digit:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To write more numbers:
Press 123.
Press the required number.
Press ?#+ and then Abc to return to text input.
To key in symbols:
Press 123 and then ?#+.
Press arrow right or arrow left to see more symbols.
Press the required symbol.
Press Abc to return to text input.

13. 3d - Use handwriting 1

To key in letters:
Key in the required letters in the top left field or the top right field.
To key in numbers:
Key in the required numbers in the bottom left field.
To key in symbols:
Key in the required symbols in the bottom right field.
The phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you have keyed in.

14. 3e - Use handwriting 2

To key in letters:
Press the symbol selection icon until ABC is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
To key in numbers:
Press the symbol selection icon until 123 is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
To key in symbols:
Press the symbol selection icon until ?#+ is displayed in the bottom left corner of the display.
Key in the required letters, numbers or symbols in the message field.
The phone automatically suggests a letter, number or character matching what you have keyed in.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the message field.
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