Basic use

How to write text

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.
Find "Language & keyboard"
Press the menu icon.
Press Settings.
Press Language & keyboard.
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.
3a - Select writing language for Android™ keypad
Press Android keyboard.
Press Input languages.
Press the required language.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
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.
3b - Select writing language for Swype keypad
Press Swype.
Press Language Options.
Press the required language below Active.
When the box next to the language is ticked (V), it's selected.
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.
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.
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.
4a - Select keypad type
Press and hold the text input field until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press Input method.
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.
4b - Change writing language for Swype keypad
Press and hold the language.
Press the required language.
Before you can change writing language, you need to add at least two writing languages in step 3b.
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.
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.
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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