Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

How to write text - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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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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Introduction

Text input is used in many of the device functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.

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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, go to 2b.
Change writing language, go to 2c.
Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off, go to 2d.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2e.

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2a - Select keypad type

Press the keypad type icon.

Android keyboard and Samsung keypad are keypads with one letter on each key.
Swype keypad is a keypad where slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
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2a - Select keypad type

Press Android keyboard, Samsung keypad or Swype.

Android keyboard and Samsung keypad are keypads with one letter on each key.
Swype keypad is a keypad where slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the keypad type icon.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press Configure input methods.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

To select writing language for the Swype keypad:
Press Settings.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press Language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the required language to turn it on or off.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

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

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

To select writing language for the Android™ keypad:
Press Active input methods.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press Use system language or the required language to turn it on or off.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

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

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

To select writing language for the Samsung keypad:
Press Settings.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press Input language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the required language to turn it on or off.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

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

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2b - Select writing language

Press the return icon the necessary number of times to return to text input.

The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
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2c - Change writing language

To change language for the Swype keypad:
Press the language icon (a globe) to change language.

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2c - Change writing language

To change language for the Android™ keypad:
Press the keypad type icon.

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2c - Change writing language

Press the required language.

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2c - Change writing language

To change language for the Samsung keypad:
Press the language icon (a globe) to change language.
The selected language is briefly displayed.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off

Press the settings icon.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.

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2d - Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off

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

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2d - Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off

Press the return icon to go back to text input.

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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the keypad type icon.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Configure input methods.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

To turn word suggestion for the Swype keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Swype.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Word suggestion.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Word suggestion to turn word suggestion on or off:

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

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

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

To turn word suggestion for the Android™ keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Android keyboard.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Show correction suggestions.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Always show, Show on portrait mode or Always hide.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

To turn word suggestion for the Samsung keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Samsung keypad.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press XT9 advanced settings.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Word completion to turn word suggestion on or off:

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

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

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the return icon the necessary number of times to return to text input.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
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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 turned on.
Choose one of the following options:
Use the Android™ keypad, go to 3a.
Use the Samsung keypad, go to 3b.
Use the Swype keypad, go to 3c.

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

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

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

Move your finger over the suggested words for more results.

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

Press the required number or the required symbol.

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

If required, press More to see more symbols.

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3a - Use the Android™ keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

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

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press 123.

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

Press the required number or the required symbol.

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

If required, press 1/3 to see more symbols.

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3b - Use the Samsung keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3c - Use the 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.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

Move your finger over the suggested words for more results.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

To key in a number or symbol:
Press and hold the key with the required number or the key with the required symbol until the number or symbol is displayed.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

To key in more numbers:
Press 123.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required number.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

To key in more symbols:
Press =#&.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required symbol.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

If required, press 1/2 to see more symbols.

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3c - Use the Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

1. Introduction

Text input is used in many of the device functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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, go to 2b.
Change writing language, go to 2c.
Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off, go to 2d.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 2e.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

3. 2a - Select keypad type

Press the keypad type icon.
Android keyboard and Samsung keypad are keypads with one letter on each key.
Swype keypad is a keypad where slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Press Android keyboard, Samsung keypad or Swype.
Android keyboard and Samsung keypad are keypads with one letter on each key.
Swype keypad is a keypad where slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.

4. 2b - Select writing language

Press the keypad type icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press Configure input methods.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
To select writing language for the Swype keypad:
Press Settings.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press Language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press the required language to turn it on or off.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's turned on.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
To select writing language for the Android™ keypad:
Press Active input methods.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press Use system language or the required language to turn it on or off.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's turned on.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
To select writing language for the Samsung keypad:
Press Settings.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press Input language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press the required language to turn it on or off.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's turned on.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.
Press the return icon the necessary number of times to return to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and which language that is used for word suggestion.

5. 2c - Change writing language

To change language for the Swype keypad:
Press the language icon (a globe) to change language.
To change language for the Android™ keypad:
Press the keypad type icon.
Press the required language.
To change language for the Samsung keypad:
Press the language icon (a globe) to change language.
The selected language is briefly displayed.

6. 2d - Turn predictive text input for the Samsung keypad on or off

Press the settings icon.
Press XT9 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 icon to go back to text input.

7. 2e - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the keypad type icon.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press Configure input methods.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
To turn word suggestion for the Swype keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Swype.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press Word suggestion.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press Word suggestion to turn word suggestion on or off:
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
To turn word suggestion for the Android™ keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Android keyboard.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press Show correction suggestions.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press Always show, Show on portrait mode or Always hide.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
To turn word suggestion for the Samsung keypad on or off:
Press Settings below Samsung keypad.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press Word completion to turn word suggestion on or off:
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.
Press the return icon the necessary number of times to return to text input.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn on word suggestion for the Samsung keypad, you need to turn on predictive text input in step 2d.

8. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the different keypad types when dictionary and word completion are turned on.
Choose one of the following options:
Use the Android™ keypad, go to 3a.
Use the Samsung keypad, go to 3b.
Use the Swype keypad, go to 3c.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

9. 3a - Use the Android™ keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Move your finger over the suggested words for more results.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
If required, press More to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.

10. 3b - Use the Samsung keypad

Press once on each letter to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press arrow down to see more words.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press 123.
Press the required number or the required symbol.
If required, press 1/3 to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.

11. 3c - Use the 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.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Move your finger over the suggested words for more results.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in a number or symbol:
Press and hold the key with the required number or the key with the required symbol until the number or symbol is displayed.
To key in more numbers:
Press 123.
Press the required number.
Press ABC to return to text input.
To key in more symbols:
Press =#&.
Press the required symbol.
If required, press 1/2 to see more symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.