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How to write text - Samsung Galaxy Tab

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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 for QWERTY keypad, go to 2b.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
Turn predictive text input for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2d.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2e.
Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 2f.

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2a - Select keypad type

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

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

Press Input method.

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

Press Swype or Samsung keypad.

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

Press the settings icon(a gear wheel).

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press Input language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

When the box next to a 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.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the Return key twice to return to text input.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold the Swype icon.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Options.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press Language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the required language.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY keypad on or off

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

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2d - Turn predictive text input for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).

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

Press Word completion to turn the function on or off.

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

Press the Return key twice 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 word suggestion on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press and hold the Swype icon.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Options.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press Word prediction to turn the function on or off.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2f - 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.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press the Return key to go back to text input.

Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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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.
Choose one of the following options:
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use Swype keypad, go to 3b.

Please note that the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY 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.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press arrow down to see more words.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press 123.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 to see more symbols.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3a - Use QWERTY keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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3b - 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.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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3b - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required word to insert it.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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3b - Use the Swype keypad

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press SYM.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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3b - Use the Swype keypad

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Step 42 of 42

3b - Use the Swype keypad

Press ABC to return to text input.

Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

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

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 keypad, go to 2b.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2c.
Turn predictive text input for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2d.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2e.
Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 2f.
Samsung Galaxy Tab

3. 2a - Select keypad type

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

4. 2b - Select writing language for QWERTY keypad

Press the settings icon(a gear wheel).
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press Input language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
When the box next to a 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.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

5. 2c - Select writing language for Swype keypad

Press and hold the Swype icon.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Options.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required language.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the dictionary used for predictive text input and word suggestion.
Before you can change writing language for the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

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

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
If you turn on predictive text input, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn on predictive text input, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

7. 2e - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off

Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press Word completion to turn the function on or off.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
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 word suggestion on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the Return key twice 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 word suggestion on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

8. 2f - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off

Press and hold the Swype icon.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Options.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press Word prediction to turn the function on or off.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the Return key to go back to text input.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.

9. 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.
Choose one of the following options:
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3a.
Use Swype keypad, go to 3b.
Please note that the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a.
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10. 3a - Use QWERTY 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.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the required word to insert it.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press arrow down to see more words.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press 123.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press 1/3, 2/3 or 3/3 to see more symbols.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
Press ABC to return to text input.
Before you can write text using the QWERTY keypad, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.

11. 3b - 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.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required word to insert it.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press SYM.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
Press ABC to return to text input.
Before you can write text using the Swype keypad, you need to select Swype in step 2a.