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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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Introduction
Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. The following steps require that you're writing text and that the keypad is visible.
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.
Turn handwriting on or off, go to 2b.
Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad, go to 2c.
Select writing language for Swype keypad, go to 2d.
Turn predictive text input for phone keypad on or off, go to 2e.
Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off, go to 2f.
Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off, go to 2g.
2a - Select keypad type
Press and hold the text input 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 Portrait keypad types.
Press Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad.
Swype is a keypad, where you slide your finger across the keys instead of pressing them.
Qwerty Keypad has one letter on each key.
3x4 Keypad is a phone keypad with several letters on each key.
2b - Turn handwriting on or off
To turn on handwriting:
Press the handwriting icon.
To turn off handwriting:
Press the keypad icon.
Before you can turn handwriting on or off, you need to select Samsung keypad in step 2a.
2c - Select writing language for QWERTY or phone keypad
Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
Press Input language.
Press the required language.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's selected.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
Slide your finger right or left on space to select the required writing 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, you need to select Qwerty Keypad or 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
2d - Select writing language for Swype keypad
Press the settings icon (a gear wheel).
Press Language.
Press the required language.
When the box next to a language is ticked (V), it's selected.
Press the Return key twice to return to text input.
Press the language icon (a globe) to change writing 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, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
2e - Turn predictive text input for phone keypad on or off
Press XT9 to turn the function on or off.
When the field next to the menu item is filled in, 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 3x4 Keypad in step 2a.
2f - Turn word suggestion for QWERTY keypad on or off
Press the settings icon.
Press XT9 to turn predictive text input on or off.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
Press XT9 advanced settings.
Press the Return key 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 Qwerty Keypad in step 2a.
2g - Turn word suggestion for Swype keypad on or off
Press the settings icon.
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 twice to return to text input.
Before you can turn word suggestion on or off, you need to select Swype in step 2a.
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 Swype keypad, go to 3a.
Use QWERTY keypad, go to 3b.
Use phone keypad, go to 3c.
Use handwriting, go to 3d.
Please note that the following steps require that you've selected a keypad type in step 2a or step 2b.
3a - 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.
Press the required word to insert it.
To key in one number:
Press and hold the key with the required number until the number is displayed.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press 123 SYM.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press ABC to return to text input.
3b - Use QWERTY keypad
Press the letters to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press ?123.
Press 1/3 to see more symbols.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press abc to return to text input.
3c - Use phone 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 the required word to insert it.
Press arrow down to see more words.
To key in more numbers:
Press 123.
Press the required numbers.
Press ?#+ and then abc to return to text input.
To key in symbols:
Press 123 and then ?#+.
Press arrow right to see more symbols.
Press the required symbols.
Press abc to return to text input.
3d - Use handwriting
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.
Write the required letter or number in the text input field.
Your phone automatically suggests a letter or number matching what you've keyed in.
To insert a space between two words:
Draw a horizontal line in the text input field.
To key in symbols:
Press ?#+ to see a list of symbols.
Press the required symbols.
Press X to return to text input.
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