DROID X - Text Entry, Swype, Speech to Text

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    DROID X - Text Entry, Swype, Speech to Text

    How do I change virtual keyboards or use my text entry features?


    To display your keyboard: Touch inside any Text box. To close or hide your keyboard, press the back button hard key.
    To switch the keyboard to Android Multi-touch keyboard or Swype, touch and hold a blank spot in any text box. A menu opens, where you can choose your preferred Input Method.
    You can also speak in English instead of typing whenever a text-entry box appears on your Android device. Simply tap the microphone key on either virtual keyboard and dictate the entire phrase.

    To change your settings for either of your keypads, from the home screen, Press Menu > Settings > Language & keyboard:
    • To change the language for your touchscreen keypad, touch Select locale.
    • To change keyboard style, touch Input method
    • To edit Swype keyboard settings, touch Swype to enter Swype settings menu
    • To edit Multi-touch keyboard settings for sounds, corrections, and other features, touch Multi-touch keyboard.
    • To edit your dictionary, touch User dictionary.


    Android Multi-touch keyboard

    For bigger keys, turn your phone to put the screen in landscape mode.

    To move the cursor, touch inside the text box and a red bullseye will appear.
    Touch bullseye and drag finger across a word or phrase you entered. A magnifier opens; Drag the cursor to another spot.
    Lift finger off screen when you get to area where you want to place the cursor.

    When you use the touchscreen keypad, your phone suggests words from your dictionary and chosen language. Your phone can also automatically enter apostrophes in some words, like “dont.”

    You can also speak in English instead of typing whenever a text-entry box appears on your Android device. Tap the microphone key on your Android Multi-touch keyboard and dictate the entire phrase.

    For Text to Speech on Multitouch keyboard:
    Tap the microphone button on the Multi-touch keypad:
    You will be prompted to speak into the handset. Speak entire phrase / sentence you wish to type:


    Handset will work on the dictation:
    If not understood, handset may mis-print or you may be asked to try again, speak a little slower and more clearly. Try to speak in areas with minimal background noise.
    Spoken sentence will be displayed in textbox same as if you would have typed the phrase with the keyboard.
    Tap Microphone icon in keyboard again to speak next sentence or press Send button to finish and send text.

    Change the settings for your Multi-touch keyboard while using the keyboard Press and hold the ?/123 settings key on the keyboard and select Android Keyboard Settings.

    To switch the keypad to Android Multitouch keyboard or Swype, touch and hold a blank spot in any text box. A menu opens, where you can choose Input Method.
    You can also change your keyboard input method / keyboard style at Multi-touch keyboard screen if you press and hold the ?/123 settings key on the keyboard and select Input method.



    Swype™ text entry
    Swype lets you enter a word with one continuous motion. To enter a word, just drag your finger over the letters.


    To move the cursor, tap on text box and a red circle will appear. Touch circle and drag along the word or phrase you entered. A magnifier opens, and you can drag the cursor to another spot (below). Lift finger off screen when you get to area where you want to place the cursor.


    You can also speak in English instead of typing whenever a text-entry box appears on your Android device. Tap the microphone key on your Swype keyboard and dictate the entire phrase.

    For Text to Speech on Swype keyboard:
    Tap the microphone button on the Swype keypad:
    You will be prompted to speak into the handset. Speak entire phrase / sentence you wish to type:


    Handset will work on the dictation:
    If not understood, handset may mis-print or you may be asked to try again, speak a little slower and more clearly. Try to speak in areas with minimal background noise.
    Spoken sentence will be displayed in textbox, same as if you would have typed the phrase with the keyboard.

    Tap Microphone icon in keyboard again to speak next sentence or press Send button to finish and send text.


    Swype Tips:
    • To enter apostrophes in common words (like "I'll"), drag through the n as though it was an apostrophe.
    • To enter several symbols, touch SYM.
    • To correct a word, double-tap it. Swype shows a small menu of other word options. Swype might also show a menu if it can't guess your word.


    Change your settings for your Swype keyboard while using the keyboard. Tap and hold the key in left bottom corner with the Swype graphic
    Select Options from next menu. You will also have the ability to take a Swype keyboard tutorial or access Swype keyboard tips.




    Further detail about the Multi-touch keyboard:

    Using the Full Android Keypad:
    Enter Settings menu or to choose numbers or symbols from a list Press key Enter alternate characters Press Alternate ALT when at number & symbols keyboard
    Enter several alternate characters, until you press
    Alternate ALT again Press Alternate ALT twice Enter one capital letter Press Shift Enter only capital letters, until you press Shift again Press Shift twice Select text Tap and hold on existing text. Choose "Select All" or "Select Text". "Select text" will highlight last word in yellow. Drag cursors to any words you wish to include. Tap and hold on selected text to bring up Edit text menu. Cut, Copy, or Paste selected text Hold selected text, choose Cut, Copy, Paste or Paste from Clipboard (scroll through Edit text choices for full list) Delete a character Press Delete when cursor is to right of character you wish to delete. Hold same button to delete more Jump to the beginning/end of a line Tap in location where you want to move cursor Move cursor Drag finger across existing text, lift finger to place cursor Start a new line (email) Press Return Speech to Text Speech to Text : Speak in English instead of typing whenever a text-entry box appears on your Android device. Tap the microphone key on either virtual keyboard and dictate your phrase.

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