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To change Text Input mode follow the steps below:
Text Input Methods
There are two text input methods available:
The on-screen QWERTY keypad works the same in both portrait and landscape mode.
Entering Text Using the Samsung QWERTY Keypad
From a screen where you can enter text, rotate your tablet counterclockwise to a Landscape orientation. The on-screen QWERTY keypad will display.
Changing the Text Input Mode - Keypad
There are two main keypad layout keys that will change the onscreen keys within the QWERTY keypad.
The available Text Input modes are: Sym and Abc.
Note: When in Abc mode, the Sym button will appear. When in Sym mode, the Abc/ABC/abc button will appear.
Using Abc Mode
Using Symbol/Numeric Mode
Use Symbol/Numeric Mode to add numbers, symbols, or emoticons.
Using XT9 Predictive Text
XT9 is a predictive text system that has next-letter prediction and regional error correction, which compensates for users pressing the wrong keys on QWERTY keyboards.
Note: The XT9 option is available only when Abc mode has been selected.
Note: You can also use XT9 mode in the portrait orientation.
Entering Text Using Swype
Swype™ is a text input method that allows you to enter a word by sliding your finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting your finger between words. Swype uses error correcting algorithms and a language model to predict the next word. Swype also includes a tapping predictive text system.
Enabling and Configuring Swype
The Samsung keypad is the default text input method, so to use Swype, you must first change the default keyboard setting.
To enable Swype:
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