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BlackBerry 9900 Bold

BlackBerry 9900 Bold

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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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Select text input settings

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.

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Find "Typing and Language"

Press the Menu key twice.

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Find "Typing and Language"

Press Options.

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Find "Typing and Language"

Press Typing and Language.

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Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Select writing language, go to 3a.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 3b.

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3a - Select writing language

Press Language and Method.

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3a - Select writing language

Press Input Language.

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3a - Select writing language

Press the required language.

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3a - Select writing language

Press the Menu key.

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3a - Select writing language

Press Save.

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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Typing.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Style.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

To turn on word suggestions:
Press Predictive.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

To turn off word suggestion:
Press Direct.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press the Menu key.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Save.

If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
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How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the phone keypad when word suggestion is turned on. The following steps require that you've opened a note or a message and that the text input field field is active.

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Change writing language

Press the Menu key.

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Change writing language

Scroll to Switch Input Language and press the Navigation key.

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Change writing language

Highlight the required language and press the Navigation key.

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Write text

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

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Write text

Press the required word.

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Write text

To key in a number or symbol:
Press sym.

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Write text

Highlight the required number or the required symbol and press the Navigation key.

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Write text

To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press alt.

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Write text

Press aA.

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Write text

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

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Exit

Press Disconnect.

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Exit

Press the Return key to return to standby mode.

1. Select text input settings

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.

2. Find "Typing and Language"

Press the Menu key twice.
Press Options.
Press Typing and Language.

3. Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Select writing language, go to 3a.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 3b.

4. 3a - Select writing language

Press Language and Method.
Press Input Language.
Press the required language.
Press the Menu key.
Press Save.

5. 3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Typing.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press Style.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
To turn on word suggestions:
Press Predictive.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
To turn off word suggestion:
Press Direct.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press the Menu key.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.
Press Save.
If you turn on word suggestion, words are suggested as you key in the first letters.

6. How to write text

The following steps describe how to use the phone keypad when word suggestion is turned on. The following steps require that you've opened a note or a message and that the text input field field is active.

7. Change writing language

Press the Menu key.
Scroll to Switch Input Language and press the Navigation key.
Highlight the required language and press the Navigation key.

8. Write text

Press once on each letter key to write the required word.
A number of words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Press the required word.
To key in a number or symbol:
Press sym.
Highlight the required number or the required symbol and press the Navigation key.
To key in more numbers or symbols:
Press alt.
Press aA.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

9. Exit

Press Disconnect.
Press the Return key to return to standby mode.

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