Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800

How to write text - Nokia Lumia 800

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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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Select text input settings

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.

Step 2 of 23

Find "keyboard"

Press arrow right to access the main menu.

Step 3 of 23

Find "keyboard"

Press Settings.

Step 4 of 23

Find "keyboard"

Press keyboard.

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Step 5 of 23

Choose option

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

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3a - Add writing language

Press the required language to add it.

Step 7 of 23

3a - Add writing language

When the menu item is ticked (V), the language is selected.

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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press typing 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 a writing language in step 3a.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press ‹the selected languages›.

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 a writing language in step 3a.
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3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press Suggest text and highlight misspelt words to turn word suggestion 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 a writing language in step 3a.
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3b - Turn word suggestion 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 a writing language in step 3a.
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3c - Turn spell check on or off

Press typing settings.

If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
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3c - Turn spell check on or off

Press ‹the selected languages›.

If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
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3c - Turn spell check on or off

Press Correct misspelt words to turn spell check on or off.

If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
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3c - Turn spell check on or off

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

If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
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Step 16 of 23

How to write text

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.

Step 17 of 23

Select writing language

Press the writing language icon until the required language has been selected.

The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Before you can select a writing language, you need to add the writing language, see step 3a.
Step 18 of 23

Write text

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

Step 19 of 23

Write text

Press the required word to insert it.

Step 20 of 23

Write text

To key in numbers or symbols:
Press &123.

Step 21 of 23

Write text

If required, press arrow right to see more symbols.

Step 22 of 23

Write text

Press the required numbers or the required symbols.

Step 23 of 23

Write text

Press abcd to return to text input.

1. Select text input settings

Text input is used in many of the phone functions, such as notes and messages. There are a number of different text input settings. The most important settings are described in the following steps.
Nokia Lumia 800

2. Find "keyboard"

Press arrow right to access the main menu.
Press Settings.
Press keyboard.

3. Choose option

Choose one of the following options:
Add writing language, go to 3a.
Turn word suggestion on or off, go to 3b.
Turn spell check on or off, go to 3c.
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4. 3a - Add writing language

Press the required language to add it.
When the menu item is ticked (V), the language is selected.

5. 3b - Turn word suggestion on or off

Press typing 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 a writing language in step 3a.
Press ‹the selected languages›.
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 a writing language in step 3a.
Press Suggest text and highlight misspelt words to turn word suggestion 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 a writing language in step 3a.
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 a writing language in step 3a.

6. 3c - Turn spell check on or off

Press typing settings.
If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
Press ‹the selected languages›.
If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
Press Correct misspelt words to turn spell check on or off.
If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.
When the box next to the menu item is ticked (V), the function is turned on.
If you turn on spell check, words based on the letters you've keyed in are displayed.
Before you can turn spell check on or off, you need to select a writing language in step 3a.
You also need to turn on word suggestion, see step 3b.

7. How to write text

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.
Nokia Lumia 800

8. Select writing language

Press the writing language icon until the required language has been selected.
The selected language determines which characters are available and the language used for word suggestion.
Before you can select a writing language, you need to add the writing language, see step 3a.

9. Write text

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.
To key in numbers or symbols:
Press &123.
If required, press arrow right to see more symbols.
Press the required numbers or the required symbols.
Press abcd to return to text input.