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    SureType input method The default input method is SureType. When you type, SureType technology automatically changes the letters on the screen and lists suggested words below the text. With SureType, you type the entire word without correction. An item list appears. Scroll to and click the trackwheel to select the desired word.
    To type a word that the phone does not recognize, press the first letter key once. Press or press to select a letter from the list. Press the subsequent letter key in the word. Press to select the correct letter combination from the list. Continue to type and select the correct letters until the text that you want to type appears in the list. Press to select from the list.
    It may take a few attempts for you to master SureType, but you will find it easy to use and that it is a faster input method than multi-tap once you have learned it.


    Multi-tap input method
    The phone also supports multi-tap input method. With multi-tap, you press the letter key once to select the first letter and press it twice to select the second letter. Multi-tap is the default input method for typing passwords.
    Tips
    • To switch between SureType and multi-tap, press and hold .
    • To type the e-mail address, type the entire word or name. An item list appears. Scroll to and click the trackwheel to select the desired word.
    • To type the @ symbol (for e-mail addresses), press .
    • To type a period, press + .
    • To type the dash (-) or other symbols, press and . Press again to view more symbols.
    • To type an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackwheel. When the desired character appears, release the letter key and click the trackwheel.
    • To edit the e-mail address after moving to the Subject field or to the message body, scroll to the e-mail address field, click the trackwheel, and select Change Address. Select [Use Once] or the desired contact, and then edit the address.
    • To capitalize a letter, press and hold the letter key.
    • To navigate back in the text without deleting, press and scroll back using the trackwheel.
    Last edited by hayden; 11-19-2005 at 01:08 PM.

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    this is very good! Thanks

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    Re: Typing Input Methods explained

    very very helpful thank you hydn...
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    Re: Typing Input Methods explained

    How important is it to keep your "Custom Word List" up to date - i.e. deleting mispelled words and adding unusual, but correct spellings?

    I dutifully update my list every couple of days but is it really all that helpful?
    Last edited by roofus; 12-16-2005 at 08:29 AM. Reason: typo

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    Yes it is helpful because I often misspell words (I downloaded BBSpell to eliminate this problem) and I would find half the words in my list are misspelled so it helps to check the list. My fingers tend to slide across the keypad and misspell words. The other thing that helps is the AutoText feature that corrects commonly misspelled words.

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    Re: Typing Input Methods explained

    Quote Originally Posted by hydn
    SureType input method The default input method is SureType. When you type, SureType technology automatically changes the letters on the screen and lists suggested words below the text. With SureType, you type the entire word without correction. An item list appears. Scroll to and click the trackwheel to select the desired word.
    To type a word that the phone does not recognize, press the first letter key once. Press or press to select a letter from the list. Press the subsequent letter key in the word. Press to select the correct letter combination from the list. Continue to type and select the correct letters until the text that you want to type appears in the list. Press to select from the list.
    It may take a few attempts for you to master SureType, but you will find it easy to use and that it is a faster input method than multi-tap once you have learned it.


    Multi-tap input method
    The phone also supports multi-tap input method. With multi-tap, you press the letter key once to select the first letter and press it twice to select the second letter. Multi-tap is the default input method for typing passwords.
    Tips
    • To switch between SureType and multi-tap, press and hold .
    • To type the e-mail address, type the entire word or name. An item list appears. Scroll to and click the trackwheel to select the desired word.
    • To type the @ symbol (for e-mail addresses), press .
    • To type a period, press + .
    • To type the dash (-) or other symbols, press and . Press again to view more symbols.
    • To type an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackwheel. When the desired character appears, release the letter key and click the trackwheel.
    • To edit the e-mail address after moving to the Subject field or to the message body, scroll to the e-mail address field, click the trackwheel, and select Change Address. Select [Use Once] or the desired contact, and then edit the address.
    • To capitalize a letter, press and hold the letter key.
    • To navigate back in the text without deleting, press and scroll back using the trackwheel.
    Thanks a lot I prefer the multi-tap method, I'm used to it with other cell phones. The sure type method is slow and annoying for me.

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    Re: Typing Input Methods explained

    I like the suretype.

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    I have converted after several days, I am now a suretype fan!

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    suretype is awsome!
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    i use multi tap... but i find that i type too fast for the BB and it doesnt get all the letters i try to type.... lolol I gotta slow it down.......

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    Try SureType. It will learn all of the words you use. Click on "Enable SureType" next time you get ready to send a message.

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    That is a really good tip good looking out

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    stupid question coming from a new user... How do you edit your word list? LOL

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    Options>Custom Wordlist and then delete the words you don't want in there.


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    Thank you!!!!!!!!!! it's been driving me nuts!

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