Chapter 4

Text to Type, Text to Edit


check Using the onscreen keyboard

check Creating text

check Typing special symbols

check Dictating text with voice input

check Editing text

check Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting text

check Checking your spelling

I seriously doubt that anyone would consider using an Android phone to write the Great American Novel. The gizmo lacks a real keyboard! Even so, typing is something you do on a phone or tablet, thanks to something called the onscreen keyboard. You can also dictate to generate text. No matter how it gets in there, your Android is ready to accept, process, and even edit text.

Onscreen Keyboard Mania

The onscreen keyboard reveals itself on the bottom half of the touchscreen whenever text input is required. The stock Android keyboard is called the Gboard

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