Chapter 4

Text to Type, Text to Edit

In This Chapter

arrow Using the onscreen keyboard

arrow Getting at special characters

arrow Using word suggestion shortcuts

arrow Swiping text

arrow Dictating text with voice input

arrow Selecting, cutting, copying, and pasting text

arrow Checking your spelling

You may be surprised by the amount of typing you do on an Android phone. Although I seriously doubt that anyone would consider writing the Great American Novel, you instead type text messages, compose email, and take notes as part of your daily phone duties. To help with those tasks, your phone features an onscreen keyboard. It also provides for voice dictation. You can even edit text on the touchscreen just as you would on a word processor. If you find all that stuff overwhelming, you’re reading the right chapter.

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