Tips for Editing Text

Your phone gives you many options to make entering text easier, including copying, cutting, and pasting text, using voice-to-text input, customizing the user dictionary, using predictive text, and more.

Using Predictive Text

The onscreen keyboard has predictive text to help you type quickly and accurately. Predictive text input is enabled by default, and word suggestions are displayed as you type.

Predicitive text keyboard screen

To enter a word in predictive mode, do any of the following:

Add a Word to the Predictive Text Dictionary

Your phone comes with a list of words that it references for predictive text suggestions. Sometimes you may need to add a word to the predictive text dictionary, for example a name or a specialized technical word.

While entering text using the Standard keyboard layout, if you touch any word on the suggestion list, it is automatically added to the predictive text dictionary if it was not in the dictionary already.

To manually add a word to the predictive text dictionary:

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch Common settings icon> Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input > Personal dictionary.
  1. Touch Edit personal dictionary, and then touch Common add icon.
  2. Enter the word to add, and then touch OK.

Edit or Delete a Word in Your Personal Dictionary

You can edit or remove words that you previously added to the predictive text dictionary.

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch Common settings icon > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input > Personal dictionary.
  1. Touch Edit personal dictionary.
  2. Do one of the following:

Back up Your Personal Dictionary to Your Storage Card

You can use your microSD storage card to back up the new words you’ve added to your personal dictionary.

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch Common settings icon > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input > Personal dictionary.
  2. Touch Sync personal dictionary > Copy to storage card.
  3. When prompted, touch OK.

Restore Your Personal Dictionary from Your Storage Card

You can restore your personal dictionary stored on your microSD storage.

  1. Open the Notifications panel, and then touch Common settings icon > Language & keyboard > HTC Sense Input > Personal dictionary.
  2. Touch Personal dictionary > Sync personal dictionary > Restore from storage card.
  3. When prompted, touch OK.

Select Text

Highlight the text that you want to copy or cut.

  1. Touch and hold a part of the text that you want to copy.
  2. Drag the text markers to the start and end of the text that you want to select. Or touch Select all to select everything in the text field.

Copy and Paste Text

  1. After you have selected the text you want to copy, touch Copy or Cut. The selected text is then copied to the clipboard.

    Select text edit screen
  2. Touch and hold a text field in the same or other app.
  3. Touch or touch and hold the position where you want to paste the text, and then touch Paste.