Keyboard & typing

Keyboard & typing

Cut and paste, use speech-to-text, and access keyboard settings.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO
  1. If the keyboard does not appear automatically, tap any Text entry field to display the keyboard.
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  2. To enter text, tap the Desired characters to enter them in the text field.
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  3. To capitalize the next letter entered, tap the Shift icon.
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  4. To enable Caps Lock, double-tap the Shift icon.
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  5. Tap the Delete key to remove a character. Touch and hold the Delete key to clear the text field.
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  6. Tap the '&123' key to access symbols and numbers.
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  7. Tap the '&123' key to return to the alphabet.
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  8. Tap the Emoticon key to access smiley face icons and other symbols.
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  9. Tap the Emoticon key again to return to the keyboard.
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  10. To select text, tap and hold on the Desired text, then tap Select All.
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  11. Drag the Text Selection handles to highlight all the Desired text.
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  12. Tap and hold on the Desired text and then tap Copy.
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  13. To Paste, press and hold until you see the dropdown menu, then tap Paste.
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  14. To access keyboard settings, from the Charm bar, tap Settings.
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  15. Tap Keyboard.
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  16. Choose the Desired settings.
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  17. A detachable keyboard is available for purchase, which features magnetic connectors to attach the bottom of the Surface, multiple positions including flat and elevated, and also includes backlit keys.
    Note: For more info, see How to use the on-screen keyboard on Surface.com
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