Support Swype: Can't get "how's" stored in dictionary

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  1. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member
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    I'm beating my head against the wall on this one.

    Every time I swype "how's", it suggests "hows" and "how's" doesn't appear as an option no matter how many times I manually type it in. Also, to add to the annoyance, I cannot successfully delete the non-word "hows" which suggests it's in the stock dictionary. Why? It's not even a word, and I should be able to delete words even if they come by default if I don't ever use them.

    This is so annoying. I use "how's" all the time and yet Swype is utterly useless for it. I have to manually type it every time. What a speed-bump.
     

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  2. BookLover

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    "hows" is a word, as in, "hows and wherefores"...not that people really talk like that (anymore). But it is a word.

    Swype doesn't really incorporate user-created words with punctuation into the dictionary. The easy way out of this is to swype how, lift finger, swype from the apostrophe to the s. Two steps to type how's instead of one. Not ideal but can be done.
     
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  3. oilrigger

    oilrigger New Member
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    Hi there I'm new to this and swype. I'm trying to swype my last name and it won't pick up... I tried putting it into my dictionary and still no luck????? What can I do to add certain words to my swype dictionary or is there two???? Or does it use the dictionary that I added it into I'm not sure its bugging me bad...
     
  4. reinbeau

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    oilrigger, you should be able to just type in your name (or any other word) and then hit the spacebar - that works for me. I'm going to play around with 'how's' and see if I can get it to work.
     
  5. xjmrodriguezx

    xjmrodriguezx New Member
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    :pSo how would one edit their swype dictionary?
     
  6. Dennis_Bham

    Dennis_Bham Well-Known Member
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    I just typed in how's and then highlighted it ... then hit the swype key, and it added how's to my dictionary ... tested it afterwards and it types how's correctly ...
     
  7. psommerfeld

    psommerfeld Active Member
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    There's a bit of a shortcut for writing apostrophe'd words:

    For instance, to swype how's:

    1. Swype the main part of the word.
    2. Lift your finger
    3. Swype from the period to the letter S.
     

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