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  1. random255

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    The EVO is driving me batty with the auto-correct. Most of the time, yes, it's beautiful... but for a small example, I told someone I had a new Evo... which despite the capitalization and all, changed itself to Eve after I hit space...

    I had to delete that and retype, but then I had to hit the down arrow on the "word suggestion list" and type "add a word"... then I had to retype Evo to convince its spell checker that, yes, Evo is a word... then it'll accept Evo... except that going to "add a word" somehow deleted Evo out, so I had to type it a fourth time.

    I love autocorrect for the most part, but I use a LOT of non-standard words. And I have NO idea how a proper nown showing ownership would work, I'm not adding "Shawn's" in as a word, but the phone was sure I didn't want to txt anyone for "shawn's number".

    Please help! There must be some "don't autocorrect" this word button I'm missing. Is there at least an undo button for all the times I miss it but notice? If I type "****er" I don't want "sucker" edited in for me!

    :)
     

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    the first word (before you hit space) is the letters you typed, semi long click on it and it will add the word!
     
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    It worked! Super easy. Can I thank you twice on here? No? Damn it, too bad because that's some helpful stuff!
     
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    LOL I had to add the word EVO also. No biggie.
     
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    ahhh I have one better...

    friend of mine was telling me that her brother (the dumbass) didn't preorder here in socal.. then tried to go out tonight and find one.. sold out!

    I laughed and typed to her "hahaha preorder dumbass" to which it sent to her: "bags recorder dumbass"

    needless to say.. she was confused :D
     
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    well one time on my Hero a friend asked me if I wanted to go out clubbing so I replyed "shhhhyeah....." and it auto corrected it to Abraham, lol, he was confused for sure.
     
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    Have you guys tried the voice texting, its awesome!
     
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    Which is good, except for try adding 's to any noun (Shawn's, Cory's, Joe's) every time it'd mess you up. The quick-add option that got pointed out helps, it's the only way to get past all this stuff! ;)
     
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    My boss at work was playing with voice input no matter how unnecessary it was lol. He was so amazed by it.
     
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    Ditto. I love it so far. Course, the naughty texts get all messed up :D
     
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    Thank you!!! I don't know why but I almost woke my kids up laughing at that!

    :D
     
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    Tonight at the bar I tried doing a voice-to-text search for "How much did Sprint stock go up today?"

    The return was 'Olive Garden'.

    Good times.
     
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    Menu
    Settings
    Language and Keyboard
    Touch Input
    Text Input
    Prediction
     
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    What a feature! Your phone was hinting you should have eaten more before goin drinking. :p
     
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    Turn word complete off
     
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    I logged in just to thank you. Not sure why it didn't occur to me to turn that crap off. I'm also shocked we don't have many more people in here raving about their "Ego"
     
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    I wanted to use Swype but in landscape mode I'd rather have the touch keyboard, since it's not too fun typing on the swype keyboard. wish there was a way to switch it up.
     
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    You can switch keyboards on the fly. Hold down on a text input box and then hit 'input method'.
     
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    At first the auto-correct was driving me insane as well until I figured out the trick about the first word in the list while typing is added when clicked. I think that's a really cool feature. I also love the voice input, great while I'm driving.
     
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    To remove the word completion and prediction.....

    choose MENU, settings, language & keyboard,touch input,text input, then uncheck the options u do not like.
     
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    Is there away to edit the predictive words. Mine has "learned" a few words I would like it to forget...
     
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    Look at the post Sydney made just above yours. :p
     
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