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Note 2 spreadsheet and keyboard.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by marsheng, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. marsheng

    marsheng Newbie
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    The note is a great working tool and the stylus is the best. I use the phone for spreadsheets, however the Samsung on screen Keyboard takes up half the screen. Smart Keyboard Pro is a good alternative as you can shrink the size down giving more spread sheet view.

    Is there anything better?
    Is there a quick way to toggle between the Smart and Samsung keyboards ? I prefer the Samsung KB on some apps.

    Another option is to use the hand writing mode (great as I don't need to press 3 buttons for an = sign) but the hand writing area is huge. I would like it to be 1/2 it's size.

    Thanks Wallace

  2. girolez

    girolez Often Off Piste

    Whenever you have any keyboard open there will be input method item in the notification drop down which allows you to quickly change your input method.
  3. marsheng

    marsheng Newbie
    Thread Starter

    There is a option to change the current keyboard settings but not the keyboard itself.
  4. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    When you pull down the drop down menu there is a keyboard icon and will say "Choose input method" where you can change keyboards.

    Edit: your keyboard should be up.

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  5. marsheng

    marsheng Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Where is the dropdown ?

    If you are talking about the main page dropdown with GPS WIFi Mobile data Sound etc, I can change the settings there but that is about 10 keystrokes and gestures to do what I want.

    I'm looking for a 2 stroke/tap change.

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  6. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    Its below the wifi, bt, sync, etc. Just above the notifications and "clear" button


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  7. marsheng

    marsheng Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Caloy.

    Ok We are getting somewhere. I don't have the keyboard option listed under OnGoing. How do I get it listed up there ?
  8. Caloy

    Caloy Android Expert

    Make sure your keyboard is showing when you pull down the notification bar. :)

    When you tap on it you'll get this:

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  9. marsheng

    marsheng Newbie
    Thread Starter

    You are a star. Solved. Thanks
  10. nlitenme

    nlitenme Well-Known Member

    If you want a keyboard that takes up VERY little screen, check out Minuum.
  11. Benjie

    Benjie Android Enthusiast

    I use SlideIT, adjustable is a feature.
  12. genghis2510

    genghis2510 Lurker

    Coming from iPhone 4 spreadsheets (Numbers and Calc Lite), I kinda like Note 2's overall functionality on spreadsheets (Polaris). I like the stylus (S Pen) and it brings me back to my Palm PDA days. I use the stylus a lot than the finger keyboard. I'm a number cruncher and Note 2 stylus functionality enhances my productivity. And on account of this, I purchased spare S Pens.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Forum

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date was September 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.5" inch screen, 8MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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