11-12-2012, 02:39 PM #1
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New to WP8. How do you add custom keyboard shortcuts to WP?
For example: the letter combination "omw" is replaced by "on my way" when you type it on the keyboard
I would like to use this especially for my email address, since I have to type it in so frequently.
I found an article that suggests that it is possible Use Keyword Shortcuts on Your Smartphone to Avoid Unnecessary Typing
.. but I haven't been able to figure it out.
11-12-2012, 03:45 PM #2
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not sure if you can do it this way..
Windows Phone 8 to offer downloadable Text Suggestions | Windows Phone Central
"Type the word you want to spell, hit space, and then tap it and it'll appear first in the suggestion list above the keyboard with a +in front of it. Tap that and it'll be added to your dictionary of suggestions. I hate that sometimes I'll accidentally click on the misspelled word and it'll get added to the dictionary and there is currently no way to view the list of added words and remove individual ones, so you'll have to delete all custom words and bit by bit add them back in."
- 12-05-2012, 01:54 PM #3
I have not found a way to add text expansion. Ali Babba correctly notes that you can add custom words to your dictionary. I was able to add some custom non-sense words as a test, but it would not let me add my e-mail address. It must not work with special characters or punctuation marks.
This is a major bummer. On iOS I had a keyboard shortcut where I'd type "ppp" and it would automatically write out my email address. I hope WP8 adds comparable functionality soon.