1. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    This is what it was called on my BB Priv...I could go into the personal dictionary and create an entry such as "Iaiam" (and a corresponding "meaning")...and then anywhere (text or email) I would type Iaiam...it would type out "I am in a meeting"

    This was a really cool, and time-saving feature. I would r for are, and I would n for and, and I would use cyb for call you back, and so on.

    Any feature like this on the Galaxy S8 plus? Thanks.
    07-10-2019 03:12 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't know if this is how it works with the Samsung Keyboard app, but if you use Gboard, go to its settings, tap Dictionary>Personal Dictionary>[your language], and then tap the + at the upper right to add a shortcut. You can enter a word or a phrase, and then create a shortcut for that. Now whenever you type that shortcut, you'll see the word or phrase appear in the suggestions -- tapping it will replace the shortcut in the text you're typing.
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    07-11-2019 05:18 PM
  3. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Thanks!!! I am going on 72 hours with this new phone, and I've had a hectic weeks, so not much time to play with it, LOL. I have no idea what GBoard is, but I'll check it out. I am using the "default" Samsung keyboard -- the one that was working when I took the phone out of the box, LOL.

    If that's as close as I can get, so be it. I have to admit, it was pretty cool -- in a text or email -- all I had to do was type "u" and "you" appeared. Or type "il" and "I'll"...and so on. I got to the point where I had sentences ties to four or five letters..."tysvm" for thank you so very much, or, "plmkat" for "please let me know and thanks"...and so on. Too bad I am such a creature of habit! LOL. Thanks again!!!
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    07-11-2019 11:20 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Gboard is Google's own keyboard app (previously known as Google Keyboard): https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...latin&hl=en_US
    07-13-2019 01:58 AM
  5. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Downloaded this morning and trying it...takes some getting used to...I'll report back...thanks again.
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    07-13-2019 07:06 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Here's another option: Texpand
    07-13-2019 10:49 PM
  7. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I have been looking for this SAME setting, high and low.
    Currently, I am using SwiftKey, and I see no option to save MY words.

    Fine, let me try Google Keyboard...
    07-16-2019 03:54 PM
  8. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Gboard is Google's own keyboard app (previously known as Google Keyboard): https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...latin&hl=en_US
    I've been using the Gboard keyboard. While it takes some getting used to, it is working perfectly. The one major stumbling block for me is -- to send a text, instead of hitting the "return" key, which is of course on the keyboard...now, you have to "leave" the keyboard and go hit the little arrow button which is part of the text-field. It just takes getting used to and changing muscle-memory, LOL.

    Very good "fix" for what I was looking to do. Thanks again.
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    07-18-2019 07:02 AM
  9. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    Ah, I need to seriously try Gboard properly. But, so used to SwiftKey
    07-18-2019 12:56 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Ah, I need to seriously try Gboard properly. But, so used to SwiftKey
    Did you already try this method? https://support.swiftkey.com/hc/en-u...-for-expansion
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    07-18-2019 04:31 PM
  11. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    Thank you very much. Works perfectly...

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    07-18-2019 05:26 PM
  12. Tech Idiot's Avatar
    Where do I find the SwiftKey settings? I followed the instructions but can't find them. Thanks.
    Yesterday 02:36 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Where do I find the SwiftKey settings? I followed the instructions but can't find them. Thanks.
    https://www.guidingtech.com/best-swiftkey-settings/
    Yesterday 05:14 PM

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