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Input Method

The Input Method button is accessed through the OPTIONS form. This is reached by clicking the Show Options button or by the Options key [ .

  

The Input method cycles through the available methods. Currently these are:- 

Keyboard

Uses any conventional keyboard attached to the computer. This is the default method and is described in Keyboard.

QWERTY

A Virtual Keyboard appears on the screen in the conventional QWERTY format. The operation of this method is described in QWERTY.

Alphabetic

A Virtual Keyboard appears on the screen where the keys are arranged alphabetically. The operation of this method is described in Alphabetic.

Predictive

A Virtual Keyboard appears on the screen laid out to allow a minimum number of keys to be used and to facilitate Predictive Text input very similar to that of a mobile phone.

Operation is either via the Virtual Keyboard itself which is described under Predictive Virtual, or via the use of the numeric keyboard of a standard computer keyboard or an attached numeric keypad in the case of a laptop. The operation in this mode is described in Predictive Keyboard.

Switch

Switch Operation allows single or double switch input.

Touch/Key

Touch / Key is specifically designed for touch screen operation on combination with mouse and keyboard.