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Microsoft Surface: Visual QuickStart Guide by Joni Blecher

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3. Working with Text

There are four options for creating text on the Surface tablet: the onscreen keyboard, a stylus, a physical keyboard, and writing or drawing with your finger. You can also highlight text on the screen using your finger or a stylus to do things like cut, copy, and paste. Whichever you choose, it’s simple to switch to another input format. This chapter walks you through the variety of keyboards available, how to insert emoticons in text fields, and how to improve handwriting recognition results.

Onscreen Keyboards

If you have a physical keyboard attached to the tablet, it will be the default method for entering text and numbers. There are two onscreen keyboard layouts: ...

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