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Re: Nokia Lumia Contact: problem entering alphabet...

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Akb_Ddn
Posts: 13
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Nokia Lumia Contact: problem entering alphabet in contact and no back cursor Available

There are two very serious limitations with the Nokia Lumia 800, so far as the contact entry is concerned:

1. It doesn't have the back cursers, it only has a back space.

Problem: If you enter a number wrong at only one place, or say miss a numeral, you have to type the number from beginning.

2. it doesn't allow to enter the alphabet in the contact number

Problem: If you dial on a bridge like Webex etc, then there is a dial-in number ( generally a long) and a passcode. After you type the dial-in, an announcement will come requesting passcode, but in the old Nokia phones ( and also in Blackberry), you could introduce a pause between the dial-in and passcode by some alphabet : say 'P', 'X' etc.

Fortunately the NLM is compatible with the old Nokia phones, so if we enter 'P', it acts as a temporary pause, so the whole dial-in + passcode can be entered in one go, and you don't need to refer this every time to join the bridge.

But as the NLM-800, doesn't allow alphabet entry through the device we have problem.

If a qwerty keyboard can be provided this can act as a solution,as the phone already supports the feature, also the back cursor ( moving back without erasing the content) will also come.

 

Can you fix this in the next release.

Also any workaround for now, other than using the Microsoft Live ID?

Thanks

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Counsellor
DKNY2012
Posts: 51

Re: Nokia Lumia Contact: problem entering alphabet in contact and no back cursor Available

You can introduce a pause by holding down on the dot button " . " when entering a contact phone number.  Then a small menu will appear giving you the option to introduce a pause using the comma " , " button.

 

You can also access X ( ) from this menu.

 

If you want a cursor to edit text in a Microsoft Word document or need a cursor for your phone number, then hold your finger on the screen in the text area until a cursor icon appears.  Keep holding your finger there and move the cursor to where you want to place it, then let go of it and then you can continue typing from there.  You can insert it in the middle of a phone number or middle of a word or wherever you need it.

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Advisor
Akb_Ddn
Posts: 13

Re: Nokia Lumia Contact: problem entering alphabet in contact and no back cursor Available

Hi DKNY2012,

1. the first part is solved, but what is to be used for pause, the coma (,) or (X)?

 

2. Yes the cursor do appears by holding it at the number, but the same cannot be moved with any key, and the sensing of touch is not precise to bring the cursor at the point where I want to move it. Hope you got my problem.

Any solution?

 

Thanks

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Counsellor
DKNY2012
Posts: 51

Re: Nokia Lumia Contact: problem entering alphabet in contact and no back cursor Available

When controlling the cursor with your finger, its better to move your finger downwards a little bit so that you can still see the cursor without the cursor moving down another line.  If you move your finger down slowly to the next line while the cursor is activated then the cursor should still stay on the line above where you can see it clearly.

 

The cursor will snap to the beginning of each number or each letter if you move it slowly to the left or right, until it jumps to the start of the next letter.

 

You use the comma " , " to insert a pause, and use it after entering a space.  For example if dialling number 123 then you need to pause and enter 456, you type 123 ,456     <<< so there is a space after the 3 then a pause using the comma sign.

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Herb59
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Re: Nokia Lumia Contact: problem entering alphabet in contact and no back cursor Available

Hi DKNY2012,

thanks for the tip with the "," as pause replacement. Unfortunately this only works in the Contact hub, not in the

phone hub when I dial directly, because there is no "." on the keyboard.  :-(

Herb

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