Lightwriter SL40 Connect User Guide
® SL40 CONNECT
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This is a User Guide for Lightwriter SL40 Connect. For updates or additions, visit our website at http://www.toby-churchill.com
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Note to UK customers: Your Lightwriter has been delivered with an O2 pay-as-you-go SIM card already fitted, which includes a balance of £10. This means you can begin to use the Lightwriter’s built-in phone straight away. Alternatively, you can change the SIM card to one from a current mobile phone or purchase a separate one just for your Lightwriter.
Once the £10 on your SIM card has run out you will need to add more credit to continue sending SMS message and making audio calls. For more information on adding credit, the costs of SMS messages and calls, and anything else related to your SIM card, please see the O2 user guide supplied with the SIM card.
If you make a lot of audio calls on your Lightwriter, your supplied pay-asyou-go O2 SIM card may become expensive to use. Replacing it with a monthly contract SIM card may be more economical. See Fitting a SIM card for information about changing the SIM card in your Lightwriter.
Your Lightwriter also comes with the Toby Churchill Ltd Technical Support numbers in the Contacts activity. You can send us an SMS message or call us for help. (Don’t forget to include a mobile or landline number in your SMS message for reply).
Contents Welcome to your Lightwriter...6 Accessories...8 Charging your Lightwriter...10 What the keys do... 11 Turning on your Lightwriter...15
Speakiing... 17 Typing... 18 Predictions and word stores... 20 Things you can do... 23
Recording... 49 Using... 51 Things you can do... 51
Phone...24 Fitting a SIM card... 24 Phone Indicators... 27 Balance Check... 28 PIN Codes... 29
SMS Messages...30 New... 30 Inbox... 31 Outbox... 32
Audio Calls...34 Making a call... 34 Missed calls... 35 Emergency calls... 35 During a call... 36 Voicemail... 40 Phone settings... 42
Contacts...44 Add new... 44 Browsing... 44 Things you can do... 45
Notebook...46 Add new... 46 Browsing... 47 Things you can do... 48
Alarms...52 Add new... 52 Things you can do... 54
Setups...55 Managing your setups... 55 Advanced Setups... 55 Volumes... 56 Speech... 58 Word Stores and Language... 60 Displays... 63 Keyboard... 64 Power... 66 Information... 67
Shortcuts...68 Memory Sticks...69 Plugging in... 69 Configuring... 70 Things you can do... 71
Your Keyboard...73 Changing your keyguard... 73 Changing your keyboard layout... 77 Cleaning your keyboard... 79
Troubleshooting...80 Main... 80 Memory sticks... 81 Phone... 82
Welcome to your Lightwriter The Lightwriter SL40 Connect is a text-to-speech communication aid with a difference. It makes typing and talking quicker and easier, but also lets you:
• speak using high quality Acapela voices. • make audio telephone calls and send SMS messages using the built-in phone.
• record infra-red codes to control equipment around your home, such as televisions and stereos.
• write and save long notes and speak them later. • store contact information for your friends and family. • set alarms to wake you up or remind you of events.
Your Lightwriter Built-in Microphone
Phone Light Battery Light Remote Code Receiver
Remote Code Transmitter
Memory Stick Port
External Microphone Socket
SIM Card Slot
Quick Tip Your Lightwriter may have protective films covering both displays. You should remove them before using your Lightwriter. 7
What’s in the Box ? There are a number of additional accessories included with your Lightwriter, which let you use and customise your communication aid. Check that all of these are in the box with your Lightwriter Charger - Use this to charge your Lightwriter’s battery. You should charge your Lightwriter for 8 hours every night to always get a full day’s use. See Charging your Lightwriter for more information. A charger for use in a car may also be available from your supplier.
Quick Tip You should only use the charger supplied with your Lightwriter
Keyguards - Your Lightwriter is supplied with three different keyguards, which can raise the area around your keys to help you type accurately. See Your Keyboard for more information. Toolkit - Your toolkit contains a keyring, screwdriver, and the keyguard release tool. You will need to use these to remove your keyguard or change your SIM card.
Memory Stick - Use your memory stick to transfer pieces of text and system backups between your Lightwriter and your computer. See the Memory Sticks activity for more information.
Carry Bag - Use your carry bag to move your Lightwriter and all of its accessories around securely.
Additional Accessories SIM Card - If you want to use your Lightwriter’s built-in phone to send SMS messages and make audio calls, you will need a SIM card. See Fitting a SIM Card in the Phone activity for more information.
A dedicated range of robust accessories are also available for the Lightwriter. These will let you mount your Lightwriter on a wheelchair or stand, or use a strap set or alternative carry bags to make it easier to transport and use. Contact your supplier for more information on all of the extras which are available for your Lightwriter.
Quick Tip Contact your supplier if you need a replacement for any of the Lightwriter accessories.
Charging your Lightwriter Before turning on your Lightwriter for the first time, you should plug in the charger. You will need to leave your Lightwriter on charge for 12 hours before it is ready to be used. Your Lightwriter should then be fully charged for 8 hours every night so that you always get a full day’s use.
Plug the charger into the socket shown on the left side of the Lightwriter. The battery light will be green to show that the Lightwriter is receiving power.
Quick Tip You should only use the charger supplied with your Lightwriter.
The battery light on the front of your Lightwriter will also be green when the charger is plugged in. You can continue to use your Lightwriter whilst it is charging.
When your battery begins to get low on your Lightwriter, the battery light will change to amber and then red to alert you that you need to plug in the charger. An icon may also appear on screen: If the battery gets too low, your Lightwriter will turn itself off, and you must plug in the charger before you can turn it back on again. If you try to turn it on again without the charger, the battery light will turn red for 5 seconds, to show that the charger is needed.
What the keys do As well as the letter keys for typing and talking, your Lightwriter has a few other keys to let you use all of the activities. For information on changing how your keyboard works, for example using a hold or delay time on the keys or changing the layout, see the Setups activity.
On and Clear key This key will always turn on your Lightwriter if it is in Suspend mode or turned off. If you need to restart your Lightwriter, hold down On/C until the display turns off (this can take up to 20 seconds) and release. Once your Lightwriter is turned on, On/C will cancel what you are doing and take you back to the previous screen. When you are speaking or typing text, On/C will stop anything that is being spoken or clear the text line. If you make a mistake while you are typing, for example clearing the text line or selecting the wrong prediction, pressing Shift-On/C will undo the last action.
Activities key Pressing this key will always take you back to the Activities Bar. If you are in a phone call, this key will give you the option to hang up.
Do key Pressing Do will select the highlighted item or speak the text you have typed. Your Lightwriter can also speak any prompt text on screen which you have not typed yourself, for example menus or message screens, by pressing Shift-Do.
Back and Next keys Press these keys to move around menus and lists. When typing, the Back key will also delete the last character you have entered. Remember that you can delete the whole line at once with On/C. To edit text, press Shift-Back or Shift-Next to move the cursor left or right You must without deleting anything, indicated by the arrows icon: have Navigation Lock turned on in the Setups activity to do this.
Shift key Pressing the Shift key changes the action of the next key you press. It lets you enter capital letters and select the orange items on your keyboard, for example punctuation or help. An icon will appear on the right of the After the next key is pressed, Shift is screen when you press Shift: automatically turned off again. If you have Caps Lock turned on in the Setups activity, pressing Shift twice will change all of your text to capital letters.
Pick key When you are typing text, press Pick to see your list of phrases to make speaking quicker. You can also press Shift-Pick to see the symbol picker and select punctuation marks, symbols, and accents which are not shown on your keyboard. In Setups the Pick key will always select the default factory setting.
Buzz key The Buzz key immediately produces a sound to help attract attention, and can be pressed at any time. Shift-Buzz will also produce an alternative sound. You can choose which sounds this key produces in the Setups activity.
Menu key Pressing the Menu key will always show you all of the things you can do in the current activity. For example, it will let you edit, delete, or save items such as notes and SMS messages. Shift-Menu can also be used anywhere to see the quick setups menu. This lets you change your Speech Volume and Display Brightness.
Number keys As well as entering numbers as you type, you can also use the number keys to select items quickly from menus and lists. This can be a lot quicker than using the Next, Back, and Do keys. For example, on the activities bar pressing 4 will select the Notebook activity, and in the Talk activity 1, 2, 3, and 4 select prediction words. Using the Number keys is an easy way to remember how to get to something without looking at every screen. For example, from the Activities Bar, pressing 7, 2, 1, 1 will let you change the Speech Volume. When you are typing, to enter numbers you will first need to press the 123.. key to turn on Number Lock.
123… and Help key The 123.. key changes how your number keys work when you are typing text. The number keys will automatically select one of the predictions from the boxes below your text. If the 123.. key is pressed the number keys will enter numbers into your text instead, and an icon will appear on the right of the screen to show that you are in Number Lock. Press 123.. again to turn off Number Lock. Shift-123.. can be used anywhere to select Help, which will show a short description of the activity you are using.
Letter and Space keys Use the letter and space keys to type in text to speak. To enter a capital letter, press Shift before using the letter key. To change the order of your letter keys, see Keyboard Layout in the Setups activity. 13
Punctuation and Accent keys Your keyboard may have additional punctuation, letter, or accent keys for your language. Adding punctuation to your text may make your speech clearer. Press Shift first to select the items shown in red. To make typing quicker, your Lightwriter will automatically add a space after . , ! or ?. For accents shown without a letter, first select the letter you would like to use, for example e, and then add an accent, for example ˆ, to create the character ê. You can also press Shift-Pick to find more accents in the symbol picker if they are not shown on you keyboard.
Silent Mode key Some keyboards may include a mute key. This is a quick way of turning Silent Mode on and off. See the Setups activity for more information about Silent Mode.
Turning on your Lightwriter After charging your Lightwriter it will be ready to use. To turn it on press the On/C key. Your Lightwriter will take a few moments to start up. If you do not use your Lightwriter or press any keys for a short time, it will turn off the displays and go into Suspend mode. This helps the battery to last longer. To wake the Lightwriter up again, press On/C. You can change when your Lightwriter goes into Suspend mode with Suspend Time in the Setups activity.
First Run Wizard The first time you turn on your Lightwriter, you may see this message.
This is the First Run Wizard, which will ask you a few questions to help you set up your Lightwriter. Use the Next and Back keys to view all of the options, and press Do to select one. Don’t worry, you can change these later if you need to.
• Voice - Choose the Acapela voice you would like to use to speak.
Remember, you can press Shift-Do to hear an example of each voice as you scroll through the list.
• Speech Volume - Choose how loud you would like your voice to be. • Buzz Sound - Choose the sound you would like your Buzz key to make. You can use Shift-Do to hear an example of each sound.
• Key Click Volume - Changes how loud the clicks are when you press
a key. Press Next to make them louder, or Back to make them quieter or turn them off.
• Time - Set the current time for the clock on your Lightwriter. This will let you set alarms. Set the hours and then the minutes.
• Date - Once you have set the time, set the day, month, and year for the date.
Activities This is the Activities Bar. It is the most important screen on your Lightwriter; everything on your Lightwriter is accessible from this main menu. Pressing the Activities key will always return you to the Activities Bar.
Each of the 8 activities have an icon on the Activities Bar. The day and time are also shown in the bottom-right of the screen.
To select an activity use the Number keys or Next, Back, and Do. Alternatively, just start typing text to enter the Talk activity automatically. The name of the highlighted activity will be shown in the bottom-left of the screen.
Quick Tip You can get help on any screen by pressing Shift-123.. This will give you more information about the activity you are using.
The icons on the Activities Bar are also shown on the top-right of every other screen on your Lightwriter, to let you always see which activity you are using. For example, the screen below is in the Alarms activity, as the alarm clock symbol is shown. Activities Icon
See the next sections for more information about each activity.
Talk The most important thing your Lightwriter does is speak the words you type. For this you need to use the Talk activity.
Anything you type will appear in the top half of the screen, and also on the out-facing partner display for your communication partners to read.
Quick Tip If your communication partner cannot read everything you have typed, you can adjust how much text is visible on the partner display with Partner Lines in the Setups activity. Underneath your text you can see four predictions, which update as you type and predict the word you are most likely to use next. Select a prediction with the Number keys or Next, Back, and Do. To speak all of the text you have typed, press Do. You can choose whether your Lightwriter also speaks every word or every sentence automatically with Speech Mode in the Setups activity.
If you would like to make your conversation more private, you can also use Second Conversation to turn off the partner display. See Things you can do with your text.
• Capital Letters - To type a capital letter, press Shift before selecting a letter key. When Shift has been pressed this icon will appear:
If you want to type multiple capital letters, for example BBC or UNICEF, you can turn on Caps Lock by pressing Shift twice. Everything you type will be in capital letters until you press Shift again. When you are in Caps Lock this icon will appear: You can turn Caps Lock off, or use All Caps to make all of your text capital letters, in the Setups activity.
• Numbers - To enter numbers in the text screen, switch on Number Lock by pressing the 123.. key. A 123.. symbol is shown on the right of the screen when you are in Number Lock:
Press 123.. again to turn Number Lock off. The number keys will select predictions when Number Lock is off. Number Lock is switched on automatically in text screens which do not have predictions, for example when entering a name or telephone number in the Contacts activity.
• Undo - If you make a mistake in
The way you type text is the same in all of the activities on your Lightwriter.
Talk, you can undo it by pressing Shift-On/C. For example if you have accidentally deleted all of your text with On/C, Shift-On/C will restore it. It can also remove anything you have accidentally typed, a prediction you have selected, or an autocorrection. Shift-On/C can undo up to the last 20 entries.
• Delete - You can delete the things that you have typed by pressing Back to delete one character at a time, or On/C to delete the entire line of text.
• Punctuation - Commonly used punctuation and symbols are shown on
the number keys in orange; to use them, simply press Shift followed by the number key. Punctuation used to end a sentence, for example . ? and !, will automatically be followed by a space. To enter punctuation and symbols which are not shown on your keyboard, press Shift-Pick to see the symbol picker.
The symbols are shown in three groups. Use the Next and Back keys to see which symbols are in each group. When you see the symbol you need, press Do to select the group, and use the Next, Back, and Do keys to select the symbol. You can also use the number keys to select a group and the symbols on the top row.
• Accents - Depending on which language you are using, your keyboard
may have additional diacritic letter or accent keys. Use these in the same way as normal letter keys.
• Moving around your text - To move the cursor left and right through
your text without deleting anything, press Shift-Back or Shift-Next to turn on Navigation Lock. When you are in Navigation Lock this icon will appear: Once you get to the point you want to edit press any other key to turn Navigation Lock off and begin typing or deleting text again.
Using predictions and word stores As well as simply typing the text you want to speak, your Lightwriter has some different ways to help you speed up your communication.
• Predictions - Your Lightwriter
will automatically remember the Predictions and other typing words you use and the way you aids are also available in the use them. As you type, it will then Phone and Notebook activities. try to predict what you are most likely to say next. Your Lightwriter already has a few words to get you started, but the more you type and talk, the more accurate these predictions will be. The four suggested predictions are shown in the square tabs. You can select a prediction by using the Number keys (make sure Number Lock is off), or Next, Back, and Do. If the word you want is not shown, begin to type the word until the correct prediction appears.
If you do not want to use predictions, see Predictor Display in the Setups activity to turn it off. Talk will then show two lines of text instead.
• New Words - Your Lightwriter has a huge dictionary, but some unusual
names and words may be missing, for example Cambridgeshire. You will be asked to add new words to your dictionary after you have typed them three times. A word will not appear as a prediction until you add it to your dictionary.
• Phrases - You can also
save and use short pieces of text as phrases. To save a phrase simply type it in, press Menu, and select Save as Phrase. It’s that simple.
Quick Tip Dictionary words, phrases, abbreviation expansions, auto-corrections, and speech exceptions can also be added, edited, or deleted in the Words Stores section of the Setups activity.
When you want to use a phrase, press Pick to select it from the phrase picker. Your Lightwriter already has a few phrases to get you started.
All of your phrases are shown on the right of the screen. The most commonly used phrases will be shown at the top of the list. You can select a phrase using the Number keys or with Next, Back, and Do. If you cannot see the phrase you would like to use, you can quickly search for it by typing in a key word. This will appear in the top box on the left of the screen. For example, to find the phrase Hello, my name is Toby. you may want to type in Toby or name, as these may be unique to this phrase.
You can enter more key words by pressing Space. If you want to delete a key word, press On/C.
• Abbreviation Expansions - You can create short abbreviations for
phrases or longer words using abbreviation expansions. When you type in the short abbreviation, its expansion (the phrase or word) will appear in the prediction boxes. For example, you could create the abbreviation tc for Toby Churchill. To save an abbreviation expansion, type in the whole phrase or word (e.g. Toby Churchill), press Menu, and select Create an Abbreviation. Type in your chosen abbreviation (e.g. tc) and press Do to save it.
Quick Tip Abbreviations should not be the same as the beginning of a word. If to was the abbreviation for Toby Churchill instead of tc, every time you start to type tomorrow, toast, or took, Toby Churchill would be predicted instead.
• Auto-Corrections - Your Lightwriter will automatically correct some common spelling mistakes for you, for example hte corrects to the.
You can also create your own auto-corrections if you find you consistently mistype a word. When you are asked to add the misspelt word to the dictionary, select No and you will be asked to add a correction for the word instead. Just select Yes and type in the word as you would like it to be spelt. Then if you make the same mistake again your Lightwriter will automatically correct it for you. You can also create an auto-correction in Word Stores in the Setups activity.
• Speech Exceptions - You may want to change the way your Lightwriter pronounces some words. To do this, you need to create a speech exception in the Word Stores section of the Setups activity.
First type in the word that your Lightwriter is speaking incorrectly. Then try to type in the word as you would like it to sound. Try entering the word phonetically, or adding dashes or spaces to break up the word into sections. For example, Liverpool may sound better as Liver-pool or Liverpoole. Then the next time you type Liverpool, it will be spoken correctly. 22
Things you can do with your text Press Menu to see all of the things you can do with your text on the Talk line.
• Save as Phrase - This will save your current Talk line as a phrase. You can see your phrases by pressing Pick when you are typing.
• Create Abbreviation - This will let you create an abbreviation for all of the text you have typed. Remember to create an abbreviation which is not the same as the beginning of a word.
• Forward as SMS - This will let you send everything on the Talk line as an SMS message. You will be asked to confirm the text and choose a contact to send the message to. See the SMS activity for more information.
• Second Conversation - If you are interrupted during a conversation
and would like to write a separate message without deleting everything on your Talk line, select Second Conversation. You will be given another blank Talk line to use. Once you have finished using Second Conversation, press Menu again and select First Conversation to return to the main Talk line. None of your text in either conversation will be lost. Second Conversation can also be used if you want a conversation to be private. Any text you type will not appear on the partner display. Your text will also only be spoken if you press Do, even if it normally speaks every word or sentence automatically.
Phone You can now communicate with more people using your Lightwriter’s builtin phone. It can be used to send SMS messages and make audio calls, check your SIM balance, and listen to voicemail messages.
Quick Tip You will see the name of the network you’re connected to above the menu in the Phone activity. It will also report if you are not connected to a network.
Fitting a SIM card You must have a SIM card fitted in your Lightwriter to use all of the features in the Phone activity. Your Lightwriter is not locked to a network; you can use the SIM card from a current mobile phone or purchase a separate one just for your Lightwriter. If you make a lot of audio calls on your Lightwriter, using a monthly contract SIM card may be more economical. Note – you cannot use 3G only SIM cards (USIM) in your Lightwriter.
Fitting or changing a SIM card should only take a few minutes. You may need someone to help with this if you find precise hand movements difficult.
1 Make sure that your Lightwriter is turned off. You can use Power Off in the Setups activity for this. Your SIM card may be damaged if your Lightwriter is left on. 2 Turn your Lightwriter over on a table or flat surface, so that the keyboard is face down and the screens are facing away from you. You will see the SIM holder on the right side of the Lightwriter. If you have any Lightwriter mounting plates over the SIM holder, you will need to remove these first. 3 Using the screwdriver supplied with your Lightwriter toolkit, undo the two small screws on either side of the SIM holder, and remove the SIM holder cover. Keep these safe as you will need to replace them after you have changed your SIM card. 4 Once you have removed the cover, you will see the SIM holder. Push the metal catch away from you to unlock the holder. Once you have unlocked the SIM holder, lift it up so that it is at right angles with the base of the Lightwriter. 5 If there is already a SIM card in your Lightwriter, remove it by sliding it out of the SIM holder. Slide your new SIM card into the holder with the metal contacts facing towards you and the missing corner on the SIM card on the topright. Do not force the SIM card into the holder, as this may cause damage.
Quick Tip Handle SIM cards with care. Do not touch the gold-coloured contacts, let the SIM card get dirty, or let it come into contact with metal objects.
6 Once your SIM card is all the way in to the SIM holder, lower the holder back down so it is flat and slide the metal catch back towards you. The SIM holder should now be locked closed, with the SIM card’s missing corner on the bottom-right.
7 Put the SIM holder cover back over the SIM holder, and replace the two small screws on either side using the screwdriver supplied with your Lightwriter. You can now turn your Lightwriter back on by pressing On/C. You may also need to turn Phone Power on in the Setups activity.
It is a good idea to send a test SMS message to make sure your SIM card is working before reattaching any mounting plates.
Phone Indicators The phone icon on the Activities Bar has a signal indicator, which will tell you a lot about your Lightwriter’s built-in phone. Your Lightwriter needs to be connected to a network to be able to send SMS messages and make audio calls.
Network Connected - Your Lightwriter is connected to your network, and you can make and receive SMS messages and audio calls. The more bars shown, the stronger your signal. If these bars are hollow, there is no network connection available. You may be able to make calls to the emergency services. No Signal - If there are no bars at all, your Lightwriter has no signal or network connection. You will not be able to make any calls or send any SMS messages. Phone Off - You will see a power icon if the built-in phone is turned off. See Phone Power in the Setups activity. (You may also see the power icon for a short time after turning on your Lightwriter).
Quick Tip If you try to send an SMS message without a network connection, it will be stored in your Outbox and sent once you are connected again. Any messages in your Outbox which have not yet been sent will be marked with an *.
No SIM Card - There is no SIM card fitted to your Lightwriter. You cannot use the built-in phone without a SIM card. See Fitting a SIM card for more information. Busy Mode - If there is an arrow over the network bars, your built-in phone is in Busy Mode. This will automatically reject incoming calls and delay the receiving of SMS messages. See Phone Settings for more information.
New SMS Messages - If you can see an SMS icon underneath the network bars, you have received a new SMS message. The number tells you how many new messages are in your Inbox. Unread messages will be marked with an * in your Inbox. The phone light can also tell you about the status of your built-in phone. Green - there is a new SMS message in your Inbox. Amber - you are currently in an audio call. Red - a PIN code is needed for your SIM card. See PIN Codes for more information.
Balance Check This allows you to see how much credit is left on a pay-as-you-go SIM card. The remaining balance will be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more information on the charges for your SIM card. Please note, balance check will not work with some contract SIM cards or some pay-as-you-go service providers, and in some instances you may need to make an audio call or send an SMS message to get this information.
Adding credit to your SIM card If you are using a pay-as-you-go SIM card you will use up credit as you send SMS messages or make audio phone calls. When this runs out you will need to add more credit. See the user guide supplied with your SIM card for more information on the different ways to do this. Please note, you do not need to top-up monthly contract SIM cards. 28
PIN Codes If you are using a SIM card with the PIN code turned on, you will be asked to enter it whenever you turn your Lightwriter or built-in phone off and on again. You will need to enter this code to use the Lightwriter’s built-in phone. Please check the information received with your SIM card if you do not know your PIN code.
WARNING: If you enter the wrong PIN code three times, your SIM card will be locked and you will be asked to enter a PUK code to activate it again. Please contact your service provider to obtain the PUK code. You have ten attempts to enter your PUK code before your SIM will be blocked. If you do not want to enter your PIN or PUK codes when you first switch on your Lightwriter, you can enter them later in the Phone activity. The rest of your Lightwriter will work as normal, but the phone light will be red to show that a PIN code is required before you can use the built-in phone.
SMS You can use the built-in phone to send short pieces of text as SMS messages, to anyone, anywhere.
Send an SMS message In the SMS activity select Send SMS.
1 Type in your message. All of the typing aids you are familiar with in the Talk activity will also work when writing your SMS, for example predictions, phrases, and the symbol picker. Press Do to confirm your message. 2 Choose a contact to send your SMS message to, or select Enter Number if you want to type in a number. Please note, you can only use the numbers 0-9, and the characters *, #, and + in a phone number. 3 Confirm the details to send your messages. 4 If you have entered a new number to send your SMS message to, you will be asked if you would like to add it as a contact. Just enter a name and press Do to save. You can press On/C at any time when creating your SMS message to move back to the previous screen.
Quick Tip SMS messages can be up to 160 characters. If your text is longer than this, you will asked if it is OK to send up to three SMS messages at once.
Inbox Your Inbox contains all of the SMS messages you have received. The most recent ones are shown first, and any new messages will be marked with an *.
Move between messages using the Next and Back keys and press Do to view one. To scroll through and read the message use the Next and Back keys. Things you can do with your Inbox messages Once you have selected an SMS message, press Menu to see a list of things you can do with it.
• Reply to SMS - Lets you send
an SMS message back to the sender of the message you are viewing. Just type a reply and press Do to send.
Quick Tip If finding messages in your Inbox becomes slow, delete some messages to make it quicker.
• Use Details - This will give
you 4 ways of using your SMS message: - Call Contact. Make an audio call to the sender of the message. Choose a phrase to start your call with and press Do. - Add Contact. Add the number of the message’s sender as a new contact. Simply enter a name and press Do to save. - Copy to Talk. Copy the text in the message to the Talk activity to speak it. You can also speak the message by using Shift-Do. - Forward SMS. Send the text in the message to a new contact.
• Delete SMS - This will permanently remove the SMS message from
your Inbox. Once you have confirmed that you would like to delete the message, this cannot be undone.
• Save as Note - Save the text of the SMS message you are viewing as a note. The name or number of the sender, and the date and time it was sent will be suggested as a title for the note.
Saving an SMS message as a note means you can find it easily, copy it to your computer using the Memory Stick activity, and keep your Inbox clear.
Outbox Your Outbox contains all of the SMS messages you have sent. The most recent messages are shown first, and any messages waiting to be sent will be marked with an *.
Move between messages using the Next and Back keys and press Do to view one. To scroll through and read the message use the Next and Back keys.
Things you can do with your Outbox messages Once you have selected an SMS message, press Menu to see a list of things you can do with it.
• Forward SMS - Lets you send the text in the message you are viewing to a new contact.
• Use Details - This will give you 3 ways of using your SMS message: - Call Contact. Make an audio call to the person the SMS message was sent to. Choose a phrase to start your call with and press Do. - Add Contact. Add the number of the person the message was sent to as a new contact. Simply enter a name and press Do to save. - Copy to Talk. Copy the text in the message you are viewing to the Talk activity, where you can speak it. You can also speak the message by using Shift-Do.
• Delete SMS - This will permanently remove the SMS message from
your Outbox. Once you have confirmed that you would like to delete the message, this cannot be undone.
• Save as Note - Save the text of the SMS message you are viewing as a
note. The name or number of the recipient, and the date and time it was sent will be suggested as a title for the note. Saving an SMS message as a note means you can find it easily, copy it to your computer using the Memory Stick activity, and keep your Outbox clear.