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Chat writing areas

The chat writing area is used for composing messages to speak aloud.

Adding a Chat writing area

In Edit mode, select an empty cell.

Select Create Cell and choose Chat and Writing.

Under Chat, select Chat writing area, click OK.

The Chat writing area works best as a wide cell at the top of your grid and can be configured to speak when activated in the Grid settings. (This setting is grid set specific)

To activate:

  1. Select Settings in the top menu bar
  2. Select Grid set from the left column
  3. Select Click in writing area to speak

Action cells that work alongside the Chat writing area, like Speak and Clear, can also be found under Chat and writing.

Tip: if you are not sure what a command does, select the command you would like to know more about and select Info.

Other types of writing area

There are 4 other types of writing area cells (Note you can only add one writing area per grid)

Web address and search

For editing the web address or search term.

Document editor

For viewing and editing saved documents within Grid.

SMS writing area

For writing text messages to be sent via a connected mobile phone. (https://thinksmartbox.com/answer/using-a-smartphone-with-grid/)

Email writing area

For composing email messages (see Lesson 3.2)

Tip: Writing areas can be quickly identified by the pen icon in the top right corner.

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