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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Entering characters

Using the character input function

WARNING Risk of distraction from information systems and communications equipment
If you operate information and communication equipment integrated in the vehicle when driving, you will be distracted from the traffic situation. This could also cause you to lose control of the vehicle.
  • Only operate this equipment when the traffic situation permits.
  • If you cannot be sure of this, stop the vehicle whilst paying attention to road and traffic conditions and operate the equipment with the vehicle stationary.

You must observe the legal requirements for the country in which you are currently driving when operating the multimedia system.

Use the character input function in the following situations, for example:

  • Renaming a favorite
  • Entering a POI or address
  • Making a phone call

The following functions are available:

  • Selecting a character in the character bar
  • Writing a character on the touchpad

Character input can be started with a control element and resumed with another.

  • On the Touch Control and controller: select the characters in the character bar.

    Depending on the target entry, the following characters are available:

    • The full set of characters is shown
    • Only those characters which are useful for the current input string are shown
      Other characters are grayed out.
  • On the touchpad: select the characters in the character bar.

or

  • Write the characters on the touch-sensitive surface of the touchpad.

    Handwriting recognition supports you by means of character suggestions and a readaloud function.

Examples of character entry:

  • Renaming a favorite
  • Entering a POI or an address using free or step-by-step search
  • Entering a web address

Entering characters using the controller

Example: renaming favorites

  • Call up the "Renaming favorites" function.
  • To enter a character: turn, slide and press the controller.

    The character is entered in the input line.

Use the following entry functions:

 To delete a character: press the controller.

To delete an entry: press and hold the controller until the entire entry is deleted.

To switch to special characters and symbols.

To switch to upper-case or lower-case letters.

To switch the language.

To switch to character entry on the touchpad.

The available editing functions depend on the editing task, the language set and the character level.

  • To confirm the entry: select.

Example: entering a destination (navigation)

  • Enter the POI or address.

Entering characters on the touchpad

Requirements:

  • The touchpad is switched on.
  • The entered or selected character should be read out: the handwriting recognition readaloud function is switched on.

Example: renaming favorites

  • Call up the "Renaming favorites" function.
  • To enter a character: use your finger to write characters on the touchpad.

    The character is entered in the input line. If different interpretations are possible, character suggestions are displayed.

  • To select a character suggestion: swipe up or down on the touchpad.
  • Resume character input.
  • To enter a space: swipe right when the cursor is located in the input line.
  • To delete a character: swipe left when the cursor is located in the input line.
  • To confirm the entry: press the touchpad.
  • To finish character entry: swipe upwards.

    or

  • Press thebutton.

Example: entering a destination (navigation)

  • Enter the POI or address.
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