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How do I create a new Write cell in Grid 3?


Write cells are used to add text into the writing area. They will also speak the words out loud, depending on your speech settings.

Many grid sets come already populated with write cells for a large range of vocabulary, but you may want to add your own write cells in too.  

Creating a new Write cell in Grid 3 

  1. Open your chosen grid set, browse to the menu bar (three lines, top left corner) and select Edit grid.
  2. Highlight an empty cell and select Create Cell from the left hand side.
A highlighted cell in Edit Mode.


3. A new window will open, offering you commands you can use in this grid. The Write command can be found in the Favourites section, or within the Chat and writing category. Select Write and press OK

The Grid 3 commands window, with the Write cell highlighted.

4. The selected cell will show a text entry box. Start typing to set the text to be displayed on the cell and written in to the writing area. If your grid set shows symbols, Grid will automatically add a symbol based on your text. You can use the Find Picture option from the top ribbon to select a picture manually if the automated selection is not suitable.

You can use the Advanced edit button on the Write command to make further changes, including assigning grammar. Use the Show Grammar button to set your new write cell as a Noun, Verb or other word type. This will allow Grid 3 to automatically change other words to help make sentences make sense.

Adding text and a picture for the new write cell

Once added, the Write command will appear in the Commands list on the left hand side. You can use the Same as cell label toggle switch together with the Change Label option on the toolbar (Home tab, top of the screen) to independently change the label of the cell from the text in the write command. This is useful if your write command is a long phrase and will not fit onto the cell label.

Changing the cell label independently of the write cell.

Last Revision: 06.01.2022