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Keying in street addresses

How do I key in street names that are numbers...such as 28 1/4 Road? Also how do I type in street addresses that have 1/2 or 1/4?

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Re: keying in street addresses

To find streets that are numerical, not names, enter the address normally to start. Enter the State, City, and House Number. When it asks you to enter the street, look at the bottom of the keyboard. You will see a key marked 123. Press this key, and numbers will show up instead of letters. Type in just the numbers (25 for 25th Avenue, etc.) and hit Done. The street should show as (25th (St., Ave., etc)). Press the correct entry.

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