I want to type a friend's name, but the auto-suggest feature of the keyboard insists that I couldn't possibly have spelled that right -- and changes the my friend's name. How can I tell it to not use the automatic suggestion for this one word only? [Name of friend is Dany, WP7.8 changes that to Can't].
Type in your friend's name and after the last character of the name typed (and before hitting space), tap the name which gives you and option like this:
+[Somename] adds that word to the dictionary and will no longer be auto corrected.
Click on your friend's name to select it, and you should see an option in the suggestion bar like +Dany. Click +Dany and it will add your friend's name to the dictionary.
Another solution (maybe a workaround) is to exit the textbox by touching something outside of it, then entering the textbox again. Now it doesn't suggest anything and entering a space will not change the word.