In the same way that verbally means with spoken words, I'm looking for a term that means with written words. Is there such a word?

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    NB: while verbally can mean with spoken words, it can also mean with words (whether spoken or not). Some situations will warrant the use of orally to avoid ambiguity.
    – snumpy
    Jun 13, 2011 at 13:43
  • sir, this is an adverb!
    – Claudiu
    May 25, 2013 at 22:55

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You can use textual or textually to convey this idea.


How about simply saying in writing?

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    +1: Or simply written, as in "You say you can recite the poem from memory, but I'd like to see a written version just to be sure."
    – Robusto
    Jun 12, 2011 at 20:59
  • Or “in cold print” if it should be a bit more dramatic ;)
    – stff00
    Jun 12, 2011 at 21:14

Orthographically may be what you are looking for.

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