iPad Typing Tricks. Part 2 of 3.
some great little known tricks on your iPad. Find the hidden
apostrophe! Learn how to write long phrases with only a few letters.
iPad tips and tricks. This article covers more really handy to know
typing tricks on the iPad. These tricks will work anytime you need to
use the ipad's built in keyboard, regardless of the app you are using.
In order to try these tricks for yourself, I do recommend opening an
app that will allow you to do plenty of writing. One such app that all
iPads have is Notes. We will be covering the hidden apostrophe and
typing shortcuts. Read on!
So where is this hidden apostrophe you are asking! Well the truth is
there are many hidden keys, some of which were covered in an article
that I wrote some time ago. I chose to focus on the hidden apostrophe
specifically today because it is just SO USEFUL! I don't know about you
but having to type Shift then find and select the apostrophe symbol is
just a little to slow, especially for a character that is used so
often! Luckily, the iPad has a quicker way to do it. Try this. Press
and hold the ,! key located just to the right of the letter M. You will
immediately see an apostrophe pop up just above the key. If you now
simply slide your finger up and over the apostrophe then let go, the
apostrophe will appear within your text. It's that simple! It will
speed up your typing.
Moving on now to another great typing feature on the iPad. Using
Shortcuts. Shortcuts are what we use to write something long,
abbreviated to only a few letters. A classic example is "omg" meaning
"oh my God!". To set up your own Shortcuts, go to Settings then General
then touch Keyboards. Scroll to the bottom and you will see Add New
Shortcut. Touch this. Your iPad will now ask for the Phrase and the
Shortcut. In the previous example, the Phrase is "oh my God" and the
Shortcut is "omg". I find this feature extremely handy. For example, I
have "ipad" as a shortcut for "iPad". It sounds so simple, but because
I write the word iPad a lot, I don't want to have to capitalise the the
P all the time. Try different things and you will soon see why this
feature is so good!
The hidden apostrophe and Shortcuts. Two great iPad typing features. Be
sure to check out part 3 of iPad typing tricks due out soon.
Enjoy your iPad.
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