Tips for Typing Using the On Screen Keyboard:

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Tip #1: When you are at the end of a sentence when typing, you can double-tap the space bar and it will type a period for you. When you start to type the next sentence, the first letter of the word will automatically be capitalized.

Tip #2: To enable Caps Lock, double tap the "shift" key. Cap Lock has to be enabled in settings first. Go to settings, general, keyboard, then Enable Caps Lock.

Tip #3: International Keyboards--additional keyboards can be added for access to symbols, Spanish accent marks, etc.
  • In your Settings App under general, select Keyboards.
  • You will need to scroll down to access the keyboard settings. emoji-keyboard-ipad-iphone.jpg
  • Tap "International Keyboards" and then select "Add New Keyboard."
  • You can select from a wide range of keyboards--Emoji will give you pictures, smiley faces, etc., Spanish will give you access to the accent marks and other Spanish language symbols.
  • A new "International Globe" key is added to your keyboard that you can use to access the different keyboards.
  • To access the Emoji keyboard (or other international keyboards you have added) simply tap the globe key located on the left side of the spacebar. By tapping and holding on the globe key you can slide up to the keyboard you would like to "turn on"
  • To return to your standard keyboard, press and hold on the globe key and return to "English"

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Tip #4: When you are typing a website URL in the address bar of the Safari browser, there's a special ".com" key in the keyboard that you can tap to quickly complete the web address. However, if the website that you are trying to reach doesn't end with a .com, you can still use that key. Just hold it for a while and it will give you an option to choose other popular domain endings including .edu, .org and .net.

Tip #5: When typing an email address in the To: or CC /BCC field of the Mail program, press and hold the
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dot (.) key and you'll get a list of domain shortcuts in a pop-up to auto-complete the email address.

Tip #6: If you want to edit a url or text in a search box without
on the area you want to edit, after a couple of seconds a magnifier will appear, now you can move your finger to precisely where you want to edit.deleting everything, hold your finger down

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Tip #7: Most Used Words--The typing completion feature works really well for word contractions like "can'’t", "it's", "they're", etc. You don't have to type the apostrophe for these kind of words. Just type "theyre" and the apostrophe will automatically be typed for you when you hit the space bar.
The same goes for many proper nouns like "iTunes", "iPad", or "Twitter". If it doesn’t suggest the correct spelling, including the capitalization, simply make the correction yourself and the next time you type the word, the correct spelling should come up as a suggestion.

Tip #8: Cut, Copy & Paste--Type a sentence in the Notebook app. Now double-tap on a word, causing it to be highlighted and selected. A pop-up menu will appear for cutting or copying the selected word. Another option will be for pasting a copied selection, and finally there may be an option for replacing the word with what the iPad thinks is the word you’re trying to type.

Tip #9: Split Keyboard/Undock Keyboard--Users can press and hold on the "keyboard on/off" key in the lower right corner of the onscreen keyboard to access the keyboard options of undocking & splitting the keyboard. (this is a new feature in IOS 5 only)

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