Saturday 22 September 2012

Do you find it harder to comment using your iPad?

I don't know about you guys, but I find it much slower to make comments when I am on the iPad rather than my pc.  The little virtual keyboard just doesn't do it for me  - I can't touch type on it.

I have found one thing that helps me if I need to comment by iPad - my preference is still to do comments on the proper keyboard.

Since this might help others, the tip is to use the Keyboard shortcuts on your iPad.  You set them up by going into Settings  - the icon for this looks like this:

In the left hand list you need to be on General

Then scroll down til you find a heading Keyboard (it's between Date & Time and International) - touch that line  and you will see the heading Shortcuts.  And a line "Add New shortcut".

If you push that you can put in a phrase that you commonly use when commenting - like say - have a great day!  And then you put a shortcut for that in - like hag.  And then push the blue Save button

Then every time you type hag the phrase Have a great day!  will pop up and you just confirm it by pressing return on the keyboard.

One warning - don't make your shortcut a word that you will use in other contexts!   If you do, you will soon find out that your phrase pops up when you don't want it!

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  1. What a great idea. I haven't tried leaving comments from my Ipad yet, but it's only because I'm not real familiar with it. I will definitely save this tip. Thanks! and thanks for the warning. I can certainly see that happening.

  2. I learnt something new from you. Thanks!

  3. while I like my ipad-I am not fond of typing on it.


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