iPad Workshop, August 29, 2011 1. Setting up email 2. Opening and closing apps 3. Purchasing apps 4. Photos 5. Using iTunes 6. How much 32G of space? 7. Arrangement, sorting, filing of apps 8. Adding favorite webpages as app links or bookmarks 9. Using Safari/internet 10. Care and Cleaning of the iPad iPad typing and keyboard shortcutsFrom: http://www.labnol.org/software/keyboard-typing-shortcuts-for-iphone-ipad/13564/The current breed of iDevices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) share an almost similaron-screen virtual keyboard and therefore, you just have to master a common set ofkeyboard shortcuts to type a little faster on any these devices.Letʼs quickly recap the 10 most useful typing shortcuts for your iDevice:. Tip #1: If you want to type special characters with accent marks (like the letter à or è), simply tap and hold the corresponding alphabet key for a while and it will pop-up a list of relatedaccented characters for you to choose from. Donʼt release the key before making aselection else the choice will disappear.Tip #2: If you are typing a line of text in, say, an email message, simple tap the spacebar on the keyboard twice and it will automatically insert a dot (or period) followed by a
space. The next alphabet that you type will be written in uppercase without you havingto press the Shift key.Tip #3: The iPhone keyboard is pretty smart at adding apostrophes. For instance, if youneed to type “doesnʼt”, just forget the apostrophe and quickly type “doesnt” – thekeyboard will automatically insert the apostrophe at the appropriate place. Tip #4: The numeric keyboard shows the dollar ($) symbol by default. However, if you need to type the Pound or the Euro currency symbol, just hold the $ key and youʼll see a list of alternative symbols in a pop-up.Tip #5: There are two ways in which you can insert the degree symbol in your text.Either switch to the numeric keyboard and hold the ʻ0ʼ key or, if you using the regularABC keyboard, hold the ʻOʼ key (thatʼs the alphabet O).Tip #6: If you want to change the style of quotation marks or if you need to use a longerdash punctuation mark instead of the default hyphen, hold the corresponding key asshow in the above screenshot.
Tip #7: Typing everything in all caps is often considered rude but there can be instanceswhere you may have to type two or more consecutive characters in uppercase (e.g.,UNESCO or QWERTY).In the default setting, youʼll to have to tap the Shift key after typing every singlecharacter or you can “Enable Caps Lock” under Settings –> General –> Keyboard andthen double-tap the shift key to turn it into a Caps lock key. They will stay blue until youpress one of them again.Tip #8: When you are typing a website URL in the address bar of the Safari browser,thereʼs a special “.com” key in the keyboard that you can tap to quickly complete theweb address.However, if the website that you are trying to reach doesnʼt end with a .com, you canstill use that key. Just hold it for a while and it will give you an option to choose otherpopular TLDs including .edu, .org and .net.
Tip #9: Just like the .com key in Safari lets you type domain URLs quickly, thereʼssomething similar in the Mail program of the iPhone /iPad that will help you completeemail addresses quickly.When typing an email address in the To: or CC /BCC field of the Mail program, pressand hold the dot (.) key and youʼll get a list of domain shortcuts in a pop-up to auto-complete the email address (youʼll essentially save 3 key strokes).Tip #10: This is another useful but undocumented keyboard trick that will help youquickly switch between numerical and alphabetical keyboards (video demo).Letʼs say you are typing a document and need to insert an email address in your text.Now the “@” symbol is not available on the default “ABC” keyboard so youʼll first have toswitch to the numeric keyboard (?123), tap “@” and then again switch to ABC mode.Thatʼs like making three keystrokes for typing one key. To simplify, just press the ?123key, slide the finger to reach the “@” key and then lift the finger up to release the key.You can use the trick to type numbers, punctuations marks, currency symbols and allother characters that are found only on the numerical keypad of your iPhone or iPad.