iPad Tutorial: Text Selection Tip – How to Save Steps Selecting & Editing Text

Here’s another tip taken from my (soon to be wildly popular) eBook called iPad Academy: Tips, Tricks and Clever Techniques

Be More Selective

I’m not talking about your friends, dating choices or voting record here. This feature is also not unique to the iPad and doesn’t work everywhere, but it’s worthwhile when it does. Double-tap and hold on a word to select it and then drag to extend the selection to additional words on either side of the selected word. Most folks touch and hold on a word, choose “Select” from the pop-up menu, then try to adjust the blue grab handles to extend the selection to additional words. Want to quickly select an entire paragraph? Tap any editable text in the chosen paragraph rapidly four times. You’ll highlight the whole paragraph.



About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. On his Freelance Teaching site you'll find the resources you need to teach like a smart entrepreneur.