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, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons