Using the virtual keyboard


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Using the virtual keyboard

Now, let's take a look at the iPad's virtual keyboard. As you're undoubtedly aware, the iPad has a keyboard, a virtual keyboard, rather than a physical one. The look of the keyboard changes depending on the iPad's orientation. I have launched the Notes app, and I am going to invoke the keyboard simply by tapping in the note. In portrait orientation, when the iPad is longways up, the keyboard takes up about a quarter of the screen, and the keys are on the small side. Rotate the iPad 90 degrees and you entered landscape orientation, where the keyboard takes up nearly half the screen and the keys become much larger.

The keyboard layouts are exactly the same, regardless of the iPad's orientation. We have a note open that has some text in it, and we will use that to see what the keys do. By default, you see the QWERTY keyboard, the one with letters and little punctuation on it. Tap the .?123 key and you see a keyboard that contains numbers as well as punctuation, and a coup...

Using the virtual keyboard
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Using the virtual keyboard provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Christopher Breen as part of the iPad Tips and Tricks (2010)

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