moving the cursor to the right over words

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Brian, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    When I use Google to do a search using the iPad I sometimes type a lot of
    text in the search box and only some of the words appear on the screen in
    the search box due to the number of words. When I want to move the text in
    the text box to change some words on the end of the list of words I can't
    find anyway to move my cursor to the right to move it over the words until
    it has been moved to the word I want to change.
    Is there anyway to move the cursor to the right without adding space
    between the letters or words?

    Also sometimes when I want to cursor to appear at a certain location on
    text it sometimes is located near to the location I want. Is there anyway
    of moving the cursor left or right without effecting the typed text?
    Brian, Sep 5, 2012
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  2. Just drag it with your finger.
    Michelle Steiner, Sep 5, 2012
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  3. Brian

    Maranga Guest

    Brian ha spiegato il 05/09/2012 :
    Sorry for my english, but I'm italian.
    If you tap a position on the text and you stay "tapped" a lens will
    appear and you can see your text magnified; now you can move the cursor
    with more precision.
    Is this the solution for your problem?
    Maranga, Sep 5, 2012

  4. Looks like you finally got a clue about your sig, but the continued
    political vein is part of the reason why the previous one was showing
    your retardation quotient. This simply show us that it was self imposed,
    and that you are still trying to raise it. It is working.
    Spurious Response, Sep 6, 2012
  5. As usual, you're full of shit, you wingnut retard. FOAD.
    Michelle Steiner, Sep 6, 2012
  6. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Thanks. I didn't know you could do that. I suspect there is nothing about
    this in the manual.
    Brian, Sep 6, 2012
  7. Thanks. I didn't know you could do that. I suspect there is nothing
    about this in the manual.[/QUOTE]

    It is most certainly in the manual. Page 29 of the iPad user manual for
    iOS 5.1. But that's been in the OS ever since the first iPhone.
    Michelle Steiner, Sep 6, 2012
  8. Brian

    Brian Guest

    It is most certainly in the manual. Page 29 of the iPad user manual for
    iOS 5.1. But that's been in the OS ever since the first iPhone.[/QUOTE]

    I did read the manual soon after I brought my iPad2 last year but must have
    missed that bit in the manual.
    Brian, Sep 8, 2012
  9. That's one of the things I miss from the early years of computers, or
    pretty much all electronics and software from the time long-ago. The
    extinction of the printed manual. The first laptop I got had a 200 page
    manual. MS Office, Windows 3.1 GEOS (both Commodore and PC versions), Casio
    Digital Camera, Surround Sound Amplifier, Computers, even my clock radio
    all came with a pretty good manual explaining set-up, use and functions.
    Now everything seems to come with a manual on disc (if you're lucky) or a
    web adress to download one if avaiable. For software it's a trip to the
    bookstore to buy one, some of which are published by the company who makes
    the product. My new laptop, and old Kindle came with them installed, but
    even my new LCD TV only came with an unpacking and first time setup, with
    the address to download the 60 page guide. Any time I buy software, it
    seems like a cheat, no matter the price, all I get is a few discs. Just got
    Adobe Suite 6.0 for school, and I can understand that the Academic priced
    version doesn't come with books for under $250, but neither does the full
    version for over $12,000. My $100 Office 2010 is the same package as my
    dads $465 version except for the word Academic on my package. How did the
    companies turn a profit giving manuals then, if they can't now?

    Thaddeus Cultt
    Thaddeus Cultt, Sep 8, 2012
  10. That should be $1,200 - sorry for the extra '0'.

    Thaddeus Cultt
    Thaddeus Cultt, Sep 8, 2012
  11. M. Steiner retard quotient rises by ten more points!
    Spurious Response, Sep 9, 2012
  12. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Yes I remember when Office came with thick printed manuals. Whats changed
    is that the buyer now pays for the printing paper and ink that he uses to
    print out the manual from a disc that comes with the software or he has to
    download the manual from the internet. By not producing a manual companies
    are trying to reduce the cost of their software.
    In a lot of cases people buy the program from the internet so you need to
    download the manual or use a built in help file.
    One thing I don't like is the amount of money I have poured into buying
    books to learn about a program that I have brought. Books on programs get
    out of date and are worthless such as a book on Microsoft Office 3.0 or

    I found a lot of information for many apps that I download for the iPad. It
    would be useful if many had a site where you could download the manual for
    the app you had downloaded.
    I do like manuals being on line as I can look up a product to get to know
    more about it before I buy it and if I do lose the manual then I can get
    another copy of it on line.
    Brian, Sep 9, 2012
  13. But I'm not seeing the savings passed on to the costumers. Companies are
    also cutting corners by only offering limited telephone tech support, and
    pay per call services. Seems to me a well written manual can cut down on
    service calls. It seems they want our support in the form of our money, but
    then want us to look elsewhere when consumers want support in using their
    That's a whole other can of worms. Getting a program instantly is nice, but
    why is one person paying the same price for a download as another pays for
    packaging and discs?
    This is what I mean. After spending a few hundred dollars on a program, the
    consumer has to spend another $30 or $40 for the instructions to operate
    the program. That seems wrong.
    I do the same, also with electronics. This is a great thing to have, even
    offering updated manuals for people when they change their devices from
    iOS5 to iOS6. Very helpful. I still think when people shell out their
    money, they should get a set of instructions. It seems companies are always
    looking to save money, but it shouldn't be at the costumers cost.

    Thaddeus Cultt
    Thaddeus Cultt, Sep 9, 2012
  14. You're seeing it in that prices aren't increased.
    Many companies charge more for physical media than for downloading the app.
    Michelle Steiner, Sep 9, 2012
  15. Brian

    Lewis Guest

    Who prints out a manual?

    I don't think I've ever printed out a manual for myself, though I have
    in the past for people who didn't have good Internet access.
    I've bought very few books on programs. I did buy Tonya Engst's The Word
    Book, and I bought a book on Nisus Writer that came with a license for
    Nisus Writer. THose were both years agao. Anymore, Google is my manual.
    Many apps have no manual. For example, I looked at an iOS program called
    Pocketcasts for downloading podcasts. Supposedly it has a playlist
    feature. I was unable to find any documentation on how to setup a

    I'd say most programs don't have manuals, and most programs with
    manuals, the manuals are utter shit.

    Google is a far better manual in most cases as you can type in your
    specific question and almost always get an answer.
    Lewis, Sep 9, 2012
  16. Depends on the manual. Then again I don't pay for toner or paper.
    I have OK access (Verizon sucks). I can get downloaded manuals, and view
    them electronically.
    That would be great if nothing ever was moved or removed from the web. I
    see a lot of 404s for older stuff, and asking questions that the majority
    places don't like, doesn't always lead to help.
    And it doesn't bother you that people are selling apps without
    Then companies should just do away with documentation altogether?
    Then companies should just do away with documentation altogether? Somebody
    must be getting answers from somewhere. I guess it's for the best that
    companies just let other users answer their questions. Guess it beats
    calling India.

    Thaddeus Cultt
    Thaddeus Cultt, Sep 9, 2012
  17. Then Microsoft must loose a fortune on every student edition they sell.
    Not around here, maybe it's a NY thing.

    Thaddeus Cultt
    Thaddeus Cultt, Sep 9, 2012
  18. The student edition doesn't have all the features that the full edition has.
    How do you mean? And where is your "here"?
    Michelle Steiner, Sep 10, 2012
  19. Wrong on that account. Microsoft Office 2010 Pro Academic Edition is the
    exact same as the commercial edition, only $395 cheaper. I have the
    Academic Edition and my father has the commercial one.
    Buffalo, NY. Most places around here are pretty close to MSRP.

    Thaddeus Cultt
    Thaddeus Cultt, Sep 10, 2012
  20. Brian

    Lewis Guest

    I'd rather have an app with no manual for $1-3 than an app with a manual
    that cost $50.
    They already have. Should doesn't enter into it.
    Lewis, Sep 10, 2012
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