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iPad mini For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

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Ten Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts

After spending a lot of quality time with our iPad minis, it's only natural that we've discovered more than a few helpful hints, tips, and shortcuts. In this chapter, we share our faves.

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Saving Time and Keystrokes

Keyboard shortcuts are a way to have your iPad mini automatically type a phrase when you type the shortcut. For example, when we type vty followed by the spacebar, our iPads type Very truly yours. We typed a 3-letter shortcut, and our iPads replaced it with a 14-letter phrase in the blink of an eye. Figure 20-1 shows some more examples.

How long would it take you to type Dictated to and scent from my iPad; please blame Siri for any missed type ohs on your iPad mini's on-screen keyboard? And would you type it without mistakes? It took a fraction of a second to type our shortcut for this phrase (dict), and another fraction of a second for the iPad to expand it (to Dictated ...

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