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Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ in 10 Minutes by Bud E. Smith

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Lesson 3 Editing Text and Using Multi-Touch

In this lesson, you learn how to enter text using the iPad screen, including the onscreen keyboard and the Dictionary, and how to use multi-touch on the iPad—the biggest multi-touch-enabled surface from Apple yet.

Entering and Editing Text

The iPad is a breakthrough in many ways. Perhaps the single most important breakthrough is that it’s the most ambitious attempt yet to offer computer-like functionality without a physical keyboard.

There is a whole raft of devices of all sizes that do have physical keyboards, including laptop computers, netbooks, and the BlackBerry line of smartphones. Apple has been a real pioneer of keyboard-less devices, with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and now the iPad.

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