Word for iPad touch guide

If you’re new to touch devices, learning a few gestures will help you take maximum advantage of the touch capabilities.

Moving around in a file


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Touch the screen and slide your finger up and down, left and right.

Slide your finger up, down, left, or right to scroll

Zoom in

Spread two fingers apart.

To zoom in, stretch two fingers apart

Zoom out

Pinch two fingers together.

To zoom out, pinch two fingers together

Making a selection


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Place the cursor

Tap the location.

To place the cursor, tap the desired location

Activate the onscreen keyboard

Tap anywhere in some text.

To active the keyboard, tap anywhere in some text

Hide the onscreen keyboard

Tap the Keyboard key.

Tap the Keyboard key in the lower-right to hide the keyboard

Select and edit text

Double-tap a word to select. This also starts the Edit menu.

Double-tap a word to select it and start the Edit menu

Select a paragraph

Triple-tap within the paragraph.

To select a paragraph, triple-tap anywhere inside it

Select several words, sentences, paragraphs

Double-tap the first word and drag the selection handle right, or right and downward, to the last word you want to select.

Double-tap the first word and drag to the right, or right and down,  to select

Select the contents of a table

Tap anywhere on the table.

To select the contents of a table, tap anywhere in the table

Clear text selection

Tap the left or the right margin.

To clear a text selection, tap the left or right margins

Working with shapes and objects


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Tap the object, hold and drag to the desired location.

To move an object, tap it, hold, and drag to the new location


Tap the object, then drag any of the resize handles.

To resize, tap the object, then drag any resize handle


Tap the object, then hold and drag the rotation handle.

Tap the object, then hold and drag the rotation handle

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