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Text Selection on iPad?

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:20 pm
by Pennywoloz
Hello everybody,,
I love Scrivener, but MAN...text selection on the ipad seems especially difficult.

Like more difficult than on other iOS apps.

I never know if I’m gonna select a word, a paragraph, three screens of text...and it just bounces around something awful.

Does anyone else experience this? And if so, do you have any tips to tame text selection?

Thanks!

Re: Text Selection on iPad?

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:09 am
by JimRac
Generally, I avoid selecting text directly with my fingers.

Typically I'm on a bluetooth keyboard, so I'll use shift + arrow keys to select text, same as I would on the desktop version.

If I happen to be using the iOS on-screen keyboard, then I'll use the text select button + arrow keys on Scrivener's extended keyboard row.

I find doing it either of these ways is far easier than trying to select with fingers.

Best,
Jim

Re: Text Selection on iPad?

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:28 am
by warrenao
Pennywoloz wrote:Hello everybody,,
I love Scrivener, but MAN...text selection on the ipad seems especially difficult.


I found turning off typewriter scrolling got text selection working much more steadily. So if it's on in your editor, try disabling it.