hi, and help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by small robeson, May 28, 2012.

  1. small robeson

    small robeson
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    iPF Noob

    May 28, 2012
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    I am a brand new iPad owner, and I'm happy to join the community. I do have a pressing question: how do you
    Keep 2 apps open at the same time? I am an author, nonfiction. I need to be able to read a PDF or kindle book and
    Take notes at the same time. I use scrivener and tinderbox to organize my research, then ms Word for final manuscripts. I need to copy quotes from kindle or PDFs and somehow get them from the iPad to my Air which has the master apps. Dropbox obviously helps, as does Evernote and simple note. But I hate opening and closing apps all the time
    Just to save notes and quotes and citations. It would be so nice to do it like on the Air, just a background and foreground or split screen.
    What do others do?
    I am obviously new to typing on a screen. Please forgive weird formatting errors.
    Thanks very much in advance.
  2. Midranger4

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    iPad Junkie

    Feb 12, 2011
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    The iPad will allow you to jump back and forth between apps. To do this open app1 then press the home key. Open app2 press the home key.

    Now double tap the home key and a shelf appears with recently opened apps. Press one and you are returned to that app in the same spot you left it.

    Double tap the home key at any time to switch between apps.
  3. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    You can also do the four finger swipe up to access the multi task bar or do the four finger swipe sideways to access apps that you have opened already.

    There are apps available which will halve the screen so that you can have 2 browsers going at the one time. Just thought I'd let you know about this.

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!
  4. smalltowngirl13

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    May 1, 2012
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    Hello and welcome to the forum!

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