inserting the cursor

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  1. Yankee99

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    sorry if this is a dumb question but i am new with the ipad...

    i reply to many forums and can not insert the cursor in a word. i can insert it in between two words but not in the middle of a single word. if i make a typing mistake i now have to delete the whole word and start again. what is the setting to move the cursor where you want it?
     
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    Touch and hold the word, a small magnifying glass will appear, you can then slide or roll your fingertip to get the cursor in the precise location.

    The Archangel
     
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    although the magnifying glass worked it is not very good...i did find something called swipeshiftcaret that is better..thanks.
     
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    Please explain.I would like to know more.
     
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    SwipeShiftCaret is a jail breaking tweak from Cydia (the jail baker's "app store"). It can only be installed on a jail broken iPad. With it, you can position the cursor by swiping on the screen.

    Marilyn
     
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    Txs Mickey.Will check it out.
     
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    Oh, and if I may be so bold (and if you're jail broken) - I'd suggest also taking a look at SwipeSelection. It also does the same thing (you move the cursor around by swiping the keyboard). IMNSHO, it's better than the one above. it's also the one I use on my iPad3, so there's that. :)

    Just so's you know about all the tweaks out there for moving the cursor around...

    Marilyn
     
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    Yup.Tried them both and yes SwipeSelection is the best option.Thank you.
     
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    Thanks Gabriel, I learned this from you.
     

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