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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions - Site Assistance' started by Mike R., May 13, 2014.

  1. Mike R.

    Mike R.
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    iPF Noob

    May 13, 2014
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    Been playing around with 'Pages'. After I select a template, I can't select (highlight) template text to change/personalize. What's the deal??
    #1 Mike R., May 13, 2014
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  2. twerppoet

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    Jan 8, 2011
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    In a template, you shouldn't need to highlight default text or images to replace them. Just tap on the text box and start typing as soon as you see the cursor. Tapping on an image should take you straight to options to replace the image.

    The default tex/images are just placeholders. You aren't meant to actually edit that content, but replace it with your own.

    If that is not happening, try these usual fixes. Hopefully one of them will do the job.

    The Usual Fixes

    When you have problems with an app it's a good idea to clear it from RAM.

    Close/Clear the app:

    iOS 6: With the problem app closed, double tap on the Home button to get the multitask bar. Tap and hold on any icon in the bar until they jiggle, then tap the minus sign on the problem app.

    iOS 7: Double tap the Home button to get the multitasking display. Swipe up on the problem app's thumbnail image (not the icon).

    If that does not work try a restart,

    Restart: Hold down the power button until the power off slider appears. Slide it off. When the iPad finishes shutting down, hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears. Apple recommends you restart the iPad at least once a month.

    and then a reset if that does not work.

    Reset: Hold down the power and home buttons until the Apple logo appears. The iPad will reboot. This usually takes a bit longer than a restart.

    Reset All Settings: Another, somewhat more drastic thing you can do is Reset All Settings. You'll find this under Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings. It won't erase any of your content, apps, or accounts; but you will have to go through most of your other settings and re-tweak them back to your liking. Do not confuse this with Erase All Content and Settings.

    More detailed information at: iOS: Not responding or does not turn on
  3. leelai

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    Apr 24, 2011
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    Hi Mike and welcome to the Forum!

    Let us know if Twerppoet's great advice has helped you....

    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.
    Tutorial for our App
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    3 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. goofy8275

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    Aug 19, 2012
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    Hello Mike R., I would like to welcome you to this amazing online community, in which thousands of fellow iPad enthusiasts from all walks of life come together to communicate about the Apple iPad.

    I recommend subscribing to the iPF News Feed:

    We are glad you have joined, as we have a vast wealth of information at your disposal and a large community of members only too willing to help! :)


    Sent from my iPod touch using iPF

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