Totally new to iPad I tapped a .txt file to open and cannot close it

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    I seem to need a 'back' or 'exit' button. But where is it.
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    The home button should close it.
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    Of course, I tried that. It closes the app, but when I reopen the app, the same txt file occupies my entire screen and I still cannot get rid of it. Only turn of/on does the job.
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    You need to close the app in the Recent Apps bar. Four finger swipe up the screen, find the app, long press on it until a red minus sign appears on it. Press the minus sign and four finger swipe down the screen to return to normal.

    When you restart the app it will start up without the txt file.
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    What app are you in? If we have the name, I am sure someone uses it - and can tell you what to do to close the text file without having to close the app.

    Marilyn
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    SkyDrive

    Thanks
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    If it looks like this:


    image-1140383894.jpg

    Tap it once, then the name of the file appears (upper left corner):


    image-3307079266.jpg

    Tap it, and you can leave the file.
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    Sounds complicated, no?

    Oi

    I will try it.

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    Look at my post. It should work.
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    Getting an open .txt file on SkyDrive to close gently

    It most definitely does not. The app goes away and I can see my desktop but when I start the app up again, the same file is open and I'm back where I was.

    The app is SkyDrive

    Turning off the iPad kills it. (I think kill will do it too, but that's kind of brutal. There must be something more gentle than terminating a running app.)
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    I posted my solution yesterday. Perhaps you didn't see it. Look up/ down this thread. Or should I post it again?
    I use SkyDrive, it took me a little time to understand how it works. But it's very useful to me.
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    Hello J. A.


    Your method is just what I needed. Thank you!

    (Actually, what I get is the file name in the center and containing folder nam in the upper left. My magnifying glass suggests that is what you get too. But certainly close enough to resolve my problem.)

    I wonder why I didn't see this result before. Perhaps I was swiping but never tapped.

    Tricky!
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    Glad I could help you! :)
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    It's fairly common for apps to hide the controls when viewing a document. Tapping in the center of the screen is the usual way to get them back.
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    Thanks, I will keep that in mind. I really do appreciate all the help here.

    Cheers,

    Jim
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    No problem.

    Apple is pretty good about setting guidelines and encouraging developers to follow them. It won't be long before using various gestures will feel as natural as right clicking, and you'll know what to expect from the various icons and menus. Best way to learn is just to tap, double tap, tap-hold, and swipe on stuff to see what it does.

    And then there are the two, three, and four finger gestures. ;)

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