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IOS 5 Keyboard Text Shortcuts

indeana

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Just noticed this under settings --> General --> Keyboard --> Add New Shortcut

You can create a shortcut for phrases that you frequently use while typing/texting. For example, if you frequently type "Have a nice day" you can set up a shortcut (HAND) and when you type HAND it will become Have a nice day in your document/text message!

Have a nice day!
 

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Yeah, I've put in the shortcut @@ for my e-mail address (you gotta have a minimum of a two-character shortcut). Way easier than typing my extremely long e-mail addy.

Me likes! :D

Marilyn
 

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I knew about this shortcut. Now I can say hell without having autocorrect changing it. But that @@ shortcut is absolutely brilliant. Thanks a lot. Will do that right now

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Synchronising keyboard shortcuts

I enjoy using keyboard shortcuts on my iPad.
Is there any way of synching with my iPhone, or do I need to type all of them again?
 
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Unfortunately, I have seen no way of synching the shortcuts across devices ... which is pretty silly if you ask me.
 

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My otherwise excellent shortcuts do not always work on my iPad original.
Eg I have set "cld" to give me could.
Sometimes it expands to could, and sometimes not.
Could anyone please help?
Thanks in anticipation
 

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I'm trying to use the keyboard shortcuts to autofill a password that I use daily at the University building where I attend class. Any idea why it won't recognize my shortcut to be used for a password?
 

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My otherwise excellent shortcuts do not always work on my iPad original.
Eg I have set "cld" to give me could.
Sometimes it expands to could, and sometimes not.
Could anyone please help?
Thanks in anticipation

Aha!
I have discovered that the problem occurs intermittently ONLY when I am editing within a sentence.
It does seem to work OK at the START of a sentence, or at the END.
 

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Terrific idea ! I just did it and even added @@@ for my second email address ! Great tip ;-))))))
 

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