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My New iPad, 3rd Edition by Wallace Wang

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Chapter 6. Using Dictation and Keyboard Shorcuts

Learning to type on the virtual keyboard can take practice, but once you get used to it, you'll find that your fingers actually move less than when using a physical keyboard. As a result, the virtual keyboard can place less stress on your hands and wrists, making typing faster and easier.

One great timesaver is the iPad's voice dictation feature, which lets you talk and turn your spoken words into written text. Not everyone can afford a secretary, but your iPad already knows how to take a letter.

And to make typing even easier, you can create unique shortcuts. After typing a short, memorable acronym, your iPad will expand it to full text, without forcing you to type the whole phrase yourself. This ...

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