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Herlock the Caveman needs advice again guys!

Does anyone have an IPadPro ? Or does someone have sufficient technical knowledge to offer advice? It’s to do with saving things that I’ve been sent as an attachment.

If you’ll just reply to this I’ll explain my problem.

Thanks all👍

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Hi Herlock, sorry I'm not familiar with ipad. I remember trying to help mom (who inherits my brother's old ipad) and got very frustated because everything seems inconvinient for android user, me.

I guess what you need to find out is apps that act as File Manager, or equivalent to Windows Explorer in PC. Something where you could view the files you store, and look for Download folder. Or when you are saving the file, look for the directory it saves into. Or click on the file and look for option similar to 'Open File Location'.

If the attachment is an image, you could try looking at Gallery as well.

Or, looking at Setting and see if you can find the default path it uses for saving.

Hope those help.

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13 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

Hi Herlock, sorry I'm not familiar with ipad. I remember trying to help mom (who inherits my brother's old ipad) and got very frustated because everything seems inconvinient for android user, me.

I guess what you need to find out is apps that act as File Manager, or equivalent to Windows Explorer in PC. Something where you could view the files you store, and look for Download folder. Or when you are saving the file, look for the directory it saves into. Or click on the file and look for option similar to 'Open File Location'.

If the attachment is an image, you could try looking at Gallery as well.

Or, looking at Setting and see if you can find the default path it uses for saving.

Hope those help.

Thanks for that VBS,

It’s weird. The attachment appears in Safari. I touch on it and go for ‘save to Pages.’ But when I find it in Pages it’s a feint icon and when I touch on it it won’t open!

im clueless,

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Problem solved thanks to good old YouTube. I can save the attachment, which is a magazine, to iBooks.👍

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I posted on another thread about how slow typing on the forum is at the moment. Lots of delayed action. It’s definitely not right. I just posted on the JTR Casebook forum and it was the same there. I went on to ‘Pages’ though and typed loads of stuff and it was perfect. It only appears to occur on forums and it’s only for the last couple of days.

Any ideas?

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I'm not sure what Pages is, but if it resides on your own device, that would explain what you're seeing -- your internet service is slow right now, but of course that does not affect activity within your own computer/phone/whatever.

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20 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

I'm not sure what Pages is, but if it resides on your own device, that would explain what you're seeing -- your internet service is slow right now, but of course that does not affect activity within your own computer/phone/whatever.

Hi Carol,

I went onto YouTube to watch a few videos of people people speaking Martian about all things technological. Apparently it’s called Lag. I type stuff in and sometimes nothing happens then the letters form all at once. Apparently it’s a particular issue for the latest version of iOS (whatever that is?) and I only updated to it 2 days ago. That’s how long this lag has been going on. 

Someone on YouTube suggested a couple of things that might help (like disabling Siri which I never use.) I only did the ones that I understood though. I don’t like to speak too soon but as I’m typing this there’s no lag. I posted on the Casebook forum a while ago and it happened a bit. If it stays like this I have no problem. IF.

By the way, I’ve learned something new😃 I cant recall whether it was you or Arcadia who I asked a while ago about typing letters with accents (when typing foreign words. Well.....foreign to me of course?)

à è ö ü 

I was watching a video of iPad Pro keyboard features and by holding the keys other features come up. I really need to look into stuff like this because I’m not getting the full use of this thing. The trouble with me is that my 🧠 switches off when technology is mentioned. Give me a set of instructions and I’m immediately comatosed☹️

 

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On 4/12/2018 at 4:06 PM, HerlockSholmes said:

I asked a while ago about typing letters with accents (when typing foreign words. Well.....foreign to me of course?)

à è ö ü 

I was watching a video of iPad Pro keyboard features and by holding the keys other features come up.

Wonder if that sort of thing is also available on smart phones and/or laptops etc.?  Heaven knows I'm probably ignorant of about 90% of what my devices can do.

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I haven’t tried it on my phone (which isn’t an iPhone.) one technological revelation at a time🙂

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Mine isn't an iPhone either, so you're right, the iPad protocols might not work. It might be some sort of industry standard, though -- when/if you get around to trying it, please let me know how it turns out.

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I just tried the same thing on my phone (android?) and the same tricks work. Just keep your finger on a letter and a small screen of options come up and you just slide to the one that you want (obviously if you take your finger off it disappears (the options not the phone😃)

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OK, lemme try it. Apparently you mean, keep my finger on the letter on the virtual keyboard (rather than in the text I've already typed).  Here goes:  Señorita.  Ha!  It works!  Well whaddaya know!

Too lazy to drag my laptop out -- wonder if anything similar might work on there?

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Not that I can tell. 

 

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8 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

OK, lemme try it. Apparently you mean, keep my finger on the letter on the virtual keyboard (rather than in the text I've already typed).  Here goes:  Señorita.  Ha!  It works!  Well whaddaya know!

Too lazy to drag my laptop out -- wonder if anything similar might work on there?

I never believed that the day would come when I gave someone computer information😃

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Hey, it gets better -- I'm a retired software engineer!  :D

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I knew it....I am a genius after all😃😃

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On ‎4‎/‎15‎/‎2018 at 6:43 AM, HerlockSholmes said:

I never believed that the day would come when I gave someone computer information😃

I wasn't going to say anything, but since you mention it ... I was a bit startled as well. :P 

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Hey, I just discovered something else neat that can be done on a phone -- a block of text can be changed from all lower-case to all upper-case by highlighting the text and then clicking the upper-case up-arrow.  And on some apps there's a third alternative of just initial caps.

I have SO often wished there was a simple way to do that on a computer -- and I still wish there was!

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Thanks, Martina.  As you say, at least there's a method in Word, though it relies on Word's drop-down menus, and is therefore not applicable elsewhere.

Most of the time I'm just typing into the edit box on a forum or the comment field on a blogsite, and unless there was an utterly HUGE amount of text that I wanted to change, then copying to Word and back wouldn't be any faster than just retyping the text by hand.  Alas!

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