Tech Tip for Writers #106: Auto-add a Period, Caps Lock, and More on an IPad

Hello Everyone,
Here is an excellent tech tip for writers or for anyone who writes a lot with their iPad or tablet.


Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: Typing on the iPad keyboard is slow. You have to access two different screens to type most messages. How do I speed that up without buying (and installing) a separate QWERTY keyboard?

A: Here’s one time-saving tip: IPads and most Smartphones will add a period (which inconveniently is on the second screen) if you double-space.


Double-tapping seems to be a secret shortkey for many tools. For example, if you double-click the shift key, it turns the CAPS LOCK on.

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10 Responses to Tech Tip for Writers #106: Auto-add a Period, Caps Lock, and More on an IPad

  1. Thanks for the reblog, Pat!


  2. This is excellent information and a great hint to re-blog. I think there should be more than only a few writers being able to profit. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Patti.


  3. I had to laugh when I got to the split keyboard part. I accidentally did that on the iPad and could not for the life of me figure out how I had done that or how to reverse what I had done! I got used to typing that way, which was quicker.
    I eventually found the way to put it back to normal but didn’t. *\(^o^)/*

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  4. Lidy says:

    Thanks for reblogging this. It’s very useful information to those who type with their ipad or tablet. I’m tech/gadget clumsy myself but the information here will surely help me in the future.


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