typing on ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dedalus, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. dedalus macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hi there,

    I'd like to get the impressions of the new owners of the ipad on typing. I was thinking of using it to type the book i'm writing. I assume it supports microsoft office for Mac and I hope that the keyboard is just like a regular keyboard.

    Looking forward to your replies.

  2. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    It's freaking sweet, especially in landscape. I was never a fast typer but on here it's faster than I type on a keyboard.
  3. ClaireL macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2010
    New Jersey
    I'm getting quite used to typing on the large keyboard in landscape mode and I'm pretty speedy on it now but still not as fast as on an actual keyboard. Overall though, you will get used to it and begin to type without really looking at the keys if you do a lot of typing.
  4. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Yep, the typing is pretty nice. I'm even typing on it right now! I think it has also helped with my typing on the iPhone in some weird way.
  5. Mitchrapp macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2010
    I always liked the Apples way of adding the ' in words when you forget to type it. Even when I type NBC or CBS in lower case it automatically changes it to uppercase. I like that.
  6. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    I think it works very well. WAY better than trying to type on my iPhone and almost as good as a regular keyboard.
  7. diabolic macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    It's better than I expected but I wouldn't want to type a book on it.

    Currently there are no plans for MS Office on the iPad, but pages does support the file formats, although not perfectly according to some.

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