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Editing text

You can select, cut, copy and paste text as you write. You can access the editing options by double-tapping the entered text. The editing options then become available via an application bar.

Text editing bar

After selecting text by double-tapping on a word, an editing bar appears with several tools available:

  • Cut
  • Copy
  • Paste
  • Share
  • Select all
  • Assist


The Paste option only appears when you have text saved on the clipboard.

To select text

  1. Double-tap a word to highlight it.
  2. You can drag the tabs on both sides of the highlighted word to select more text.

To edit text

  1. Double-tap a word to make the application bar appear.
  2. Select the text that you want to edit, then use the application bar to make your desired changes.

To use the magnifier

  • When you enter text, tap and hold on the text field to view the text magnified and to place the cursor where you want within the text field.
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