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Jody Meyer Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jul 19, 2012 6:49 AM

I asked yesterday and all I got was smart *** answers from tools...any help Apple?  You can't even get copy and paste to work correctly or an iPad that actually charges correctly. 

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,680 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to Jody Meyer)

    What are you doing that does not work for you?

     

    Tap and hold down to select text.

    Drag the blue bars as needed

    Tap Copy

    Go to where you want to paste the text.

    Tap and hold down on the screen and select Paste

  • Skyupi10 Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to Jody Meyer)

    Copying text y be difficult at times. Sometimes it des not even work, and sometimes it does. Tap hold into the selected text, until a blue bar over the word comes. You can expand with the blue dots top and bottom from the sdes of the blue highlighter. Click copy. Go in a text bar, and tap and hold until you see Paste.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,565 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Jody Meyer)

    Strange, I never have problem with Cut and Paste.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to Diavonex)

    I haven't had a problem with cut/copy/paste with my iPhone and now with my iPad. Use it daily.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,680 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to Jody Meyer)

    I know you are upset and frustrated, but we are just other users like you are. You are not ranting at Apple here, but I think that you know that.

     

    How could anybody here trying to help -  possibly know what you actually know about the product for which you are seeking help? We dont read minds. I do not see one bit in the way of any details that you have provided of what you have tried with regard to charging the iPad or what you are doing with copy and paste.  You just came here with a bad attitude and to rant.

     

    If you are not happy with the answers here, try another forum. There are scads of them all over the Internet.

     

    BTW .... I have never had an issue with copy and paste either - on either of my iPads.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to Jody Meyer)

    Jody Meyer wrote:

     

    I get zero help from apple, then I have every right to be upset. 

    Once again, you're not talking to Apple here. Being rude here doesn't hurt Apple's feeling's any. It just makes it less likely that we, your fellow users, will have any interest in helping you.

     

    Copy and paste on an iOS device takes some practice, though.

  • James Ward4 Level 7 Level 7 (23,065 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:27 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)

    I've never had a problem with it.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:57 AM (in response to James Ward4)

    James Ward4 wrote:

     

    I've never had a problem with it.

    Nor have I. However, I have known people who took a bit longer to get the hang of it.

  • bwfromspring hill Level 4 Level 4 (1,465 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 10:11 AM (in response to Jody Meyer)

    Let's break this down a bit:

     

    What and how have you tried to copy and paste?

     

    Please describe the action you take on your iPad and the application you are using when this occurs so we can try and replicate your problem.

     

    Some applications do not allow copy and paste, for instance, Videos can be copied due to their copyright protections, Safari often does not allow direct copying for similar reasons - these and others are built into the applications. Perhaps you have run into one of them?

     

    Often the option to Paste does not appear until you double tap. Have you seen the "Paste" option and then nothing appears? Were you able to select text or images or shapes and find the "Copy" option?

     

    As far as not charging, have you tried using a differnt cable? Are you sure your charger is a 10W charger? Are you trying to charge through a USB connection to your Mac?

     

    We want to help, that's why we log in and offer our time. But, we can't help without some information from you.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,680 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to bwfromspring hill)

    bwfromspring hill wrote:

     

    Let's break this down a bit:

     

    What and how have you tried to copy and paste?

     

    We want to help, that's why we log in and offer our time. But, we can't help without some information from you.

    I think that I covered both of these in my posts and got no cooperation.

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