Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 8:48 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)
I use an external bluetooth keyboard with pages, but I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. (I'm not a Pages pro by any means. Give me an examle of an Auto-cap or auto-correct feature that doesn't work for you & I'd be happy to test it with the Apple keyboard.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 12:35 PM (in response to mkral)
Auto-Cap the first letter of a sentance doesn't work with the wireless keyboard. With the on-screen keyboard Pages offers auto-correct for names of the months or days-of-the-week; type sund and Sunday pops up. None of that happens with the external keyboard. If you're not sure what I mean then maybe you're seeing the same thing I am. Bring up the on-screen keyboard and type "today is sund". Today will be Capitalized and Sunday will pop up to be accepted as the word you're typing. Type the same thing with the bluetooth keyboard and see if they act the same.
Thanks for looking at this mkral.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)
There's a considerable history of people asking about this. As far as I know the only way to get autocorrect with a hardware keyboard is by using a different app, e.g. as suggested here
PS I have also seen a report that autocorrect might appear if you type a space after a misspellling and then a backspace. I can't test this, but not sure how useful that would be in any case.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)
Yes, I tried it out tonight & the same behavior happens on my Apple bluetooth keyboard. If I type 'tomorrow is sunday' on the on-screen keyboard, the T is auto-capitalized & "Sunday" comes up as a selectable option. If I do the same thing using the Apple bluetooth keyboard, the t stays lower-case and "Sunday does not pop up as an option.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to mkral)
Thanks for the confirmation. I guess this has been an issue all along. It was just my first experience with an external keyboard. But I stlll don't understand it. Logically it just doesn't make any sense because those features should be a function of the App and not the keyboard. Oh well, hopefully it'll get fixed some day.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 1:13 PM (in response to Warren Romans__Jr)
Agreed. Logically it doesn't make sense at all. It's good to know the current app limitations, but it's just weird. Why would the app even care where the text comes from? an S at the beginning of a word is an S whether it comes from a virtual keyboard or an external one. Hopefully this gets fixed in an upcoming release.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2013 1:27 PM (in response to mkral)
It's not really an "app" function, but done by the OS. You can't turn it on/off for individual apps, only for all of them. The OS does make various other distinctions between screen and hardware keyboards -- you can't hold down keys to get accented characters either, if I remember right. But this one is really unfortunate I think.