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Filling in Web Forms

The Web isn’t a one-way street. Often you need to interact with web pages, filling in forms or text fields. Doing this on the iPad is similar to doing it on a computer, but with a few key differences.

The keyboard shares screen space with the web page, so when you tap on a field, you bring up the keyboard at the bottom of the screen.

Also pull-down menus behave differently. On the iPad, you get a special menu showing you all the options.

  1. Use Safari to navigate to a web page with a form. For demonstration purposes, try one of the pages at http://apple.com/feedback/.
  2. To type in a text field, tap that field.
  3. The keyboard appears at the bottom of the screen. Use it to type text into the field. The features of the keyboard will depend on queues from the website. For instance, a site can set a text field to only accept numbers, so you’ll see a numeric keyboard instead of a full keyboard.
  4. Tap the Go button when you finish filling in all the required fields.
  5. To select a check box or radio button, tap it just as you would click on it on your computer using the mouse.

  6. To select an item in a pull-down menu, tap the menu.
  7. The special iPad pull-down menu reacts like any other iPad interface. You can tap an item to select it. You can touch and drag up and down to view more selections if the list is long.
  8. A check mark appears next to the currently selected item. Tap that item or any other one to select it and dismiss the menu.

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