Textkraft Dictionary

20
January
2014

Taking a closer look on Textkraft's dictionary with thesaurus and spell check

Here we'd like to show you all important features of the interactive dictionary in Textkraft. The dictionary in Textkraft works independently from the standard autocorrect features of the iPad. They can be turned on or off in the custom app settings. Often users who write a lot feel distracted by the iPad's auto correction because it happens to do undesired changes while writing.

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Find the right words with Textkraft

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right words – with the thesaurus in Textkraft these times are over! Open the dictionary by tapping on the icon with the circle and checkmark. As soon as you start writing, the dictionary generates the suggestions. The suggestions shown in the dictionary are divided into multiple categories which can be identified by color:

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Cursor Navigation and Text Selection

19
December
2013

Taking a closer look on some features of Textkraft...

Textkraft and Easy Writer have many useful features that make writing on the iPad very easy. In the following video we show you how easy you can navigate the cursor and select text with the apps.

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Which dash is the right to use?

16
December
2013

There are many options to create a dash in Microsoft® Word®. The most common ones are:

  • - figure dash: used when a dash must be used within numbers, e.g. phone number (x2012)
  • – en dash: n dash, n-rule, or "nut" (–), traditionally half the width of an em dash (x2013)
  • — em dash: m dash, m-rule, or "mutton", often demarcates a break of thought or some similar interpolation stronger than the interpolation demarcated by parentheses (x2014)
  • However, if you use the command "x0097" (see screenshot below) to create an em dash, no other text editor than Word will display it, because it is actually a control instruction for machines and not meant for the use in texts. This means when you import your text into another text editor, your "x0097" em dash might get lost.

    Therefore we recommend using one of the dashes we've listed above.

    How can I import texts to my writing app?

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    You can import all files in txt format. You have various options to import your text:

    1. Import a Mail attachment: Open the attachment in Mail, tap on the arrow top right and choose "Open in Textkraft" or "Open in EasyWriter".

    2. Copy&Paste: Almost any app allows you to select text by a tap and holding it lengthy. Then you can choose "all" and "copy". If you switch to Textkraft or Easy Writer then, you may paste the text with the same gesture (tap & hold).

    3. Via Dropbox, iCloud & local Storages: Open a document from Dropbox, iCloud or iTunes File Sharing at the start menu bottom right (next to the rapid memories). Dropbox allows the exchange beyond system- and app borders. iCloud connects all infovole apps and iTunes is a private and local storage.

    4. When the origin app includes the command "open in app", Textkraft and Easy Writer can also receive texts that way.

    My rapid memories are full. And now?

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    January
    2013

    How can I start a new document without loosing the content of the rapid memories?

    Besides of the rapid memories you have the option to save your texts in iTunes File Sharing or in various cloud services.

    Just open the menu on the bottom left and tap on "save as ..." and choose a destination for your text. Now you may give your text a file name and save it. Beware: After saving the document you are in the new document and not in the origin rapid memory. To start a new document in the rapid memory, tap on the rapid memory you were working in before and tap on the bin to delete the text. The app will ask you if you really want to delete the text in the current rapid memory. Since you saved your text in your local storage or cloud, you can delete the text from the rapid memory and start a new text.

    If you don't go back to the rapid memory after saving the text and you tap on the delete button, the app will ask you if you want to delete the text or remove the file. If you choose "delete text", the text will be deleted in the saved document and the file is still in your folder (without text in it). If you choose "remove file", the file will be removed from the folder completely.

    What are the rapid memories?

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    The rapid memories are numbered tabs on the main menu bar. They allow you to work on up to 5 texts (Textkraft 5, Easy Writer 3) at once and switch between them quickly without the need of creating and organizing a new file. Your texts are automatically saved in the rapid memories when switching to another rapid memory, closing the keyboard and after a certain amount of time.