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iPad User Magazine Issue 22

iPad User Magazine is the complete companion guide for owners of any iPad model, including the new iPad mini. Published every six weeks you’ll be kept up-to-date with the latest things to do on your iPad.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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automate tasks with editorial

SKILL LEVELCould be trickyIT WILL TAKE1 hourYOU’LL NEED iPad, Editorial, a Dropbox account (for our example workflow) Editorial allows you to automate repetitive tasks by creating reusable workflowsAt its simplest, Editorial is a text editor that supports Markdown, the plain text formatting syntax that’s gained in popularity in recent years and is supported by WordPress, among others.However, there’s much more to it than that. Editorial enables you to automate repetitive tasks by creating reusable workflows. There are three ways you can add workflows in Editorial: by scripting them from scratch in Python; by putting Actions together in sequence, a bit like Automator; or by importing workflows created by others.Most of us lack the skills to take the first option, but the latter two are reasonably straightforward. Having been around for…

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beam keynote to apple tv

SKILL LEVELAnyone can do itIT WILL TAKE15 minutesYOU’LL NEED iPad, Keynote for iPad, Apple TV, television or projectorKeynote is an app particularly well suited to iPad. The landscape screen orientation and ease with which you can enter and edit text, pictures and transitions mean it’s perfect for working on presentations even when you’re on the move.Traditionally though, you would have had to take a laptop and hook it up to a projector to show the presentation to a group of people. But with Keynote for iPad, plus an Apple TV, it’s even easier, with no compatibility issues to worry about. The Apple TV itself is very portable, much more so than a projector.The two devices need to be on the same wireless network, though you can create an ad hoc…

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remote-control your pc

Access your Mac from your iOS devices, for free, using Chrome Remote Desktop.SKILL LEVELCould be trickyIT WILL TAKE15 minutesYOU’LL NEED iOS device running iOS 7 or higher, Google Chrome, Chrome Remote DesktopApple is increasingly integrating OS X and iOS, enabling data, files and even half-completed emails to be passed back and forth between your Mac and iOS devices. However, one thing that’s missing from the equation is a built-in means to directly control your Mac using an iPad or iPhone.Plenty of remote desktop options exist, but Google’s is entirely free and, during our testing, proved itself to be reliable and robust – not just for Macs, but PCs, too. However, the process of getting it up and running is quite involved – but we’ll take you through it.This walkthrough assumes…

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tailor mail, contacts, calendars

SKILL LEVELAnyone can do itIT WILL TAKE30 minutesYOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 8 Although the apps on your iPad don’t typically provide the same level of options and flexibility you’d expect on a computer, that doesn’t mean they are bereft of such things. In the ‘Mail, Contacts, Calendars’ section of the Settings app, there are plenty of options you can use to adjust the way these three apps work.Some settings may seem trivial, but they can make a big difference to how you use an app, and also how quickly you can perform certain actions.In these walkthroughs, we explore options there that we think are the most important to your productivity, though we’ll also look a little further to show things you might overlook.HOW TO | FINE-TUNE MAIL1 Set swipe optionsBy…

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The iPad can sometimes be overlooked as a tool for productivity, but it’s actually a very powerful way to work on the go. It offers everything from creative and design tools to many advanced custom apps for certain professions – sadly, we can’t feature them all! But we are looking at the world of work in this issue of iPad User, and we’ve got tutorials for a range of common things you might want to do to become even more productive with your iPad. We’ll look at using Reminders to ensure you’re keeping up with your tasks, using apps more smartly with extensions, customising things like contacts and calendars to make them work better for you, and doing great things with Numbers and Keynote on the go! We’ll also look…

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master formulas in numbers

By default, all cell references are relative – use the $ character to make part or all of them absolute.Here we’ve used the IF function to tell people if the answer they enter in a quiz is correct or not.SKILL LEVELAnyone can do itIT WILL TAKE20 minutesYOU’LL NEED iPad, iOS 7, Numbers Formulas play a key role in every Numbers spreadsheet. They allow you to perform both simple (‘2+2’) and more complex calculations, such as one based on the content of specific cells that meet a certain condition. Either way, they transform Numbers into something very powerful and versatile.The key rule to entering formulas in any spreadsheet is to make sure you precede it with an equals (=) sign, so Numbers knows to interpret it as such. Tap the grey…