iPad at Work: How to Create and Edit Documents in UX Write Professional

By Galen Gruman

If you plan to use your iPad for business purposes, you may want to consider using UX Write Pro. UX Write Pro gives you many options for storage and compartmentalization to help you keep track of your work and personal documents.

Creating a new document in UX Write Pro

To create a new document, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the desired location (such as a specific folder on your iPad or at a specific cloud service).

  2. Tap New Document.

  3. In the form that appears, enter a name for the document and choose the desired format: HTML or Microsoft Word.

  4. Tap Create.

That’s all there is to it! Now you can start typing and formatting to your heart’s content.

Editing and formatting in UX Write Pro

You enter text the usual way, and you use the standard iPad selection tools to select, cut, copy, and paste text.

Select text and then tap the appropriate button from the menu bar at top to apply the desired formatting:

  • Formatting: This menu usually displays Heading 1; tap it to select a different predefined paragraph style and apply that style to the current paragraph or selected text. The Formatting pop-over contains two really useful options:

    • Direct Formatting: Opens a new pop-over that lets you set the font, font size, text color, and text background color, paragraph justification, first-line indentation, line spacing, margins, and borders.

    • Edit Styles: Lets you edit the attributes of existing paragraph styles and create your own (via the green + button — something you can’t do in Pages, Docs, or Word. In the screen that appears, you get the same formatting options as in the Formatting and Direct Formatting pop-overs. Tap Done after creating or modifying a specific style, and tap Back to Document to return to editing mode.

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  • Boldface (B), Italics (I), and Underline (U): These buttons apply the specified formatting to the selected text.

  • Format (the A icon): This button displays the Formatting bar below the menu bar. The Formatting bar has options for font, text size, text color, text background highlight color, line height, and paragraph alignment. The ¶ “button” does nothing because it’s really part of the four alignment buttons adjacent to it.

  • Lists (the bulleted‐]list icon): This button displays the List bar, which has buttons for bulleted lists, numbered lists, outdenting, and indenting. There’s also the No List button to remove all list formatting from the selected paragraphs.

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The keyboard in UX Write has an extra row of keys at the top. The first two buttons on the left side are meant for text selection and highlighting, and work in concert with the arrow keys that appear on the same row when either is selected.