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Memoires Thu 29-Sep-16 17:53:39

It is driving me bonkers.

The text box does not enlarge to contain the text, you have to scroll. Because the box is quite small to start with, it really isn't that helpful. I want to be able to refer back to my first paragraph while writing my last, iyswim. Scrolling is just a pain.

Then, it is almost impossible to make corrections. I'm using my iPad, and Safari. You've done something which makes it incredibly hard to get the bubble up so you can amend a spelling or change things. I run out of patience sticking my finger on the screen and waiting for a bubble which rarely comes. Instead I get the word selected or just the blinking cursor but not in the right place and I can't move it. If I think I've got the cursor on my finger and move it to the place I want it, then the bloody box starts scrolling.


I am quite prepared to be told it's just me, but don't tell me to keep my fi ger there a little bit longer, it'll be alright dear, as I know that's simply not true; I have held my finger on that bloody screen for nearly a minute (yes, I am sad enough to have timed it) without it becoming a cursor which corrects!

Argh again.

(Please at least make the text box resize again, please! I do have gin going begging....)

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Oct-16 10:33:10

Hi memoires,

Sorry for taking so long - is this still an issue for you?

Memoires Wed 05-Oct-16 22:11:46

Once upon a time yhere was a small green stone. One day it decided to go for a short walk. It became very sad, as it soon became clear that it wasn't going to get too far without legs. It hadn't got legs, because it was a stone.

He (we think it's a boy-stone) then decided to ask anyone walking by if they would take him for a walk, maybe put him on a (comfy) lead, and drag him. So he waited for someone to come past. He waited.

He waited some more.

He waited a very long time. It was on the range of geological time because he was a stone.

Memoires Wed 05-Oct-16 22:16:06

Yes, it is a problem.

I knew I had to correct a typo in the first para, or maybe more than one, but of course I couldn't just glance at it to check because it had scrolled out of sight. So I captured my cursor with my finger and the box started scrolling up and it all became too much trouble so I just posted with the error there and no proofing or going over the whole thing.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 06-Oct-16 18:37:10

Thanks for letting us know, Memoires, we'll get on the case. So sorry for the irritation!

Memoires Fri 07-Oct-16 00:45:11

No worries, Katherine, I know there are more important things than my irritations no, there aren't wink

Here's gin [gin]

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