Selecting multiple words on the iPad.

Jhorra us United States

I figured out from a tip here that to select multiple words on the computer you have to click and hold on a word, then for me at least slightly move the mouse down and it will show it blue and I can then drag it to select more words. I've tried something similar on the iPad, but I can't seem to figure out how to select multiple words on it. Any tips?

April 14 at 05:40
  • benscheelings nl Netherlands

    On my iPad I select the first word by clicking (= pressing with a stylus or with a finger): the word will then be blue, surrounded by symbols ↑ and ↓. I click on the ↓ symbol and drag it to the end of the last word I want in the selection. Then the words I want to select are blue, surrounded by the symbols.

    1. Ricevere una recompensa

    2. ↑Ricevere↓ una recompensa

    3. ↑Ricevere una recompensa↓

    NB In stead of the arrows, the symbols have little balls.

    April 14 at 08:11
    • Jhorra us United States

      I don't have any arrows on the screen after clicking a word. I just get the pop up that shows the translation.

      April 15 at 05:59
      • benscheelings nl Netherlands

        You are right, I did not express myself very well: if I click, I get what you say: translation, or a hit, or a list of dictionarysites. But if you hold your stylus or your finger a little longer on the word, the word is selected.

        April 15 at 09:20
        • Jhorra us United States

          Even that doesn't work for me. I tried the stylus and my finger, held it down for 10 seconds. Nothing happened until I removed my finger, then it just popped up the translation pop up like normal.

          April 15 at 17:29
          • JFC ca Canada

            I have the same problem on a tablet (android). I can no longer select multiple words since I upgraded a few weeks ago.

            April 16 at 00:31
          • benscheelings nl Netherlands

            This seems strange to me! The manner of selection I described has nothing special. It is the way I select words or textfragments in all apps on my iPad. Does did not work for you in other apps?

            April 16 at 19:22
            • Jhorra us United States

              It has nothing to do with other apps. I want to select multiple words so that lingq will translate the sentence. I don't want to select them so I can copy them.

              April 17 at 17:29