I would think that, using Voice Over, one should be able to use a iPhone or iPad with a bluetooth keyboard to do basic word processing. I have tried using Notes, Pages, and Word for this purpose. I have consistently encountered two issues over the years that make this impractical for me. However, I hear of others using IOS devices in this way and so I am wondering if I am missing something.
The first problem is that, navigating large documents, when interacting with the text and moving up and down within the text, Voice Over will skip lines or repeat lines. At first, when I was using a PC, I thought there was just something about the way that Apple handles keyboard text navigation that I wasn’t getting. However, I have now used a Mac for over a year and the Mac very rarely does this. When it does, I can use Option with the up or down arrows to go to the beginning or end of the current paragraph and that cures the problem. This trick does not work in IOS. I have consistently experienced this problem across many devices and IOS versions.
The other problem is the lack of an accessible spell checker. I can find the misspelled words but I can’t find a reliably consistent way to get a list of spelling suggestions.
Have others encountered these problems and, if so, have you found a solution? I know that Voice Dream Writer cures these issues and I do use it occasionally but, as word processors go, I find the interface to be inefficient when working on large documents like books and articles, which is something I do a lot. Right now, I exclusively use my MacBook for this purpose and I love it but there times when doing it on my iPhone or iPad would be handy.
Any help would be appreciated.