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Using the orbit menu (file menu)

Shai Simchi
posted this on September 3, 2013, 10:57 AM

You can perform file specific operations using the orbit menu.
Such operations include sharing the file (via supported ios apps), emailing the file, opening the file in a new tab or saving the file to the iPad (for image files).
The orbit menu is file type sensitive so for example options that are available for a Microsoft Word document are different from options that are available for an image file.

To launch the orbit menu for a specific file tap and hold the file icon

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Launching the orbit menu on image file gives another option that is not available in other file which is to save the image to your iPad

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 Available operations

Share

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To use the share functionality simply tap the share button after launching the orbit menu.
The share functionality is provided by Apple's ios and the options available are dependent on the type of the file and also on the various apps that are installed on the iPad that can be used to sharing the specific file.
Example of the sharing options available by ios for a PDF file:

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Example of the sharing options available by ios for an image file:

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E-mail

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To e-mail the file simply tap the @ button on the orbit menu.
For More information about using the e-mail functionality click here:
Sending a file using the hopTo app

Open file in new tab

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To open the selected file in a new tab simply tap the appropriate button shown in the images above. The new file will be opened in a new tab and will be available for editing or viewing depending on the file type.

Save an image file to your iPad

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To save the selected image to your iPad simply tap the appropriate button shown in the images above.
Once the round progress bar has completed your image will be available on the iPad within the Photo gallery app in the photos tab.

 

Add a file/folder to the favorites

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To add a file or folder to the favorites simply tap the appropriate button shown in the images above.
Click here for more detailed instructions about favorites

 

Delete a file/folder

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To delete a file or folder simply tap the appropriate button shown in the images above.
Click here for more detailed instructions about deleting files/folders