1. McCarthyMR's Avatar
    I write a lot and have Office 365's Word 2013 on my Tablet.

    I noticed this morning when in Tablet mode, if I opened a file in Word and clicked to edit, the pop-up keyboard wouldn't come up. This was an issue as I was unable to locate it in the task bar anymore.

    In order to update my file, I was forced to go back to laptop mode so I had the keyboard option available again.

    Anyone else experienced this?
    07-30-2015 06:04 AM
  2. awsomsauce's Avatar
    yes! except I can't get the keyboard to pop up in either mode, and the icon is not showing in the taskbar, either. no idea what happened. running the system file checker scan now, hoping that fixes it
    07-31-2015 10:03 PM
  3. awsomsauce's Avatar
    I think I figured it out! If you long press or right click on the taskbar, there is an option to "show touch keyboard button". You need to do this separately in tablet and laptop mode. But the keyboard button is back and in tablet mode it pops up automatically. Hope this works for you!
    aloubrandes likes this.
    08-01-2015 10:12 AM
  4. Roy Khoh's Avatar
    Apart from the "show touch keyboard" icon on the taskbar, I found that if you simply touch once or double-click in Word 2013 it assumes you want to highlight or move the page. Wait 2 seconds and tap again and the keyboard pops up. Tested with and without the "show touch keyboard".
    08-02-2015 08:45 PM
  5. Ian Mac's Avatar
    On my Surface 3 there is also a setting under Settings/Devices/Typing which says something along the lines of show touch keyboard for windowed apps when no keyboard is attached (it's the bottom setting). The default on my system was off - when I turned it on the keyboard would appear automatically for win32 apps. Not sure if this will help - I don't have my surface with me so can't check it.
    08-05-2015 04:31 AM
  6. Damian Montero's Avatar
    Simple solutions:

    Go to start, then settings. Choose "DEVICES" then "typing.

    There's an option at the bottom called:

    "Automatically show the touch keyboard in windowed apps when there's no keyboard attached to your device"

    I would say if that's NOT what you're looking for then microsoft did NOT just read your mind.
    08-05-2015 11:03 AM
  7. WharncliffeOwl's Avatar
    I can summon up the on board keyboard as the task bar icon is there for me. When clicking on the icon I then like to select the keyboard represented by the icon on the far right. When selecting this though the Caps lock is always highlighted and cannot be toggled on or off and although Caps is selected, the keyboard only types in lower case. If I come out and select one of the other keyboards available and then immediately go back to my first choice one, it clears the Caps and all is OK until the next time when it repeats itself. Not a massive problem as I prefer using the touch keyboard anyway but just flagging it up. I use a Surface Pro 2.
    08-05-2015 02:56 PM

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