I'm making an iPad app that, for our purposes here, runs a slideshow and has a settings panel to configure the various slides.
The app uses various templates for the slides and as such must have an editor for each slide. I was using a UITableView for the editors, and offering UITextFields and such for the individual settings. I decided that I wanted the editors to look like the actual slides. (A slide with an editable label, for example, instead of the Table View.)
My problem is twofold.
Firstly, the keyboard covers up half of the slide when it's being edited. Secondly, there are some settings that need to be dealt with as well which aren't visually represented by objects on the slide. (Show AM or PM or none.)
How would you go about designing the editor, (for a clock, for example,) where the editor takes up the entire screen?
How would you deal with problem of the large keyboard?