When you launch Special Sentences, it displays its main view, showing a list of topics. It comes with four built-in topics for you to begin with. As you add your own topics, these are displayed as well. You can organise your topics into collections: in this case, only the topics in the currently-selected collection are displayed. Chapter 6 explains all about collections.
To start the sentence builiding activity in a topic, you tap its title or picture. To update an existing topic, you tap its arrow on the right. To create a new topic, you tap the + button in the action bar at the top.
To rearrange the order of the topics, or to delete any you no longer need, you must first tap the locked padlock button so that it changes to unlocked. You cannot un-delete a topic once you've deleted it.
Please note that you cannot update the built in topics. You can delete it, just like any other topic, if you decide you no longer need it.
You access other features in the app using using the device's menu button, the three dots in the top right corner. These features include facilities for changing settings, managing collections, share topics and collections from one device to another, and accessing documentation on the Special iApps web site. Later chapters describe these in detail.