If you select the Pen tool from the toolbar, you can write on the page with a stylus or your finger just as you would do with a pen on paper.
Changing color and thickness
The Pen, Highlighter, and Shape tools each have their own set of shortcuts for colors and thicknesses in the contextual section. Tap any of these slots to change the color or the thickness. Access more colors and thicknesses by tapping on a slot twice.
Configuring the tool
Tap twice on the tool to access its settings.
Choosing a pen style
- Fountain Pen - for your everyday notes and sketches (pressure sensitive)
- Ball Pen - for your everyday notes and sketches (not pressure sensitive)
- Brush Pen - for more artistic sketches, drawings, and lettering (highly pressure sensitive)
Adjusting Tip Sharpness and Pressure Sensitivity
You can beautify your own handwriting (and your notes) by changing how the ink should be produced. For example, Chinese or Korean characters tend to look much better with pointy stroke ends, and you can achieve this effect by adjusting the Tip Sharpness of the Fountain Pen.
- Fountain Pen - Both Tip Sharpness and Pressure Sensitivity are adjustable. Tip Sharpness ranges from Round (Min value) to Sharp (Max value). Pressure Sensitivity determines how the line width of the stroke should vary with the tip pressure on the glass surface. Note that the "Min" pressure sensitivity value does not remove the sensitivity.
- Ball Pen - These two settings do not apply, and the produced stroke always has a round end.
- Brush Pen - Only Pressure Sensitivity is adjustable.
The default settings are 50% Tip Sharpness (Fountain Pen and Brush Pen) and 50% Pressure Sensitivity (Fountain Pen only).
Controlling shape drawing
By default, you can draw shapes with the Pen tool by holding your pen at the end of a stroke. To disable this behavior, tap "Draw and Hold" and disable the first option. The other options can be tweaked as in the Shape tool.