What It Does
The Pen Tool lets you hand-write your notes just like the traditional way on paper. As you can see, it's the most important tool to master!
How to Use It
- Select the Pen Tool from the toolbar, then write on the page.
Set stroke color
- Tap one of the color slots in the Contextual Section on the right. To customize the slot, tap it again and choose a preset, or tap the multi-colored slot at the end to add a custom color.
Set stroke thickness
- Tap one of the thickness slots in the Contextual Section. Tap the slot again to adjust its thickness value.
See also: How do I zoom, or scroll through pages?
How to Customize It
As with all tools, you can tap the tool again to access its settings.
Change the pen style
Choose any of the following:
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)
Set the appearance of the selected pen style
Drag the appropriate slider(s), if available:
Pressure Sensitivity determines how the line width of the stroke should vary with the stylus on the glass surface. Note: the minimum pressure sensitivity value does not remove the sensitivity. The default settings are 50% Tip Sharpness (Fountain Pen and Brush Pen) and 50% Pressure Sensitivity (Fountain Pen only).
Draw and Hold
By default, you can draw shapes with the Pen tool by holding your pen at the end of a stroke. To disable this behavior, you can disable Draw and Hold.
If you wish to draw with your finger, choose Disconnect Stylus.