Write Text With Your Apple Pencil Using Scribble On iPadOS 14

With iPadOS 14 you can use an Apple Pencil to write anywhere you type. The writing will be converted to text in most cases so you can use your Apple Pencil as an alternative to the keyboard.

Comments: 11 Responses to “Write Text With Your Apple Pencil Using Scribble On iPadOS 14”

    Alex Konczey
    1 year ago

    I have a first generation iPad Pro and a first generation Apple pencil. Do they work together?
    How do I get the keyboard?

    1 year ago

    Alex: It should, yes. Try it. The current keyboards are meant for newer iPads. But you can get any Bluetooth keyboard and it should work. Some third-parties made them for the iPad Pro 1st gen sizes.

    Lauren Eisen
    1 year ago

    thanks gary for another great and very useful tutorial!

    Donald Geiling
    1 year ago

    I have iPadOS 14 and an Apple Pencil. When I go into mail, new message I don’t see the bar at the bottom of the page. I am not getting into the scribble mode.

    1 year ago

    Donald: Did you try writing with the Pencil?

    Donald Geiling
    1 year ago

    yes. I tried writing with the pencil. I could get the call up the drawing pallet, but not the scribble pallet you showed.

    Donald Geiling
    1 year ago

    Sorry. Actually, I had not updated to iOS 14.0.1. I thought I had the latest, but didn’t.

    James
    9 months ago

    Hello I am trying to use scribble to fill in a pdf with markup on iPad pro. Doesn’t work. Any tips please. Thx

    9 months ago

    James: Hard to say what you could be doing wrong. Do you see the markup tools? Try selecting other tools, drawing with your finger, etc. Experiment and play around. If you still can’t figure it out, maybe plan to visit an Apple Store and get some firsthand help.

    Mick
    9 months ago

    Hi Garry
    Really helpful video thank you. I have a problem using Scribble when editing a screen shot on my iPad Air. I swipe up from one of the bottom corners and the screen is captured successfully. However, when I try to edit using my Apple Pencil the palette does not show the tool with the “A” that is used for converting Scribble to text. Is this correct? It seems the only way to apply text is to use the “+” button and then use the traditional clunky text box Thanks Mick

    9 months ago

    Mick: Yes, using + is the way to add a text box. Then you should be able to use Scribble with that text box. I just tried it and it worked.

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