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Topic # 230266 15-Feb-2018 22:10
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So I am trying to type something in Word on a current model iPad Pro.

So far, so normal. Now. Imagine you have a few paras done, read it through and decide to make some additions in the middle of one of the paragraphs.

I figured you’d just touch where you wanted the cursor to go with the Apple Pencil and then type - seems logical.

No. The pencil instantly draws lines and marks where you touch the screen and the cursor does not budge a millimeter.

I cannot work out how to stop what appears to be an immensely stupid behaviour.

Anyone know how to make it behave normally?!





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  Reply # 1958912 16-Feb-2018 08:36
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I've not used a Pro with a pencil but on most IOS systems you simply touch and hold with a finger for a few seconds. A magnifying glass pops up and it gives you the ability to move around to place the cursor exactly where you want it. Don't know if it will work with the pen or you need to use a finger.


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  Reply # 1958919 16-Feb-2018 09:04
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Have you tried touching with your finger (rather than the Pencil)?

 

Failing that, see if there's a "Draw" tab at the top that you might have selected, that's how it works with OneNote on the iPad Pro (in Draw mode it's strictly drawing with the Pencil, there's no typing etc.).


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  Reply # 1958984 16-Feb-2018 10:10
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In the menu at the top is an option called 'DRAW'.

 

 

 

Deselect the pen icon by choosing 'Select Objects' and the system reverts to normal stylus input. double tap to position cursor

 

 

 

It's not as slick as some other apps but that seems ok





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  Reply # 1959200 16-Feb-2018 15:16
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antoniosk:

 

In the menu at the top is an option called 'DRAW'.

 

 

 

Deselect the pen icon by choosing 'Select Objects' and the system reverts to normal stylus input. double tap to position cursor

 

 

 

It's not as slick as some other apps but that seems ok

 

 

 

 

Ah - yes. That works. What a silly way of setting it up. I would have thought that in a word processing app, the principle requirement would be typing and thus moving the cursor rather than drawing. It should be possible to set the default, at least.

 

Thanks!






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