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Question: iPad Pro with Apple Pen and Google Docs

I love my 13" MBP Retina, which I need for Development, but I want to know if an iPad Pro 10.5" would work for me when I am working on designs and documentation. My very specific requirement is can I used the Apple Pen in Google Docs? I want to quickly and easily insert drawings, via the pen, directly into the Google Doc I am working on. I do not want to work on Google Docs, switch apps, draw the sketch of a design and then paste it into Google Docs.

If it does the above directly, I will buy one but no one in any store has yet to give me the answer.



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Actually yes. I just did it. Click Insert -> Drawing then choose the scribble option. So possible on a Mac and iPad Pro with Pen.

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Nov 16, 2017 4:22 PM in response to PaulFromNB In response to PaulFromNB

That’s what you would EXACTLY need to do!

Google Docs is just a repository.

You are going to have to use other Apple Pencil compatible drawing apps to make your drawings, then send them into Google Docs, DropBox, Box, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc..

This is how any tablet device would work for accomplishing what you want to do.

This is THE EXACT same way you would have to do this with a full blown computer, too!

You would have start with some drawing app on a Mac to create your drawing and save it to readable format to view on a mobile computing device, then save it into Google Docs!

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Nov 16, 2017 4:43 PM in response to PaulFromNB In response to PaulFromNB

Is this possible to do on a Mac?

I do not think so.

In a word processor document, you still have to draw the drawing in another app, save it in compatible format for import into the document, then import that sketch as an image into a document.

I don’t think what you want to is possible, at all, with any mobile device or iPad Pro.

Here's what the iOS version of Google Docs is capable of doing.

Google Docs by Google, Inc.


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