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Question: Can the Pencil be used to make annotations in texts?

Hello,

Thinking about buying a iPad Pro soon for many reasons (both professional and personal). One of the biggest draws to me is using the Pencil to make annotations in iMessage (or texts), but can't find that answer anywhere I looked. If the Pencil cannot be used in texts, could I copy/paste or export the texts into another app like Notes or MS One Note to make annotations? I need to be able to do this in Adobe as well. Please let me know soon. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 11.2

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No. Messages is not Pencil enabled. You can use the pencil as a stylus but you can't annotate messages. You could certainly copy and paste the messages into another app and make annotations.

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Dec 13, 2017 11:04 AM in response to G2.0 In response to G2.0

No. Messages is not Pencil enabled. You can use the pencil as a stylus but you can't annotate messages. You could certainly copy and paste the messages into another app and make annotations.

Dec 13, 2017 11:04 AM

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Dec 13, 2017 12:23 PM in response to IdrisSeabright In response to IdrisSeabright

IdrisSeabright wrote:


No. Messages is not Pencil enabled. You can use the pencil as a stylus but you can't annotate messages. You could certainly copy and paste the messages into another app and make annotations.

Out of curiousity, what is the kid doing in the video? Looks to me she's writing on a photo she takes from FaceTime, then sends that via iMessage. 😕


https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/12/philler-schiller-on-ipad-pro-vs-mac/

Dec 13, 2017 12:23 PM

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Dec 13, 2017 12:27 PM in response to zinacef In response to zinacef

The kid took a screenshot during a FaceTime conversation, annotated the photo and sent it using iMessage. You can use the Pencil as a stylus in iMessage. But you can't make text annotations on the messages themselves. I tested it before replying. 😉

Dec 13, 2017 12:27 PM

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