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Question: Unable to scroll in PDF markup using Apple Pencil?

If I open a PDF that was received in the Mail app, it appears in the Markup view. With my Apple Pencil, I can then mark it up. Great, that works wonderfully.


But if I want to scroll down the PDF, I have to use my fingers. How can I scroll using the pencil instead of my finger, which leaves smudges on my screen?


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Markup & PDF'S & pencil

iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 11.3, Apple Pencil

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Apr 20, 2018 2:56 PM in response to BravoJulietHotel In response to BravoJulietHotel

Like with the current iterations of Apple’s Pages, Numbers and Keynote, the Apple Pencil is recognized as a dedicated drawing tool in Apple apps. Navigation is by finger. Other PDF markup apps may behave differently so you can try one of those.

Apr 20, 2018 2:56 PM

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Apr 20, 2018 3:11 PM in response to Michael Black In response to Michael Black

Yeah, we recently started using OneDrive, which also has PDF annotation capabilities. In that app, the pencil acts just like a finger unless you explicitly select a markup tool (e.g., marker, highlighter, eraser, etc.). To scroll, you just unselect the markup tool and you're back to scrolling. Would sure be nice if Apple could catch up to its competitors with that... or maybe use the force sensitivity to be able to make the pencil do both.

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Question: Unable to scroll in PDF markup using Apple Pencil?