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An Overview of the Annotation Toolbar

Meet the Annotation Toolbar

There are a lot of different ways you can mark up scripts in Scriptation so let's start from the top. When you first open Scriptation, this is what your Annotation Toolbar will look like.

However if you press and hold on the tools that have a small caret next to the icon, you can expand the toolbar to access additional tools, like this...

TIP: The toolbar will expand/contract depending on your screen size and/or iPad orientation. So, if you ever don't see a tool you need, keep in mind that it might be minimized in one of the carrot icons.

What do all the tools do?

Text Marking Tools

Highlight - Highlight along text.

Underline - Underline along text.

Squiggle - Underline with a squiggle line.

Strikethrough - Cross out text.

Typing Tools

Text - Type your notes with a keyboard.

Sticky Note - Attach small collapsible notes.

Free Draw Ink Tools

Drawing - Free write or draw with ink annotations.

Freeform Highlight - Write or draw with a highlight maker.

Shape Creators

Arrow - Create an arrow.

Line - Create lines.

Ellipse - Draw the perfect circle.

Rectangle - Box around sections.

Inserting Media

Image - Insert reference photos directly into your document.

Sound - Insert audio clips into your script.


Stamps - Use preset or custom stamps for quick notes that you use a lot.

Saved Annotations - Save annotations that you use repeatedly do you don't have to keep writing them.

Removing Annotations

Eraser - Erase ink annotations.

Selecting Multiple Annotations

Selection Tool - Group selected annotations to merge into one movable shape or delete.

Undo / Redo

Undo - Erases last change made.

Redo - Restores any action that has been undone.

Apple Pencil

Toggled On - Apple Pencil will be used for Annotating

Toggled Off - Apple Pencil will NOT be used for Annotating

Close out the Toolbar

Close - Tap X to exit Annotation Mode.

Positioning the Toolbar

Toolbar Reposition - Move the Toolbar to the top, right, or left of the screen.

What's Next?

Why aren't the Annotation tools recognizing text in my script?
Using the Style Palette
How to hide/find the Top Menu

Updated on: 22/09/2022

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