How to draw arrows, lines, circles, and squares in your script.

There are several different shapes you can create and customize within the Annotation Toolbar.

NOTE: Your toolbar might be in a different place on your screen, depending on your device and screen orientation. However, the icons will be the same.

Selecting Shape Style

In addition to creating all of these shapes, there is also a myriad of style options for you to choose from.

After selecting a shape tool, tap the Style Palette icon to customize the colors, opacity, line thickness, line style, and more!

Drawing the Shape

Once you have your style selected, use your Apple Pencil, finger or mouse to Tap and Drag your shape.

Modifying the Shape / Additional Shape Features

With your shape created, just Tap the shape (or two finger press on Mac) to have additional options.

MOVE anywhere within the document. (Tap and hold the shape to drag it to the correct place.)
RESIZE using the bounding points
INSPECTOR for style adjustments
NOTE for adding a note
COPY for copying the shape (Tap and hold anywhere on the page to display "Paste")
SAVE for making the shape a Saved Annotation

Adding Notes to Shapes

Tap the shape once to open the annotation options (two finger click on Mac) and tap Note.

After typing, copy/pasting, using Siri, or Scribble to take your note, tape Done

On the shape, there is now a yellow Sticky Note icon that contains your note!

What's Next?

How do I use the Style Palette?
What are Saved Annotations and how do I use them?
How do I Free Write or Draw?
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