You can handwrite text and annotate PDFs with a stylus on your FydeOS device’s virtual keyboard.

#Open the on-screen keyboard in tablet mode

If your FydeOS device can be used as a tablet, the on-screen keyboard will automatically open when you flip the screen of your FydeOS device over its hinge or detach the keyboard.

#Use a stylus with your virtual keyboard

You can use a stylus to write longform content on a virtual keyboard.

  1. Open any text box or app that you can type in.
    • Tap into the text box. The handwriting pad should appear.
      • If you don’t see Handwrite: At the top of the virtual keyboard, tap the Right arrow img, then Handwrite img.
  2. In the pad that appears, write text with your stylus.
  3. As you write, you can edit the text in your pad by using certain pad controls and gestures.
    • Use keyboard pad controls to:
      • Undo: On the right, tap Undo img.
      • Add a new line: On the right, tap Enter img.
      • Scroll: When you write past the third line, a scroll bar will appear on the right. Tap the scroll bar and slide the stylus up or down.
      • Submit text: On the right, tap Done img. The pad will clear.
    • Use gestures to:
      • Delete text: Strike, scribble on, or cross out a word, phrase, or line.
      • Insert a word: Under the line between words, draw a Caret. You can also tap on or between words.
      • Correct a word: Tap and hold a word, then tap a suggestion.

#Edit submitted text

To edit text that’s in the app and no longer appears on the keyboard, you can use these pad controls:

  • Backspace img: In the app, delete the character that appears before the cursor.
  • New line: In the app, create a new line.
  • Space img: In the app, create a new space where your cursor is.

#Annotate PDFs with the stylus

You can mark a PDF file you’ve downloaded on your FydeOS device. .

  1. Open your PDF file.
  2. At the top right, tap Annotate img.
  3. In the toolbar that appears, select one of the following:
    • Draw thin or thick lines: Double tap the Pen, then choose a color and size. To find more colors, tap the Down arrow img.
    • Highlight: Double tap the Highlighter, then choose a color and size. To find more colors, tap the Down arrow img.
    • Erase: Double tap the Eraser.
    • Undo: To immediately cancel an action, tap Undo img.You can tap it repeatedly to undo consecutive actions.
    • Redo: To redo an action, tap Redo img. You can tap it repeatedly to redo consecutive actions.