Dorico for iPad Apple pencil doesn’t function

I must have touched an option to disable the apple pencil working as a pencil, for I can’t make notations on the read screen. If I touch the screen with the apple pencil it reacts as touch and I can move the page around. Anybody an idea?

Mark, your info’s out of date (or possibly you’ve misunderstood). The pencil absolutely is supported for annotating in read mode, albeit not for note input.

Jan, is the pencil icon at the top of the screen highlighted? If not, try tapping it. Then does your pencil work?

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’ Thanks for your replies! ’

The Apple Pencil is working (for example I can draw notes with it in StaffPad :blush:), but it behaves like a move tool. I can’t make a selections box with it. The same is true for my finger. I can’t make a boxed selecting.
I think I ticked some box to prevent this from working. But I can’t find ik. Tried this place (screenprint from iPad)

Hope to hear from you

are you sure that you are in “read mode”? to get there you have to choose the read mode in the upper right corner menu. Looking to your screen you seem to be in write mode and there the pencil isn’t supposed to write…

I made progress and figured out that with the encircled box (see picture) I can make a box selection with mouse and finger. But still not able to make anotation in read mode

Jan, the Apple Pencil is supported specifically for annotation in Read mode - this is roughly equivalent to using handwriting or squiggles and highlights in ForScore.

It’s not supported for actually editing the music in Write mode or Play mode, whether on staves or piano roll.

I’m a bit further in finding where the problem comes from. I found that in read mode, if the number of pages in right upper corner is 0, then the pen doesn’t work. If the numer is greater then 0 it works.

Question is thereby, how come the number of pages is 0 in read mode.


I solved my issue :slight_smile:

it appears that when you are in write mode in galley view you don’t get pagenumbers in read mode and thus can’t write with the apple pencil.

If you are in page view and then go to read mode you can use the apple pencil.

greetings Jan