Draw in Numbers and Keynote on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

Draw directly on your spreadsheets and presentations with Apple Pencil on supported devices, or with your finger.

Add a drawing

  1. To draw with Apple Pencil, draw anywhere on the sheet or slide. To draw with your finger, or if you've turned on Select and Scroll with Apple Pencil, tap Add new button > Media button > Drawing button Drawing, then draw anywhere.
  2. To switch drawing tools, tap a tool at the bottom of the screen. You can also use the following tools for different effects or functions:
    • To draw a new, filled-in shape, tap Fill tool, then start drawing. To fill an area, tap Fill tool, then tap the area that you want to fill.
    • To erase, tap the eraser tool , then drag on the drawing.
    • To edit parts of a drawing, tap Selection tool, then tap or drag around the part of the drawing that you want to edit.
  3. To draw with a different color, tap the colored circle, then select a color. Swipe left to fine-tune a color.
  4. To draw with a different stroke size and opacity, tap the tool twice, tap a stroke size, then tap a new stroke size, or drag a slider to adjust the opacity.
  5. To undo the last action, tap Undo button
  6. When you’re finished, tap Done.

Resize and move your drawing

You can resize and move the drawing after you've added it:

  • To resize the drawing, tap the drawing with your finger, then drag the handles of the box.
  • To move the drawing, tap the drawing with your finger, then drag it.

Edit parts of a drawing

  1. If necessary, tap the drawing with your finger, then tap Edit Drawing from the pop-up menu.
  2. Tap Selection tool at the bottom of the screen, then tap or drag around the part of drawing you want to edit. An outline appears around the selection.
  3. Tap an option in the pop-up menu:
    • To resize a selection, tap Resize, then drag the handles of the box around the selection.
    • To make one drawing into two drawings, tap Separate in the pop-up menu.
    • You can also cut, copy, paste, delete, and duplicate a selection.

Animate a drawing in Keynote

You can use the Line Draw build effect to draw in or draw out the image when the slide appears in your presentation.

  1. Choose the slide with the drawing, then tap the drawing to select it.
  2. Tap the drawing again, then tap Animate from the pop-up menu.
  3. To draw the image in, choose Build In. To draw the image out, choose Build Out. 
  4. In the pop-up menu, choose Line Draw, then tap Play to preview the animation.
  5. When you're finished, tap Done.

Select and scroll with Apple Pencil

You can use Apple Pencil to scroll in your document and select objects. Go to Settings > [App name], then turn on Select and Scroll with Apple Pencil.

To add a drawing when Select and Scroll with Apple Pencil is turned on, tap Add new button > Media button, then tap Drawing.

Published Date: Thu Jun 14 18:02:20 GMT 2018