iPad Pro Apple Pencil text selection question

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  1. Drecca macrumors regular

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    can you select text with the apple pencil? Let's say to copy paste a section of text?

    sometimes my finger isn't precise enough and it takes a few tries to get the exact cursor location i want, and wondering if the apple pencil helps with this
     
  2. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can use it, but for me it doesn´t make a big difference.
     
  3. Drecca thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks! Is it really precise, down to the letter precise on the first try? Or do you need to use the moving barriers just as often as finger based selection?
     
  4. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    more precise than you finger.

    all i use the pencil for is a pointer.
     
  5. Mr.Blacky macrumors 6502

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    Itˋs the same as with your finger, meaning you can only choose one word and then narrow it down. It is a little bit easier to pinpoint a word without dragging the magnifierglas around too much, but like I said, it´s not that big of a difference.
     
  6. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    I use this pro (13 inch) for music creation and with the higher resolution app devs can put more stuff on the screen.

    The pencil can pinpoint things much much better than even my slim finger and that's the main reason I use the pencil.

    I still have better success with the pencil clicking and dragging words over my finger any day as well.

    But as with most things , your mileage may vary... :)
     

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