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pencil woes

New Here ,
Dec 13, 2017 Dec 13, 2017

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When I use the pencil tool in Reader, I cannot draw with it; rather, it just makes dots. (When I use Acrobat, however, I am able to draw with the pencil.)

How do I fix this? I'm trying to show students how to use the pencil tool, and making only dots with it isn't useful.

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Community Expert , Dec 16, 2017 Dec 16, 2017

Select the Comment (the Pencil drawing) > Right Click > select Properties from the context sensitive menu.

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Dec 14, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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What does it say when you bring up Properties for the Pencil tool?

And is this happening on all machines or just yours?

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New Here ,
Dec 15, 2017 Dec 15, 2017

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How are you able to access the pencil's properties? Also, once you do that, what property would you change to make the pencil actually draw rather than make dots?

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Dec 16, 2017 Dec 16, 2017

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Select the Comment (the Pencil drawing) > Right Click > select Properties from the context sensitive menu.

What does your show?

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New Here ,
Aug 17, 2022 Aug 17, 2022

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I'm having the same problem. For some reason the pencil tool is only drawing dots now. When I right click on the dot, it brings up the properties menu just like you show. What do I need to change to get it to draw a line again?

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New Here ,
Nov 11, 2022 Nov 11, 2022

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none of these changes will make a difference. 

You cannot even stretch the shape out with the arrow tool

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New Here ,
Nov 11, 2022 Nov 11, 2022

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I am having the same problem

There does not appear to be anything that makes any changes on the right click menu

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New Here ,
Mar 22, 2023 Mar 22, 2023

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Happened to me as well, both times I just made sure I had the latest updates and it worked properly without any setting changes. This last one, it did have a pop-up that said Touch Mode Auto-Detect had been enabled (or something similar). Can find this option in Edit-Preferences-General- Touch Mode is about halfway down.

 

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2024 Jan 23, 2024

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I got the pencil as a dot problem to go away changing the "Touch Mode" to "NEVER"

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