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Use the tools in the touchscreen's space canvas toolbox
Use the tools in the touchscreen's space canvas toolbox

Draw, create notes, write, make shapes, and more on the touchscreen space canvas

Updated over a week ago

The NodesNow canvas toolbox (located at the bottom of the canvas) contains a set of tools to help your team collaborate effectively.

The tools, from left to right, are:

  • Selection tool

  • Drawing tool

  • Note tool

  • Writing tool

  • Shape tool

This article describes how to use each of these.

Selection tool

Use the select tool to move, duplicate, resize, and delete objects. Here's how:

  • Tap the selection tool if it isn't already selected. Then follow the steps below depending on what you want to do.

Move

  1. Tap an item to select it.

  2. Tap and drag it to your desired location.

  3. Release to place it.

  4. Tap outside the item's bounding box to close the item's menu.

Duplicate

  1. Tap an item to select it.

  2. In the item's menu, tap the duplicate icon.

  3. Click and drag the duplicate item to your desired location.

  4. Release to place it.

  5. Tap outside the item's bounding box to close the item's menu.

Resize

  1. Tap an item to select it.

  2. Tap and drag one of the corners on the item's bounding box to adjust the size.

  3. Tap outside the item's bounding box to close the item's menu.

Delete

  1. Tap an item to select it.

  2. Tap the trash can icon to delete it.

Undo changes

To undo changes:

  • Tap the undo icon in the lower left corner of the canvas.

To recover an action you've undone:

  • Tap the redo icon in the lower left corner of the canvas.

Note: NodesNow provides support for up to 15 undo and redo actions.

Drawing tool

To use the drawing tool:

  1. Tap the drawing tool in the canvas's toolbox to open the drawing tool menu.

  2. Select a color from the color palette or use the default setting.

  3. Choose a line thickness or use the default setting.

  4. Tap anywhere on the canvas to start drawing.

    After you finish a drawing, you can tap it to open the drawing menu. From there, you can also move, duplicate, resize, and delete it. See the section on the selection tool above for more details.

Note tool

  1. Select the note tool in the canvas's toolbox.

  2. Type something in the note.

  3. If desired, tap the yellow circle to change the note's color.

  4. Tap anywhere on the canvas to set the note.

    After you finish a note, you can tap it to open the note menu. From there, you can also move, duplicate, resize, and delete it. See the section on the selection tool above for more details.

Writing tool

The write tool enables you to use the touchscreen's keyboard to write text. Here's how to use it:

  1. Select the writing tool in the canvas's toolbox.

  2. Type something to replace the default text.

  3. Tap anywhere on the canvas to set the text.

After you finish writing, you can tap it to open the writing menu. From there, you can also move, duplicate, resize, and delete it. See the section on the selection tool above for more details.

Shape tool

To add a shape to the canvas:

  • Select the shapes tool in the canvas's toolbox to open the shapes menu.

  • Click on a shape to send a shape to the canvas.

To write on the shape:

  • Double tap on it and type something.

After you place a shape, you can tap it to open the shapes menu. From there, you can also move, duplicate, resize, and delete it. See the section on the selection tool above for more details.

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