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Handwriting - deleting notes very hit and miss

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asked Feb 8, 2016 in Notion iOS by davidlewis6 (330 points)
I have an iPad Pro and recently got an Apple Pencil with the main aim to write music in Notion for iOS. So I purchased the Handwriting add-on too.

First impressions were very good, my notation has never been that tidy but it was recognised well in a simple tune.

However, deleting notes proves frustrating, the documentation says to scribble over things to delete them, or put a strike through them.

Instead of removing notes, that invariably leads me to clusters of notes that I didn't ever want, or adds dots to existing notes, rarely does it actually delete the notes. The squiggle in the documentation looks similar to a crotchet/quarter-note rest so I get a fair few of those as well.

I've tried varying degrees of pressure on my strike through but more often than not, nothing happens.

The only sure way to do anything then is to highlight the notes directly in the score and delete them from there, but I was hoping to spend the majority of my time in the handwriting section, if that is how notes have to be entered.

Not sure if I can upload video here if I can make a screen capture because maybe I'm doing it the wrong way.

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answered Feb 24, 2016 by ChrisS23 (13,670 points)
Hi David,

thanks for your feedback - we are working on this. Right now you need to scribble over all attachments over the note to clear it. This includes beams, stems, dots and some articulations. We will improve this so it will work more like the eraser tool as you note (i.e.where you just delete the notehead and the rest is cleared with it).

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answered Feb 24, 2016 by davidlewis6 (330 points)
Hi Chris,

Thanks for the response, somewhat related to this whole feature, I raised a support case the other day as I was getting some horrible behaviour with the handwriting, it was converting a dotted note into staccato which was annoying but overall the handwriting feature is the easiest note entry option I've used to get both pitch and note duration so I will persevere with it.