Tips for making gestures
There are two types of gestures that you can use in Input Panel:
Revision gestures. Use the correcting, deleting, splitting, and joining gestures to revise recognized text when you’re writing in Input Panel.
Action gestures. Use action gestures on the empty writing area to perform some basic actions, such as inserting spaces and tabs into the active program.
Make sure that the tip of your tablet pen touches the surface of the screen as you make the gesture.
For action gestures, make sure that the writing area is completely clear of ink and recognized text before you start. (This does not apply for the correcting, splitting, joining, or deleting gestures.)
If the gesture you make isn’t recognized:
Try making the gesture faster.
For the backspace and space gestures, try making a longer line.
For the enter gesture, make the left part of the stroke two to four times longer than the downward part of the stroke.
For the enter gesture, draw a 90-degree angle—not a curve—between the downward and left sections of the stroke.
For the tab gesture, make the right part of the stroke two to four times longer than the upward part of the stroke.
For the tab gesture, draw a 90-degree angle—not a curve—between the upward and right sections of the stroke.