Creating Custom Pencils in LectureNotes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Introduction: Creating Custom Pencils in LectureNotes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

About: Hi folks! My series of tutorials was originally created for the first generation Samsung Note 10.1. I no longer use this tablet, so I won't be of much help!

Today we're going to create a custom pencil in LectureNotes and show some quick access features for modifying those customizations.

Step 1:

First select 'settings' from the app's drop down menu (three vertical bars, on top right).

Step 2:

Under the Tools menu we are going to check the option for 'Quick Custom Pencil Settings'

This option will allow you to double tap custom pencils in the pencil toolbox, and make changes to each pencil individually.

Step 3:

Now open a new or existing notebook. In the notebook double tap the pencil icon to select 'Custom Pencil Settings'


If you have the Pencil Toolbox enabled, simply double tap one of the custom pencils to modify it's settings.

Step 4:

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In the custom pencil settings dialogue we can choose any of the pencils to modify. I have number 10 chosen here, which I have made into a highlighter.

Line width: sets the pencil width

Alpha: sets the transparency

Softness: sets the intensity

Use the color wheel to modify the color options.

Pencil is pressure sensitive: will choose width and intensity based on stylus pressure

Pencil is velocity sensitivewill alter the intensity based on speed of the stylus

Pencil does not leave round but flat end: when checked you will have flat ends, good for highlighting, when unchecked you will have round ends

Pencil does not draw in front but behind other color: While I don't have this option checked myself, this is very helpful for the highlighter custom pencil. This feature forces this pencil to draw underneath other drawn writing and objects, thereby not obscuring the item it is highlighting.

Pencil is eraser: negates all but the line width, and makes the pencil an eraser

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If you have the pencil toolbox enabled you can double click a custom pencil and edit only it's settings the same way as the previous menu.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hi milessthomas,

    Thank you for all this help. I have difficulty to find a feature that lets me to insert a line or two of a text inside a larger text of several pages. Could you help me with this?




    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Simon,

    Unfortunately, I use this app on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Although, I do have a similar issue with the menu bar, for which there are a few solutions.

    Disable the back button:

    Go to Settings > Display > System and Status Bar (bottom of page)

    and check mark the "Disable back key" option.

    On rooted devices only, hide the menu bar:

    Go to Settings > Display > System and Status Bar (bottom of page)

    and check mark the "Hide system bar"

    Hope this helped!


    8 years ago on Introduction


    I have a problem using leacutenotes on sony z tablet.

    When i use "zoom box" to input handwriting, i put my hand rist on the screen and it press the home/back buttons, that cause the app to be minimized.

    Do you know any setting / option how to avoid this?

    Best Simon