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Dell Canvas Pen User Manual

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  • Page 1 Dell Canvas Pen User's Guide...
  • Page 2 A WARNING indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death. Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved. Dell, EMC, and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Button functions................................11 Calibrating the Pen display.............................. 13 Associating the Pen and Touch inputs........................... 14 Configuring Dell Canvas as the main display......................14 Using Dell Canvas as an extended display....................... 14 Radial menu settings................................ 18 Pen and Windows ink settings............................19 6 Replacing the Pen nib...........................21...
  • Page 4: Canvas Pen

    Canvas Pen The Canvas Pen is designed for a highly precise and natural writing experience and can be used directly on the Dell Canvas screen. The Pen uses electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) technology and gets activated when brought within the proximity of the Dell Canvas screen.
  • Page 5: Canvas Pen Features

    Canvas Pen features Top barrel button Bottom barrel button Pen tip—nib For more information about customizing the settings for these features, see customizing the Pen. Nib holder The nib holder includes a nib removal tool and compartments to hold the nibs.
  • Page 6: Nibs

    The Pen ships with a total of seven nibs. One hard nib is installed in the Pen. In addition, there are six nibs in the nib holder with two nibs each of the type: hardest, medium hard, and soft. Canvas Pen features...
  • Page 7: Canvas Pen Features

    Nib holder B—Soft nib H—Hard nib HB—Medium nib Canvas Pen features...
  • Page 8: Installing Software Drivers

    Installing software drivers Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary version 1607 update or later supports the Pen features. You can log in to to download the Canvas Installer application. Installing software drivers...
  • Page 9: User Interactions

    Table 1. User actions for the Pen User action Description Positioning To position the screen cursor, move the Pen slightly above the Dell Canvas screen without touching the screen surface. To make a selection, press the Pen tip on the display screen. Clicking Tap the display screen once with the Pen tip, or touch the Pen to the Canvas screen with enough pressure to register a click.
  • Page 10: Customizing The Pen

    Customizing the Pen Go to Start > Dell Canvas > Canvas Pen in the Windows operating system and customize settings for the Pen. The following settings are available in the Canvas Pen control panel settings: Table 2. Can Pen control panel settings...
  • Page 11: Button Functions

    Function Description The option Barrel button is selected by default. You can customize Bottom Barrel Button the setting by choosing a different function from the drop-down list. For more information about different functions in the list, see button functions. Click the check box to hold the pen tip close to the screen and Hover Click press the side switch to perform a set function.
  • Page 12 Table 3. Button functions Function Description Left Click Performs a function similar to a left mouse button click. Right Click Performs a function similar to a right mouse button click, which displays a menu. Middle Click Performs a function similar to a middle mouse button click. Double Click Performs a function similar to a left double-click.
  • Page 13: Calibrating The Pen Display

    For optimum performance, calibrate the Pen display to align the screen cursor with the position of the Pen on the Canvas screen. You can perform the following steps to calibrate the Pen on the Dell Canvas screen: Go to Start > Dell Canvas > Canvas Pen in the Windows operating system. The Canvas Pen control panel settings page is displayed.
  • Page 14: Associating The Pen And Touch Inputs

    Associating the Pen and Touch inputs To ensure that the Pen and Touch inputs are properly associated to the Dell Canvas screen, it is recommended to have the Dell Canvas set as main display. You can also associate the Pen and Touch inputs to the Dell canvas screen when it is used as an extended display.
  • Page 15 In the Tablet PC Settings control panel, select Dell Canvas from the drop-down list in the Display options section and then click Setup in the Configure section. Customizing the Pen...
  • Page 16 Choose either the Pen input or the Touch input in the Identify pen or touch screens control panel. Read the instructions carefully and press Enter until the configuration screen shows on the Canvas screen. Customizing the Pen...
  • Page 17 Touch the Canvas screen with the Pen or your finger to associate the input with the Canvas screen. Click OK on the Tablet PC Settings control panel. Customizing the Pen...
  • Page 18: Radial Menu Settings

    Radial menu settings The Radial Menu control panel provides quick access to editing, navigation, and media control functions. You can customize the label and choose different functions from the drop-down list and add them to the Radial Menu settings. You can click the radial menu to see all the functions that can be added to the Radial Menu settings. Customizing the Pen...
  • Page 19: Pen And Windows Ink Settings

    Pen and Windows ink settings Go to Start > Windows Settings > Devices > Pen & Windows Ink and customize settings for the Canvas Pen in the Windows operating system. For more detailed information about the settings, see the Microsoft website at
  • Page 20 Customizing the Pen...
  • Page 21: Replacing The Pen Nib

    Replacing the Pen nib To protect your pen display screen from scratching and for better performance, replace the Canvas Pen nib periodically. You can order new nibs online from the Dell Canvas product page on CAUTION: The tip of the pen nib wears out with normal use. Replace the pen nib when it starts to get too short or develops a flat point.
  • Page 22 Replacing the Pen nib...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The following table lists common issues that may occur when using the Canvas Pen and possible solutions: Table 4. Canvas Pen issues Issue Solution The Pen works only in the mouse mode and does not draw or write •...

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