Moving and Pinning Pen Strokes

The pen tool is an awesome way to put pen to paper virtually. Using a stylus on a touchscreen device or your mouse, you can quickly jot down your ideas in a collaborative session.

Now you can :pin: (Pin) individual strokes so they’re locked into place in your workspace background and within canvases. This is especially useful when there are multiple editors in your workspace.

How pinning pen strokes can elevate your workflows :bulb:

Strokes are versatile and freeform; however, there are times you need content you prepare in a workspace to remain static. Here are some use cases for pinning strokes:

Option Description
Creative review Use strokes to give feedback and pin them next to specific assets.
Presentations Draw followers’ attention to a specific area in your workspace presentation.
Flow charts Quickly mock up a flow chart to get your point across.
To-do’s Jot down your action items or to-do’s so your team stays on track.
Pros and cons lists Write pros and cons when making a project decision.

How to pin strokes

To pin strokes:

  1. Draw a stroke.
  2. Choose :select: (Select) or use the keyboard shortcut “V” to quickly switch to the marquee. From here, you can select the pen stroke, move it or select :pin: (Pin).
  3. To remove the pin select :unpin: (Unpin)
    In this example, we’ve pinned two strokes to create a simple pros and cons table quickly.
    Pinning individual lines

Group select to pin multiple strokes

To pin multiple strokes:

  1. Group select all strokes you wish to pin. Move them to your desired location.
  2. Select :pin: (Pin).
  3. You can unpin individual strokes by selecting the stroke and clicking :unpin: (Unpin). Or group select again and click :unpin: to remove the pin from all grouped strokes.
    Pinning multiple strokes
    Note: You cannot pin individual strokes on annotated images or documents. To learn more about pen strokes, read about the Workspace Toolbar.

Now, go try it in your workspace! :bluescape_home: