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Nebo lets you enter text using a virtual or physical keyboard as well as your pen. Note that if you use a physical keyboard, the virtual keyboard will not display on screen, and the presence of the cursor will be the clearest indication that your keyboard is active.

You can use your keyboard to:

  • Edit existing text, whether handwritten or converted. 
  • Add text without using your pen. 
  • Select and copy/paste text within Nebo or into any other app. 
  • Add emojis to bring your text to life.

Note that you can still use your pen when your keyboard and cursor are active.

Placing the cursor

To use your keyboard and place the cursor, tap on the keyboard icon. Alternatively, tap twice (with a slightly longer pause than a double-tap) in an empty space or on a previously selected text block.

Removing the cursor

To remove the cursor and stop using your keyboard, tap in the margins, at the end of the page, or on another tool icon. Alternatively, start using your pen again.

Controlling when the cursor displays

If you don't want to use your keyboard or display the cursor when tapping in an empty space or on a previously selected text block, you can disable this functionality via Nebo's Settings menu.

If you disable tap access for your keyboard and the cursor, you can still:

  • Start using your keyboard and cursor by tapping the keyboard icon.
  • Select text with touch or using the lasso.

Selecting text

When the cursor is displayed, you can also double-tap text to select it. Tap on the cursor to display a contextual menu.


To learn more about using your keyboard in Nebo, access Nebo's sidebar, tap Help and view the Keyboard and pen tutorial. For more information or if you have questions, tap Support to visit our online knowledge base.

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