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Here’s how to set it up to work for you.
Surface Pen with single button on flat edge works with Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book.
- Surface Pen with single button on flat edge features
- Pair your Surface Pen with your Surface
- Try out features built into the top button
- Write and draw
- Customize your Surface Pen
Surface Pen with single button on flat edge features
Use the magnet on the flat side of the cap to attach your Surface Pen with single button on flat edge to the side of your Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book or to any convenient magnetic surface.
Bluetooth® technology links your Surface Pen to your Surface:
To erase, flip the pen over and use the top as an eraser.
The tip end of the raised area on the flat side of the pen works as a right-click button in many apps.
Hold the button down as you tap the screen. In some apps, the right-click button may behave differently.
Choose your favorite tip from the Pen Tip Kit (sold separately). The tips work with the Palm Block technology and multi-point sensitivity built into your Surface to let you write and draw naturally.
Pair your Surface Pen with your Surface
Use Bluetooth technology to pair Surface Pen with your Surface. To make sure it’s discoverable, hold down the top button on the pen for about 7 seconds. You’ll see a white light on the flat side of the pen when it’s ready.
You may have paired the Surface Pen while setting up your Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book. If the pen is already paired, skip to Try out features built into the top button.
If your pen shows as Not connected in your Bluetooth list, you might not have all the latest updates installed. See Troubleshoot Surface Pen with single button on flat edge for more info.
Try out features built into the top button
Press and hold to open Cortana or Search
When you press and hold the top button, Cortana will open (or search will open if Cortana isn’t available). Then type your question in the search box.
- To use this feature, your Surface needs to be nearby and turned on.
- Cortana is not available in all languages and countries or regions.
Click to open a Quick Note
OneNote is a great way to capture, organize, find, and share information. Click the top button on your pen while your Surface is asleep, and you can jot a note or sketch immediately, without unlocking the screen. When you’re using your Surface, click the top button to open OneNote.
While your Surface is locked, you can use only the top button. The right-click button won’t work until after you unlock your Surface by signing in.
For more info, see Using OneNote on Surface.
Double-click to take a screenshot and add it to a Quick Note
Double-click the top button on your Surface Pen to take a picture of your screen.
Select what you want to show in the screenshot by drawing a box around the part you want to keep. When you lift the pen tip, your selection appears on a new page in OneNote.
Now you can mark up the screenshot with the pen, move it to any of your OneNote notebooks, or share it with other people.
If double-clicking the top button on your pen doesn’t take a screenshot, see Troubleshoot Surface Pen with single button on flat edge.
Write and draw
Use your Surface Pen in any app that supports inking, like the Windows Ink Workspace, Office apps, or Microsoft Edge. When you bring your Surface Pen close to the touchscreen, a point appears on the screen and the screen will ignore other input (like your hand or a mouse). Then write or draw on your screen like you would with a regular pen and paper.
Even if your app doesn’t support inking, you can use your Surface Pen to enter text by using the handwriting panel in the touch keyboard.
Using the touch keyboard and handwriting panel
Select Keyboard in the lower-right corner of your Surface screen.
On the touch keyboard, select Keyboard > Handwriting.
Write something in the handwriting panel. Your Surface will convert your words to text automatically.
For more info, see How to use the Surface touch keyboard.
Customize your Surface Pen
Change pen settings
Adjust pressure sensitivity
Use the Surface app to set the pressure sensitivity to suit your writing style. The Surface app is free from the Microsoft Store. For more info, see Install and use the Surface app.
Change pen tips to get the experience you want
The pen tip kit (sold separately) contains a tip removal tool and four tips: 2H (very low friction), H (low friction), HB (medium friction), and B (high friction). Choose the tip that’s best for the way you write. You can get the kit at a Microsoft Store or online.
Here’s how to change tips:
Grasp the tip that’s in the pen and pull the tip straight out.
If you have trouble grasping the tip, use the tip removal tool included with your pen tip kit.
- Insert the base of the tip into the pen opening and push the tip in until it locks into place.