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    Default S Note - missing tools / Mode?

    I noticed in the S Pen Tutorial and on the GN2 commercials that S Pen should have Productivity Tools, Shape Match Tool, Formula Match Tool, Handwriting to Text Tool however when I open S Pen (whether manually or by physically removing the S Pen) I do not have those Tools at all. I only see Drawing Mode, Text Mode, Eraser Mode.

    what am I missing
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    Long press on drawing mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollandl View Post
    Long press on drawing mode
    Rolladl, thanks for your assistance. I get inconsistent results. Sometimes I do get the productivity modes but other times I just get S Pen options and color options.

    I must be missing something. This cant be that difficult.
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    One thing I did notice is that, when I pull out the S-Pen, the S-Note window that opens does NOT have those tool bars mentioned above. If I long press on drawing mode, it only give me pen options (eg color and thickness).

    So to get the full set of tool bar, I have to manually create a S-Note. Can some one else confirm this?

    Thanks
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    I am having the same problem. The first time I used it the tools icon was available, now it is not. Long press on the drawing icon does not work
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    This is true. There are two types of s-note applications. There is the standard s-note which had all the edit options, and then there is "pop up note"which is just used or supposedly used for quick notes stuck as on the phone or just needing to hit something quickly.

    Two different things now.

    If you wish to do things such as edit and the like, you have to save the note first.

    Actually, just confirmed with the wife's note, the older one doesn't do it either

    Sent from Note 2 via Tapatalk
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    Plz long press on the boz where formula is shown
    that will give u productivity tool
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    Everybody seems to be missing the question: The productivity tool icon IS NOT THERE. There is no box with a formula, he dosen't want to long press on the drawing icon to get the color palate, he is wondering why the productivity tool icon is not present. it's a good question !
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    It may be hidden icon, this can happen for some unknown reason when you do a system update to icons.

    SOLUTION: (at least for the Samsung galaxy S3, i assume Note is similar.)

    After entering into the application folder (APPS) tap the menu button (on the galaxy s3 it is the touch button on the far bottom, to the left.)

    You will see a menu list which starts with PLAY STORE. Here is why you have problems. there is a last folder named SHOW HIDDEN APPLICATIONS which is not visible until you scroll down one last line. open that it and you will see all icons including your missing one. if you find it, highlight the check box next to it. THEN PRESS DONE AT THE TOP RIGHT (NOT THE BACK BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT = FAILURE.) Your icon will now appear in the APPS folder and hold and move to your Active pages by holding and dragging.

    good luck.
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    A screen shot of the missing icon would helpful. Is this the icon you're missing? If you have it just click on it to get the other productivity options.

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    The difference is when you pull the s pen out, you are probably seeing the pop up note app. It only has limited functionality due to it being for quick little notes, kind of like a 3M post-it note.

    To get the full functionality of the productivity tools, you have to open S Note. Then the icons you are looking for are available.

    It's not wrong to fondle the s pen.
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    I too ran into the same issue. You want to press and hold the formula tool.
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    Pop up note uses S Memo, which is why it doesn't have all the features of S Note. It also seems that it sometimes depends on what note type you choose once you open S Note. For instance if you choose "memo" as your note type, you won't have access to the productivity tools, nor the ability to add any kind of media. Hope this wasn't too rambling.
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    It is missing on mine too, and the only reason I know is because that little tutorial you posted keeps popping up.

    Quote Originally Posted by TalonSF View Post
    A screen shot of the missing icon would helpful. Is this the icon you're missing? If you have it just click on it to get the other productivity options.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
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    Folks are still missing the question. There are some templates in S Note that DO NOT OFFER THE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS ICON.

    For example, the Memo template does NOT have the productivity tools icon. However, the other templates all seem to have the icon.

    My question is why do some templates have the icon and some don't?
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    Lurch is right. Is there a reason that the Memo template does not have the prosuctivity tools ? Seems to me I would like to have it here as well as the other templates
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    Thanks!!!!!
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    I was GOOGLING my problems with S Note and the S Pen and not being able to find icons to do certain things, Google lead me to this thread anx it was Extremely helpful! This forum is a lifesaver, and compared to other forum communities I live in , this is the best and nicest!
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    Thanks dude
    was wondering how to get the shape match for days
    Your screenshot helped a lot
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    Just noticed your comment. Although it is an old discussion thread I have the same issue in S note on the note 10.1 2014. I found that if you write what you want first and then use selection tab and draw a selection square around your item you just drew and then transform when the box pops up and choose whatever you want to transform it into, either formula, shape, text, etc.
    Hope this helps. Not as good as the video but is an option if you are desperate.
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    Hi all
    I have note 10.1 2014, and I dont get the productivity tools on snote at all. I tried changing the default template to blank, but the tool icon didnot appear. I tried what Chris brennan1 suggested, and the box appeared, but i would rather have that appear in the tool box. Any suggestions?
    The attached screenshot is what I get in my snote.S Note - missing tools / Mode?-snote-blanktemplate.jpg
    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by TalonSF View Post
    A screen shot of the missing icon would helpful. Is this the icon you're missing? If you have it just click on it to get the other productivity options.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Donahue View Post
    Folks are still missing the question. There are some templates in S Note that DO NOT OFFER THE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS ICON.

    For example, the Memo template does NOT have the productivity tools icon. However, the other templates all seem to have the icon.

    My question is why do some templates have the icon and some don't?
    In my SNote, none of the templates have that icon. But I found out that the snote app for note 10.1 2014 does not have that icon, instead we have to use the lasso tool, and then the tool comes up with properties, transform into, cut and copy choices.
    thanks
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    thank you soooo much!
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    i am also missing this productivity function. I feel like this is a downgraded versions. Also, the icon Snote is very different from the previous version. What is going on? Can someone help us?
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