While you could do what I said before...
Even better is. In keyboard typing mode, you might notice a button with 3 dots on top.
In early days mine showed the cog, which opens keyboard settings.
Press and hold and you can switch between: voice typing, handwriting, setting.
Once you get used to it, handwriting mode is fantastic . Even predictive spelling!!
This mode works everywhere.
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tap on the Fx button (Productivity tools) next to the pen button as seen in your image, select handwritting to text mode the symbol changes to a box with a T in it. You can't draw with pen and convert to text later.
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