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You can use OneNote to handwrite notes instead of typing them. This is useful if you can write better or faster than you can type, and it’s great for meetings or interviews where the sound of typing away on a keyboard might be considered inappropriate. It's also a great way to annotate notes and screenshots or add illustrations to OneNote. 

To get started, do the following: 

  1. On the Canvas, tap on the Pen icon to get into ink mode.

  2. In the Tools bar, choose a pen or highlighter, and then write notes on the screen.

  3. Use the Eraser button to erase the content on screen.

  4. Use the Lasso tool on the end to select ink strokes and move or resize them.

  5. Use the Arrow icon to shrink the Tools bar to just one icon and utilize more space to ink.

  6. Use two fingers to move the canvas if you want more space to write your notes.

  7. Use the three dots (. . .) in the canvas in ink mode to do more:

  • Tap on Grid Lines to add grid lines on canvas.

  • Tap on Rule Lines to add Rule lines on canvas.

  • Tap on Hide Lines to hide these Lines on canvas.

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