The Tablet PC pen eraser does not work in Microsoft Office.

Applies to: Microsoft Word 2010Word 2013Excel 2010 More


The eraser from your Tablet PC pen is unable to erase ink in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


The eraser tip on the Tablet PC pen is not recognized in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint due to changes in the ink engine.


To work around the problem, follow these steps:
  1. On the Review tab, in the Ink group, click Start Inking.
  2. Under Ink Tools, on the Pens tab, in the Write group, click Eraser.
  3. With the stylus, click the ink text or drawings that you want to erase.
Note: You use the pen tip instead of the eraser tip of the stylus to erase ink.