Ink mode is not enabled automatically when you use a stylus pen in a slide show in PowerPoint 2013

Symptoms

When you use a stylus pen to draw, write, or highlight text in a slide show in PowerPoint 2013, ink mode is not enabled automatically.

Then, when ink mode is enabled, you cannot use touch gestures to interact with the slide show.

Notes

  • You must manually enable ink mode to draw, write, or highlight text.
  • You must manually disable ink mode before you can use touch gestures.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, apply the following updates. After you apply these updates, ink mode is enabled automatically when a stylus pen is close to the screen. Additionally, ink mode is disabled when you move the stylus pen away from the screen.
2817605 Description of the Office 2013 hotfix package (Mso-x-none.msp): August 13, 2013
2817604 Description of the Office 2013 hotfix package (Mso-x-none.msp; Msores-x-none.msp): August 13, 2013
2817504 Description of the Office 2013 hotfix package (Oart-x-none.msp; Powerpoint-x-none.msp): August 13, 2013
After you install the updates, to have us configure a send/receive schedule for you, go to the "Here's an easy fix" section. If you prefer to configure a send/receive schedule yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Here's an easy fix

To have us change the new stylus pen behavior for you, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
  1. This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  2. If you're not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
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Let me fix it myself

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 2817617 - Last Review: Dec 9, 2015 - Revision: 1

Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

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