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Use the Draw tab in Mail for Windows 10 to take notes on pictures or add a sketch to a message.

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Add sketches to messages

Add a Drawing Canvas to your message to sketch or add a handwritten note.

  1. In the Mail app, create a new message or reply to a message.

  2. At the top of the window, select the Draw tab.

    A screenshot of the Draw tab

  3. Put the cursor anywhere inside the message body.

  4. Select Drawing Canvas.

    A screenshot of the Drawing Canvas button

  5. Start writing or sketching inside the Drawing Canvas.

If you don't have a Windows Ink-enabled pen, you can use your finger or another stylus instead. In the Draw tab, select Draw with Mouse or Touch.

Drawing on pictures

You can draw directly on an image without first adding a drawing canvas.

  1. In the Mail app, create a new message or reply to a message.

  2. Select the Insert tab and insert a picture into the message.

  3. Start writing or sketching on top of or next to any picture.

If you don't have a Windows Ink-enabled pen, you can use your finger or another stylus instead. In the Draw tab, select Draw with Mouse or Touch.

Add a pen

You can add customized pens to the ribbon in the Draw tab.

  1. In the Mail app, create a new message or reply to a message.

  2. At the top of the window, select the Draw tab.

    A screenshot of the Draw tab

  3. Select Add Pen.

    A screenshot of the Add Pen button

  4. Select Pen or Highlighter.

  5. Choose the thickness and color.

    A screenshot of the pen menu

See Also

Draw and write with ink in Office

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