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Express yourself freely with digital ink

With Office and Windows, inking lets you harness the digital world through the power of touch, create in more natural ways, and translate your vision into reality.

Draw and write with ink

Scribble with your pen, then convert your ink to text with the push of a button.

  1. Select Draw, then choose a pen.

  2. Write your text.

  3. Click the tool box, then select Text.

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Convert ink to text

Edit with natural gestures

Use your finger or pen to edit with natural gestures, like circling to select and crossing out to delete.

  1. Select Draw > Ink Editor, then choose a pen.

  2. Edit your document with natural gestures.

  3. Circle, cross out, draw, and insert.

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Edit with natural gestures

Use ink in OneNote

  • With a Surface Pen, just start writing.

  • On the Draw tab, select a pen to change the color and thickness.

  • Use Lasso Select to circle anything you've written. Then, select Ink to Text to turn it into editable text.

  • Select Ink to Shape and then draw shapes. OneNote will help them look perfect.

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Write notes and draw in OneNote for Windows 10

Use ink in Snip & Sketch

  1. Open Snip & Sketch and select New.

    Or, press Windows + Shift + S.

  2. Select the type of snip you want to make.

  3. Choose the area you want to snip. Your snip will open in the app.

    If you used the keyboard shortcut, select the notification that appears.

  4. Use a pen to write on the snip or select Touch Writing to use your finger.

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Write on the web

Use Windows ink

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Replay your ink strokes

Write ink equations

Draw straight lines

Ink to text or math

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