MS Office Inking

In Microsoft (MS) Word and PowerPoint, the inking feature will allow you to create and erase annotations, as well as highlight text.

To start inking:

1. Go to the tab

2. Select in the menu bar and various inking tools will be displayed as shown below

3. Select the icon then ink wherever you would like on the word document

1. Select the icon

2. To resume inking, select the icon again

1. Select the icon

2. Select the inked text you would like and notice it will become highlighted

3. Now move, rotate, or resize as needed

To exit the inking mode and go back to normal typing:

Select the icon

Once in presentation mode, you may access the inking tools in two ways:

1. The faint menu/navigation items at the bottom left corner of the presentation.

NOTE: This menu option dissappears when the mouse leaves the menu hotspot area.

2. Right click anywhere on the presentaiton to access the inking menu.

The inking tools stay hidden until activated for example you may not be able to access the eraser if you have not inked on the presentation.

You may change to various tools depending on your preferential use. The inking tools available include "Laser Pointer," Pen," Highlighter," "Ink Color," "Eraser," "Arrow Options" and so forth.

 

1. Right click anywhere on your presentation slide

2. Select

3. Select

4. Select any color of your choice

When using the presenter view while in slideshow mode, your menu icons will look a little different.

1. Select the pen tool

2. Select to begin inking

NOTE: The first icon will change to show the tool that is currently in use.

The eraser tool will be activated once you have annotations in your presentation.

1. Right click anywhere on your presentation slide

2. Select

3. Select to erase a single annotation or to erase all ink on the slide

4. Drag the eraser over the annotations you would like to delete

NOTE: You can also select the pen icon at the bottom of the screen to get to the eraser menu options.

5. Once you start erasing, the eraser icon will place the pen icon at the bottom of the screen

1. Right click anywhere on your presentation slide

2. Select

3. Select

4. Select between "Automatic/Visible/Hidden" so the arrow pointer (mouse/cursor) is always shown or hidden

a. "Visible" always shows the pointer

b. "Hidden" makes the pointer invisible

c. "Automatic" keeps the pointer arrow hidden most of the time but shows it when you right click for menu options (We recomend slecting "Automatic")

NOTE: You can also get to the pointer arrow options by selecting the pen option.

At the end of your slides, PowerPoint will give you the option to save your annotations if you wish. Select "Keep" to save your annotations. You may select to keep or discard your inked annotations.

This will put a button at the top left corner of your document and allows you to choose a pen and start inking with one click.

1. Go to the tab

2. Right click the icon

3. Choose "Add to Quick Access Toolbar"