#Microsoft365 – Microsoft Office sure has come a long way when it comes to the creative side of things. Recently released updates brought us the Draw Tab, Highlighters, Pencil textures and more colours plus metallic effects.

For previous posts in my #Microsoft365Challenge go to the index page.

DISCLAIMER:  I WRITE ARTICLES ABOUT OFFICE / MICROSOFT 365. CONTENT IS ACCURATE AT TIME OF PUBLICATION, HOWEVER UPDATES AND NEW ADDITIONS HAPPEN DAILY WHICH COULD CHANGE THE ACCURACY OR RELEVANCE. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN USING MY BLOGS AS GUIDELINES.

What does Microsoft say?

No special equipment is required; you can draw with a mouse, your finger, or a digital pen. The exact features available depend on the type of device you’re using and whether you’re an Office 365 subscriber. In some apps, for instance, you can replay ink or convert ink to shapes or math.

The best way to learn to use these is to go play! Here you’ll find more details on the latest updates.


Under the Draw Tab in OneNote you’ll also notice many drawing features:

As mentioned, features depend on the program and whether you have Office 365 or not:

Feature name

Description See
Ink Editor Use touch or a digital pen with Windows digital ink to edit documents

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Edit your document with natural gestures
Ink to Shape Convert an ink drawing into a standard Office graphic shape

Word logo PowerPoint logo Excel logo Visio logo

Convert ink to shapes
Ink to Math Use touch or a digital pen to write a complex math equation, and then convert it to text

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Write, insert, or change an equation
Ink Replay Replay a series of inking actions on a slide

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Replay your ink strokes in Office
Ruler Draw straight lines in ink, or align a set of objects

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Draw straight lines or align things with the ruler

 

Purpose of this blog challenge:

I will write 365 blogs in 365 days around Microsoft 365. I did a similar challenge with Office 365, blogs can be found here. I won’t just be talking about the new Microsoft 365 subscription model. I will be sharing any news, tips and tricks around Office / Office 365 / Windows / Mobility and Security. And let’s not forget all the great new Apps & services available.  A lot of what I’ll share on Office and SharePoint will also be applicable to none “Office 365” versions.

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