Pen for Word Excel on Surface RRS feed

  • Question

  • Why can't MS introduce toggle switch between paint and pointer. As it is I did not buy this to paint over spreadsheet
    Friday, February 26, 2016 2:55 PM


  • Hi,

    Based on your description, first if you hover the pen you'll have a "draw" tab appear. You have to turn inking on and off manually from that tab, it doesn't recognize fingers as separate type of touch (they'll draw if you try to scroll) and palm recognition isn't as good. But you can do it.

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    Emi Zhang
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    Monday, February 29, 2016 8:14 AM