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When working in Pen Mode here in OneNote 2010, especially if you're new to it, odds are pretty good you're going to have to make some modifications to your drawings, even your handwriting, if it doesn't turn out perfectly the first time. So we're going to talk about some options, some tools in Pen Mode for manipulating your drawings and your writing. We're still working with our TwoTrees7 notebook in the AGM section here in the Room Setup page. And we're in Pen Mode, so we've got this little dot that's following us around with our pen or if you're using your mouse, it can be in Pen Mode as well. But let's just switch over to the Select & Type Mode.
So up here on the Ribbon in the Draw tab, we'll click Select & Type. This is our default mode. This is where we see our actual I-beam pointer. So as you move around your page, you see the I-beam for selecting and typing text. But we also use it for manipulating text. So if we want to move some of these things around like the last row here, if we need to move it up, we can click and drag. Same thing goes for the handles. We have to be in this mode to be able to change the size. If we click on a shape like our rectangle here, we can make the table a little bit wider by going to those handles.
When you see the double arrow, click and drag with your mouse, as simple as that. And we can move the seats around. Spread them out just a little bit. There we go. Even size them up if we want them to match a little better. So once we're in this mode and even though we're not in Pen Mode, we're working with things that were created in Pen Mode, they're just like objects. And we'll get them all looking nice here. We can also make modifications not just to sizing and moving things around, but if we wanted to change the color for the head seat here for example, we've got Color & Thickness. We'll go there.
Let's just change the color to a nice bright red. So our keynote will be sitting in the red seat, so I can see it's changed color now. Let's just deselect by clicking anywhere outside the selected object. Same thing goes for handwriting. You can see when we click on parts of our handwriting, each of the characters. You can see in this case the capitals at the beginning are separated from the rest of our text. But we can select them if we want to manipulate them, move them around. There are some other options though for selecting, like the Lasso tool.
In this case, if we want all of our name, both beginning and last name, we could go to the Lasso Select. And in this case, we'd just click and drag, encircling both names. And they're both selected like one object, and now we can move this around. So when you move to the border for example or inside anywhere, see the four-sided arrow. You can move it around. You can resize it as well, make it bigger or smaller. And that's how the Lasso Select tool works.
We could do that for example if we wanted to select just the last row. Watch what happens now when we go around the last row here, both sections left and right. You have to encompass the entire object. If we get halfway through a row, notice it doesn't get selected. That's good. It's until we've encompassed the entire object that it's selected. Now we can move the entire last row, over a little bit and back maybe, just like that. Once you've got it in the right spot, you can deselect just by clicking anywhere outside the selected object.
So that's the Lasso Select. What about erasing? Maybe we want to take off a little bit off the edge here of our back row, even some of the other rows. We do have a number of Eraser tools. When you click the drop-down, you've got a Small, Medium and Large Eraser or a Stroke Eraser, which will erase the entire stroke. So let's start with the Medium Eraser. And we'll just come off to the edge here. You can see the size of the Eraser, a little square. And we'll just click and drag over the edge. You can see how it takes off the edge. There we go. So you could do the same thing for any of these, just to smooth them out a little bit.
That looks better. And I'll come down in the middle here and just create a little more space, more of an aisle down the middle, just like that by clicking and dragging. So you could do it with a smaller or bigger eraser, smaller for more detailed areas, or the Stroke Eraser, which will again remove the entire stroke. Let's say we don't want that last row anymore. Click the Stroke Eraser. All I have to do is click once and the entire stoke is removed. Do the same for the other side. And there we go. We're back down to three rows.
So not much really to it. Once you've got the hang of each of these tools for selecting and erasing, you can manipulate any of your objects including handwriting here in OneNote 2010.
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