Learn how to access and use inking functionality in Word on a mobile device, draw and select objects, and make changes to drawing options, and witness how your set of pens and pencils from your desktop version of Word follow you to your mobile devices.
- [Instructor] If you use Word on a mobile device, like a tablet or smartphone, you're going to notice some improvements to the inking functionality. Here on a tablet, for example, with the Draw tab selected at the top, you'll notice your selection of pens follows you from the desktop app to your mobile apps. This is all part of that roaming pencil case mentioned earlier. And, you can also select objects now. When you select a writing implement such as a pen for example, and start to draw, on a tablet with touch you'll notice a slider over on the right-hand side to turn that feature on or off.
If you're on a tablet with a digital pen or stylus, you'll use that instead, and notice some sensitivity improvements to pressure and tilting, for example, to create different strokes. But with a touch device, all you do is drag your finger across to start drawing. So if I wanted to draw a triangle or a circle, it's just a matter of dragging my finger. If I want to erase anything, there's an eraser there. Just dragging across things, will erase them.
And if you want to redraw with a different color, you simply select your pen, tap it again to choose different colors and different sizes. Notice some special effects, down below, including more ink colors, if you wanted them. You can be very specific. Tap in the background, and start drawing. You can also select objects. Tapping that option, allows you to tap the object on your screen, and a number of option appear.
Such as cut, copy and paste, or even delete, if you want to remove it that way. So, if you are using Word on a mobile device, it's good to know that your pencil case follows you, from your desktop to that device. And you have some improved functionality. If you're using a digital pen or stylus, you'll notice new sensitivity for tilt and pressure. And if you're on a touch tablet, like I am, you're able to select objects, and use that same set of pens and pencils that you have on your desktop.
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