Learn how to use improved inking functionality in the mobile version of PowerPoint in Office 365, including the roaming pencil case, convert to shape, and select objects on a tablet or smart phone.
- [Narrator] Here in PowerPoint on a mobile device you'll also notice some improved inking functionality which we're going to explore. You can have anything open if you're following along. Double tap to add a title if you want to. We'll call this Inking, tap in the background. We don't need a subtitle, we can tap that and delete right from the pop up options. And now when we go to the draw tab, you're going to notice the same set of pens and pencils follow you from app to app from device to device.
So that's that roaming pencil case. You'll also notice there are some options for selecting, there's a ruler as well. Let's draw some things first. Start with a nice dark pen, draw that triangle and that circle. And that's freehand there. If I wanted to I could tap this little dropdown, and choose ink to shape to automatically have those shapes drawn for me as I drag my finger across. Let's try now another triangle, this time it's converted to a shape with a default fill and outline.
Same thing for the circle or oval in this case. If I want to select things I have the option to go over to the top left, and now all I have to do is tap the item and from the options choose want I want to do such as delete. I'll delete the freehand options. And now I can tap and drag these other shapes that I've drawn that were converted to shapes into position. Use the handles to resize them for example, or change their shape.
Cool stuff here in the mobile version of PowerPoint. It's good to know that your custom sets of pens and pencils follow you around from app to app from device to device, that's the roaming pencil case and you have some added functionality. If you're on a tablet using a digital pen or stylus you'll also notice some improved sensitivity built right in. So if you're pressing harder you'll see different strokes or tilting your pen for example. New features built in to PowerPoint here on a mobile device in Office 365.
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