iPad Pro Has anyone used Pencil to annotate Word docs?

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  1. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    I've always loved the feel of pen and paper when marking up documents, and I've been waiting at least a decade for a tablet to replicate the same feel. Word in theory supports hand-written markup using the pencil, but I've been unable to find a serious review of this feature online. Has anyone actually done this, and if so, how well does it work in practice? Thanks!
     
  2. Ainkor macrumors newbie

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    I mark up Word and Excel documents all the time on my IPP for work. The funny thing is I didn't realize how cool it would be to do this until I saw that I could. It is really slick and the annotations are visible on my MacBook Pro, Windows desktop and iPhone. It is a seriously slick.
     
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Inking in Word lags a bit, and eraser requires to clicks to activate. No ball pen option (pressure insensitive). File size gets large quickly with inking, and crashes more easily.

    It's OK, not as good as inking in Goodnotes.
     
  4. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    It works very well. I've used the pencil with Word to grade and mark up student papers, and I've used the pencil with power point to make annotations while teaching a class. One fear I had was that the markups in Word might not be viewable in different versions of Word, but no students have had any difficulty seeing my comments, no matter what platform they were using.
     
  5. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    How do you annotate with word on it? Just getting into trying to do it in school documents
     
  6. Baldrake thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think there's just a special tab (can't remember what it's called) that allows you to draw ink over top of the content of the document.
     
  7. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Oh I wasn't aware of that, definitely gonna start using it.
    Thanks!
     

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