Word 2008 and Ink Tools

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  1. Brendon Bauer macrumors 6502

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    During lectures in class my teacher uses Word 2007 on windows. In his lectures, he can pull up an Ink Tools tab and hand write on the document if he wants to make notes, draw pictures etc. Does Word 2008 for mac have this feature? I can't find it anywhere! I would really like to be able to make notes on top of my documents so I can keep up rather than draw it on paper separately. I would like to be able to draw pictures in my notes. Is this possible?
     
  2. Brendon Bauer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Somebody must know how... :D I'm really counting on a feature like this!
     
  3. DukeofAnkh macrumors regular

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    Sounds like he has a tablet or one of those touch sensitive whiteboards?
     
  4. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

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    I would also like to know this as well. I thought I remembered hearing something about it but maybe that was just my imagination...
     
  5. Brendon Bauer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He does have a laptop that he flips the lid around and uses a pen to write with... but he's still using Microsoft Word 2007 (with ink tools). Do those ink tools only come on those types of laptops? Can't I just draw with my mouse/trackpad? I wish I could...
     
  6. clarkygx macrumors newbie

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    On the bottom left corner, there's 5 buttons.

    Click on the far right one (notepad view)

    Then at the top, a few icons along theres one saying "scribble" click on that and Bob's your uncle
     
  7. Brendon Bauer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey thanks for finding that! That's definitely a step in the right direction. I'm just a little bit frustrated that you have to convert your document into the notepad layout. When you do that, you lose all your formatting such as numbering, etc. I wonder why they make you do that? Also, you can't revert it so make sure to save your document before you try it or else you have to recreate all your formatting from scratch!
     

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