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April 2, 2018

Windows 10 Tip: Five expert tips to help you master ink in OneNote

With Windows Ink integrated in OneNote for Windows 10, it’s easier than ever to write or sketch your ideas, meetings or lecture notes, and information to remember. Here are five tips to help you master ink in OneNote:

Write and draw even more naturally

Draw and shade with tilt support

Using a pen feels natural with tilt* support, letting you draw and shade just like you would with paper and pencil. Simply select the Pencil tool, angle your pen slightly, and watch as your ink stroke changes from a point to a more natural angle.

Draw with dazzling ink

Dazzling ink in OneNote

Spice up your notes and sketches with fun ink effects** like rainbow, galaxy, gold, silver, lava, ocean, and more.

Clean up your notes

List of groceries converted from handwritten notes into text.

OneNote lets you convert your handwritten notes into text, making them more presentable and easier to read. It’ll even preserve the size and color of your ink, as well as highlights and ink effects like rainbow and galaxy!

Set things straight with the ruler

Drawing a triangle in OneNote with a ruler

Can’t draw a straight line to save your life? Don’t worry. With the new digital ruler, drawing a perfectly straight line is a breeze.

Solve and graph handwritten math equations

Ink Math Assistant

Improve your math skills with the Ink Math Assistant**. OneNote can solve math equations and show you the steps to find the answer. It can even graph the equation and calculate the minima, maxima, or axes intercepts. If you’d like to convert the equation to typed text, it can do that too.

OneNote comes free with Windows 10, so you can start using it today. The app is updated every month with new features and improvements, so let us know via the Feedback Hub or UserVoice if there’s something you’d like to see added in the future.

*Tilt functionality available on select devices at launch.
**Requires Office 365