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How to Write with a Pen or Marker in Microsoft Word

    Writing with a pen or marker in Microsoft Word is a great way to markup forms, add a signature, or get creative.

    Using the pen function is also called ‘inking’ or ‘drawing’ and can be found from the Draw tab. This lets you ‘write’ with either a mouse, your finger, or a computer pen.

    The steps on this page will show you how to use the pen or marker function in Microsoft Word. Check out the guided steps below.


    How to write with a pen or marker (Video Guide)

    How to Write with a Pen or Marker (Guide with images)

    You can write with a pen or marker in Microsoft word in few simple steps.

    Step 1 – Access the Draw tab in Microsoft Word

    In order to write on a document, you’ll need to access the Draw tab in Word.


    Step 2 – Select a pen or marker option

    There’s a lot of different options available to write in Word, from selecting a Pen type, to thickness, and even mapping it to a shape.

    Click a Pen option. There’s a few default options, and you can customize them with the Color and Thickness drop-downs.


    Step 3 – Use the pen or marker

    Use your mouse, finger, or computer pen to start writing on the document.


    Continue to the next step so you can learn how to erase any pen or marker drawings if you don’t like how they came out.


    Step 4 – Erase marker or pen

    You can erase writing on a Word doc using the eraser. This can help with any mistakes or as you get familiar with using the functionality.

    Click the pencil with the eraser
    1. From the Draw tab, click the Eraser icon.
    2. Click the object or text that you’ve written.
    3. The eraser will remove the entire object that is connected.

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