Note: Ink Editor in Word is available only if you have an Office 365 subscription.
Inking now has more to offer in Word. Along with draw, write and highlight, you can now use touch or a digital pen with Windows digital ink to edit documents directly in Word. This is available on Windows touch devices and devices that work with digital pens such as Microsoft Surface running Windows 10 TH2 or higher operating system.
Ink Editor allows you to edit and format documents using natural gestures like circling to select text and cross out to delete text.
Edit with natural gestures
Choose Draw tab on the ribbon and select Ink Editor.
If you don't have a digital pen enabled device and have a touch device instead, choose Draw with Touch and then select Ink Editor.
Select the ink style you want from the Pens group.
To see more ink options, select the More icon in the Pens group. There, you can select from a wide variety of ink styles, and you can add certain styles to your favorites so they'll always be at the top.
Do any of the following to edit your document using natural gestures:
Circle to select text
Draw a circle around the text you want to select. You can select words, sentences or paragraphs. Once the text is selected, it brings up the formatting toolbar. On the formatting toolbar you can instantly change the color, font, style or highlight the selected text.
Cross out to delete text
Draw a line thorough the text using a pen or touch to delete a word or phrase in a sentence. You can delete a group of sentences or an entire section by drawing a slanting line, vertical line or up/down squiggles across the section. The text between the beginning and the end of the line action is deleted.
After the text is deleted, a drop down menu appears on screen with ink options. If you did not intend to delete the text choose Undo . Choose Leave as Ink if you want to have the cross outs in your document.
Choose a highlighter pen from the Pens group and draw across text to highlight the text. To remove the highlight draw across the text again.
Note: If you wish to keep a record of your ink edits, you should turn on Track Changes in Simple Markup mode on the Review tab before you start reviewing your document using Ink Editor.
Tell us what you think about Ink Editor and suggest improvements
Submit suggestions for new actions or gestures you’d like to see in Ink Editor at https://word.uservoice.com/forums/304924-word-for-windows-desktop-application