Drawing in Mail for Windows 10

Use the Draw tab in Mail for Windows 10 to take notes on pictures or add a sketch to a message.

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Add sketches to messages

Add a Drawing Canvas to your message to sketch or add a handwritten note.

  1. In the Mail app, create a new message or reply to a message.

  2. At the top of the window, select the Draw tab.

    A screenshot of the Draw tab

  3. Put the cursor anywhere inside the message body.

  4. Select Drawing Canvas.

    A screenshot of the Drawing Canvas button

  5. Start writing or sketching inside the Drawing Canvas.

If you don't have a Windows Ink-enabled pen, you can use your finger or another stylus instead. In the Draw tab, select Draw with Mouse or Touch .

Take notes on images

You can draw directly on an image without first adding a drawing canvas.

  1. In the Mail app, create a new message or reply to a message.

  2. Select the Insert tab and insert a picture into the message.

  3. Start writing or sketching on top of or next to any picture.

If you don't have a Windows Ink-enabled pen, you can use your finger or another stylus instead. In the Draw tab, select Draw with Mouse or Touch .

Add a pen

You can add customized pens to the ribbon in the Draw tab.

  1. In the Mail app, create a new message or reply to a message.

  2. At the top of the window, select the Draw tab.

    A screenshot of the Draw tab

  3. Select Add Pen .

    A screenshot of the Add Pen button

  4. Select Pen or Highlighter.

  5. Choose the thickness and color.

    A screenshot of the pen menu

See Also

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