Option of Hand written email for touch devices
Option to compose emails in own handwriting using the pen on touch devices.
Go to Format text and change to HTML, and you can write with PEN.
This is especially important for people who do a lot of mark up.
Make the surface pen interact exactly like the mouse! So many features (like double clicking to open a calendar event) are not supported! That, or the means of making them happen (like dragging an event to change it's date or span) require additional gestures; it's infuriating!!! It forces me to use the mouse when I would prefer to only use the pen! It's crazy!!!
Response Pen in Outlook. Would be nice if there was a pen that you can use to add answers within the body of an e-mail. You select a unique colour of your response pen and then as you click on various spots within the body of the e-mail your "pen" is still ON and doesn't revert back to black text.
Jakob Heitz commented
I want to be able to reply to an email, annotating the original with ink. Also draw diagrams with ink.
Sometimes when I paste in a dense image into an email, I want to be able to circle or highlight something in the image but I can't do that without first pasting into MSPaint, making my change, then re-snipping into the email.
Provide ability to add "ink" (pen support) to Outlook emails.
Seiichiro Hino commented
When I try to write something with Surface pen/Surface Pro4, # of characters for change lines gets smaller, which ruins apprearance. This should be a bug, so please fix this.
Manuel Faria commented
Add Ink Toolbar will be very usefull!!
Ability to free hand draw shapes or notes via the mouse directly over any part of the email.
There's something similar in OneNote which is immensely useful.
Also the shapes, please have an option for a non filled shape on the drop down, any time you want to highlight a portion of a screen cutting, you have to insert the shape and then choose no fill - very inefficient
Add the ability to use pen in a message just like tool box with Pen and Highlighters appears for creating Web Notes in Microsoft Edge.
USe Surface Pen to draw in Outlook 2016........PLEASE!!
My idea would be as I read my emails I could hand write notes over top the text of the email. Many times I'm on a plane reading mass emails. Inside the email there links I want to open later or training I want to take. I save the email but don't remember why I saved it once I get connect back to a network. Currently I send the email to OneNote so I can write a note on the email. It would be great to not level Outlook for this task.
charles henninger commented
this used to be in outlook and now it is not --please put back the draw tab in compose email
It made sense to stop supporting Calendar Printing Assistant back a few years ago, because people didn't need it anymore. But now that the Surface and the digital ink has become so popular people increasingly are printing their calendars to PDF, so they can do handwriting on them like a paper planner.
Either bring back calendar printing assistant so that we can print the calendars to PDFs, with more design option than you get right in Outlook. Or create the ability to write in outlook calendar with your pen, like a real planner.
Option to use a pen on a touch device to include, for example, a sketch of idea within an email
Will Wilson commented
The current "touch mode" for Outlook 2016 is very basic and lacking lots of functions. I have some suggestions to improve this with some basic changes:
1) Give us the option to turn OFF the side buttons when in touch mode. They are not very useful and take up space. Giving us the ability to HIDE this toolbar in touch mode would be good.
2) Add touch points for actions such as REPLY, FORWARD, DELETE, ARCHIVE, above the message header and when the message is opened. This is a more natural location.
3) Add SWIPE options to the messages
4) Increase the font size of the preview text in the message list when in touch mode. Currently only the subject and sender get larger fonts, but not the first line of the message. It remains small.
These are just a FEW of the items that could help make Outlook 2016 a better touch friendly app.