Add "Draw"/Ink functionality to Outlook
It would be great if Outlook introduced drawing/ink ability to markup emails or even the calendar.
And inked content could be exportable to OneNote or other Office programs.
There should be a drawing feature in which you could do a quick sketch/drawing on your email. Then you could show that to others without having to download a drawing app to attach the drawing as a file.
I used to be able to draw in Outlook with pens. Pen selection is no longer possible. Simplify functionality and leave the good stuff.
Why does O365 seem to remove the ability to use pens to write over top of of images etc... without using a Drawing Canvas?
This was very useful, the drawing canvas takes more clicks, more times :(
Please extend the draw capability also to the Calendar. Not to the single event, but to the whole agenda (i.e. monthly view).
In June we started rolling out the inking capability from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote to Outlook for Windows. Inking in Outlook enables you to use your digital pen or finger to annotate and make notes. You can also easily mark up photos and images directly in your emails. To get started, select the Draw tab on the ribbon to see all your new pens and start inking.
This is so strange. My old version of outlook had a inked tool and my outlook 365 does not. STrange that they would be moving backwards...
+1000 to this. I'd love to be able to ink up my agenda on my tablet. Being able to write in, erase, and rearrange meetings, as well as highlighting them as necessary would be a huge productivity boost.
Allow HIGHLIGHT & MARKUP W/ MARKUP TOOLS, CLOUDS, Text & CALLOUTS ...both Pen and mouse selected tools. Also allow a Note and Tag field popup.
Please add Windows Ink to Calendar!
Ryan Reid commented
Provide the ability to markup and add notes to email in my inbox.
I often want to add notes/comments in email I have received. Ideally I'd have the ability to share or keep the notes private.
MVP just provide markup on email that's been received/sent
Mike Williams commented
The only way I have found to reliably get ink in an Outlook message is to type pen or ink into the "Tell me what you want to do" box on the ribbon. However I cannot find a way to turn off ink mode. Even if I try to go to mouse mode, then the mouse still acts as a pen.
The Windows 10 activity centre doesn't register this as "tablet mode" . so you can't switch out of it.
To exit ink mode, I exit the message(saving as draft) and then re-open it to get back to desktop mode.
Using Surface Book 2 / Windows 10
I'd like to have the "draw" option within an email. To make notes, circle or indicate suggestions. An editing marker so to speak. Similar to the editing which can be done in the snipping tool features.
Sicilia Vides commented
I was looking this option in Outlook as well, like the new Internet explorer, where it has the option of draw, highlight, write a note or even scratch something.
It could be even better than the explorer option if can be tested like a beta version.
Yes, so much Inking potential in Outlook 2016, so little useful functionality right now. Specifically, the ability, when "Editing Message", to hand write or draw on the message - Ink It - and save it, or send it, or pdf it. On my Surface Book, when I Edit/Ink/Save, only about half the Inking is saved. When I Edit/Ink/pdf-it, the Inking isn't saved to pdf. When I Reply/Ink, and I want to Ink in strategic locations in the email not in the lined area that sometimes - sometimes - appears at the top of the message, nothing useful can be accomplished. So much potential for the Inking feature so enhance email power-use and time-saving capabilities.
Kim Etscheidt commented
Being able to circle or draw with a pasted picture
Let me draw on my email or pictures in the email to mark important things.
R. Palmer commented
I know Outlook is supposed to have Inking, but it's very hard to make work. The program is supposed to "automatically" recognize when you bring the pen to the screen and bring up the Draw tab, but I find it usually doesn't do that. :(
Jim Fisher commented
Inking capability should be enabled by default as in other Office apps such as OneNote and PowerPoint. And when enabled, it should not have the lines going across. Inking is not only for writing. It could be for drawing a picture freehand, drawing attention to items in a picture, or for highlighting existing text.
Jim Fisher commented
Provide the ability for email users to easily ink up email message replies.
Inking capability is not enabled by default as in other Office apps such as OneNote and PowerPoint.
Back in an older version of outlook when I got my first tablet PC, this was there. I don't remember when it disappeared but I would love to have it back!
Then I got to thinking about it. I opened a new email, right clicked on a blank space on the menu bar to customize the ribbon, and began scrolling through the menus and found "ink tools" in the tool tabs. So I added that as its own tab. But it seemed lacking, so I went through the "all commands" and found the "start inking" and "stop inking" and now it's almost as good as it was in Office 2010. Now if I could only figue out how to get rid of the lined background when I ink in outlook....another day perhaps.