You can now access Ink Help on Draw tab in OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel

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Hi, Microsoft 365 Insiders! My name is Sofia and I’m a Product Manager on the Office AI team. I’m excited to share with you an easy way to access Ink Help and stay up to date on our latest features without having to leave your app or search online.

Access Ink Help on the Draw tab​

Having trouble remembering how to use one of our ink gestures? Or, are you interested in learning more about what drawing tools are available and how to use them? You can find Ink Help on the Draw tab in OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on Windows. It’s a one-stop shop for all ink help. Save time and stay in your workspace.

You can search and find information about all our ink features available in the Microsoft 365 application you have open. We’ll continually update the help with relevant information about features.

 How it works​

1. Create or open a document in OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.

2. On the Draw tab, select Ink Help.

Ink Draw tab screenshot

Ink Help on the Draw tab

3. Search by Featured help.

Ink Help Search box screenshot

Ink Help and Featured help options

4. Or type in a unique search term or phrase in the Search box.


Ink Help Search box


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Availability  ​

This feature is available to Beta channel customers using OneNote, Word, PowerPoint, or Excel for Windows and running Version 2311 (Build 17029.20000).

Don’t have it yet? It’s probably us, not you. ​

Features are released over some time to ensure things are working smoothly. We highlight features that you may not have because they’re slowly releasing to larger numbers of Insiders. Sometimes we remove elements to further improve them based on your feedback. Though this is rare, we also reserve the option to pull a feature entirely out of the product, even if you, as an Insider, have had the opportunity to try it. 

Feedback ​

We want to hear from you! Click Help > Feedback to submit your thoughts about this feature. 

Learn what other information you should include in your feedback to make sure it’s actionable and reaches the right people. We’re excited to hear from you!  


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