Start Inking in PowerPoint 2016

In PowerPoint we can review and comment on a Presentation by using the Pen and Ink Tools that are available. We use this procedure to comment and mark up slide content with the use of a pen, a highlighter or felt tip pen. We can also erase any changes that we make and also change the color and weight of a line or text that we have added while marking up the content. In order to use the Ink Tools in PowerPoint 2016 just continue reading.

First of all, we must select the Review tab and from the left of the ribbon we locate the area named Ink and then select the Start Inking command as shown in the image below.

Review - Start Inking

Once the Start Inking command is selected, a new tab gets activated which is named Pens as we can see in the image below.

Pen tab

The Pens tab is separated in the following areas with their commands:


  • Pen: We can insert ink strokes.
  • Highlighter: We can insert highlighter strokes.
  • Eraser: We can use the eraser to erase ink that has been drawn on the page.
  • Lasso Select: We can select by drawing a shape. Everything in the shape will be selected.
  • Select Object: We can select objects including ink, shapes and text areas.

Pens: We can select; which sort of pen we will use in order to insert our ink strokes.

  • Color: We can choose the color of the line that is drawn with the pen or highlighter.
  • Thickness: We can choose the thickness of the line that is drawn with the pen or highlighter.

Ink Art:

  • Convert To Shapes: We can automatically convert ink drawings to shapes.


  • Stop Inking: Once finished we select this command to close the Ink Tools to end inking on the page.

Pen tab

That is it about using the Ink Tools in PowerPoint 2016.

Below you can check out also the video about describing this feature.

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