Did you already know that with latest variations of the Office for Mac apps — Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint — you could truly draw on your documents? And you don’t even want a special drawing pill. You can use your Mac’s trackpad (or another contact-enabled device) to attract as though it had been a canvas.
It’s pretty neat! Not always expert, maybe, however neat. Especially if you’re searching for something to present your kid to do to your Mac that doesn’t contain letting him free at the Internet. So permit’s discover ways to draw for your Office for Mac apps! We’ll use Microsoft Word as our instance utility.
Draw in Word for Mac
Open or create a Word report after which pick out the Draw tab from the toolbar on the top of the window.
If the gear in the Draw tab is grayed out, it means you’re using the incorrect editing mode. To transfer modes, choose View > Print Layout from the menu bar on the top of the display.
Once the drawing tools are to be had, you could click on any pen tool at the top to use it, and if you’d like to replace up to the kinds of tools you have available, click on the Add Pen button.
To exchange a tool’s length or coloration, or to add an effect, double-click at the device’s icon.
Once you’ve made your choice of pen, length and, color, click on the Draw button on the left. You can then start drawing immediately to your Word file using the trackpad, mouse, or dedicated drawing tablet.
Draw With the Mac Trackpad as a Canvas
The steps above let you use the trackpad or another enter tool to attract man or woman traces and shapes. In different words, you click and drag to attract a line. An alternative method is to apply the trackpad as a canvas, i.E., pretend that your Mac’s trackpad has ended up a piece of paper that you may draw on. This lets you create more tricky drawings if favored because all of your trackpad moves can correspond to placing (virtual) ink to paper.
To use your trackpad as a canvas and attract Microsoft Word, make sure you’re at the Draw pad and then enable the toggle categorized Draw with Trackpad.
Finally, you could customize the drawing gear to your liking through deleting or rearranging them in Word toolbar. To accomplish that, just right-click (or Control-click on) on one of the pens and choose the desired choice.
So…as I stated, maybe now not totally expert, unless you operate this potential to spotlight sections of a record or something. But it’s amusing! Maybe for me, it’s been a touch too a laugh scripting this tip.
Seriously, this one took me twice so long as regular. I drew a LOT. With rainbows. It changed into fun.
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