Microsoft OneNote app

Microsoft recently announced improvements to the Pen & Ink experience when creating or editing Quick Notes in OneNote on Windows. Quick Notes feature in OneNote allows you to quicky jot down your thoughts. You can access this feature by pressing the Windows key + Alt + N or clicking the OneNote icon on the system tray. With the upcoming update, you can create a Quick Note directly from your Surface pen.

Here’s how this feature works:

  • To create a Quick Note, just click the back of your pen and start writing.
  • To display or hide the new pen toolbar, click the pen icon in the Quick Note.
  • Use the pen toolbar to choose between ink tools (Select, Eraser, and Pens), and to add to and edit the contents of your Quick Note.
  • Mouse and touch users can also access Pen toolbar for easy and fast inking in Quick Notes

The pen toolbar is available to Office Beta Channel users running Version 2211 (Build 15729.20002) or later on a Windows 11 2022 update PC.