Explore how Windows Ink will revolutionise the way you work

Quickly turn thoughts into action with Windows Ink. Create lists, sticky notes and draw to your heart’s content — even before logging in.1

Windows Ink inking on Windows 10
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Stay in the zone

Drawing, editing, searching7 - a digital pen is a great way to keep the workflow flowing.

Work more smartly in Office

Get important tasks done with inking, such as editing Word docs, PowerPoint slides or doing maths equations in OneNote – all with your digital pen.

Windows Ink editing and inking in Word

Smart editing in Word

Windows Ink works great with Word to make editing documents better than ever: Strike through words to make them disappear, circle text to select it, highlight with precision or transform drawings into shapes with just one touch.

Windows Ink inking in OneNote

OneNote Maths Assistant

Enhance learning and problem solving by using Windows Ink and OneNote together. Write a maths problem on your touchscreen PC and OneNote for Windows 10 solves it. Get to the answer quickly, or see step-by-step instructions to help you learn how OneNote got the solution.

Windows Ink inking in PowerPoint

Power of the Pen

Use your digital pen and touch simultaneously to draw with the built-in ruler, replay the sequence of mark-ups from other people and understand their thought processes better – all with Windows Ink in PowerPoint.

Get the best of Windows 10 with Windows Ink enabled devices

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Feature Key

  • Windows Hello

  • Cortana

  • Windows Ink

  • Touchscreen

  • Security

  • S mode

  • Windows Mixed Reality

Windows Ink Workspace

Windows Ink lets you quickly access the Windows Ink Workspace with just a click of your digital pen2 – even directly from the lock screen.1

Windows Ink Workspace on lock screen
Sticky Notes

Smart Sticky Notes

Never lose a thought or forget a detail. Write a flight number and up comes the flight status or jot down an address and Maps will find the best route. Even write a phone number and then just tap it to make the call.

Windows Ink Sketchpad


Capture details and ideas as they happen. Naturally use two hands to adjust the thickness of a line, or bring up a digital ruler to trace along its straight edge, just like on paper.

Windows Ink Workspace Screen Sketch

Screen Sketch

Easily capture what's on your screen and mark it up with your digital pen. Whether it's a document, web page, photo or app, take a screenshot of your desktop, ink it up and share it with one click.

1 This feature must be enabled in Settings and requires a digital pen with a Bluetooth button.

2 Requires a device that supports the use of a digital pen.

3 Cortana available in selected markets; experience may vary by region and device.

4 Touch-capable tablet or PC required. Pen accessory may be sold separately.

5 Windows Hello requires specialised hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.

6 Windows Ink was designed for improved latency on selected devices with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, not including Surface devices.

7 Touch-enabled device required; pen accessory may be sold separately. Available in UWP and XAML fields. User must enable this feature in settings.

8 If you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back into S mode.

9 Windows 10 in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at windows.com/SmodeFAQ.

10 Sound, Cortana and voice dictation require compatible mic-enabled headphones with a 3.5mm jack (USB not supported), plugged into the audio jack on the HMD. You can find compatible headphones by looking for the Cortana badge or Circle icon on product packaging and websites.

11 Windows Mixed Reality requires a compatible Windows 10 PC and headset, plus the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update or later; PC requirements may vary for available apps and content.

* Up to 16 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in August 2016 using preproduction Intel® Core™ i7, 1TB, 16 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: WiFi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

** System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. For more information, see surface.com/storage.

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