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Using Surface pen with Surface 3 and Office 2016


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I like the Surface Pen that came with my Surface 3 package and the fact that I can use it both for pointing and for drawing. However, when in Office 2016 programs, it is always in draw mode. How can I switch it to point mode in an Office 2016 program? I cannot find a button on the Office ribbon nor a physical button on the actual pen that will toggle between modes.


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Works just fine for me. If i pick up the pen and touch a word document, it acts as a mouse. If i hit the pen tab, it starts inking. If i want to use it as a mouse again, i just press stop inking.