Change the colour and thickness of ink strokes in OneNote for Windows 10

Applies to: OneNote for Windows 10.

In OneNote for Windows 10, you can select the colour and thickness of new and current ink strokes when drawing or handwriting notes.

Ink stroke width and color options in OneNote for Windows 10

Set the colour and thickness of new ink strokes

  1. On the Draw tab, select or tap your preferred Pen or Highlighter to use, pick the downward-facing arrow that emerges beside your selection, and then click your desired ink colour.

Tip: Select More Colours if your preferred colour isn’t shown.

  1. If necessary, press the downward-facing arrow adjacent to your pen or highlighter selection once more, and then click the thickness for the ink strokes you will draw by doing either of the following:
  • Select or tap the + symbol as much as you want to boost the pen or highlighter thickness.
  • Press or tap the symbol as much as you want to minimise the pen or highlighter thickness.
  1. Draw or handwrite your notes on the screen.

Tip: To change the pen or highlighter colour or thickness at any time while drawing or writing notes, repeat steps 1 and 2 as needed.

Set the colour and thickness of existing ink strokes

If you want to adapt the colour or thickness of ink strokes that you have already drawn, you can quickly make changes.

  1. On the Draw tab, select the Lasso Select tool to choose any established ink stroke (or strokes) whose colour or thickness you want to modify.
  1. Click or tap the Pen or Highlighter that you want to use, click the downward-facing arrow that appears next to your selection, and then do any of the following:
  • Choose to confirm your desired ink colour.

Tip: If the colour you want isn’t displayed in the palette, press More Colours.

  • Select or tap the + symbol as frequently as you want to maximise the pen or highlighter thickness.
  • Press or tap the symbol as regularly as you want to minimise the pen or highlighter thickness.

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