How to Write in a Word Document With the Bamboo Fun Tablet

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How to Write in a Word Document With the Bamboo Fun Tablet
Bamboo Fun Tablet allows you to write and draw digitally. (graphics tablet image by Simon Bradley from Fotolia.com)

The Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet is a digital writing tablet that connects to your computer so that you can write and draw on applications as if you were writing on a piece of paper. The pen tablet can also be used for website design, digital photo editing, scrap booking and signing contracts. You can also use the pen tablet with Microsoft Office software, including Word 2007. You can also write on existing documents to add comments or edits.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Install the Bamboo Fun Tablet to your computer by connecting the USB cable to the USB port of your computer. Insert the Bambo Fun Tablet installation CD and complete the installation process.

  2. 2

    Press the large, centre touch ring to turn on the table and wait for the ring to glow at a bright level to indicate that it's in "Active" mode. The Bamboo Fun Tablet software will also open on your computer.

  3. 3

    Minimise the Bamboo Fun Tablet software on your computer and then use your mouse to open the Microsoft Word application. Click on "File" from the top toolbar menu and then click "Open."

  4. 4

    Locate the Word file you want to use the tablet with and click on the "Open" button. Click in the section of the document that you want to review and write in.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Review" tab and then click on the "Start Inking" button. The "Ink Tools" menu window will then appear. Choose the "Felt-tip Pen" or "Ballpoint Pen" option and then click on "OK."

  6. 6

    Write on the tablet and your writing will appear at any place within the document on your screen. Use the "Ink Tool" menu to also change the colour or thickness of your writing at any time.

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