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Windows 7: How to use SurfacePro 4 Pen as a mouse in PowerPoint 2016 not to draw

21 Feb 2016   #1

Windows 10 64bit
How to use SurfacePro 4 Pen as a mouse in PowerPoint 2016 not to draw

Previously using my Surface Pro 2, I was able to use the Surface pen as a mouse so I can handle objects, such as shapes as pictures in PowerPoint just as I would with a mouse. But now using a Surface Pro 4 the pen acts as a pen and the only thing it can do it write with ink and cannot work with objects.

This is a big disadvantage for me. I was wondering how I can turn off this feature so that I can use the pen as a mouse cursor again instead of inking.

The same issue happens on Word and Excel.

I find this very frustrating as I cannot get my work done.

Im not sure if this is because of Office 2016 or Surface Pro 4 pen.

I have tried this option:
1. Open Word or PowerPoint.
2. Click on Customize Quick Access Toolbar at the top left side of the application on the top of the ribbon.
3. Select Touch/Mouse mode.
4. Click on Optimize spacing between commands besides Customize Quick Access Toolbar and Select it toMouse mode.

BUT it doesn't work, it still acts as an ink pen

Any help would be so much appreciated.

Thank you

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21 Feb 2016   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

You may be better off posting this on our sister Windows 10 forum. Windows 10 Forums
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 How to use SurfacePro 4 Pen as a mouse in PowerPoint 2016 not to draw

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