How to use Pen Tools in Acrobat or PP

Dec 5, 2007 by

I’ve been playing with this inexpensive Wacom Bamboo tablet periphery this week to see what it can do ($79 on the Wacom website). It is definitely a viable “bulk” purchasing option if your college cannot afford tablet PCs for all instructors… few can.I will write a separate review of the Bamboo tablet, but I need to try a few more of its features first.

Here is how to use the pen tools for a few different software platforms. If you have no tablet, you can use these tools with the mouse, but hand-writing with a mouse is a bit of an art form.

If you have a tablet periphery (like the Bamboo tablet) or if you have a tablet PC it is much easier. I’m pretty sure this will not work with a digital pen & paper (like the Logitech io or the new LiveScribe). These are all short video demos:

  • Adobe Acrobat Standard
  • Power Point (Office 2003) – this demo includes a “how to” on turning an existing non-tablet PC into a SmartBoard type device using an auxiliary tablet and PowerPoint.

My Tablet PC has just arrived (Yay!), so I will demos from a tablet with Office 2007 on the blog when I get the computer up and running.

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1 Comment

  1. Laura

    I somehow got my Bamboo-related post under tablet PCs instead. Sorry!

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