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Ink Annotation Tools - Default Color is Red using MS Word 2003

Posted on 2010-09-07
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We have several users using Windows XP Pro tablets and MS Word 2003.  When they go to use the Ink tools - the default ink color is Red.  I have tried everything and cannot figure out how to make it default to black.  Any ideas??
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Hi Heather

Unfortunately, you cannot change the default color (which is red) for ink annotations in Word 2003 on Windows XP Tablet Edition.  However, you can change pens, ink color, ink style, or erase using the tools on the Ink Annotation toolbar.

You may be interested to see the "Office 2003 Tablet PC Update: Improved Ink Recognition" located at the Microsoft Download Center (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=31634D79-34AD-494D-8108-80085ACE23BE&displaylang=en) which improves ink recognition, although still not the default color.

Sorry that I can't provide better news but this is a limitation of the product.

If I was in your situation, I would suggest providing / reminder users of a clear, simple process to use the toolbar to change color.

Kind regards...   Frith
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