How to draw on Microsoft Whiteboard using mouse
When you try to draw on Whiteboard using a mouse, you will notice that your canvas is moving and you are not able to draw. This tutorial shows you how to fix this issue of not being able to draw on Microsoft Whiteboard using a mouse.
In my earlier post and video, I discussed topic of how to rotate ruler in Microsoft Whiteboard using a pen. Microsoft Whiteboard is a great tool if you have a touch screen and an active pen to draw on it. Some time we do not have a touch screen available or may not have an active pen. Only thing available to you is a mouse or track pad on your laptop. If you will try to draw on Whiteboard using a mouse, you will notice that when you click inside the whiteboard canvas and try to move the mouse to draw, whole canvas will move. You are not able to draw with a mouse. Does that mean that there is no way to draw in Microsoft Whiteboard using a mouse. The answer is, Yes, there is a way to draw with a mouse. You will be able to answer the question about how to fix the issue with mouse draw in Microsoft Whiteboard.
If you think about it, the fundamental issue is that Whiteboard is just a whiteboard. Logically you do need a pen, chalk or your finger to draw on even a traditional whiteboard or blackboard. Even though Microsoft Whiteboard is a digital Whiteboard, the fundamentals stay the same. Here is how you are going to fix the issue and be able to draw on Whiteboard using a mouse.
Click on Settings Menu in upper right corner.
Turn off Active pen option.
In bottom menu bar, click on Switch to inking mode option.
Now you should be able to draw on Whiteboard using a mouse. If you want to see this all in action, do watch the video tutorial I have put together.