Not that I've found.
does anyone know how to change The default ink colors in powepoint? I find it annoying That I have to manually do it, esp when taking notes in class on the fly.
Not that I've found.
I guess you can't have it all....
Just food for thought.
I tried to create a macro to capture the activity of changing the pen settings. Sometimes this is an easy way to find out how to access specific objects.
No joy there, nothing captured.
How, exactly are you changing the colours?
What version of PowerPoint?
I'm not quite ready to give up on this.
Are we talking about ink in slideshow mode, or just in the standard slide view mode?
ink in the standard slide view mode, spencer. Our lectures for class are given to us as powerpoints to download, and so I usually view my powerpoints in the standard slide view mode because i have easier access to all the menus, and it's easier to switch to another program during lecture (like onenote to draw graphs, etc) if i'm in the standard view.
To answer your questions WN, in the in annotations toolbar, you can click on the current type of ink applicator you are using (ballpoint pen, brush, or highlighter) and change the color by going into a submenu. There are three default colors for each type of applicator, so for the ballpoint applicator the defaults i have are red, turqoise, and gray, and for brush it's the same, etc. So if i want to use another color other than red, turqoise, etc, i have to change them manually in the submenus, but i can't seem to set the default colors to the ones i most commonly use. Kind of frustrating and inconvenient, you know?
Thanks for the clarification. I just wanted to make sure that I was approaching this in the same way you are. I am, and don't see a way to do what you want.
Maybe this is a question for the Microsoft Office (Powerpoint) forum.
I did a search there for "ink"
Nothing completely on point - but interesting all the same.
thanks WN for trying anyways. I just posted my question there so i'll let you know how it goes!