iPad Scribble and OneNote

K Mara 26 Reputation points

It would be helpful for the OneNote app on my iPad to have the ability to convert hand writing to text with the use of a stylus and the scribble tool. Is there a way to turn this functionality on? If not, is there a plan to develop this ability at Microsoft? Or, is there another way to utilize this tool?

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  1. Emily Hua-MSFT 23,786 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @K Mara

    Welcome to Q&A forum ~

    As the tag "office-onenote-client-itpro" focuses more on general issue of OneNote desktop client, the OneNote for iOS is not supported on Q&A forum at current time ~
    Thanks for your understanding.

    Via searching online, I find an article "Handwrite, draw, and sketch in Microsoft OneNote", the following screenshot from the article means we are unable to turn this functionality on.

    > If not, is there a plan to develop this ability at Microsoft?

    Here is a similar thread 'Ink to text conversion on ipad' on Microsoft Feedback forum, I suggest you vote it up to support this feature request.
    This way, you can help Microsoft engineers have a better visibility on what issues that you’re experiencing with OneNote for iOS and which features are most important to you.

    > Or, is there another way to utilize this tool?

    Based on my knowledge, a workaround is syncing notebooks to Windows devices with OneNote installed and use Ink to Text to convert.

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