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How to draw in a Microsoft Word document

Awaken your inner artist with some Microsoft Word drawings.
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January 6, 2023

Microsoft Word lets you get creative with how you put together your documents. Did you know you could draw directly onto your Word document? In the latest iteration of Microsoft 365, it’s easy to draw in Microsoft Word. Here’s how.

Read more: How to double-space a Microsoft Word document

QUICK ANSWER

To draw on Microsoft Word, go to Draw > Draw with Touch. Select a drawing tool, then click and drag your cursor on your Word Document to draw.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to draw in Microsoft Word

In your Microsoft Word document, click the Draw tab at the top.

click the draw tab word
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From the Drawing Tools section, select what you want to draw with.

select a drawing tool word 1
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This should automatically allow you to draw directly onto the page by clicking and dragging your cursor. If not, make sure the Draw with Touch function is enabled in the Touch section.

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How to use the Shapes tool in Microsoft Word

In your Microsoft Word document, click the Insert tab at the top.

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Within the Illustrations section, click Shapes.

click the shapes button word
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In the subsequent dropdown menu, under Lines, select Freeform: Scribble.

select freeform scribble word
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Click and drag on your document to form your drawing. When you release the click, your drawing will become a scribble you can drag around like an image you inserted onto the document.

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How to add a Paint drawing to a Word document

In the Paint program on your computer, draw your image and save it.

save your image in paint
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Within Word, click the Insert tab at the top.

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In the Illustrations section, click Pictures > This Device….

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Add the image you saved from Paint.

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