Pen Selection Tool Greyed Out

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  1. TW

    TW Guest

    Windows 7 Ultimate
    OneNote 2007
    Thinkpad X61T

    All of a sudden, ;the pen selection tool in onenote is greyed out. I can
    still ink and change colors with the color selector and even change the line
    weight, but I can't select pens. I've done some searching and this is not a
    wholly unique problem but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet.

    So far I have:
    1). Uninstalled and reinstalled onenote (w/reboot in between, I could
    uninstall office all together but I' am trying to avoid that)
    2) done a copy and register of several .dlls; inkdiv, inkobj,tpcps, and
    rtscom.

    I haven't done anything to my machine that explains this. No updates not
    installs of anything. This feature just crapped out.
     
    TW, Nov 3, 2009
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  2. TW

    RyRy Guest

    This just happen to me also. My system is as follows.

    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Office 2010 TP
    HP 2710p Tablet PC

    All of the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 TP greyed out. I can
    still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. This seems
    to have randomly occurred as my last update was almost a week ago on the Nov
    4. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling office 2010 TP; however, the
    pens are stilled greyed out. Does anybody know how to fix this problem.
    Thanks.

    "TW" wrote:

    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > OneNote 2007
    > Thinkpad X61T
    >
    > All of a sudden, ;the pen selection tool in onenote is greyed out. I can
    > still ink and change colors with the color selector and even change the line
    > weight, but I can't select pens. I've done some searching and this is not a
    > wholly unique problem but I haven't found a solution that works for me yet.
    >
    > So far I have:
    > 1). Uninstalled and reinstalled onenote (w/reboot in between, I could
    > uninstall office all together but I' am trying to avoid that)
    > 2) done a copy and register of several .dlls; inkdiv, inkobj,tpcps, and
    > rtscom.
    >
    > I haven't done anything to my machine that explains this. No updates not
    > installs of anything. This feature just crapped out.
     
    RyRy, Nov 10, 2009
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  3. TW

    zzz Guest

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM!

    i've been searching for the solution to this for the past 3 weeks. i've tried one note 2010, and 2007 and i still have problems selecting any pen tools.

    im on win7 pro x64. any updates on this?



    RyRy wrote:

    This just happen to me also. My system is as follows.
    10-Nov-09

    This just happen to me also. My system is as follows

    Windows 7 Ultimat
    Office 2010 T
    HP 2710p Tablet P

    All of the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 TP greyed out. I ca
    still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. This seem
    to have randomly occurred as my last update was almost a week ago on the No
    4. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling office 2010 TP; however, th
    pens are stilled greyed out. Does anybody know how to fix this problem
    Thanks

    "TW" wrote:

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  4. TW

    undisclosed Guest

    I'm having the exact same problem
    Running Windows 7 Home Premium x6
    Office Onenote 200
    I updated to windows 7 the day it came out but the issue only starte
    today. I've tried repairing and running the diagnostic check and looke
    at other sites but no one seems to have found a solution

    --
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    undisclosed, Nov 11, 2009
    #4
  5. TW

    RyRy Guest

    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Office 2010 Beta
    HP 2710p Tablet PC

    I just wanted everyone to know that the new beta version of Office 2010 did
    not fix the greyed out pens problem under the Draw menu of OneNote. All of
    the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 Beta are stilled greyed out
    immediately after a fresh installation of office. I can
    still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. Any help
    with this would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

    "undisclosed" wrote:

    >
    > I'm having the exact same problem.
    > Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    > Office Onenote 2007
    > I updated to windows 7 the day it came out but the issue only started
    > today. I've tried repairing and running the diagnostic check and looked
    > at other sites but no one seems to have found a solution.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Morwen
    > .
    >
     
    RyRy, Nov 19, 2009
    #5
  6. RyRy wrote:
    >> I'm having the exact same problem.
    >> Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    >> Office Onenote 2007
    >> I updated to windows 7 the day it came out but the issue only started
    >> today. I've tried repairing and running the diagnostic check and
    >> looked at other sites but no one seems to have found a solution.

    >
    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Office 2010 Beta
    > HP 2710p Tablet PC
    >
    > I just wanted everyone to know that the new beta version of Office
    > 2010 did not fix the greyed out pens problem under the Draw menu of
    > OneNote. All of the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 Beta are
    > stilled greyed out immediately after a fresh installation of office.
    > I can
    > still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness.
    > Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
    > Thanks.


    This sounds really strange.
    There seems to be something seriously wrong with your system.

    How does inking work in other Office apps?

    Rainald
     
    Rainald Taesler, Nov 22, 2009
    #6
  7. TW

    RyRy Guest

    Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    - allow inking
    - can change color, line thickness, and use highlighter
    - pens are NOT greyed out
    - eraser is NOT recognized when pen is flipped around
    - must tap eraser button under the drawing toolbar to get an eraser,
    then I must tap the pen button after wards to get my pen back

    OneNote
    - can only ink in thin black pen
    - pens are all greyed out
    - color and thickness button is active but when used it does not actually
    change the pen color or thickness
    - eraser is recognized and works fine when pen is flipped around

    System
    Office 2010 Beta x64
    Windows 7 x64
    HP Tablet 2710p

    Driver's that are unavailable or not working properly on my computer:
    1) Base System Device
    2) Fingerprint Sensor
    3) PCI serial port
    4) PCI Simple Communications Controller
    5) Photosmart C7200 series

    All these devices are listed under the "Other Devices" tab within my Device
    Manager.

    I think this is everything. Let me know if you need to know something else
    about my system.


    "Rainald Taesler" wrote:

    > RyRy wrote:
    > >> I'm having the exact same problem.
    > >> Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    > >> Office Onenote 2007
    > >> I updated to windows 7 the day it came out but the issue only started
    > >> today. I've tried repairing and running the diagnostic check and
    > >> looked at other sites but no one seems to have found a solution.

    > >
    > > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > > Office 2010 Beta
    > > HP 2710p Tablet PC
    > >
    > > I just wanted everyone to know that the new beta version of Office
    > > 2010 did not fix the greyed out pens problem under the Draw menu of
    > > OneNote. All of the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 Beta are
    > > stilled greyed out immediately after a fresh installation of office.
    > > I can
    > > still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness.
    > > Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
    > > Thanks.

    >
    > This sounds really strange.
    > There seems to be something seriously wrong with your system.
    >
    > How does inking work in other Office apps?
    >
    > Rainald
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
    RyRy, Nov 23, 2009
    #7
  8. TW

    NMK Guest

    Greyed out pen tools solution

    I had this problem too but noticed the keys I hit as the pen tools greyed out. The keys were Windows Key + V. Once I hit these again I was able to use the pen tools



    TW wrote:

    Pen Selection Tool Greyed Out
    03-Nov-09

    Windows 7 Ultimate
    OneNote 2007
    Thinkpad X61T

    All of a sudden, ;the pen selection tool in onenote is greyed out. I can
    still ink and change colors with the color selector and even change the line
    weight, but I cannot select pens. I have done some searching and this is not a
    wholly unique problem but I have not found a solution that works for me yet.

    So far I have:
    1). Uninstalled and reinstalled onenote (w/reboot in between, I could
    uninstall office all together but I' am trying to avoid that)
    2) done a copy and register of several .dlls; inkdiv, inkobj,tpcps, and
    rtscom.

    I have not done anything to my machine that explains this. No updates not
    installs of anything. This feature just crapped out.

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    On Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:48 AM
    TW wrote:

    Pen Selection Tool Greyed Out
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    OneNote 2007
    Thinkpad X61T

    All of a sudden, ;the pen selection tool in onenote is greyed out. I can
    still ink and change colors with the color selector and even change the line
    weight, but I cannot select pens. I have done some searching and this is not a
    wholly unique problem but I have not found a solution that works for me yet.

    So far I have:
    1). Uninstalled and reinstalled onenote (w/reboot in between, I could
    uninstall office all together but I' am trying to avoid that)
    2) done a copy and register of several .dlls; inkdiv, inkobj,tpcps, and
    rtscom.

    I have not done anything to my machine that explains this. No updates not
    installs of anything. This feature just crapped out.

    On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM
    RyRy wrote:

    This just happen to me also. My system is as follows.
    This just happen to me also. My system is as follows.

    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Office 2010 TP
    HP 2710p Tablet PC

    All of the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 TP greyed out. I can
    still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. This seems
    to have randomly occurred as my last update was almost a week ago on the Nov
    4. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling office 2010 TP; however, the
    pens are stilled greyed out. Does anybody know how to fix this problem.
    Thanks.

    "TW" wrote:

    On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:03 PM
    zzz wrote:

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM!
    i've been searching for the solution to this for the past 3 weeks. i've tried one note 2010, and 2007 and i still have problems selecting any pen tools.

    im on win7 pro x64. any updates on this?

    On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 3:57 PM
    undisclosed wrote:

    I am having the exact same problem.
    I am having the exact same problem.
    Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Office Onenote 2007
    I updated to windows 7 the day it came out but the issue only started
    today. I have tried repairing and running the diagnostic check and looked
    at other sites but no one seems to have found a solution.


    --
    Morwen

    On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:26 PM
    RyRy wrote:

    Windows 7 UltimateOffice 2010 BetaHP 2710p Tablet PCI just wanted everyone to
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Office 2010 Beta
    HP 2710p Tablet PC

    I just wanted everyone to know that the new beta version of Office 2010 did
    not fix the greyed out pens problem under the Draw menu of OneNote. All of
    the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 Beta are stilled greyed out
    immediately after a fresh installation of office. I can
    still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. Any help
    with this would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

    "undisclosed" wrote:

    On Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:25 AM
    Rainald Taesler wrote:

    RyRy wrote:This sounds really strange.
    RyRy wrote:

    This sounds really strange.
    There seems to be something seriously wrong with your system.

    How does inking work in other Office apps?

    Rainald

    On Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:17 PM
    RyRy wrote:

    Word, Excel, Powerpoint- allow inking- can change color, line thickness, and
    Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    - allow inking
    - can change color, line thickness, and use highlighter
    - pens are NOT greyed out
    - eraser is NOT recognized when pen is flipped around
    - must tap eraser button under the drawing toolbar to get an eraser,
    then I must tap the pen button after wards to get my pen back

    OneNote
    - can only ink in thin black pen
    - pens are all greyed out
    - color and thickness button is active but when used it does not actually
    change the pen color or thickness
    - eraser is recognized and works fine when pen is flipped around

    System
    Office 2010 Beta x64
    Windows 7 x64
    HP Tablet 2710p

    Driver's that are unavailable or not working properly on my computer:
    1) Base System Device
    2) Fingerprint Sensor
    3) PCI serial port
    4) PCI Simple Communications Controller
    5) Photosmart C7200 series

    All these devices are listed under the "Other Devices" tab within my Device
    Manager.

    I think this is everything. Let me know if you need to know something else
    about my system.


    "Rainald Taesler" wrote:

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    NMK, Nov 25, 2009
    #8
  9. TW

    undisclosed Guest

    NMK;1704766 Wrote:
    > I had this problem too but noticed the keys I hit as the pen tool
    > greyed out. The keys were Windows Key + V. Once I hit these again I wa
    > able to use the pen tool


    It worked! Thanks a bundle :

    - Morwe

    --
    Morwen
     
    undisclosed, Nov 27, 2009
    #9
  10. TW

    RyRy Guest

    RE: Greyed out pen tools solution

    The windows key + V work! Thank you so much. You are a life saver.
     
    RyRy, Nov 27, 2009
    #10
  11. Re: Greyed out pen tools solution

    RyRy wrote:
    > The windows key + V work! Thank you so much. You are a life saver.


    Yes, at times it's just the really odd things!!

    Seems that I just have not been bitten by this bug as for more than two
    decades I have always been using "Shift+Ins" for pasting.
    I know that "Ctrl+V" works for pasting <bg> but never used it. No idea
    why.
    "Ctrl+C & Shift+Ins" as as a sequence over the years "sank beneath my
    wisdom like a stone"[1], so even Papa Freud would have a hard time to
    find out why <gbg>

    And: there is no "Ctrl+V" when using the *pen* on my beloved HP/COMPAQ
    tc1100 <gbg>

    Rainald
    [1] Leonard Cohen: Suzanne
     
    Rainald Taesler, Nov 27, 2009
    #11
  12. TW

    Psylee Guest

    Re: Greyed out pen tools solution

    Your solution of Windows + V worked for me. Thank you!

    On Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:08:59 PM UTC-8, NMK wrote:
    > I had this problem too but noticed the keys I hit as the pen tools greyed out. The keys were Windows Key + V. Once I hit these again I was able to use the pen tools



    >
    > TW wrote:
    >
    > Pen Selection Tool Greyed Out
    > 03-Nov-09
    >
    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > OneNote 2007
    > Thinkpad X61T
    >
    > All of a sudden, ;the pen selection tool in onenote is greyed out. I can
    > still ink and change colors with the color selector and even change the line
    > weight, but I cannot select pens. I have done some searching and this is not a
    > wholly unique problem but I have not found a solution that works for me yet.
    >
    > So far I have:
    > 1). Uninstalled and reinstalled onenote (w/reboot in between, I could
    > uninstall office all together but I' am trying to avoid that)
    > 2) done a copy and register of several .dlls; inkdiv, inkobj,tpcps, and
    > rtscom.
    >
    > I have not done anything to my machine that explains this. No updates not
    > installs of anything. This feature just crapped out.
    >
    > Previous Posts In This Thread:
    >
    > On Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:48 AM
    > TW wrote:
    >
    > Pen Selection Tool Greyed Out
    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > OneNote 2007
    > Thinkpad X61T
    >
    > All of a sudden, ;the pen selection tool in onenote is greyed out. I can
    > still ink and change colors with the color selector and even change the line
    > weight, but I cannot select pens. I have done some searching and this is not a
    > wholly unique problem but I have not found a solution that works for me yet.
    >
    > So far I have:
    > 1). Uninstalled and reinstalled onenote (w/reboot in between, I could
    > uninstall office all together but I' am trying to avoid that)
    > 2) done a copy and register of several .dlls; inkdiv, inkobj,tpcps, and
    > rtscom.
    >
    > I have not done anything to my machine that explains this. No updates not
    > installs of anything. This feature just crapped out.
    >
    > On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM
    > RyRy wrote:
    >
    > This just happen to me also. My system is as follows.
    > This just happen to me also. My system is as follows.
    >
    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Office 2010 TP
    > HP 2710p Tablet PC
    >
    > All of the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 TP greyed out. I can
    > still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. This seems
    > to have randomly occurred as my last update was almost a week ago on the Nov
    > 4. I tried uninstalling and then reinstalling office 2010 TP; however, the
    > pens are stilled greyed out. Does anybody know how to fix this problem.
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "TW" wrote:
    >
    > On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:03 PM
    > zzz wrote:
    >
    > I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM!
    > i've been searching for the solution to this for the past 3 weeks. i've tried one note 2010, and 2007 and i still have problems selecting any pen tools.
    >
    > im on win7 pro x64. any updates on this?
    >
    > On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 3:57 PM
    > undisclosed wrote:
    >
    > I am having the exact same problem.
    > I am having the exact same problem.
    > Running Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    > Office Onenote 2007
    > I updated to windows 7 the day it came out but the issue only started
    > today. I have tried repairing and running the diagnostic check and looked
    > at other sites but no one seems to have found a solution.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Morwen
    >
    > On Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:26 PM
    > RyRy wrote:
    >
    > Windows 7 UltimateOffice 2010 BetaHP 2710p Tablet PCI just wanted everyone to
    > Windows 7 Ultimate
    > Office 2010 Beta
    > HP 2710p Tablet PC
    >
    > I just wanted everyone to know that the new beta version of Office 2010 did
    > not fix the greyed out pens problem under the Draw menu of OneNote. All of
    > the pens under the Draw tab in OneNote 2010 Beta are stilled greyed out
    > immediately after a fresh installation of office. I can
    > still write in black; however I can not change color or thickness. Any help
    > with this would be greatly appreciated.
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "undisclosed" wrote:
    >
    > On Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:25 AM
    > Rainald Taesler wrote:
    >
    > RyRy wrote:This sounds really strange.
    > RyRy wrote:
    >
    > This sounds really strange.
    > There seems to be something seriously wrong with your system.
    >
    > How does inking work in other Office apps?
    >
    > Rainald
    >
    > On Sunday, November 22, 2009 9:17 PM
    > RyRy wrote:
    >
    > Word, Excel, Powerpoint- allow inking- can change color, line thickness, and
    > Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    > - allow inking
    > - can change color, line thickness, and use highlighter
    > - pens are NOT greyed out
    > - eraser is NOT recognized when pen is flipped around
    > - must tap eraser button under the drawing toolbar to get an eraser,
    > then I must tap the pen button after wards to get my pen back
    >
    > OneNote
    > - can only ink in thin black pen
    > - pens are all greyed out
    > - color and thickness button is active but when used it does not actually
    > change the pen color or thickness
    > - eraser is recognized and works fine when pen is flipped around
    >
    > System
    > Office 2010 Beta x64
    > Windows 7 x64
    > HP Tablet 2710p
    >
    > Driver's that are unavailable or not working properly on my computer:
    > 1) Base System Device
    > 2) Fingerprint Sensor
    > 3) PCI serial port
    > 4) PCI Simple Communications Controller
    > 5) Photosmart C7200 series
    >
    > All these devices are listed under the "Other Devices" tab within my Device
    > Manager.
    >
    > I think this is everything. Let me know if you need to know something else
    > about my system.
    >
    >
    > "Rainald Taesler" wrote:
    >
    > EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    > Bing Search RSS with Silverlight 3 RIA Domain Service
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    Psylee, Feb 19, 2014
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