HP Active Pen (HP Elitebook x360)
The HP Elitebook x360 comes with a pen to use on the touchscreen. This document walks you through the basics of how the pen works.
Table of Contents:
- Active Pen
- Pen Carrier
This can be inserted into the computer, as shown below, to store your pen.
- Tip Remover
This clamps like a tweezers to remove your pen's broken tip.
- Spare Tips
This is how this document will refer to each button: button 1, button 2, and eraser button.
The Active Pen has two power options: USB-C or Battery
- These pens have a rubber cover near the eraser button.
- Simply remove the rubber cover and plug in the USB-C charging cable
- These pens do not have a rubber cover.
- Simple unscrew the eraser button to add or remove batteries.
- These pens require 1 - AAAA battery.
Please note that the Bluetooth connection cannot be set up until the pen has been charged (if USB-C).
- On your computer, in the bottom left, click the search icon.
- Search for bluetooth and open Bluetooth and other devices settings.
- Click Add Bluetooth or other device.
- Click Bluetooth.
- On your Active Pen, press and hold the eraser button.
- On your computer, click the HP Active Pen.
- Click Done.
- The pen can be used in multiple applications to draw, such as: Word, Paint, Photoshop, Powerpoint, etc...
- This is useful for creating artwork or annotating papers.
- Within the Office Suite, the pen can be used to write equations that would otherwise be time consuming to create.
Select draw > Ink to Math
Write your equation into the window and select insert to insert the equation into the document
- Clicking the eraser button while presenting will move the slide forward.
- The screen can be drawn on during a PowerPoint presentation to emphasize a point. These edits can be saved or deleted at the end of the presentation.
- Pressing button 1 and hovering over the screen will create a white circle which can be used to point out specific areas. Rather than telling the audience to select a button, it is possible to point out that button.
- While NOT in a presentation, click the eraser button to bring up a quick screen capture menu. These screen captures can be done with dragging the mouse or by drawing on the screen.