How to use Windows Ink Workspace on the Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book features a Wacom-based touch panel on the lower-half of the device, where the keyboard would normally be situated. This allows for pen-support within Windows 10, meaning you can take advantage of the many features the Windows Ink Workspace has to offer. Here's how to access and navigate the Windows Ink Workspace on a Lenovo Yoga Book.

How to open Ink Workspace

  1. Tap the Pen icon located next to the system tray clock on your taskbar

Ink Workspace Icon

What is it?

Ink Workspace

The Windows Ink Workspace is a new tool included with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update that is accessed via the taskbar or a click of a hardware button on a pen peripheral. It allows apps to take advantage of pen support, enabling inking support within apps and across the rest of the operating system too.

The Ink Workspace includes three main features. Select any of the links below to learn more about a specific feature:

How to enable pen-mode on the Lenovo Yoga Book

Once you've selected your specific Windows Ink feature, you're going to want to enable pen-mode on your Yoga Book to begin taking advantage of the Create Pad and pen.

  1. Tap the pen button on your device. This is located at the top right, above your keyboard.

You'll notice that your keyboard has now been disabled, and if you begin writing with a Wacom pen, the device will pick it up and begin functioning within the Ink Workspace.

Zac Bowden
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5 Comments
  • Thanks for the info.  Perhaps I will try this later to see what it's like. 
  • Any idea if this will work on Lenovo Edge 15 i7 model?
  • This is interesting. I'd be curious to hear feedback from someone who has used this (touch only?) keyboard. I'm not totally sold on the usefulness of inking. But I could be persuaded of I saw a good use case...
  • Hey there. I've had mine for a couple of days now using it to take notes for college courses and so I've spent a few hours using the touch keyboard and think I can give you a fair assessment. I am a touch typist. This is no doubt taking some getting used to. For someone who does't stare at the keyboard when they type it's about position. I can ty-e at about 3/4 speed when I'm deliberate and on a roll. The Windows version I have doesn't do the on-screen autocorrect that the Android version has, so get used to finding that back space key. That said, I'm getting the hang of it. It's been a fun challenge. I disabled the audible clicks and haptic feedback immedietely. The audible clicks don't keep up with my typing and I personally don't like the default sound. The haptic feedback is not localized and without any feet or bumpers on the base of this device it buzzes everything in the surrounding area. It's required patience, but then again I'm basically retraining myself how to type. It's kind  of satisfying when I get it right. For light work it's totally passable given you take the time to get used to it. The form factor alone is the selling point which could only have been done with this sort of keyboard. I figure future driver and software updates will make it more useable in the future.
  • What's the difference btw this keyboard & touch bar?