Before you digitize objects, the digitizing tablet must be calibrated (see Tablet Calibration), and must be activated by clicking the Draw | Tablet | Activate Tablet command, clicking the button, or pressing F9 on the keyboard. This activates the tablet pointer for digitizing. When the tablet is not activated, the tablet pointer operates as a mouse. You must activate the tablet for the project coordinates to appear in the status bar.
Introduction to Tablet Calibration
Selecting Calibration Points
Recalibrating an Existing Didger Project with a Tablet