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Special Edition Using Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2002 by Tom Mucciolo, Patrice-Anne Rutledge

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Using Handwriting Recognition

Using handwriting recognition, you can enter text on your PowerPoint slides, as well as in other Office applications, without the constraints of having to use a keyboard. Although writing with a mouse isn't practical for more than a few words here or there, with a pen stylus and tablet you can essentially write your content manually and convert it to text onscreen. This is useful for people who need to limit their use of the keyboard for some reason as well as those who just don't like to type.

Office XP's handwriting recognition engine doesn't require any training. You can start using it as soon as you install the feature. Handwriting recognition tools include several components:

  • A Writing Pad, which enables you ...

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