Occasionally, you may want to take handwritten notes, or you may simply prefer handwriting to typing. If you have a graphics tablet compatible with Windows, Word can read and recognize the handwritten text you create using your tablet and translate it into onscreen text you can format and edit.
This section covers the handwriting features available when you run Word on a standard desktop or notebook PC. Later in this chapter, we cover additional ink features for the Tablet PC, in the section “Using Additional Ink Features on the Tablet PC.”
You can also use Word's handwriting support with a mouse. However, most users find it quite clumsy to write accurately with a mouse, and the resulting handwriting ...