Chapter 26. Using Pen, Touch, and Voice Input

Enabling and Customizing Pen and Touch Features 924

Reading, Writing, and Editing with Pen and Touch Tools 931

Using Speech Recognition and Voice Commands 938

In this chapter, we discuss activities that by their very nature require hardware not found on a generic PC with a Microsoft Windows operating system. In place of a keyboard and mouse, you can use your fingers, a digital pen, or a microphone to manipulate objects on the screen, enter data, and control how Windows works.

The Tablet PC, which uses a special screen and a stylus to capture text and other input, has been a part of the Windows family since 2002. Those functions have been refined impressively in Windows 7, including the ability to recognize ...

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