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This chapter is from the book

Using Handwriting Recognition

On tablets and laptops with touchscreens, the touch keyboard can also be used for text input using handwriting recognition. And if you have a touchpad with a stylus, you can also use this feature. Here’s how to switch to and use handwriting recognition from the touch keyboard, using WordPad (found in the Windows Accessory folder in All Apps) as the app in this example.

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  • red01.jpg Tap the text input window or screen.

  • red02.jpg When the touch keyboard appears, tap the keyboard button.

  • red03.jpg Tap the stylus button.

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  • red04.jpg Print the text you want to insert with your finger or stylus.

  • red05.jpg If your printing is misrecognized, tap the correct word from the list (if present).

  • red06.jpg The text is automatically inserted into your text input area as it is recognized.

  • red07.jpg Tap the backspace button to remove any erroneous printing.

  • red08.jpg Tap the spacebar button to add a space.

  • red09.jpg Tap the Enter (Return) button to start a new paragraph.

  • red10.jpg Tap to close the keyboard.

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