What's new for Tablet PC?
This version of Windows includes several new features that can help you be more efficient with your Tablet PC. Familiarize yourself with these new features, and you'll be able to enter text, capture images, and navigate your computer more quickly and efficiently.
Handwriting recognition is currently available for English, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Korean, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese (Brazil). If you are not using one of these input languages, you can use the on-screen keyboard in Tablet PC Input Panel to enter text without using a standard keyboard.
More Input Panel features
Tablet PC Input Panel makes it easy for you to use your own handwriting to enter text into any program quickly. Input Panel has a new look and includes the following new features:
The Input Panel tab
AutoComplete in Input Panel
More natural scratch-out gestures
To learn more about Input Panel, see Write it out: Using Tablet PC Input Panel instead of your keyboard.
Handwriting recognition personalization
Now you can teach the handwriting recognizer how you write by providing handwriting samples in the Handwriting recognition personalization tool.
You can also turn on automatic learning so that the handwriting recognizer gathers information about the words that you use and how you write them.
To learn more about the Handwriting recognition personalization tool and automatic learning, see Handwriting personalization on a Tablet PC.
Handwriting recognition error reporting
If Input Panel seems to incorrectly recognize your handwriting (even if you use the Handwriting recognition personalization tool), wouldn't you like to report it? Now you can. Handwriting recognition error reporting gives you a way to send Microsoft the corrections you've made in Input Panel. Your feedback can then be used to improve the handwriting recognizer in future versions of Windows.
To learn more about reporting handwriting recognition errors, see Report handwriting recognition errors to Microsoft.
Pen flick gestures are an easier way to use your tablet pen to quickly navigate through browser windows and documents, and perform editing shortcuts such as copy, paste, undo, and delete. For example, you can drag up or down on a page, move back or forward in a browser window, or paste an item into a document—all with a flick of your pen.
To learn more about pen flicks, see What are pen flicks?
There are new pen cursors that provide visual feedback for standard pen actions, such as single-tap, double-tap, and right-click equivalents. This can make it easier to see what you've tapped, and when.
To learn more about pen cursors, see Turn visual feedback on or off on a Tablet PC.
Use Snipping Tool, to capture an image by circling an area of your screen, and write on it using your tablet pen. Then e-mail the image, add it to a journal file, or put it in any other location where you can paste a graphic.
Sometimes it's much more convenient and fun to use your finger to interact with your computer. Some new Tablet PCs have touch-enabled screens. If touch input is available on your computer, you can use your finger to do many of the things that you do with a mouse or a tablet pen. For example, you can move the pointer on the screen, select objects, and open files and folders.
To learn more about touch input, see Using touch input instead of a mouse or a tablet pen.