Input Panel has a new look and several new features. These new features include:
AutoComplete. AutoComplete in Tablet PC works just like AutoComplete in common programs, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. AutoComplete lists possible matches in Input Panel, such as e-mail addresses, URLs, file names, and other items that you've entered before.
When Input Panel recognizes your handwriting, AutoComplete displays possible matches from the program in a list near the writing area. If a suggestion in the list of matches is what you want to enter, tap the suggestion to enter it in the text entry area.
Input Panel tab. The Input Panel tab
provides a quick and easy way to open and position Input Panel on the screen. When Input Panel is closed, the Input Panel tab appears on the left edge of your screen by default.
To open Input Panel, simply tap the Input Panel tab, and Input Panel slides out from the edge of your screen. When you close Input Panel, it slides back to the edge of the screen.
You can move the Input Panel tab by dragging it up or down along the edge of the screen. Then, when you tap it, Input Panel opens at the same horizontal location on the screen that the tab appears.
Back-of-pen erase. If your tablet pen has an eraser, you can use it to delete handwriting and recognized text from Input Panel. It works in the writing pad, the character pad, and the correction area.
Windows includes new, more tolerant scratch-out gestures to delete your handwriting or recognized text in Input Panel. These scratch-out gestures are intended to work better with your personal style of crossing out text in Input Panel. The new scratch-out gestures include, but are not limited to:
Strikethrough, a horizontal line drawn across a word
Vertical scratch-out, in the pattern of an M or W
You can still use the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture that was available in Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition.
If your handwriting is sometimes accidentally deleted by one of the new scratch-out gestures, you can adjust your settings to use only the Z-shaped scratch-out gesture.
To learn more about the new scratch-out gestures and how to adjust your settings, see How do I use gestures in Tablet PC Input Panel?