Insert text into a Journal note

The main function of Windows Journal is using your tablet pen to write notes on your Tablet PC, but you can also add typed text or text from a document or other file to mark up in Journal.

You can add text to a Journal note in two ways:

  • Insert a text box into a note, and then enter text into the text box.

  • Import (print) a document or other file into a Journal note and then use your tablet pen to mark up the note.

For information about converting the ink in your notes to text, see Convert your handwritten notes to text by using Windows Journal.

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Using text boxes

You can use text boxes to type directly into your Journal note.

To insert a text box

  1. Open Windows Journal by tapping the Start button Picture of the Start button, typing Journal in the search box, and then tapping Windows Journal in the list of results.

  2. Tap the Insert menu, and then tap Text Box.

  3. Drag your tablet pen diagonally anywhere in your note to create a text box in the size that you want.

  4. When you're done, lift the pen.

    After you insert a text box into your note, you can enter text and hyperlinks using Tablet PC Input Panel or a standard keyboard.

Tip

  • If you insert a hyperlink into a text box, use a right-click equivalent on the hyperlink to activate it.

To move a text box

  1. Open Windows Journal by tapping the Start button Picture of the Start button, typing Journal in the search box, and then tapping Windows Journal in the list of results.

  2. On the Pen toolbar, tap Selection Tool Picture of the selection tool, and then tap the text box that you want to move.
  3. With your tablet pen, hover over the border of the text box until the pointer changes to a four-headed arrow, and then drag the text box to the desired location.

Importing (printing) a document into a Journal note

You can use Journal Note Writer to import (print) any document into a Journal note. After you import the document, it appears as an image in the background of your Journal note, and you can use the tablet pen to mark up the text in the note.

To import a document

  1. Open Windows Journal by tapping the Start button Picture of the Start button, typing Journal in the search box, and then tapping Windows Journal in the list of results.

  2. On the Standard toolbar, tap Import Picture of the Import button .
  3. In the Import dialog box, use the left pane or the Look in list to find the file, and then tap the file that you want to import.

  4. Tap Import.

    Journal opens the file using its default originating program to start the import process.

  5. If you're prompted, tap Next to complete the import process.

    When the Journal Note Writer is finished, the new document image appears automatically in Journal. You can use the tablet pen to mark up text in the note.

Tip

  • You can also import (print) a document into a Journal note by selecting Journal Note Writer in the Print menu of the document that you want to import. If you don't see Journal Note Writer in the Print menu, you can install it by opening Windows Journal, tapping the Tools menu, and then tapping Install or Repair Journal Note Writer.