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Microsoft® Windows 7 In Depth by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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38. Tablet PC Features

Importance of Handwriting

Nowadays, the old “pencil and paper” approach to creating documents has certainly gone the way of the dinosaur. If you’re like me, without a keyboard you’re lost. I can barely remember how to sign my name on a check. The use of electronic file editing has almost totally put an end to basic handwriting. But what about the times you have to write in longhand? We need longhand when taking basic notes at home or at a business meeting, developing a quick graph or sketch, or even jotting down a shopping list. With these thoughts in mind, how can we connect the digital world with the analog world?

One way has been through Pocket PCs—those little PDAs that sport handwriting recognition and turn your ...

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