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Tablet PC Quick Reference

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Whether you’re in a meeting, hallway, coffee shop, or conference—achieve ultimate mobility with the TABLET PC QUICK REFERENCE. Combining the simplicity of pen and paper with all the muscle of Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional, the Tablet PC is more than just cool—it can maximize your productivity, no matter how or where you work. Use this expert guide to get up and running faster, and take the power of a desktop PC—and more—anywhere you’d take a notepad and pen

Table of Contents

  1. Tablet PC Quick Reference
  2. Dedication
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
    1. Why Use a Tablet PC?
    2. This Book Could Be for You…
    3. System Requirements
      1. What Defines a Tablet PC
      2. What Defines Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
      3. Different Levels of Pen Support
    4. Support
  5. I. Tablet Essentials
    1. 1. Getting to Know Your New Tablet
      1. So What About This Pen?
      2. Using the Tablet Tutorials
        1. Switching the Screen Orientation
        2. Using a Pen in Lieu of a Mouse
        3. Using a Pen for Right-Click and Right-Drag
        4. Using the Built-In Tablet Tutorials
      3. Power Management
        1. Setting Power Options
      4. Configuring Your Workspace
        1. Adjust Text and Icon Size
        2. Customize Your Start Menu
          1. Adding Items to the Start Menu
      5. Customizing the Tablet Taskbar
        1. Radical Taskbars
      6. Controlling Tablet and Pen Settings
        1. Calibration
        2. Display Settings
        3. Hardware Buttons
        4. Pen Options
        5. Press and Hold Conflicts
      7. Key Points
    2. 2. Tablet PC Input Panel and Ink
      1. Why Use Input Panel
      2. Viewing and Using the Input Panel Keyboard
        1. Adjusting Input Panel Appearance and Position
      3. Using the Input Panel Writing Pad
        1. Entering Text with Handwriting
          1. The Send Button
        2. Correcting Recognition Errors
          1. Fixing Symbols and Punctuation
          2. Using Text Preview
          3. Alternate Words List
          4. Building the Dictionary
          5. Previous and Next Text
          6. More Writing Pad Tips
        3. Writing Pad Gestures
          1. Keystroke Gestures
          2. Scratch-Out Gesture
      4. Write Anywhere
        1. Turning On Write Anywhere
        2. Using Write Anywhere
      5. Speech Input
        1. Hardware Considerations
        2. Training the System
        3. Dictation
          1. Dictation Control Commands
          2. Spelling Out Words
          3. Saying Punctuation, Numbers, and Symbols
        4. Voice Commands
          1. Making Corrections
          2. What Can I Say?
          3. Speech Bar
          4. Other Speech Tips
      6. Setting Input Panel Options
        1. Improving Writing Speed
        2. Better Tool Access and Configuration
      7. Send as Text vs. Send as Ink
      8. Key Points
    3. 3. Getting Started with Windows Journal
      1. Just Start Writing
        1. Using Pens and Highlighters
          1. Pressure Sensitivity
        2. Using Erasers
          1. Scratch Out Gesture
        3. Flags
      2. Changing the View
        1. Calibrating Journal Paper Size
        2. Reading View
        3. Full-Screen Mode
      3. Saving and Opening Notes
        1. Note List
        2. Deleting Notes
      4. Adding Pages
        1. Inserting and Removing Space on the Page
      5. Editing Notes
        1. Selecting Ink
        2. Grouping Ink
        3. Resizing Ink
        4. Clever Selecting
        5. Select All and Select Page
        6. Cutting Ink Strokes
        7. Copy and Paste Ink
        8. Converting Handwriting to Text
        9. Converting Selection to E-Mail
      6. Printing Notes
      7. Automatic File Recovery
      8. Key Points
  6. II. Power Tablet Use
    1. 4. Formatting Windows Journal Notes and Adding Graphics
      1. Formatting Ink
        1. Formatting and Highlighting
        2. Format Dialog Box
        3. Formatting and Grouping
        4. Changing Pen Colors
        5. Custom Colors
        6. Change Shape
          1. Extended Shortcut Menu
      2. Adding Text and Pictures
        1. Using Text Boxes
        2. Inserting Pictures
        3. Arranging and Deleting Text Boxes and Pictures
      3. Setting the Page Properties
      4. Templates
        1. Using Built-In Templates
          1. Setting a Default Template
        2. Creating Custom Templates
          1. Creating a New Template
        3. Creating TIFF and Metafile Backgrounds
          1. Export to TIFF
          2. Creating Metafiles
        4. Tips for Custom Templates
      5. Key Points
    2. 5. Annotating, Sharing, and Organizing Windows Journal Notes
      1. Importing and Annotating Documents
        1. Importing by Printing to Journal Note Writer
        2. Inserting Pages and Space on Imported Documents
        3. Document Import Options
      2. Sharing Journal Files
        1. Exporting a Note as a Web Archive File
        2. Exporting a Note as TIFF
        3. Sending as E-Mail
      3. Searching Notes
        1. Searching Within Text Boxes and Imported Documents
        2. Setting Search Options
        3. Searching Across Multiple Notes
      4. Presentations and Meetings Using Journal
      5. Key Points
    3. 6. Microsoft Office and the Office XP Pack for Tablet PC
      1. Download and Installation
      2. The Ink Drawing and Writing Area
        1. Pens and Highlighters
        2. Erasing and Selecting
          1. Selecting Ink and Ink Areas
        3. Copy and Paste with Ink Areas
          1. Paste Link
        4. Compatibility with Other Versions of Office
      3. Using the Tablet Pack with Word
        1. Ink in Word Comments
      4. Using the Tablet Pack with Excel
        1. Formatting Options in Excel
      5. Using the Tablet Pack with PowerPoint
        1. Save as Picture
        2. Using Ink During Presentations
        3. Saving Your Ink Annotations
      6. Using the Tablet Pack with Outlook
      7. Using the Tablet Pack with Journal
        1. Inserting Meeting Information from Outlook
      8. Key Points
  7. III. More Muscle for Your Tablet
    1. 7. Networking and Traveling with Your Tablet
      1. Working On and Off Networks
        1. Offline Folders and Files
          1. Setting Up Offline Files
          2. Designating Offline Files
          3. Synchronizing Files
          4. Manual Synchronization
        2. Offline Web Pages
        3. Offline E-Mail
          1. Offline Folders
          2. Remote Mail
        4. Virtual Private Networks
        5. Wireless Networks
          1. Troubleshooting Wireless Networks
      2. Login and Password Management
        1. .NET Passport
        2. Managing Network Passwords
      3. Five Thousand Miles with a Tablet
        1. Backup and Security Plans
          1. Portable Backup Devices
          2. Backup vs. Synchronization Software
          3. Backing Up Outlook Data Files
        2. Security Concerns
        3. Hibernation: The Traveler’s Friend
        4. E-Mail in Your Lap
        5. Journal on the Road
        6. Meetings and Collaborations
        7. Making Presentations
      4. Key Points
    2. 8. Additional Tablet Features
      1. Sticky Notes
        1. Scratch Out Gesture
        2. Voice Recording
        3. Drag and Drop vs. Copy and Paste
          1. Copy and Paste of Voice Notes
        4. Tools and Options
      2. Inkball
        1. Drawing Ink Strokes
          1. The Flat Shot
          2. The Bumper Shot
          3. The Curve Trap
          4. The Defensive Ring
        2. Inkball Tips
      3. Tablet PC—Today and Tomorrow
      4. Key Points
  8. IV. Appendixes
    1. A. Troubleshooting
      1. Pen and Digitizer Problems
        1. System Restore
      2. Network Problems
      3. USB and FireWire Dos and Don’ts
      4. Using External Monitors
        1. Mirrored Monitors vs. Extended Desktop
    2. B. Tablet Shortcuts
      1. Pen Shortcuts
      2. Keystroke Shortcuts
      3. Navigation Shortcuts
      4. Control Shortcuts
    3. C. If You’re New to Windows XP
      1. New Features in Windows XP
      2. Importing Data from Another PC
  9. D. About the Author
  10. About the Author
  11. Copyright