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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 31. Using Pen, Touch, and Voice Input

Enabling and Customizing Pen and Touch Features

Reading, Writing, and Editing with Pen and Touch Tools

Using Speech Recognition and Voice Commands

IN this chapter, we discuss activities that by their very nature require hardware not found on a generic PC with the Windows operating system. In place of a keyboard and mouse, you can use your fingers, a digital pen, or your voice to manipulate objects on the screen, enter data, and control how Windows works.

The Tablet PC, which uses a special screen and a stylus to capture text and other input, has been a part of the Windows family since 2002. Those functions have been refined in Windows 7, including the ability to recognize even the most idiosyncratic (and ...

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