Author Topic: Can you write in MS Word?  (Read 7393 times)

Offline jango62301

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on: February 15, 2008, 09:30:49 AM
I put together a wiimote white board about 4 days ago and I must say that I am extremely impressed with how well it works.  It's not perfect, but for the money that it saves I am happy with it.  I did have one question however.  The school district I am in has a couple of smartboards and you can use them to write in power point, word, excel...etc.  Is there a way to make this do the same thing?  Perhaps I am overlooking something?



Offline atomriot

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Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 10:21:33 AM
perhaps there is a drawing tool within word that it automatically triggers. i could not find it in my 2007 version but i dont use word all that much. you could also provide a screen area that your application uses and or monitors and so you can draw whatever and when you are done it will move it into your clipboard as a bitmap and then you can paste it directly into word but i know to have direct interaction like that then you have to get the ms office sdk or something like that to allow you to link directly in with office apps.

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Offline ZaPPZion

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Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 02:12:20 AM
I've used a couple smartboards, so i know what you mean. When you pick up a pen, you can just draw. It doesnt matter what program you're in, it just draws, right? So it's not exactly drawing in word, it's more or less drawing on top of every window. That would definately be possible, but in my opinion using paint is better :D



Offline jango62301

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Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 06:54:55 AM
Thanks for the advice.  I researched this a little further lastnight and there is a pen feature actually built into Word 2007.  The only problem is that your PC actually has to be a tablet PC in order for it to work.  I think that I might sit down today to see if I can trick my PC into thinking that it is a tablet so it unlocks that feature.  I'm not sure that I would ever really need the pen function in word but I thought that it would be neat to have just incase  ;)



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Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 12:48:32 PM
you can bring up the onscreen keyboard and use it.  You find under accessories--> accessibility.

Also there's a cool add-on for firefox which lets you draw overtop of websites and even save your drawings called firedoodle



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Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 06:13:26 PM
try e-pointer free version allows you to write overtop of any screen.  works very well I use it my classroom all the time.  Just like Smartboard tools



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Offline mistre

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Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 12:29:51 PM
If you have Vista or XP Tablet edition you can write with the Tablet Input Panel (ot TIP). IF you have Vista you need to have the "Tablet PC Optional Components" installed. These are installed by default on laptops or on desktops you can go to the Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On > Check Tablet PC and it will install the parts. Once you have the tablet parts installed you can find the TIP under the Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Tablet PC > Tablet PC Input Panel.

Running the TIP will give you this window where you can write then click insert to insert the text into word.


This is how people like me that use a tablet pc write with the pen.