Windows 7 has some inbuilt features which makes it more effective and useful when you are using it on the touch enabled devices like Tablet PCs or Touch Smart PCs. Windows 7 has an application called, Windows Journal, which lets you convert all that you write with the pen tool to typed text, which can be used in other programs or in a note.
To convert handwriting in your note to text, follow the following steps:
1. Click on Start, search for Windows Journal and open it.
3.Draw a loop around the handwriting that you want to convert.
4.Go to the Actions menu and click on the Convert handwriting to text option.
5.Click on the options button in the text correction dialog box.
6.If your handwritten notes consists of several lines, these lines are preserved in the Converted text box and in the output text. Select this option if line breaks are important. Uncheck this option if line breaks are unimportant.
7.If any word is recognized incorrectly, look for the correct word in the Alternative box. If you find it, click the word, and then click Change. If you don’t find the correct word, you must enter it using the keyboard or Tablet PC Input Panel, and then click OK.
8.Next, select one of the following options:
- Copy to the Clipboard: This option allows you to paste your text into another program. The handwriting in your note remains unchanged.
- Insert in the same Journal note: This option inserts your converted text into a text box in your note. Your original handwriting is deleted.
9. Click finish.
- If you chose to copy your converted text to the Clipboard, you can paste the text into any program.
- If you chose to insert your converted text into a text box, the original ink is deleted and the new text box is inserted in its place.
You can also see our article on how to create a font with your own handwriting .