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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Day -2: are you ready for ink?

Some time it's funny to visit web pages of Tablet PC supports and I will tell you why? They have been in business for more than 4 years (I mean Tablet PCs) and all I can find is a handful of programs that really support ink. Thanks God that Microsoft had this wonderful idea about UMPC because the situation with Tablet PCs is just pitiful. I don't have any statistics of what I'm about to say but I think that if we take all the UMPCs preorders for all the different announced brands, the total of them probably is going to be close to the amount of Tablet PCs sold the last year.

Anyway, the reason why I'm saying all this is not to trash Tableteers is to bring the idea to new UMPC owners that no all programs are designed to fully support Ink. Lets take for example Outlook. I know that many of you use this program, well; it does not support ink unless you install TEO. If you don't know what is TEO the best way to find out what this wonderful program does is reading this review by Tracy Hooten.


  1. A point about Outlook and Ink. Natively Outlook 2003 does support some ink functionality. i.e you can ink an email if you use Word as your editor. TEO extends the functionality greatly in so many areas of Outlook operation.

    That said, we'd all like to see more native Ink operation throughout the Office line.

    I bring it up so that folks reading do not think Outlook 2003 is completely devoid of inking.

    Here's a link to an article that covers what Outlook (and other Office 2003) offer to Inkineers. It also talks about how to get limited Ink in Office XP and 2002 as well.


  2. Thanks Warner for the clarification and link!


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