Using the Tablet Pen
The Tablet Pen is what sets the Tablet PC apart from any other compact laptop computer. With the pen sensitive display, you can use the provided pen to simulate a mouse by moving the pen around the screen. To click or double-click an item on the screen you just simply use the pen to tap or double-tap as you would use a mouse. The ability to right-click on items is also possible with the Tablet pen. To right-click, either press and hold the item for a second or press the button on the side of the pen while clicking.
You can also use the Tablet pen as a replacement for typing on a keyboard. With the Tablet PC Input Panel, you can write in your normal handwriting and have it recognized and inserted into the current document as if it were typed text. You can choose to use either standard letters or cursive handwriting with the input panel. By selecting the keyboard tab in the input panel, you can also insert text by tapping the letters you want typed from the displayed keyboard. This feature is particularly useful when typing a password or any text where it is necessary that the input text is recognized exactly.
Drawing and Annotations
Something new that was once not easily possible is the ability to make drawings and annotate documents in your own handwriting. With the Tablet pen, you can naturally draw on the screen and immediately see what you have drawn much like you would a pen on paper. This functionality is useful in a number of applications including Microsoft Office and Windows Journal. With the Office Pack installed, you can easily make drawings and annotations to Word documents and PowerPoint presentations in your own handwriting. With Windows Journal, you can also draw up whole documents in your own handwriting or make annotations to documents exported from Microsoft Word. For more information on using these applications with the Tablet pen, please see the following documents on how to use them with the pen.