Input Panel is used primarily for text input when a standard keyboard is not available or convenient.
Input Panel works with all applications that run under Windows XP.
Maximum productivity and satisfaction come from using the various input methods on Input Panel in conjunction with a standard keyboard. Select the proper tool for a given task.
The handwriting recognizer doesn’t learn your handwriting, but following some simple guidelines will improve recognition accuracy.
The handwriting recognizer does learn your vocabulary, and adding words to the dictionary is critical for improved handwriting recognition.
The speech recognizer learns both your speech pattern and your vocabulary. Training the system and adding words to the dictionary are both important.
Some applications allow text correction in the final document. For the rest, use the text preview pane.
Time spent customizing Input Panel to meet your work preferences is time well spent.
Input Panel is most often used to convert your handwriting to text, but it can send original pen strokes (ink) to an application as well.