What do you use your active digitizer for?

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What do you use your pen for?

  1. Art

    29 vote(s)
    38.2%
  2. Note Taking (student).

    12 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. Note Taking (professional).

    18 vote(s)
    23.7%
  4. A more accurate finger.

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Other (please share).

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  6. My tablet came with it. I don't use it.

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. Mountain343

    Mountain343 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Other: I use it for ArcGIS and Fire Mapping while out in the field.
     
  2. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    That sounds interesting. For what field exactly? Fire fighting?
     
  3. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    I voted "other" which includes:

    * Meeting notes in OneNote (I have them all and they are searchable - 'see, you did say that back on June 11, 2011...')
    * Ideas and brainstorming in OneNote - I build ideas for presenations as well then finish it in Powerpoint
    * PDF markup to communicate design changes to other Engineers on drawings, schematics, and photographs
    * Noting test results during test execution either in Excel or on PDF's

    I will never buy a TabletPC wihtout an active digitizer. This is why I was so bummed out with Microsoft downplaying the pen with the intro of Windows 8. Many Windows 'tablets' now do not have an active digitizer and each design cycle it is getting more difficult to procure one since the field is narrowing.
     
  4. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    I think my definition of "note taking" is more general than some of you =) I would certainly call all 4 of these things note taking. In either case its still nice to hear the details. Your usage looks very similar to mine.
     
  5. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    "Notetaking" sounds too general and lame to me. Marking up a schematic deck to communicate design changes is not really note taking...that just sounds more like adding notes to your diary or something.

    By the way, I also have a book I am writing in Word and about 80% of it is 'written' via the TIP. Although that sounds rather tedious it gets added to or editied in meetings, at restaurants, football games, in the car (not while driving), etc. I have it with me all the time and read/write whenever I am sitting still somewhere.
     
  6. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    I meant for it to be general, as I meant "art" to be general. Having too many specific options on a poll makes it hard to interpret. As for "lame", ouch =P

    I certainly wouldn't call the book writing via the TIP "note taking" though. Really its all just semantics. When I say notes you picture a diary and I picture a laboratory notebook containing graphs, calculations, marked up journal papers ...
     
  7. dceggert

    dceggert Owner of a TabletPC Museum Senior Member

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    Just ribbing you....I need to keep the sarcasm in check just like my emails at work. Gets me in trouble ALL THE TIME....
     
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  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    He's a scientist. You will have to bracket your sarcastic comments and highlight then in another color to make them recognizable.;)
     
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  9. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    I have to highlight my own sarcastic comments too =)
     
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  10. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Huh.

    Note-takers and 'other' outnumber the artists so far.

    I have to say, I'm a little surprised. I guess that's what comes of living inside one's own bubble reality.

    -So. . , A tip of the hat to all ye note-takers!

    *tip*
     
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