With what software is the pen of the 2740p compatible ?

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  1. Laptopaddict

    Laptopaddict Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Are most windows programs compatible with this Pen ?

    Does a pen has the same or more functionality as a mouse ?
     
  2. E1000

    E1000 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Yes and yes in some programs.
     
  3. jlhiowa

    jlhiowa Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hello. I think every program I have tried recognizes the pen as a mouse, e.g. clicking and dragging.

    The only program I have been able to write/draw in directly is Microsoft Paint.

    When Windows detects a text box, an icon for the Tablet PC Input Panel appears. For example, this happens in Notepad and Internet Explorer 8.

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    Click the icon to bring up the Tablet PC Input Panel. Now you can write/draw on the screen and it is converted to text. Click the Insert button and text goes wherever your cursor was.

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    Sometimes Windows does not recognize text boxes. For example, the Google search text box in Chrome. Luckily, when you put the stylus near the screen, you will notice the the Tablet PC Input Panel is on the left side of your screen (this is the float option). You can also choose to dock it to the top or bottom, this leaves it permanently on the screen. Again, click the Tablet PC Input Panel to maximize and use it.

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  4. ScubaX

    ScubaX Level 90 Mage Senior Member

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    Programs that are not specifically designed to be written on (inked) will not respond to the pen as a pen, but as a mouse. The TIP (text box) is how windows handles those programs. Programs that work very well with the pen are Journal (included in the OS) and OneNote. You can also ink in Word 2007 and 2010. There are also PDF programs such as Blue Beam PDF Revu, and note programs such as Evernote. The latter though does not do a great job of it.

    You should see the FAQ, I think its in which tablet to buy . It has a fairly complete list of software.
     
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  5. Frank

    Frank Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    The pen acts as a mouse, in every program! So it replaces the mouse!
    (Only in some modern games it acts strange, but that's game specific)

    But with Windows the pen gets more functionality than a mouse only. Windows recognizes if you use a normal mouse or the pen, thus, if you click in a text field with the pen a icon pops up in which you can open the Tablet Input Panel.
    Or, if you use some programs optimized to pen input, then they will change the courser style if you use the pen instead of a mouse. They'll also read out the pressure sensitivity, so that a tap on the screen does not only get registered as a click or no click, but also as a click with different pressure.
    If you work in such a pen optimized program then the program also recognizes if you use the pen tip or the backside of the pen, the eraser, and automatically changes to eraser mode.
     

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