windows handwriting pad and write anywhere


  • What I can do to see the handwriting pad and write anywhere icons in the language bar alongside the drawing pad icon. I cannot see them even when I open MS Word. the pen icon is there but I cannot write anything. I am using XP 2002 SP3 with Media Center 2005.

    Do I need an update from MS or what? 

    Monday, February 22, 2010 4:30 PM

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  • The problem may be that you have updated from MS recently. The 'write anywhere' feature was removed by MS in the SP2 update back in 2005. BIGGEST mistake they made, in my opinion - and even though the TIP has improved a hundred-fold since that update in 2005 it's never replaced the functionality, if only because it sits too straight on the screen for me to write comfortably (seriously, if it genuinely floated at an angle it would be better, but it still covers what I'm working on - growl). I use a third party product called Ritepen. 
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:44 PM