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Setting Ink Preferences

If you have an ink device on your computer, you can use System Preferences to improve the recognition of ink to text. You can adjust Ink Preferences to your writing style, either widely or closely spaced, and to see how quickly your writing pen cursor changes back into a clicking device. You can improve recognition by adding words it may not know, such as names (like a custom dictionary for spell checking). As you write, Ink recognizes certain gestures or shapes, which get performed as commands, such as Undo, or pressed as keys, such as Delete or Space. The Gestures tab provides a list of gestures that you can turn on and off.

Set Ink Preferences

  • bluecircle_1.jpg Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock, and then click the Ink icon.
  • bluecircle_2.jpg Click the On or Off option to turn handwriting recognition on or off.
  • bluecircle_3.jpg Click the Settings tab.
  • bluecircle_4.jpg Specify the options you want:

    • My handwriting style is. Drag slider to set spacing.
    • Allow me to write anywhere. Check to use Anywhere mode.
    • Language. Click to select a ink writing language.
    • Ink pad font. Click to select a default recognition font.
    • Show ink window. Check to use Ink Pad mode.
    • Show ink in menu bar. Check to add the Ink menu commands to the menu bar.
  • bluecircle_5.jpg Click the Gestures tab.
  • bluecircle_6.jpg Select or clear the check boxes to turn gesture actions on and off.
  • bluecircle_7.jpg Click the Word List tab.
  • bluecircle_8.jpg Use the buttons to add or change uncommon words you use.
  • bluecircle_9.jpg Click the Close button.
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