Windows Journal


Windows Journal is one of the applications designed for Tablet PCs. Users can handwrite notes and draw lines or shapes with it. Even though it is recommended to use a graphics tablet or a Tablet PC, you can compose handwritten notes using a normal mouse. However, this can be quite uncomfortable. In this article I will show you where to find and how to use Windows Journal.



The Windows Journal shortcut can be found in Start -> Accessories -> Tablet PC. Alternatively, you can type the word 'journal' in the Start Menu search box and click on the appropriate search result.

Windows Journal

Windows Journal has the following tools: pen, highlighter and eraser. To use any of them, go to the Tools menu and select the one you prefer.

Windows Journal

You can also click on the appropriate icon from the Pen toolbar.

Windows Journal

To write something, just select the pen as well as the desired size and color and start handwriting.

Windows Journal

Windows Journal also allows you to insert text boxes (in which you type text using the keyboard), pictures or flags of different colors.

Windows Journal

In case you want to send your notes to other people which do not have Windows Journal, you can export them in other formats such as web archives ('.mht' files) or '.tiff' images. Just go to File -> Export As, type the file name and select the desired format.

Windows Journal

As you can see, Windows Journal is a very simple application. Working with it is a breeze even for novices.


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Comments

MHtml 2 Gif Converter

Hello 'you',

I coded a MHtml 2 Gif Converter for the MHtml-Files (*.mht) exported from Windows Journal. It simply creates a series of gif-images.
http://www.alekto-programming.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=32

Regards,
Nicolas

Why graphics tablet?

Simply with the help of ordinary mouse it is possible to make hand written notes, then why should go for graphics tablet?

windows pad

does this necessarely we have to use a windows pad.. if soo where do we purchase and how do we use it. and what does it look at

Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet

I primarily want to purchase the Bamboo Tablet to use its graphics capability, but I would also like to use it for handwritten notes. Will it work with Windows Journal without my having to purchase Office 2007? I have Vista Home Premium and an old version of Word (2002).

Journal not part of Office 2007

Windows Journal is part of Windows Vista, not part of Office 2007.
Therefore you can use it if you have Windows Vista installed.

yes it will work

yes it will work

I have just recently

I have just recently discovered Windows Journal. I created something that I would like to use as my desktop background. A few of my friends have done the same. When I try to do it, it tells me the format isn't supported. Is there any way I can make this happen?

Keyboard option

how to I turn off the pen and start typing using the keyboard to start maintaining my journal? thank you for your help.

the only way I found to enter

the only way I found to enter text was to INSERT a text box. It can be resized, so you can make an entry a day, and stretch it to fit your needs.
Chas

Help Please

My windows journal wont start and it said something about inking components. I had tried to install my wacom bamboo and but now i cant even get into windows journal. please help me? alucard_abunai@hotmail.com

No journal on my Vista

Windows Journal is not on my computer anywhere even though I have Vista on my computer. Is there someway I can activate it somewhere, or have it downloaded?

Thanks

How to convert Journal file to HTLM atachment in Outlook 2003

I have Vista and use Journal frequently in my everyday professional activity. Almost five times a week I need to send journal files to my friends and cooperators. I have a distribution list of them in my Outlook 2003. When I use a command –“send to mail recipient” (in Journal) the attachment is always move to Windows Mail. What I can do to have it in my Outlook 2003?

windows journal

My laptop came with the windows vista. I did the windows 7 update. I'm trying to use the journal, when I try to transfer documents into a file it doesn't work. I use zip forms for real estate transactions. I click on print to journal it says it was saved but the documents don't go into the file. What am I doing wrong?

Combination

is it possible to combine two pages togther or even make another page before the first page?

Windows Journal caret (or pointer)

I use Windows Journal together with Camtasia Studio to record video with voice-over. When you hold the pen (stylus) over the screen a tiny black dot appears. I would like to turn this into a pointer so that I can point to the area of the screen that the voice-over is referring to. I can find no way of doing this. Any ideas out there?

Thanks from Statts.

Windows journal

Instead of using the mouse to write, can i use my finger or pen. The journal is installed on windows vista.

a pen for vista journal

I would like to know the name of a good usb pen that can be used with my vista journal. Is there a special pen I can use without purchasing a tablet?

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