Handwriting recognition in Onenote 2013

The inclusion of OneNote in the Office 2013 version ont only allows users to store and organize information, but also supports improving Ink support, with full handwriting recognition. You can use finger, mouse, or a stylus to write something, then OneNote will convert the handwriting to editable text. It supports multiple languages handwriting, such as English (U.S.), English (U.K.), Chines, French, German, Korean and Spanish.

In Onenote 2013, select the handwriting and then tap “Convert Handwriting to Text” on the Tools menu. OneNote determines whether you are writing in a language or drawing a image. If it classifies your writing as a drawing mistakenly, smiply select Pen Mode on the Tools menu to force classify your ink appropriately.

The digital pen coming with Surface Windows 8 Pro also works great with Onenote 2013.

10 thoughts on “Handwriting recognition in Onenote 2013

  1. Can the surface pro recognize individual letters or only full words? Thinking of ways to bypass the language limitations. Anyhow, it, at least in theory, would be a nice feature.

  2. Can onenote with photos and arrows to points on the photo with text boxes describing that point be converted to a word document?

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