With Windows 8, Microsoft shifted a big time to touchscreen phenomenon and it just keeps on improving with Windows 10 and its latest updates. A primary OS for touchscreen devices calls for specific features to make the most out of its touch interface. Handwriting recognition is one such facet which needs to be supported by Tablet and Mobile OS. Fortunately enough, Windows 10 does a splendid job to personalize handwriting recognition experience for better interacting with your Surface Tablet or other 2-in-1 devices.
However simple it may seem but considering the human science, handwriting style differs from person to person. That being said, its also evident to note that writing on a tablet can be a tad too much if you are not much experienced on that front. Well, to save a few whines and whimpers, Windows 10 makes it an easy job for you to interact like a pro with your tablet using handwriting.
In this guide, we are going to walk you through the steps for training your Windows 10 Tablet to recognize your handwriting. Here’s how to do so:
Personalize Handwriting Recognition In Windows 10
1. Right-click on Start icon to open context menu and click on Control Panel.
2. In Control Panel window, select Language as highlighted in the below image.
3. In the Language settings window, click Options on far-right of the language you want to personalize handwriting recognition for.
4. Up next, click Personalize handwriting recognition at the bottom, as highlighted in the image below.
5. It opens up the option using which you can customize your handwriting experience. Choose Teach the recognizer your handwriting style.
6. In the next window, you have the options to train your tablet for Sentences or Numbers, symbols & letters. You can configure both the options to increase the degree of individualization.
Sentences: This is more thorough way to begin with as it presents you with some sentences (50, to be exact!) and asks for your input in the text area below the sentence.
You can go through as much sentences as you want to let your tablet learn enough about the way you write. Once done, you can save your inputs and update the recognition tables with it.
Numbers, symbols & letters: This option presents 9 screens including numbers, letters and several symbols. You can write your input in the dedicated space below each of them.
Additionally, you are also provided with an eraser to clear an accidental ink stroke. You can also erase all of your inputs at once to start again from the beginning.
Once done with all the screens for the above options, your input data is stored in recognition tables. So, the next time you interact with your Windows 10 tablet using handwriting, system recognizes it by referring to the samples saved in these tables.
Also, if you plan to hone your writing skills in the near future, Windows 10 provides you with an option to delete the previous handwriting samples and start all new.
That is it, fellas! You can master your writing skills and make the most of personalizing your handwriting experience on Windows 10.