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Chapter 21. Working with Input Devices > Finding, Installing, and Using an Ink ...

Finding, Installing, and Using an Ink Device

Mac OS X version 10.2 supports handwriting recognition, meaning that you can input text and graphics using a pen and tablet device. This is accomplished through Mac OS X's Ink technology. When you install an Ink-compatible device, an Ink pane appears in the System Preferences utility; you use this to configure how you want handwriting recognition to work. Then, you can input directly into most applications or you can input into the InkPad application and paste the content into another application.


Finding and Installing a Tablet

Tablet devices enable you to input information and execute control using a pen-type mouse that you use to “write” on the tablet. These devices are often favored by artists and others who need more precise input capabilities and a “softer touch” than can be achieved with a standard mouse. However, because support for handwriting recognition is built into Mac OS X, anyone can use a tablet to input information into a Mac.


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