InPad for Tablet PC is a Windows XP application, launched on Windows XP startup. After starting, InPad adds its
icon to the system tray.
This icon shows current state of InPad. Click on it to show/hide InPad window, tap and hold for context menu.
Input area is a window divided into several cells. InPad window is semi-transparent (you can also make it completely
transparent), so it doesn't prevent you from view text in the application beneath. Single clicks on InPad window also
go directly to the application beneath so you don't need to move InPad to do a few actions in overlapped application.
Input is performed by drawing on the pad. While drawing, engine collects the sequence of cells which are being
crossed by the stylus.
After you release the stylus InPad tries to find the drawn stroke in its dictionary (stroke set).
Stroke can be assigned to characters, strings or special commands. Commands can be InPad specific, such as layout changes or
system wide commands, such as copy, cut, paste or application shortcuts. With 'Next Alternative' command you can use
strokes assigned to multiple characters. If stroke was recognized, its value is printed into active window or corresponding function is being executed.
The main advantage of InPad is scalability and quick customization. Just tap lower button on pad (see picture)
and you'll see customization dialog in which you can assign your values to strokes you draw. In this way you can
tune active stroke set for your needs in few minutes.
Default stroke set contains Latin and digital layouts. Latin layout is used for entering
letters for any language with alphabet containing Latin letters and accented characters (English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, etc). Digital layout is for entering digits and signs
arithmetical operations. You can learn how to write any stroke from default stroke set from demo.
If you need a stroke set for non-Latin group language look in
Unzip Inpad_TabletPC.zip into temporary folder and run Setup.exe.
You should install Windows XP SP2 RC2 at your TabletPC before installing InPad for TabletPC.