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Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition: An OverviewChris ShelleyTest EngineerTablet PC TeamMicrosoft Corporation

  • Provide a feature overview of Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Explain hardware offerings from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Discuss technical support and troubleshooting
  • What is Tablet PC?
  • Features Overview
  • Hardware Form Factors Overview
  • Common Troubleshooting Tips
  • Technical Support Overview
what is tablet pc
What Is Tablet PC?
  • A full-featured computer running Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, a superset of Windows XP Professional
  • A highly mobile computer that enables new usage scenarios
  • A powerful platform enabling a new generation of business applications

Windows XP

Tablet PC


Tablet PCComponents

Service Pack 1

Windows XP Professional

features overview software
Features Overview - Software
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition adds the following features to Windows XP Professional:
    • Pen input
    • Ink controls
    • Gesture recognition engine and APIs
    • Handwriting and speech recognition engines
    • Windows Journal
    • Tablet PC Input Panel
    • Sticky Notes
    • InkBall
  • Also available: Microsoft Office XP Pack for Tablet PC (Tablet Pack)
windows journal
Windows Journal
  • Tools permit powerful note-taking ability and collaboration
  • Six primary tools:
    • Pen
    • Highlighter
    • Eraser
    • Selection Tool
    • Insert/Remove Space
    • Flag
windows journal 3


Insert/Remove Space



Selection Tool


Windows Journal (3)

Pen Toolbar

input panel
Enter text into programs and control your computer

Tap Input Panel in the taskbar to open Input Panel

Enter text in Input Panel three ways:

Tap characters on the on-screen keyboard

Enter handwritten text on the writing pad

Enter text using the dictation feature within the speech recognition component

Input Panel
input panel 2
Input Panel (2)
  • Switch quickly between Writing Pad and Keyboard
  • Use Quick Keys, Symbols Pad, and Character Recognizer
  • Tap Send to manually insert as text or ink
  • Open the Tools menu for additional functionality—including Speech—and advanced settings
  • Use Gestures as shortcuts
  • Maximize writing area by using Write Anywhere
writing with input panel
Writing with Input Panel
  • Write naturally
  • Use the baseline like a line on paper
  • Do not wait after each word
  • Use two lines for continuous input
  • Make sure the insertion point has focus in an application
sticky notes
Use the same way as a paper sticky note

Write or record your voice

Keep in a single stack

Copy into other programs

Import or export the stack

Drag into applications that use OLE technology

Sticky Notes
  • Play this pen- and ink-enabled game
  • Increase pen usage proficiency
  • Guide balls into holes using ink strokes
  • Get the highest score!
office xp pack for tablet pc
Office XP Pack for Tablet PC
  • Use your handwriting in Word documents, e-mail messages, and more
  • Outlook® 2002
    • Write ink e-mail messages
    • Insert meeting information into a Windows Journal note
    • Convert ink into an Outlook appointment, contact, or task
  • Word 2002
    • Insert ink writing or a drawing area into a document
    • Write ink comments in Word comment bubbles
  • PowerPoint® 2002
    • Use ink annotations during a slide show or in edit mode
  • Excel 2002
    • Add ink annotations to spreadsheets
features overview hardware
Features Overview - Hardware
  • All Tablet PC devices will include the following hardware attributes:
    • Electromagnetic digitizer and pen
    • Optimized power states
    • Screen rotation support
    • Free of old hardware
    • Hardware buttons for logging on to Windows and doing additional tasks
    • Support for surprise undocking

Hardware Designs

Convertible Models

Slate Tablet Models

  • Docked Mode
  • Both will enable access to full keyboard, monitor,
  • and mouse
  • Both enable multi-monitor configurations
  • Laptop Mode
  • Convertible: Attached keyboard
  • Slate Tablet: Detachable keyboard
  • Tablet Mode
  • Convertible: Keyboard folds away
  • Slate Tablet: Thinnest and lightest design
windows xp tablet pc edition oem partners


Aplux Communications Ltd.

Compal Electronics Inc.




Fujitsu Siemens






Motion Computing




Windows XP Tablet PC EditionOEM Partners
  • Network Tech AB
  • PaceBlade Technology
  • QDI
  • Quanta
  • Research Machines PLC
  • Sharp
  • Siltek
  • Sotec
  • Tatung
  • Time Group Ltd.
  • Toshiba
  • Twinhead
  • ViewSonic
  • Viglen Limited
  • WalkAbout Computers
  • Wistron Corporation
  • Xplore Technologies
windows xp tablet pc edition isv partners
Adobe Systems Inc.

Agilix Labs

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc.


Autodesk Inc.



Corel Corp.

Dassault Systemes

Eclipsys Technologies Corp.




Windows XP Tablet PC EditionISV Partners
  • Groove Networks
  • Hanwang Technology Co.
  • iSoft, Inc.
  • Iteration Software Inc.
  • Keylogix International Ltd.
  • Leszynski & Co.
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Visio
  • SAP
  • ScanSoft, Inc.
  • Siebel
  • Stentor Inc.
  • WebEx Communications Inc.
  • Zinio Systems Inc.
tablet and pen settings
Tablet and Pen Settings
  • Customize behavior to suit your writing hand
  • Calibrate the screen to increase pen input accuracy
  • Configure screen orientation options
  • Additional power management options
  • Assign actions to Tablet PC hardware buttons
  • Change pen interaction settings
tablet pc buttons
Tablet PC Buttons
  • Enable full mobility
  • Maximize secure computing
  • Increase efficiency
  • Optimize personal tailoring
common troubleshooting tips
Common Troubleshooting Tips
  • Maximize battery life
  • Improve pen accuracy and results
  • Get better handwriting recognition results
  • Use what you know: a superset of Windows XP Professional
  • Stay current with Windows Update
technical support
Technical Support
  • Contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer for support with your Tablet PC
  • Microsoft Tablet PC Web site
    • Links to white papers, how-to articles, downloads, etc.
  • Microsoft Tablet PC Community and ExpertZone
      • Server:
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • Tablet PC Platform SDK
  • Additional Tablet PC Developer Resources
  • Office XP Pack for Tablet PC
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