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Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby brusell19 » Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:28 am

I am using OpenOffice 2.4 on a MacBook Pro which runs on Mac OSX Leopard. The tablet I am using is a Wacom Bamboo tablet. With this equipment and systems I am wondering if it is possible to use my tablet to write directly onto Write files without having my handwriting converted into text. I had heard that something like thiscan be done using Office, and was wondering if something similar exists in OpenOffice, and how I can access it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby AndrewZ » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:44 pm

OpenOffice.org (as of 3.0) itself doesn't have support for handwriting-to-text conversion, so it would only work if the feature was somehow provided by your operating system or device.
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Re: Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby brusell19 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:35 am

Thank you.

And a don't suppose there would be a function that would allow me to simply handwrite straight onto some sort of Open Office document in the current version of Open Office?
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Re: Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby Cambirder » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:00 pm

No, your only option is to use another program and copy and paste into Writer. Gimp will do the job.
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Re: Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby brusell19 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:17 am

Ok, thank you. Unfortunately I do not know what Gimp is, so if anyone could provide me with details on it that would be great!
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Re: Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby AndrewZ » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:11 pm

OpenOffice.org Draw and Writer(?) and Impress(?) have a freehand writing function. It's called freeform line, and it's in the drawing toolbar.

GIMP info is here: http://www.gimp.org/
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Re: Using a tablet with Open Office

Postby Eban65 » Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:11 pm

I think you speak about two different things. The Wacom board is in the original question not wished to be used to produce pictures. It's a wish to use it in Writer to, instead of key board input words, recognize handwritten words on the Wacom board.
Wacom has a program "JustWrite" for that and its works with MS Office.
I think Wacom must be pushed to do something about this, but maybe there is someone handy man that can make a OOo plug-in?
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