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Common notebooks for Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Abhi, May 6, 2010.

  1. Abhi

    Abhi Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    I have a set of notebooks residing on a USB stick. I use it on my
    office destop which runs windows XP and home laptop running Vista. I
    use Wacom tablet to enter handwritten notes and Onenote 2007 on both.
    I am aware of the limitation that you cannot have searchable ink on
    XP. Is it possible for me to make digital ink recognisable on vista,
    so that I can search it on XP?

    By searchable, I mean to use the search box in Onenote(don't care
    about windows desktop search). I can convert the handwritten notes to
    text on Vista and this text will be searchable in XP but I want to
    keep my notes in digital ink. I know It can be done, because when I
    search in XP and if the keyboard happens to be in a handwritten note
    took on vista, then there is a hit. So , is there a way where I can
    trigger Onenote on vista to recognise digital ink and build this map/
    index between ink and text so that it could be searched on XP.

    Any pointers will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Abhi
     
  2. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    Abhi wrote:

    > I have a set of notebooks residing on a USB stick. I use it on my
    > office destop which runs windows XP and home laptop running Vista. I
    > use Wacom tablet to enter handwritten notes and Onenote 2007 on both.
    > I am aware of the limitation that you cannot have searchable ink on
    > XP.


    With ON this is possible.
    I just tried it on my XP machine.
    Words in notes written with a pen on my TabletPC (running under XP when
    they were created) can be searched there.

    > Is it possible for me to make digital ink recognisable on vista,
    > so that I can search it on XP?


    I don't know a way but IMHO that's not necessary at all.

    > By searchable, I mean to use the search box in Onenote(don't care
    > about windows desktop search).


    That's exactly how it works in my side.

    > I can convert the handwritten notes to
    > text on Vista and this text will be searchable in XP but I want to
    > keep my notes in digital ink.


    Only too understandable. I hardly ever convert what I have written with
    the pen.

    > I know It can be done, because when I
    > search in XP and if the keyboard happens to be in a handwritten note
    > took on vista, then there is a hit.


    And this is not the case when the note was composed on the XP machine?

    > So , is there a way where I can
    > trigger Onenote on vista to recognise digital ink and build this map/
    > index between ink and text so that it could be searched on XP.


    I really do not understand the issue :-(
    Would the input from a Wacom tablet be so much different from the input
    on a TabletPC?

    Rainald
     
  3. Abhi

    Abhi Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your Reply. But as far as I understand there is a
    difference between tablet edition of XP and the one that runs on
    desktop.

    http://jkontherun.com/2009/04/22/windows-xp-handwriting-recognition-vs-tablet-edition/

    I am sharing the notebooks on a XP desktop and a Vista Laptop and want
    to use Vista Ink recognisation engine to make handwritten notes taken
    on XP to be searchable.


    > Abhi wrote:
    > > I have a set of notebooks residing on a USB stick. I use it on my
    > > office destop which runs windows XP and home laptop running Vista. I
    > > use Wacom tablet to enter handwritten notes and Onenote 2007 on both.
    > > I am aware of the limitation that you cannot have searchable ink on
    > > XP.

    >
    > With ON this is possible.
    > I just tried it on my XP machine.
    > Words in notes written with a pen on my TabletPC (running under XP when
    > they were created) can be searched there.
    >


    > > Is it possible for me to make digital ink recognisable on vista,
    > > so that I can search it on XP?

    >
    > I don't know a way but IMHO that's not necessary at all.
    >
    > > By searchable, I mean to use the search box in Onenote(don't care
    > > about windows desktop search).

    >
    > That's exactly how it works in my side.
    >
    > > I can convert the handwritten notes to
    > > text on Vista and this text will be searchable in XP but I want to
    > > keep my notes in digital ink.

    >
    > Only too understandable. I hardly ever convert what I have written with
    > the pen.
    >
    > > I know It can be done, because when I
    > > search in XP and if the keyboard happens to be in a handwritten note
    > > took on vista, then there is a hit.

    >
    > And this is not the case when the note was composed on the XP machine?
    >
    > > So , is there a way where I can
    > > trigger Onenote on vista to recognise digital ink and build this map/
    > > index between ink and text so that it could be searched on XP.

    >
    > I really do not understand the issue :-(
    > Would the input from a Wacom tablet be so much different from the input
    > on a TabletPC?
    >
    > Rainald
     

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