Part VI: Using Microsoft Office 2003 with the Tablet PC
Chapter 15. Using Microsoft Office 2003 Applications with Your Tablet PC
In This Chapter
In just the few months that I have been using the Tablet PC with Office 2003, I have had
This chapter assumes that you already know how to use each of the Office applications, or that you can find another book or resource to learn the applications. Because it is beyond the scope of this book to teach more, I will show you how to use each application's Tablet PC-specific tools only.
This chapter will show you the general tools available in many of the applications, and then will provide specific guidance for each application. You will soon discover that there is no reason to run any version of Office prior to Office 2003 when you have a Tablet PC.
How Office 2003 is Different from Office XP
One of the primary differences between Office XP and Office 2003 is that Office 2003 includes native ink support, whereas Office XP requires the Office XP Pack for Tablet PC. Even with the add-on, Office XP does not have the integrated feel of inking that Office 2003 offers.
For example, in Office XP, when you add an ink annotation, a box appears in which you must make the annotations, as shown in Figure 15.1.
Figure 15.1. In Office XP with the Office XP Pack for Tablet PC, you are able to add ink in boxes.
In Office 2003, however, ink can appear
Figure 15.2. In Office 2003, you can add ink anywhere you want in a document.
Downloading Office XP Pack for Tablet PC
Downloading the Office XP Pack for Tablet PC will allow you to add functionality to Office XP and Windows Journal. You can download the add-on from http://www.microsoft.com/office/tabletpc/; once it's downloaded, simply install it on your machine.
The add-on to Office XP adds ink capabilities to Office XP applications that would
Figure 15.3. The Office XP Pack for Tablet PC adds functionality to Office applications, such as the ink options shown here in Word XP.
After you have finished installing Office XP Pack for Tablet PC, you will be asked if you want to run the tutorial. I recommend going through it (see Figure 15.4).
Figure 15.4. When you're finished installing the Office XP Pack for Tablet PC, you will be