Issue 10738 - Interface for Tablet PC's
Summary: Interface for Tablet PC's
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 22 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Blocks: 72552 21438
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Reported: 2003-01-17 19:00 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:38 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: TASK
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Description Unknown 2003-01-17 19:00:17 UTC
   I was wondering if you had any projects started for tablet pcs. If so, please
let me know so I can contribute in any way. Thank you!

James Russell
Comment 1 h.ilter 2003-01-20 14:44:31 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 2 eric.savary 2003-04-16 15:33:19 UTC
Set to "NEW"
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-10-20 07:19:29 UTC
Thanks for oyur offer!

Please have a look to the META issue 21438

Comment 4 Rainer Bielefeld 2003-11-28 15:33:13 UTC
Hi Jamey,

It seems that there is not so much activity concerning Tablet PC.

So I assign this issue as TASK to you.

Comment 5 rickbkis 2004-08-28 20:51:27 UTC
Being the proud owner of a new HP TC1100, this is something I'd like to see as 
well.  I'd hate to have to get MSO just so I can have integrated tablet input 
support :(

  Under XP it seems like this shouldn't be too difficult? -
     basically sensitize input fields so they bring up the input panel.
     Input from the panel should just look like ordinary text input.
     Maybe be sensitive to vertical orientation, as well.

I don't know, though - I haven't gotten into the tablet SDK...
Comment 6 silverton 2005-06-02 19:38:49 UTC
Let's use this issue to aggregate interest in Tablet PC support, in general.  

There a couple of other tablet related issues, but if we spread out the votes it
will only fragment the effort.  Wish I had the coding skill to add to this
issue, but since I do have a vote, I can at least contribute that much.  Thanks
for all the hard work and considering this issue.
Comment 7 alnitak_nik 2005-07-11 01:18:39 UTC
What about a "satellite" application (like OOMath) similar to Windows Journal
integrated in OpenOffice environment?

Something that allows users to take notes and use them in OpenOffice main
applications (handwriting recognition may be the further step)...
Comment 8 robertjtownley 2006-12-14 02:34:00 UTC
Please make it so OpenOffice responds to TabletPC input anywhere text can be 
entered not just in Writer, but any part of OpenOffice.  Writer, Impress, 
Search boxes, Calc, Draw, Math, and Base, but Writer would be the priority.  I 
may be able to submit code changes for this with some assistance.
Comment 9 robertjtownley 2006-12-14 02:38:27 UTC
Windows VistA will popularize the TabletPC because manufacturers will not have 
to pay more for the OS than they already do.  

OLPC - One Laptop Per Child Linux may benefit from this functionality as well.
Comment 10 robertjtownley 2007-08-29 17:47:14 UTC
The GeckoTip Firefox plugin is a good example of the functionality required to 
TabletPC enable OpenOffice because all OpenOffice really needs to do is 
recognize that the user wishes to input using the pen instead of the keyboard.

Nokia is launching a TabletPC like Linux based system soon and the One Laptop 
Per Child project could use this type of functionality as well.  
Comment 11 higgins 2011-08-16 06:48:39 UTC
I would like to be able to write on documents using a pen in a tablet environment. This lets me add annotations, signatures, etc.

This is the first time I have encountered a feature in Word that I could not find in OO! (I have been using the feature in Word on a tablet since 2005. I just bought a new tablet and was a bit surprised that the feature wasn't in OO.)

Hopefully I missed something in my searches...