Mindjet 11 Ink mode is working well in Windows 8 but correcting the ink to text is painful when I am in slate format on my HP2740p Tablet PC. I can’t easily correct the text because the on screen keyboard does not pop up. I have found a solution.
In all previous Tablet PC versions of Windows (XP Tablet onwards) when I clicked on a text entry field with my pen the Tablet Input Panel icon appeared. I clicked it and entered text using either the onscreen keyboard or ink to text panel. In Windows 8 this is missing for legacy applications like Mindjet and MindManager. When I tap a field in a new Windows 8 apps, the half screen touch keyboard pops up but its too big for pen input. I can access the half screen keyboard in the old desktop apps by swiping in from the right hand side of the screen > Settings > Keyboard or by opening the old task bar and tapping the keyboard icon. This is a painfully slow process compared to the past.
After some searching on the internet I realised a solution. It’s a combination of the old – Wacom Tablet Driver and the new – On Screen Keyboard.
- Install this driver from Wacom Tablet PC – Enhanced Tablet Driver. I know it says Windows 7 and beta but its been working fine on my Windows 8 PC for several months. I had the pen button programed to be the Ctrl key.
- Open Control Panel
- Open Pen Tablet Properties
- Open the Button drop down menu
- Select Open/Run > Browse to C:\Windows\System32\osk.exe
- Change name if you wish to “On Screen Keyboard”
- Click OK.
- Go to a field, press the button on your pen and the small on-screen keyboard opens.
If I have missed an easier way to do this, please tell me?
If you know a way to pop up a small handwriting ink to text panel, I would pleased hear about it?