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When you compose letters in Word, there's an easy way to add a personal touch to your business correspondence. Word 2002's Handwriting Recognition feature allows you to use a pen and electronic tablet or a mouse to add a signature to your documents.
Follow these steps to add your signature to your documents:
- Position the cursor where you want your signature to appear.
- Press the Handwriting button on the Language toolbar.
- Press Writing Pad and hit the Ink button.
- Move the pointer into the Writing Pad window. The pointer is now a pen.
- Press the the pen on your electronic tablet or, if using the mouse, press the left mouse button and drag the mouse to write your name. After a slight pause, your signature will appear as a graphic object at the cursor position.
- Close the Writing Pad window.
Now you can now select your signature and apply character formatting to change its color, its size (by selecting a larger font), or make it bold or italicized.
Note: If the Language bar is not visible in Word, open the Windows Control Panel and follow these steps:
- Double-click Regional And Language Options.
- Click the Languages tab and press the Details button.
- Select Handwriting Recognition, and then click the Add button.
- Press the Language Bar button.
- Select the Show The Language Bar On The Desktop checkbox.
- Click OK to close all dialog boxes.