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Use Handwriting Recognition to sign letters in Word

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. Find out how you can start adding this feature to all your letters.

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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:

  1. Position the cursor where you want your signature to appear.
  2. Press the Handwriting button on the Language toolbar.
  3. Press Writing Pad and hit the Ink button.
  4. Move the pointer into the Writing Pad window. The pointer is now a pen.
  5. 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.
  6. 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:

  1. Double-click Regional And Language Options.
  2. Click the Languages tab and press the Details button.
  3. Select Handwriting Recognition, and then click the Add button.
  4. Press the Language Bar button.
  5. Select the Show The Language Bar On The Desktop checkbox.
  6. Click OK to close all dialog boxes.

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