These instructions assume the user is familiar with the operation of
ActiveWords software. New users are
encouraged to view the demos.
ActiveWords InkPad works much like ActiveWords ActionPad, providing a
context for entering and triggering ActiveWords.
ActiveWord text substitutions will be sent to the text
entry location active (blinking cursor) immediately before the InkPad
ActiveWords InkPad System Tray icon
Press the stylus on the ActiveWords InkPad System Tray icon to toggle the
floating Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon to show or hide from the display.
Press the stylus while holding down the selection button to display the
ActiveWords InkPad System Tray icon "right-click" menu. Use this
- Control whether the Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon is docked on the
Taskbar or floating on the display.
- Control the display of "size handles" to resize the
ActiveWords InkPad and to resize and re-position the Main ActiveWords
InkPad Icon when it is set to float on the display. Once satisfied with the size and position of these elements the "size
handles" can be hidden using this control.
- Control whether the Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon is shown or hidden when the main icon is
- Open the Settings dialog. The Settings dialog controls transparency of
the Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon when floating and controls colors used on the ActiveWords
InkPad (borders, inking surface and ink).
- Exit AWInkPad.
Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon
The Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon is used to display the ActiveWords InkPad,
user enters and triggers ActiveWords. This main icon can be located either on the Taskbar
(installation default) or float on the display. The floating icon can be moved
and resized. The icon's transparency level can be adjusted through Settings
available from the ActiveWords InkPad or from the ActiveWords InkPad System
Tray Icon "right-click" menu.
Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon displayed in Taskbar:
Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon displayed floating with "handles":
Drag left "handle" to
reposition. Drag right "handle" to resize.
Once the size and position are set in the desired way, select "Hide size
handles" from the ActiveWords InkPad System Tray
"right-click" menu, and the handles are removed:
The InkPad is displayed by using the stylus to hover above or click on the
Main ActiveWords InkPad Icon.
The "hover" or "click" controls are located in the
Settings dialog. The control is set to "hover" at installation.
Limitations and suggestions:
the stylus to enter ActiveWords within the inkpad area. Note
the real time recognition at the top of the InkPad.
- Trigger inked ActiveWords
by moving the point of the stylus away from ActiveWords InkPad.
- ActiveWords InkPad will automatically close and the action for the
ActiveWord will be triggered.
- The ability to operate on selected text
when using a stylus is not implemented.
- After settling on a preferred mode for the Main ActiveWords InkPad
Icon (Taskbar or floating) and location/size you may also wish to
hide the ActiveWords InkPad System Tray icon.
- We recommend hiding the ActiveWords MonitorBar and the regular ActiveWords System Tray icon when using
ActiveWords InkPad with the stylus.
To hide the ActiveWords MonitorBar right click on the ActiveWords System Tray icon
and select "AWMonitor bar>Hide AWMonitor bar".
To hide the ActiveWords and ActiveWords InkPad System Tray icons right click on the System Tray, click the "Customize" button,
click the "ActiveWords" listing, select, "Always hide" from the related pull-down menu, then click
the "OK" button. You may also wish to hide the ActiveWords InkPad
System Tray icon once you have determined your preference of leaving
the Main ActiveWords InkPad icon on the Taskbar or let it float.