Pen Usage

Pen Usage

Description of the two main functions of the tablet pen.

The tablet pen has two main functions:

  • It is a pointing device. Users can employ the tablet pen as they would employ a mouse to move around in an application's user interface (UI), select tools, move or resize objects, and activate programs.
  • It is an input device for digital ink that the user can convert to text. For example, users can employ the tablet pen to fill out a form, take ink notes, or mark up a document.

Your application should use both functions to their fullest extent.

For recommendations on building a great ink experience for your application, see Enabling Your Application and Design Recommendations.