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    Default handwriting to text?

    why is it that whenever i attempt to use this feature nothing happens. I can write pretty well on the device and it never does anything with the handwriting. I can use the action memo to save contacts, and make calls. it seems to recognize my handwriting just fine, but in the text window i cannot get anything to work.
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    Are you talking about handwriting that's in the keyboard (holding the mic button)?
    If so it doesn't work out the box. You have to download the update in play store.
    Search Samsung and is the keyboard update. It'll work great after that.

    in app - Note3
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    I haven't been able to get the air command apps to translate my handwriting to text, I do not think it is possible yet.

    But... I can in S Note, and in numerous text boxes. In text boxes, hover the pen over the text box and tap the little popup box, scribble, tap done, and magic! At least magic with my scribble, which I think is pretty bad.
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    It says i have the update installed. still no worky
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    phone needed to be restarted. problem resolved.
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    Mine works fine.

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    I have an issue with the handwriting feature of the S-pen. There seems to be two ways to input text via the S-pen when handwriting. The first is to hover over a text box and then write in the light blue area. The other is to enable the writing box in the keyboard setting and every time you are in a text area it will prompt to write. That second option seems to be problematic for me. Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I have an issue with the handwriting feature of the S-pen. There seems to be two ways to input text via the S-pen when handwriting. The first is to hover over a text box and then write in the light blue area. The other is to enable the writing box in the keyboard setting and every time you are in a text area it will prompt to write. That second option seems to be problematic for me. Anyone else?

    Sent from the baddest device on the planet, my Galaxy Note 3.
    I'm not sure what you mean by problematic. There are various keyboard and S-pen settings involved. If you can tell me how you'd like it to work, maybe we can figure out how to do it.
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    When I start to write in the designated area, the words mix up and I have to go back and redo it again. I learned a frustrating lesson that you can only do one line at a time when using the writing box. But you can do multiple lines at a time when you use the hover over the text box then touch the icon to prompt the light blue handwriting area. It is hard to explain but it is the best that I can do for now.

    Sent from the baddest device on the planet, my Galaxy Note 3.
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    Yeah the two handwriting methods have different rules. I like each for different reasons, but I'm starting to favor the Keyboards version

    in app - Note3
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    Quote Originally Posted by witelite View Post
    Yeah the two handwriting methods have different rules. I like each for different reasons, but I'm starting to favor the Keyboards version

    in app - Note3
    It may just take some getting used to. Eventually I will figure it out .

    Sent from the baddest device on the planet, my Galaxy Note 3.
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    I just watched a YouTube video on it and I think I have figured out what I was doing wrong. I didn't Know you had to write on the line and wait for the line to move over. This is a whole lot better. I'm actually using it now to write this. It really makes a big difference.

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    Took me forever to figure out how to turn on the handwriting box with the line that moves over. I'm very happy with it now. I can't believe this feature wasn't enabled to start with. It's intuitive. Really handy in S-Note too. This is 1/2 the reason I wanted a Note!

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    Quote Originally Posted by diasmall View Post
    Took me forever to figure out how to turn on the handwriting box with the line that moves over. I'm very happy with it now. I can't believe this feature wasn't enabled to start with. It's intuitive. Really handy in S-Note too. This is 1/2 the reason I wanted a Note!

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    I agree with you. But once you figure out how to enable it and use it correctly, its a dream feature.

    Sent from the baddest device on the planet, my Galaxy Note 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I agree with you. But once you figure out how to enable it and use it correctly, its a dream feature.

    Sent from the baddest device on the planet, my Galaxy Note 3.
    Exactly right!!! Glad you were able to find the solution!
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    Found this....
    handwriting to text?-1382110104932.jpg.

    Scribbled with my S-Pen
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    I'm still figuring out a lot of uses for the S-pen and handwriting with it. Just realized that the gray bar at the bottom of the hand writing box is a scroll bar.

    Sent from the baddest device on the planet, my Galaxy Note 3.

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