1. slowmomomo's Avatar
    Hi.
    Does anyone know, why the Direct Pen Input feature ( the blue ''T" symbol that appears when you hover over a text field ) is only available in some Apps ? For me it would be very useful in S-Note or OneNote, but in both Apps it is not available.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-08-2015 09:54 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Does anyone know, why the Direct Pen Input feature ( the blue ''T" symbol that appears when you hover over a text field ) is only available in some Apps ?
    Because the person who wrote the app has to include the function in the app. Since S-Note and One Note were written by good developer teams, it should have been (but some apps are "written" by people who copy and paste controls on a form and have no idea of what goes on "under the hood", so they couldn't call an API if their lives depended on it - they wouldn't even understand what that means - and that's what has to be done.)
    02-08-2015 06:32 PM
  3. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I don't know if Microsoft will ever allow the S-Pen to work with the One Note. I have a Surface Pro 3 that has the pen recognition built into it but that is a Windows based computer and this is an Android based device.
    02-08-2015 09:01 PM
  4. sirCLD's Avatar
    I don't know if Microsoft will ever allow the S-Pen to work with the One Note. I have a Surface Pro 3 that has the pen recognition built into it but that is a Windows based computer and this is an Android based device.
    Perhaps I am not understanding the problem...but I use my s pen with one note all the time on my note 4...and when I view my note on my Surface 3...everything is there.

    Posted via the Android Central App using the Note 4
    02-08-2015 10:06 PM
  5. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Perhaps I am not understanding the problem...but I use my s pen with one note all the time on my note 4...and when I view my note on my Surface 3...everything is there.

    Posted via the Android Central App using the Note 4
    I think I misunderstood the OP.
    02-08-2015 10:09 PM
  6. jayk82's Avatar
    I use the S Pen all the time in One Note as well, syncs right up on my Surface Pro 3 also.

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    02-12-2015 07:49 AM
  7. slowmomomo's Avatar
    Yes. The s pen works. But the Direct Pen Input feature that converts the handwritten text into "searchable" text doe not.
    I would like to be able to have my notes on my Mac and on my phone.. Both searchable.
    02-12-2015 09:46 AM
  8. sirCLD's Avatar
    I think I misunderstood the OP.
    I think I misunderstood the first time I read it as well...

    Posted via the Android Central App using the Note 4
    02-12-2015 09:17 PM
  9. G Parent's Avatar
    You can set your option to tell OneNote to switch automatically to hand writing as soon as you hover your S Pen on the page. Works great for me! The nice thing as well is that you can use your finger to move the page around or switch to text entry (keep your S Pen away while typing).
    05-05-2015 11:28 AM
  10. StrikeHold's Avatar
    I'm not sure I am following this whole thread. So you can use the S Pen to "write" in OneNote, but it is not searchable? Or did I miss this all together?
    09-10-2015 02:28 PM

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