It would be nice to include inking functionality in the LibreOffice Writer product. When my school was looking at purchasing Office 2007 they compared it against the OpenOffice version at the time, and the only show stopper was the lack of tablet support.
Adding in the ability to use a tablet pen to draw lines like in Xournal, would be an acceptable implementation of this feature.
Just out of interest, what *exactly* are they using a tablet input for in MS Office? Handwriting input that is then recognized and turned into normal text in Word? Or drawing in an artistic or more technical illustration sense? (But would MS Office really be the app to do such stuff in, hardly...?) Or just as a more "natural" pointing device, but basically as a mouse?
BTW, do you mean "tablet computers" or separate tablet (and associated pen) input devices, the best known manufacturer of which is Wacom?
(And when I say "tablet computer", I mean the kind that have been around for years, running Windows, even if never really popular, not new stuff that is being released / marketed as a response to the iPad.)
We are using the inking functionality on the tablet computers which have been around for years (Examples include the Lenovo X61 or Toshiba M780) to have students hand-write equations and answers into labs and worksheets. Hand-writting recognition is not used at all, and is actually not available in the MS Word functionality. This would basically be a more natural device to use for writing and drawings.
OK, so basically what you would want is for LibreOffice be able to acccept tablet computer input into images, with just a black-and-white "trail" of the pen being collected? (I have no idea how hard that would be to implement; I certainly don't want to give the impression that any developer would start working on it right away.)
That is basically what I would like to see. There is no pressure to implement this, I just feel that if this could be implemented LibreOffice would be one feature closer to being more useful than MS Office.
Well, LibreOffice runs on Linux and BSD, Microsoft Office doesn't, so isn't it already infinitely more useful?
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*** Bug 81299 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
More and more devices (i.e. notebooks and tablets) have touch screens and support stylus, pen or finger input. Support for ink drawings / annotations is helpful on these devices.
Affects all LibreOffice components, edited the bug to reflect this.
Bug 94699 seems related. Added to 'See Also:'.
*** Bug 120052 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As long as the .docx format is supported, this is considered a serious bug, because a document containing handwriting is completely distorted by Writer.