posted by Nasa

Have you tried "ink" yet? In Windows Live Messenger, you can send messages in your own handwritting using the digital equivlent of ink. It’s easy to do if you have a Tablet PC, but you can also do it with a mouse! I love using ink to express my thoughts or just make my friends laugh!

Here are the basics from the Windows Live Messenger Help:

To send a handwritten message:

  1. At the bottom of the conversation window (The window you use to send and receive instant messages.) , click the handwriting button .
  2. Use the six formatting buttons that appear in the conversation window to personalize your message.
  3. Click Send when you are finished.

There are a few things you’ll notice when using ink. First, the typing indicator now shows your friends "writing a message" instead of "typing a message".


Also, the IM window will have a new toolbar which will allow you to select your pen size, erase if you make a mistake, rotate, choose colors, and enable a grid.

Once you are in handwritting mode, you can write/draw in the IM window. Now you have one more way to illustrate your ideas! Have fun!


If you have a comment/question/concern/discussion topic/rant/rave/other – please head over to the Windows Live Messenger Newsgroup.