ActiveWords and InScribe work together on Tablet PCs and UMPCs

Summary:You have to love when companies work to solve issues that users are having with their products and then you have to really love it when two companies work together to solve the software conflict.

You have to love when companies work to solve issues that users are having with their products and then you have to really love it when two companies work together to solve the software conflict. I mentioned an issue with ActiveWords when trying to use the InScribe text entry method just about 10 days ago and received an email from Peter telling me the fix that I have quoted below:

Users with both ActiveWords and InScribe running on their Windows Tablet PCs need to turn off the ActiveWords Buffer to assure compatibility between the two programs.

To turn off the ActiveWord buffer -

From the ActiveWords MonitorBar Menu, select "Options...".

  1. Select the tab "Operating Mode".
  2. Press the "Advanced..." button.
  3. Check "Disable ActiveWord buffer".
  4. Close the "Options" dialog.

NOTE: When working with the ActiveWords Buffer turned off, users may need to pause their typing when executing a "Text Substitution" ActiveWord to avoid character overlapping. This limitation will have little or no impact on users of Windows Tablet PC and UMPCs when the stylus is employed as the input method.

If you own a Tablet PC or UMPC device then I highly recommend you download and install both of these applications. InScribe is available for free and ActiveWords gives you a generous 60 day trial period to see if you like using the application. If you use both applications like they are designed to be used, then you WILL be more productive on your device. This is excellent news to start off my weekend and I am making the fix right now on my Samsung Q1. Thanks to both the ActiveWords and Ilium Software engineers for finding the solution!

Topics: Tech Industry

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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