Dennis O’Reilly has penned (perhaps literally!) a great article on using digital ink in Microsoft Office 2007 apps. Although he’s specifically talking about Office 2007, many of his tips and hints actually work just fine in earlier versions of Microsoft Office. I know I’ve sent many handwritten emails using Outlook 2003, for instance.
In my opinion, the great thing about the article was that it was NOT on a Tablet PC site. This was a general CNet blog that is pretty widely read, and therefore many people who don’t know about inking may have just gotten their first exposure. And that’s a Good Thing.
Oh, and if you haven’t tried it already, Microsoft is offering free trials of Office 2007. It really is an improvement for inking.