Selecting Is Better Than Writing
As much as possible, let the user select rather than write. For example, take
advantage of spin-box and list-box controls that don't require written input.
When prompting for a date, present the user with a simple calendar on which he
or she can pick a date by tapping with the pen.
Keep track of previous entries and allow the user to select one from a list
rather than having to rewrite it. For example, when prompting for a name,
consider using a combo-box control to provide access to a list of the previous 10 or
so names the user has last entered. This confines the potential for recognition
errors to the first time the name is written.
When prompting for a filename, provide an option for browsing through
directory lists, allowing the user to select a file and path by tapping the filename
with the pen.
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