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Word Pad and Character Pad becomes Unavailable
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Published on 12/10/2006
 
The writing pad and the character pad may become unavailable on the Tablet PC Input Panel.

Word Pad and Character Pad becomes Unavailable

To resolve this problem, close the Tablet PC Input Panel by using Windows Task Manager. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Tap Start , type taskmgr in the Start Search box, and then tap Task Manager in the Search Results list.
2. Tap the Process tab.
3. Tap Tabtip.exe, and then tap End Process.

After the Tablet PC Input Panel closes, it automatically restarts.