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Windows 7: Windows Journal

16 Jan 2011   #11
Delphinus

Windows 7, Windowx XP, Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

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Windows Journal is to make handwritten notes. When you launch Journal first time, it installs Journal print device, which allows you to save (= print to Journal) images to Journal. You can then write your notes to the image.

The cursor is shown as a dot because of this. You can not type to a Journal note using your keyboard, instead you use your mouse (or grapchics tablet) to write to it.

Windows Journal is included in every edition of Seven from Home Premium and better. The program executable is Journal.exe in Program Files folder.

Here's a typical example of using Journal. Save (=print) an image, in this example a web page, to Journal, then make your handwritten notes to it:

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It's pretty much a useless feature for me. It appeared after some updating because I never noticed it until recently.

I can't figure out how to remove it. I mean I am a seasoned technician and this thing has me stumped. All the usual methods don't apply in my case.


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16 Jan 2011   #12
Kari

 

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It's pretty much a useless feature for me. It appeared after some updating because I never noticed it until recently.
No, it came with the Windows 7. It's included in Home Premium and better editions.

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I can't figure out how to remove it. I mean I am a seasoned technician and this thing has me stumped. All the usual methods don't apply in my case.
Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Click Turn Windows features on or off on the left pane. Scroll down to Tablet PC Components, deselect it, click OK. Reboot.

Windows Journal-tabletpc_components.png

This uninstalls all Tablet PC components, including Windows Journal.

Kari


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16 Jan 2011   #13
Delphinus

Windows 7, Windowx XP, Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post
It's pretty much a useless feature for me. It appeared after some updating because I never noticed it until recently.
No, it came with the Windows 7. It's included in Home Premium and better editions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post
I can't figure out how to remove it. I mean I am a seasoned technician and this thing has me stumped. All the usual methods don't apply in my case.
Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Click Turn Windows features on or off on the left pane. Scroll down to Tablet PC Components, deselect it, click OK. Reboot.

Attachment 132483

This uninstalls all Tablet PC components, including Windows Journal.

Kari

Thank you for your replies Kari. The problem is, I don't have the Windows features option. Well, I do, but it's empty. I believe I may have caused that while I was tweaking Windows one day. I do alot of tweaking...

I can't find another way to remove this.
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16 Jan 2011   #14
Kari

 

In that case, deleting the Windows Journal folder should IMO do no harm? But, on the other hand, the whole folder takes under 10 MB so it's quite meaningless.

Kari
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16 Jan 2011   #15
Delphinus

Windows 7, Windowx XP, Ubuntu 10.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
In that case, deleting the Windows Journal folder should IMO do no harm? But, on the other hand, the whole folder takes under 10 MB so it's quite meaningless.

Kari

I may just do that. Problem is, the journal is implemented into Office, so not sure if that will muck it up or not.

No worries, I would just reinstall in that case.

I mean I may as well keep fixing it until it's broke, no? :P
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16 Jan 2011   #16
Kari

 

The Windows Journal, included in Windows 7 and located in Program Files\Windows Journal and the Journal feature in Office, located in for instance Office 2010 in Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\THEMES14\JOURNAL, are two different completely, totally different things with nothing whatsoever to do with each other.

Windows Journal is to made handwritten notes, Office Journal is to "record" chosen Office activities. Deleting windows Journal does not delete Office Journal.

Kari
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