Microsoft’s OneNote will soon convert handwriting to text

Brad Stephenson

OneNote app

Windows Insiders in the Fast ring who had chosen to skip ahead to the next release of Windows have been given a preview of several upcoming OneNote features that are expected to rollout to the general public in October with the launch of the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Among these new features are the long-awaited handwriting-to-text conversion tool which can be activated simply by drawing a lasso around the handwritten text and clicking on the ‘Ink to Text’ button. This change will even maintain the writing’s font size and colors (see above image for an example).

Other updates include the addition of new ink effects, more graph features (support for minima, maxima, or axes intercepts), a new feature for quickly browsing recently opened notes, and another new feature for jumping to specific paragraphs.

Are you excited to get these new changes to OneNote? Let us know what you like or don’t like in the comments below.