How to train your Windows 10 PC to better recognize your handwritting

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Do you blame computers for your terrible handwriting? We do too. Luckily, Windows has become pretty good at recognizing our scribbles, but if you find that your Windows 10 hybrid/tablet PC is still having difficulty converting your written words to text, training it will help tremendously. Here’s how to begin.

Step 1: Start Settings, then, using the search bar on the top left corner, type ‘Language’.

Step 2: Click on ‘Language’ and the traditional Control Panel should open

Step 3: Next to your primary language, click ‘Options’

Step 4: Click ‘Personalize handwriting recognition’

Step 5: Select ‘Teach the recognizer your handwriting style

Step 6: Select either ‘Sentences’ or ‘Numbers, symbols, and letters’ to begin training, and follow the instructions.

The more you train your PC, the better it gets at recognizing your handwriting, even if you write like a doctor. Let us know how well your PC recognizes your handwriting in the comments section below.

NOTE: Handwriting training is not available for all languages, although we expect that over time, Microsoft will continue to add support for more.