Get Detailed Information about Taking Notes on Windows 10 Powered Surface Device

Taking notes on your Surface Tablet is another approach of interacting with the windows 10 running device. Whether it may be a short note or long note everything can be done by typing, writing by hand, etc. Besides with the new version of Windows, your Surface tablet is now capable of assessing and collecting your handwriting and even voice for improving the character recognition. It also provides you with a personalised user dictionary and text completion suggestions.

Notes on Windows 10 Powered Surface DeviceAs we all know that typing is the only easiest way to make notes. With the Surface devices like Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4 you can attach a Type Cover and can start typing to take notes. If you buy a Surface Book, ensure that whether the display is locked into the keyboard or not. In order to get the better typing on your Surface Pro, it is better to use new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover or Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID. The Surface Pro 4 Type Cover is more compatible with Surface Pro 3.

How to start typing on your Surface?

To start the typing on your Surface, open the Action Centre by swiping the right side of the Surface screen and select OneNote option. You can also select the OneNote from the Start Menu by tapping the Windows icon which is nothing but the digital note taking the app that is preinstalled with Windows 10. Otherwise, if you have a surface pen then you can also launch the OneNote by clicking the erase button. Doubling clicking on erase button also enables you to take the screen shot of the Surface screen.

Surface Pen:

Another way of taking notes is by using Surface Pen. Before going to use you have to configure it. For this option go to Settings option on your Surface tablet and open the Device and select the Pen option. You can also take hand drawn notes on the web pages in Microsoft Edge browser or with Windows 10. If you have already installed Windows 10 you can hand-writes remainders into Cortana.

OneNote 2013 and OneNote 2016:

There is a chance of converting lengthy notes you have written using the Surface Pen to text only if you have installed OneNote 2013 or OneNote 2016. For this option select the handwritten note or the portion of it. Now you would see the selected handwriting which will convert to text. You can also have the option to make edits or corrections.

Windows Journal:

Suppose if you don’t have the OneNote 2013 or OneNote 2016, then you can use this Windows Journal app for free that is available in Windows Accessories folder. Once if you have the handwritten note app then tap the selection tool button which is available on the Tool Bar and now draw a line around the handwriting you want to convert.


You can also control the apps and dictate the notes with your voice by using built-in Windows Speech Recognition software. You can select the Windows Speech Recognition in the Windows Ease of Access folder.