How To Install MSN Handwriting
is and add-on for MSN Messenger! that will enable Ink
Messages (drawing, handwriting) in MSN Messenger 6, 7,
8. There are two ways to install MSN Messenger
Handwriting. You can use MSN Handwriting
feature at MSN Messenger 6, 7 or 8 by download
Microsoft Journal Viewer. If you are using MSN
Messenger Plus, you need to follow second way to
install MSN Handwriting.
If you start a chat session with someone on your
contact list and you don't see the handwrite tab
under the message entry field, you have to install
additional software to get "Ink".
Probably the easiest way to turn the handwrite
capabilities on is downloading
Microsoft Journal Viewer
version 1.5. Make sure that you sign
out and exit Messenger before you run the Setup
program. The installation installs the Journal
Viewer program and the "Ink" the handwrite feature
of Messenger requires. Note that the Journal
Viewer has a security issue (KB886179) and it is
download the security update
for the Viewer and install it as well.
After you installed the Journal Viewer and the
security update start MSN Messenger and sign in.
You should now see the handwrite
tab and be able to draw a message with the mouse.
You can use the tabs to switch between
"handwrite" and "type"
mode. Also, just typing a message when in
"handwrite" mode switches to
Note that in handwrite mode you have to click on
the Send button to send your drawing. Just
pressing Enter to send a message, as in type mode,
doesn't work. Another feature that doesn't work in
handwrite mode is dropping a file on the send
area. You have to switch to type mode first if you
want to send a file to your chat partner
|MSN Handwriting is an add-on
for MSN Messenger Plus! just
like InfoPan. If you have already installed
InfoPen, we would advise to switch to
MSN Handwriting, because: it is only
2.5 MB big (compare to 18 MB of InfoPen), it
has no 30-day trial period, and you don't see
it runnin' in background as it is just a
normal plug-in for MsgPlus!
Its very easy to install this addon. The one
thing you really need is Messenger
Plus!. After you installed Messenger
Once you downloaded MSN Handwriting
install the files you downloaded (See the
Once installed open a conversation window. Now
you will see under where you normally type
your text some new buttons: