So, you like the Journal Note Writer feature of your TablePC... Do you want to be able to create Journal documents by "printing" them on the Journal Note Writer "printer" on an ordinary PC?
No, I'm not talking about the free download "Journal Viewer"... I'm talking about taking any printable document on a WinXP (not Tablet PC) and creating a journal file.
Well, I've figured it out... using a temporary network share and a component from Office 2003.
That's it... now when you print to the Document Image Writer, you get a Journal file that you can transfer to your TabletPC for markup
Note 1: If you have Office 2003 but don't have "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer" installed then that's an easy fix... just run the setup on Office 2003. Drill down to Add/Remove Features, Choose Advanced customization of applications, Office Tools, Microsoft Office Document Imaging. Then choose "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer".
Note 2: If you've got "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer" but don't want to give it up for exclusive use by the Journal Note Writer...an easy fix is to create a second printer for the Journal Note Writer. "Add a local printer", using LPT1, but specifying the driver (don't select detect plug and play)... use the "Have disk" and navigate to the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office11 directory. The MSCOL11.INF file will install the "Generic Color PS for Commercial Printing".
Then mirror the settings from the "Microsoft Document Image Writer", namely:
You might be able to use any "generic" printer (as long as it supported color graphics)... but I haven't tested any others.