Windows Journal

Windows Journal
Component of Microsoft Windows
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Windows Journal in Windows 7
Introduced inWindows XP Tablet PC Edition
Last included inWindows 10 November Update

Windows Journal is a note-taking application that allows users to create and organize handwritten notes and drawings and save them as .JNT files, or export them as .TIFF files. It can be used with an ordinary computer mouse, as well as a stylus for a graphics tablet or a Tablet PC to compose a handwritten note.

Windows Journal Viewer is a slimmed down version of Windows Journal for viewing the Windows Journal file format on other systems that did not have Windows Journal.

History[edit | edit source]

Windows Journal was initially introduced in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. It allowed the user to create and organize handwritten notes and drawings and save them as .JNT files or export them as .TIFF files. It was designed to be used on Tablet PCs and graphics tablets using a stylus but, it could also be used with an computer mouse.

Windows Journal was discontinued and removed from the OS in Windows 10 Anniversary Update in favor of OneNote. In July 2016, Microsoft released a patch (KB3170735) for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to notify users about future Windows Journal developments. On 9 August 2016, Microsoft released another patch (KB3161102) to remove Windows Journal from Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 versions 1507 and 1511 after it was discovered that the Windows Journal file format was susceptible to security exploits.

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