This guide tells you how to get to the IME pad. However, it doesn't have any pictures that tell you what an IME pad is.
This post viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13611#p156406
has a picture of the IME pad. それを全然分かりませんでした。
Q:What is the IME Pad?
A: A tool that looks up kanji from your handwritten input.
1: So you got your IME all set out. It might be a bit different from mine since I disabled some options but there should still be the IME パッド button (Either in English or Japanese). So let's just go ahead and click that.
2. Now you should be brought to this menu. Now click 手書き or whatever it is in English and you should be brought to the next picture.
3. Success! You've reached the glorious IME Pad. It should look exactly like this when you open it up (unless it's in English). If it's in Japanese I've labeled some useful buttons. Now when you're looking up your kanji make sure you write always: Top to bottom, and left to right. If you don't I can't guarantee that you will find the kanji you're looking for.
Here's what looking up a kanji entails.
Q: I click on the IME Pad but it's not opening up for me. Looks like the button is already clicked.
A: Make sure you have a text-entry field selected.
Q: I can't find my kanji why?
A: Try to write a bit more clearly and make sure you write it top to bottom, and left to right.
Q: Great I found the kanji, now what?
A: If your mouse is in a text area, just go ahead and click the kanji you just found and it should enter it.
Q: What are all these other random buttons?
A: Let's see... on the left there's Stroke Order look up, Radical look up, and I think Voice recognition? I don't know how to use any of them since straight 手書き look up is faster. And on the right I haven't bothered experimenting with those.
Hope that's detailed enough of a guide.
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