Wacom BAMBOO FUN PEN AND TOUCH User`s manual

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User’s manual for
Windows & Macintosh
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Using a pen
Customizing your pen
Troubleshooting
Using a tablet
Customizing your tablet
Digital inking
Using a cordless mouse
Customizing your cordless mouse
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Bamboo™ Fun
User’s Manual for Windows® & Macintosh®
English version 1.0, March 21, 2007
Copyright © Wacom Company, Limited, 2007
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced except for your express personal use. Wacom reserves
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CONTENTS
About the manual
Navigating the manual
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WORKING WITH BAMBOO FUN
Tablet features
Input tools
Setting up your work area
Using the cordless pen
Holding the pen
About the active area
Pointing
Clicking
Dragging
Using the pen buttons
Drawing with pressure sensitivity
Erasing
Eye-hand coordination exercise
Using the cordless mouse
Working with the tablet
Using the ExpressKeys
Using the Touch Ring
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CUSTOMIZING
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
Control panel settings
Customizing the pen
Adjusting tip feel, eraser feel,
and double-click
Customizing the pen buttons
Button functions
Customizing the cordless mouse
Customizing the mouse buttons
Tablet tracking
Mapping to multiple monitors
Portion of screen area
Portion of tablet area
Setting mouse speed
Customizing the tablet functions
Customizing the Pop-up Menu
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Testing your tablet and tools
Troubleshooting tables
General problems
Windows-specific problems
Macintosh-specific problems
Technical support options
Obtaining driver downloads
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APPENDIX
Pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista
About the Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel
Caring for your tablet and tools
Replacing the pen tip
Uninstalling the tablet software
Product specifications
General specifications for
all Bamboo Fun pen tablets
Small Bamboo Fun tablet (model CTE-450)
Medium Bamboo Fun tablet (model CTE-650)
Bamboo Fun pen (model EP-155E)
Bamboo Fun cordless mouse (model EC-155)
Product information
Ordering parts and accessories
Radio and television interference
FCC notice
Industry Canada (Canada only)
CE declaration
License and Warranties
(Worldwide, Except for Europe,
Africa and Middle East)
Software License
Limited Warranty
Warranty Service in the U.S.A. and Canada
Warranty on Sales Outside of
the U.S.A. and Canada
License and Warranty
(Europe, Africa and Middle East)
Software License Agreement
Entitlement to Use the Software
Limited Warranty
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ABOUT THE MANUAL
This manual provides quick access to information about Bamboo Fun. Click on a navigation button or
highlighted word to move through the document. The information is common to Windows and Macintosh
computers and Windows screen captures are shown, unless otherwise noted.
• In the contents you can go directly to a topic by clicking on it.
• Working with Bamboo Fun is the learning chapter. It describes the pen tablet, the features and function
of each Bamboo Fun tool, and includes exercises for new users.
• Customizing describes how you can change the control panel settings to optimize your Bamboo Fun
pen, mouse, and tablet for the way you like to work.
• Want to test your tablet and tools? Need troubleshooting guidelines? Troubleshooting is where you will
find the answers to most common questions.
• The appendix includes a variety of information: an overview of the new pen and digital inking capabilities
found in Microsoft Windows Vista, tips on caring for your tablet and tools, a how-to on uninstalling the
software, your license and warranty, and more.
Note: This manual does not contain information on installing your tablet. Please refer to your product Quick
Start Guide and to the automated software installer (located on the Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet Driver CD) for
complete details on installing your pen tablet.
If you are new to electronic documentation, be sure to read navigating the manual.
• SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS are used to identify the names of keyboard keys, dialog boxes, and control panel
options.
• You can use your viewer zoom-in tool to increase the size of the manual on your display screen.
• The following information is not included with this product: information about your specific computer
hardware or operating system, or information about your application software. Your best source for this
information is the set of manuals and disks that came with your hardware, operating system, or
application.
• Many applications have built-in support for Bamboo Fun features (such as pressure sensitivity
and the pen eraser). See product information for a listing of applications that support these features.
For information on how best to use Bamboo Fun features within a specific application, see the
instructions in that application’s manuals.
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NAVIGATING THE MANUAL
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WORKING WITH BAMBOO FUN
This section introduces you to the Bamboo Fun pen tablet, which consists of two basic elements: a tablet
that serves as your work area, and the input tools you use on the tablet.
If you are new to using a pen tablet and tablet input tools, read the following sections.
Tablet features
Input tools
Setting up your work area
Using the cordless pen
Using the cordless mouse
Working with the tablet
TABLET FEATURES
Detachable USB cable.
Touch Ring. A backlit status ring surrounds the
customizable Touch Ring, and glows when the
tablet power is on.
• Standby mode. The ring slowly pulses at a
low light level.
• Active mode. The ring glows constantly at a
brighter light level.
Active area. See about
the active area.
ExpressKeys.
See working with the
tablet and customizing
the tablet functions.
Clear plastic overlay.
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INPUT TOOLS
Your Bamboo Fun input tools are cordless and battery-free.
Eraser.
Bamboo Fun pen.
A pressure-sensitive freehand
tool for image editing and
creating natural-looking pen
strokes. It is also efficient for
document annotation and taking
notes in applications that support
handwriting recognition.
Pen buttons.
Fingerwheel. The integrated
middle button and rolling wheel can
be used for up and down scrolling in
the active window. It can also be
customized for a variety of button
functions.
Replaceable nib
(pen tip).
Programmable buttons
can be customized.
Bamboo Fun cordless mouse.
An ideal tool for navigation or
performing any other task you may
have done previously with a
standard mouse.
Note: Some product configurations
may not include the cordless
mouse.
Pen stand.
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SETTING UP YOUR WORK AREA
To minimize fatigue, organize your work area so you can work comfortably. Position your tablet, input tools,
and keyboard for easy access without unnecessary reaching. Position your monitor so you can view it
comfortably with a minimum of eyestrain. For best results, orient the tablet so the screen cursor follows the
same direction as your hand movements on the tablet.
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Take short breaks between
tasks to stretch and relax your
muscles.
Use a gentle grip when working
with your tools.
Alternate tasks and tools
throughout the day.
Maintain a good posture at all
times. Minimize awkward
postures and repetitive
movements that cause
discomfort.
Change your position if you feel
any discomfort due to your
work position.
Note: Wacom makes no representation, promise or guarantee that Wacom products will cure or prevent, in whole or in
part, mouse-induced repetitive stress symptoms, injuries or conditions. Individual results may vary. Always obtain
competent medical advice to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific situation.
See working with the tablet for more information.
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USING THE CORDLESS PEN
There are four basic techniques for using the pressure-sensitive pen: pointing, clicking, double-clicking, and
dragging. If you are unfamiliar with using the pen, try the exercises on the following pages.
Holding the pen
About the active area
Pointing
Clicking
Dragging
Using the pen buttons
Drawing with pressure sensitivity
Erasing
Eye-hand coordination exercise
HOLDING THE PEN
Hold the Bamboo Fun pen like you would a normal pen or pencil. Make sure the pen buttons are in a
convenient location where you can toggle them with your thumb or forefinger, but not accidently press them
while drawing or navigating with the pen. Tilt the pen in any way that feels most comfortable.
Position for erasing.
Position for drawing and navigating.
Use the pen stand to store the pen
between tasks. The stand allows
vertical or horizontal placement of
the pen.
Important: When the pen is not in use, place it in the pen stand or lay it flat on your desk.
To maintain the sensitivity of your pen tip, do not store the pen in a container where it will
rest on its tip. Leaving a Bamboo Fun tool on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor
positioning when using other pointing devices. Also, leaving a Bamboo Fun tool on the
tablet when not in use can prevent your computer from going to sleep.
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ABOUT THE ACTIVE AREA
The active area is the area of the tablet that senses pen movement. The screen area is the corresponding
area on the screen.
The tablet active area is a mapped representation of your computer screen (a one-to-one relationship), and
uses the entire screen. Wherever you place the pen on the tablet, the screen cursor will jump to the
corresponding point on the screen. This is the default setting for the pen.
Pointer.
Screen area.
The pointer in the screen area
indicates pen position, and the
pointer follows the movements of
the pen.
Active area.
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POINTING
The Bamboo Fun pen positions the pointer (or cursor) on your screen. You can position the screen cursor
two different ways, like a pen (PEN MODE) or like a mouse (MOUSE MODE).
• In PEN MODE, the tablet active area is a mapped representation of your computer screen; wherever you
place the pen on the tablet, the screen cursor will jump to the corresponding point on the screen. This is
the default setting for the pen.
• In MOUSE MODE, the default setting for the cordless mouse, you move the cursor with a “pick up and
slide” motion similar to using a traditional mouse.
Try moving the screen cursor by lifting
the pen and placing the pen tip in a
new location on the tablet. The cursor
instantly jumps to the new location.
When positioning the screen cursor and operating a pen button, the pen tip
needs to be within 5 mm (0.20 inch) of the tablet surface. You do not need to
touch the tablet with the pen tip in order to move the screen cursor or use a
pen button.
The cordless mouse works similarly to the pen, and works only over the
active area of the tablet.
5 mm (0.20 inch)
Hints:
• If you find that using a pen is somewhat difficult, try the eye-hand coordination exercise.
• Pointing is easier when you orient the tablet so the screen cursor follows the same
direction as your hand movements on the tablet.
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CLICKING
Click to highlight or select something on the screen. Double-click to open it.
Clicking. Tap the pen tip once on the tablet, or press the pen tip on the tablet with enough force to
register a click. (If CLICK SOUND is selected in the Pen Tablet control panel and your computer speakers are
on, then you will hear a “click” sound when the pen tip is pressed hard enough to generate a button click.)
Try clicking on a folder icon by moving the screen cursor over the icon and pressing down on the pen tip.
The folder should highlight when you press.
Hint: You can configure Windows to select when
the pen is over an icon and to launch the icon with a
single click. To turn on this feature, first open a
folder.
For Windows Vista, from the ORGANIZE pull-down
menu choose FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTIONS....
From the GENERAL tab select SINGLE-CLICK TO OPEN
AN ITEM (POINT TO SELECT).
For other Windows versions, from the TOOLS pulldown menu choose FOLDER OPTIONS.... From the
GENERAL tab select SINGLE-CLICK TO OPEN AN ITEM
(POINT TO SELECT).
Double-clicking. Quickly tap the tablet twice in the same place with the pen tip. This is like clicking twice
with a mouse button. Try double-clicking on a folder icon to open it.
Hint: Set a pen button to DOUBLE
CLICK. This is easier than tapping
twice with the pen tip.
DRAGGING
To drag, first point to an object. Then press the pen tip to the tablet and slide it across the tablet surface.
The selected object will move across the screen. To select text, move the screen cursor to the beginning of
a text line, then drag the pen across the tablet until the text is highlighted.
First, try moving an icon on the
screen. Then, within a document,
select some text by pressing and
dragging the pen tip across the text.
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USING THE PEN BUTTONS
The Bamboo Fun pen has two buttons. Each button has a programmable function that is selected when you
press the button. You can use a pen button whenever the pen tip is within 5 mm (0.20 inch) of the tablet
active area. You do not have to touch the pen tip to the tablet to use a button.
The upper pen button is set to RIGHT CLICK, and the lower
button is set to PAN/SCROLL by default.
• Use RIGHT CLICK to bring up application-specific or
icon-specific menus.
• PAN/SCROLL lets you position a document or image in
any direction within the active window by pressing the
pen button and moving the pen tip across the tablet’s
active area. As you move the pen tip, the document or
image is repositioned to follow the direction of pen
movement on the tablet. Release the pen button or lift
the pen tip from the tablet surface when you are done.
In some application windows the document will
precisely follow the screen cursor as you move the pen
tip, while in others it will simply move in the same
general direction as the screen cursor.
Hint: Set a pen button to DOUBLE
CLICK. This is easier than tapping
twice with the pen tip.
Example of right click on
computer display.
Example of pan/scroll movement
on computer display.
To assign new switch functions, see customizing the pen buttons.
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DRAWING WITH PRESSURE SENSITIVITY
The Bamboo Fun pen responds to your hand movements, enabling you to create natural-looking pen and
brush strokes. Many graphics applications have drawing tools that respond to the pressure you place on the
pen. The digital ink tools in Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 also respond to the pressure you place
on the pen.
To draw with pressure sensitivity,
first select a pressure-sensitive tool
from your application’s tool palette.
Then draw along the surface of the
tablet while applying various
amounts of pressure downward on
the tip of the pen. Press hard for
thick lines or dense color. Press
gently for thin lines or softer color.
To adjust the tip feel, see adjusting
tip feel, eraser feel, and doubleclick.
Visit our web site for a list of
graphics applications that support
pressure. See product information.
ERASING
The Bamboo Fun pen eraser works like the eraser on a pencil.
In graphics applications that support the pen eraser,
you can erase intuitively and naturally. When you
use the pen eraser, the application will automatically
switch to the eraser tool. In applications that support
pressure sensitivity, you can select pressuresensitive tools in an application’s tool palette to vary
the width and depth of your erasures as you change
the amount of pressure you exert upon the pen.
For Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007, you
can use the eraser to erase notes or sketches made
with digital ink, and to select and delete text or
spreadsheet cells within an application.
For more information, see adjusting tip feel, eraser feel, and double-click.
Visit our web site for a list of graphics applications that support the eraser (see product information). If the
eraser is not supported in an application, you can still use the eraser for navigating, drawing, or annotation.
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EYE-HAND COORDINATION EXERCISE
This exercise is designed to retrain your eye-hand coordination for using the pen:
1. Open any graphics application. Use the line tool to sketch a rectangular grid with line spacings of about
20-25 mm (3/4 to 1 inch). You can use your traditional mouse to do this.
2. Choose a free-hand tool in your application and use the pen to draw a dot at each grid intersection.
3. Draw an X at each grid intersection.
4. Now sketch a circle around each intersection. Your screen should look like this:
5. Clear your screen and make a simple drawing of your own. The more you use your pen, the easier
drawing and navigation will become.
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USING THE CORDLESS MOUSE
The Bamboo Fun cordless mouse is battery-free and works on your Bamboo Fun pen tablet. Note that
some product configurations may not include the cordless mouse.
The fingerwheel can be rolled, or pressed for an additional button
function.
• Rolling. By default, the fingerwheel is set to SCROLL 3 lines per
wheel step in most windows and applications. Move the
fingerwheel forward to scroll up, and back to scroll down.
• Wheel button. Press down on the wheel to perform a button click.
The wheel button is set to MIDDLE CLICK by default.
The right button is set to RIGHT CLICK
by default, and displays a context
menu when pressed.
Hint: For Microsoft Office
applications that support a wheel
mouse, press the CTRL key and
move the fingerwheel to zoom in
and out.
The left button is set to CLICK by
default, and is the primary button used
for selecting.
Important: When the cordless mouse is not in use, place it on your desk. Leaving a Bamboo Fun
tool on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor positioning when using other pointing devices, or
may prevent your computer from going to sleep.
To adjust the mouse behavior for your preferences, see customizing the cordless mouse.
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WORKING WITH THE TABLET
The middle area of the tablet is the working, or active, area for the pen and cordless mouse. Rest your hand
on the tablet and then work with the pen on the active area of the tablet just as if you were using a ball point
pen on a piece of paper. Wherever you place your pen on the tablet active area, the screen cursor will jump
to the corresponding point on the screen. See using the cordless pen and using the cordless mouse for
more information.
Your tablet also features a customizable Touch Ring and ExpressKeys for frequently used functions.
Touch Ring. Slide your finger over
the Touch Ring to zoom or scroll.
By default the Touch Ring is set for
zoom functionality.
• Move your finger clockwise to
zoom in on a document or
image.
• Move your finger
counterclockwise to zoom out.
See also customizing the tablet
functions.
ExpressKeys. Press the customizable
ExpressKeys to perform frequently used functions
or keystrokes, or to emulate button clicks or modifier
keys.
ExpressKeys can be used separately or in
combination with your Bamboo Fun pen.
For example, you can set a pair of keys to
commonly used keystrokes, such as [ and ] to
decrease and increase your brush size in
Photoshop. In this manner you can change the
properties of your pen as you work without
removing your hands from the tablet.
By default, the upper keys are set to move
FORWARD (right key) or BACK (left key) within your
Internet browser.
On Windows Vista systems the lower left button
defaults to JOURNAL when the Journal application is
available. Otherwise, the button is set to SHOW
DESKTOP.
For the lower right button, the default condition is
SWITCH APPLICATION on Windows systems and
EXPOSÉ on Macintosh systems.
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USING THE EXPRESSKEYS
Press the ExpressKeys to perform frequently used functions. You can do this with your secondary hand
while using your primary hand to work with your Bamboo Fun pen on the tablet. The ExpressKey default
settings will vary depending on which operating system you are using.
FORWARD
BACK
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SHOW DESKTOP
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Windows Vista (Aero):
APPLICATION SWITCH (FLIP 3D)
Windows Vista, XP, or 2000:
APPLICATION SWITCH
Macintosh: EXPOSÉ
The ExpressKeys are fully customizable. Consider some of these alternate ways of using the ExpressKeys:
• Set a key to a commonly used keyboard shortcut.
• Set a key to launch a commonly used file or application, such as your email program.
• Choose from any of the other available functions.
Note also that the tablet ExpressKeys are chordable, which means you can operate them simultaneously.
For example, if you program one key to simulate the CTRL key and another to simulate an ALT keystroke,
when you press both keys a CTRL+ALT is simulated. An ExpressKey which is set to a modifier or button click
function can be pressed simultaneously while using the pen to modify the pen function.
See customizing the tablet functions for more details on the available settings.
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USING THE TOUCH RING
The Touch Ring lets you scroll and zoom in your current document.
• Zooming: Slide your finger clockwise to zoom in, and counterclockwise to zoom out.
Example of zooming in.
Example of zooming out.
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Continuous scrolling: Press and hold your finger on the up arrow to continuously scroll up. Press and
hold your finger on the down arrow to continuously scroll down.
Single step scrolling: Tap your finger on the up arrow to scroll up one step at a time. Tap your finger on
the down arrow to scroll down one step at a time.
Press and hold here for continuous
operation, or press and release for
single step operation.
You can also set the Touch Ring to scroll when you slide your finger around the ring. See customizing the
tablet functions.
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CUSTOMIZING
After you master the basics of Bamboo Fun, you may want to customize the way the pen, mouse, or tablet
works. This chapter describes how to adjust your tablet and tool settings.
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
Control panel settings
OPENING THE CONTROL PANEL
To open the control panel, use the Bamboo Fun pen or cordless mouse on the tablet:
• Windows. Click on the Windows START button and choose ALL PROGRAMS. (For Windows 2000, choose
the PROGRAMS group.) Then select TABLET and choose the PEN TABLET option.
• Macintosh. Open SYSTEM PREFERENCES from either the Dock, the Apple menu, or from the
APPLICATIONS folder. Then click on the PEN TABLET icon.
After you have opened the Pen Tablet control panel, you can begin customizing Bamboo Fun.
Note: When more than one Wacom tablet is installed on a single computer, any changes made in the Pen
Tablet control panel will be applied only to the tablet that was last used before opening the control panel.
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CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW
Use the Pen Tablet control panel to customize your Bamboo Fun pen, mouse, and tablet.
Closes the control
panel.
Tabs display
customizable settings
for the pen, cordless
mouse, Pop-up Menu,
or tablet.
Resets the selected
tab to its default
settings.
Displays information
about the control
panel and driver.
Displays this User’s Manual.
Experiment with different settings to find what works best for you. Any changes you make will take effect
immediately. Click DEFAULT to return a tab to the factory settings.
Tool Tips are available for most control panel items. Position the screen cursor over an item and let it rest
there; in a few moments the Tool Tip will pop up.
Your keyboard tab and arrow keys can be used to navigate the control panel.
CONTROL PANEL SETTINGS
The following sections provide detailed information about each control panel tab. Many of the sections also
contain useful customizing tips.
Customizing the pen
Customizing the cordless mouse
Tablet tracking
Customizing the tablet functions
Customizing the Pop-up Menu
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CUSTOMIZING THE PEN
First open the Pen Tablet control panel and select the PEN tab to choose from the available options.
Adjusting eraser feel
Customizing the pen buttons
Tablet tracking
Adjusting tip feel and double-click
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ADJUSTING TIP FEEL, ERASER FEEL, AND DOUBLE-CLICK
Select the PEN tab. To create broad brush strokes or to click with a light touch, use a soft tip setting.
For maximum control while drawing thin lines, use a firm tip setting. To erase with a broad stroke or to click
with a light touch, use a soft eraser setting. For maximum control while erasing, use a firm eraser setting.
Customizes the amount
of pressure needed to
erase. Drag the slider to
a softer or firmer setting.
When checked, an
audible “click”
sound will be
heard whenever a
pen click occurs
and your computer
speakers are
turned on.
Customizes the
amount of pressure
needed to click, draw,
or ink. Drag the slider
to a softer or firmer
setting.
Adjusts the size of the
double-click area and
the double-click speed.
A larger setting makes
double-clicking easier.
Hints:
• Use a soft TIP FEEL for a wider range of pressure values with most pressure-sensitive applications.
• In some applications, a soft pressure setting can make the pen overreact – any small press on the pen is
magnified on the screen. If you experience this, try a firmer TIP FEEL setting.
• To make double-clicking easier, expand the tap area that accepts a double-click (the double-click distance).
Note: A large double-click distance may cause a delay at the beginning of brush strokes in some drawing
applications. This may also cause a delay at the beginning of a drag action or inking stroke. If you notice such
effects, try setting a smaller double-click distance and using a pen button to double-click (see using the pen
buttons).
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CUSTOMIZING THE PEN BUTTONS
Select the PEN tab to change the functions assigned to the buttons. Each pen button can be set for a variety
of mouse functions; the pull-down menus enable you to choose the function that will be performed.
Select the function to perform when
pressing the upper or lower pen button.
When you bring the pen tip within 5 mm
(0.20 inch) of the tablet surface without
touching the tablet and press the upper or
lower pen button, the selected function
occurs.
Hint: To make double-clicking easier, set a
pen button to double-click automatically by
selecting DOUBLE CLICK.
Note: You can change the SIDE SWITCH MODE for
the way you like to use the pen when making
right-clicks or other click functions. Click on the
ADVANCED button. In the dialog box that appears:
• Select HOVER CLICK to perform click functions
without touching the pen tip to the tablet
surface.
• When CLICK & TAP is selected, you must first
press the pen button and then touch the pen
tip to the tablet surface in order to perform a
click function. CLICK & TAP enables the
precise placement of your click functions.
Hover click.
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BUTTON FUNCTIONS
The following options are available for tool and tablet button settings. Not all options are available for all
controls.
CLICK. Default setting for the pen tip. Simulates a primary mouse button
click.
DOUBLE CLICK. Simulates a double-click. For easier double-clicking, use
this function instead of tapping twice with the tip of your pen.
MIDDLE CLICK. Simulates a middle mouse button click.
RIGHT CLICK. Simulates a right mouse button click, which displays a context
menu.
CLICK LOCK. Simulates holding down the primary mouse button. Press the
tool button once to initiate click lock. Press the button again to release click
lock. Click lock is useful for dragging objects or selecting blocks of text.
BACK. Simulates a 4th mouse button click, which on Windows systems
typically issues the BACK command in browser applications.
FORWARD. Simulates a 5th mouse button click, which typically issues the
FORWARD command in browser applications.
Pan/Scroll. (Pen only.) Enables you to move a document or image in any
direction within the active window using your Bamboo Fun pen.
ERASE. (Pen only.) Sets a button so that when the button is pressed, the
pen tip will act like the eraser in applications that support the ERASE function.
See erasing for information on using the eraser.
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INK TOGGLE. (Macintosh.) Toggles the INK ANYWHERE function of Inkwell on
and off. Inkwell automatically recognizes and converts your handwriting into
text and inserts it into a document. Note that Ink must be turned on for this
function to work. See your Macintosh help for information on working with
Inkwell.
TABLET PC INPUT PANEL. (Tablet PCs and Windows Vista systems that support
the Tablet PC Input Panel.) Opens the Tablet PC Input Panel when you press a
tool button set to this function.
JOURNAL. (Windows Vista and Tablet PC systems that include Microsoft
Journal.) Opens Microsoft Journal.
MODE TOGGLE.... Toggles between PEN MODE and MOUSE MODE. See setting
mouse speed for details.
MODIFIER.... Enables you to simulate modifier keys.
KEYSTROKE.... Enables you to simulate keystrokes.
OPEN/RUN.... Opens an application, file, or script.
POP-UP MENU. Displays a Pop-up Menu on your screen. See customizing the
Pop-up Menu for more information.
PRESSURE HOLD. Locks the pressure at the current pressure level until the
button is released. For example, you can paint with pressure sensitivity until
you reach the brush size that you like. You can then press the button and
continue painting with the same size brush until the button is released.
SHOW DESKTOP. Minimizes all open windows to display a clean desktop.
SWITCH APPLICATIONS. Brings up the application switching dialog with focus on
the next open application. On Windows Vista systems running Aero, Flip 3D
will be activated with focus on the next open application.
EXPOSÉ. (Macintosh.) Tiles all open windows.
DISABLED. Disables the button function.
DEFAULT. Returns a button to its default setting.
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PAN/SCROLL. (Pen only.) Lets you position a document or image in any direction within the active pane
by pressing a pen button set for PAN/SCROLL and then sliding the pen tip across the tablet’s active area.
When you select PAN/SCROLL, the PEN SCROLLING
SPEED dialog box prompts you to set a scrolling
speed that will be used in applications that do not
support grabber hand (pixel-level) panning within
a document or image.
A slower setting reduces the scroll rate and is
useful for close-up and detail work where you
need precise control of the image.
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KEYSTROKE.... Enables you to simulate keystrokes. Selecting this option displays the DEFINE
KEYSTROKE dialog box where you can enter a keystroke or keystroke sequence to play back.
You can manually enter a keystroke or keystroke
combination in the KEYS entry box.
Keystroke combinations can include letters,
numbers, function keys (such as F3) and modifier
keys (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL for Windows, or
SHIFT, OPTION, COMMAND, and CONTROL for
Macintosh).
You can also select special keystrokes or
keystroke combinations from the ADD SPECIAL
drop-down menu.
After defining a keystroke sequence, click OK.
Important: Because the ENTER
(Windows) and RETURN (Macintosh)
keys can be selected as a defined
keystroke, they cannot be used to select
OK. You must use your Bamboo Fun tool
to click on the OK button.
If prompted, enter a name for the keystroke
definition. The name will be displayed with the
respective control or in the Pop-up Menu list, as
applicable.
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Deletes only the last entry in the
keystroke entry box.
Clears the keystroke entry box.
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OPEN/RUN.... Opens a dialog box where you can select a specific application, file, or script to launch.
Click BROWSE... to locate an application, file,
or script to launch. The selection you make
appears in the APPLICATION TO RUN box.
Click OK to accept the selection. The dialog
box will close and the OPEN/RUN... option will
be assigned as your tool button option. If
your selection is for the Pop-up Menu, it will
be displayed in the Pop-up Menu list.
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MODIFIER.... Enables you to assign modifier key(s) (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL for Windows, or SHIFT,
OPTION, COMMAND, and CONTROL for Macintosh). Many applications use modifier keys to constrain the
size or placement of objects.
In addition to choosing one or
more modifier key options, you
can select the CLICK box if you
want a mouse click to occur
whenever you press the tool
button.
CUSTOMIZING THE CORDLESS MOUSE
Open the Pen Tablet control panel and select the MOUSE tab to choose from the available options. Note that
some product configurations may not include the cordless mouse.
Mouse mode settings
Customizing the mouse buttons
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CUSTOMIZING THE MOUSE BUTTONS
Select the MOUSE tab to customize the mouse functions. See button functions.
Select the function to perform when pressing a button.
The TRACKING
mode controls how
the screen cursor
moves.
In MOUSE MODE,
the screen cursor
moves with relative
positioning. This is
the default
TRACKING mode for
the cordless
mouse.
Click DETAILS... for
setting mouse
speed.
The fingerwheel scrolls in
most windows and
applications. By default,
the fingerwheel scrolls 3
lines for each step of wheel
movement.
Notes:
• The MOUSE tab will not display
until you have used a cordless
mouse on the tablet.
• To configure the cordless mouse
for left-handed use, reassign the
button functions as needed.
• If you frequently switch between
PEN MODE and MOUSE MODE, you
can assign the MODE TOGGLE...
function to one of your tool
buttons.
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TABLET TRACKING
The tablet TRACKING options enable you to define the relationship between pen (or cordless mouse)
movement on the tablet surface and cursor movement on the monitor screen. By default the entire active
area of the tablet maps to the entire monitor. If more than one monitor is in use the tablet will map to all
monitors. See mapping to multiple monitors.
The TRACKING mode you select
controls how the screen cursor
moves:
• Select PEN MODE to set the
cursor so that its movement
corresponds with the position
of your Bamboo Fun tool on
the tablet – wherever you
place your tool on the tablet,
the cursor will jump to a
corresponding point on the
screen. This is known as
absolute positioning, and is
the default setting for the
Bamboo Fun pen. Click
DETAILS... to customize the
tablet mapping.
• Select MOUSE MODE to move
the screen cursor with a “pick
up and slide” motion similar to
using a traditional mouse.
This is the default setting for
the cordless mouse. Click
DETAILS... for setting mouse
speed.
Note: If you frequently switch between
PEN MODE and MOUSE MODE, you can
assign the MODE TOGGLE... function to
one of your tool buttons or
ExpressKeys.
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When you click on the PEN MODE DETAILS... button, the PEN MODE DETAILS dialog box is displayed.
Use the SCREEN AREA options to select a screen area
for tablet to screen mapping.
• ALL SCREENS. The entire monitor(s) area is
mapped; this is the default setting. See mapping to
multiple monitors for more information.
• MONITOR. The entire area of a single monitor that
you choose is mapped.
• PORTION. A portion of the desktop area is mapped.
Click SET... to open a dialog box where you can set
the portion of screen area.
Returns settings to
their factory defaults.
FORCE PROPORTIONS. Check or uncheck the box to set
the tablet to screen mapping relationship.
• When unchecked, the correct scale or proportions
are not maintained. The selected tablet area is
mapped to the selected display area. Drawing a
circle on the tablet may create an ellipse on the
display screen. This is the default setting.
• When checked, the correct vertical and horizontal
proportions are maintained. Drawing a circle on the
tablet results in a circle on the display screen.
Depending on your settings, some portions of the
tablet active area may no longer be usable when
this option is selected.
Use the TABLET AREA options to select a tablet area for
tablet to screen mapping.
• FULL. The entire active area of the tablet is
mapped. This is the default setting.
• PORTION. A portion of the tablet area is mapped.
Click SET... to open a dialog box where you can set
the portion of tablet area.
Note: Although Bamboo Fun is optimized for use with
16 : 10 aspect ratio displays, the default settings
automatically adjust for use with other aspect ratio
displays.
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MAPPING TO MULTIPLE MONITORS
If your computer has more than one monitor, Bamboo Fun will map to your monitors based upon how they
are configured in the DISPLAY PROPERTIES control panel. If ALL SCREENS is selected and you are in extended
monitor mode, the tablet will map to all monitors as if they were one large display. If the monitors are in
mirror mode, the tablet will map to the entire space on each monitor and the screen cursor will be displayed
on each monitor simultaneously.
See your hardware and operating system documentation for details on configuring your computer and
operating system for use with multiple monitors.
PORTION OF SCREEN AREA
The tracking options in the PEN MODE DETAILS dialog box allow you to define which portion of the display
screen your tablet will map to:
• ALL SCREENS. Maps the entire monitor(s) area. This is the default setting.
• MONITOR. Maps the entire area of a single monitor that you choose.
• PORTION. Allows you to select a portion of the display for tablet to screen mapping. Click SET... to open
the PORTION OF SCREEN dialog box.
Choose a method for defining a
portion of the display:
• Drag corners of the foreground
graphic to select the screen area.
• Move the screen cursor to select
the screen area. Select the CLICK
TO DEFINE SCREEN AREA button.
As you define PORTION OF
SCREEN, follow any MESSAGE
prompts to set the portion of your
display screen that will be used for
mapping.
After defining a portion of the screen,
you may need to use a different input
device to access other portions of the
screen area.
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PORTION OF TABLET AREA
The tracking options in the PEN MODE DETAILS dialog box allow you to define the tablet area that will be
mapped to the screen area:
• FULL. Maps the entire active area of the tablet for tablet to display mapping. This is the default setting.
• PORTION. Allows you to select a portion of the tablet active area for tablet to screen mapping.
Click SET... to open the PORTION OF TABLET dialog box.
Choose a method for defining a
portion of the tablet:
• Drag corners of the foreground
graphic to select the tablet area
that will be mapped to your
selected screen area.
• Use your tool on the tablet to
select the tablet area. Select the
CLICK TO DEFINE TABLET AREA
button. As you define PORTION OF
TABLET, follow any MESSAGE
prompts to set the portion of your
tablet that will be used for
mapping.
SETTING MOUSE SPEED
To change the screen cursor acceleration and speed when in MOUSE MODE, click on the MOUSE MODE
DETAILS... button (located on the PEN or MOUSE tabs).
Sets the screen cursor
acceleration when in
MOUSE MODE.
Sets the screen cursor
tracking speed when in
MOUSE MODE.
Returns settings to
their factory defaults.
Note: The dialog box will also appear when you set a tool button to MODE
TOGGLE.... Although MOUSE MODE settings can be accessed from a number
of different locations within the control panel, only one ACCELERATION and
SPEED setting can be made for each input tool that you are customizing.
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CUSTOMIZING THE TABLET FUNCTIONS
The TABLET tab is used to customize the ExpressKeys and Touch Ring.
Choose a function that will be
performed when the key is pressed.
• By default, you can use the upper
keys to move BACK and FORWARD
within Internet browsers.
• On Windows Vista systems the
lower left button defaults to
JOURNAL when the Journal
application is available.
Otherwise, the button is set to
SHOW DESKTOP.
• The default condition for the lower
right button is SWITCH
APPLICATION on Windows systems
and EXPOSÉ on Macintosh
systems.
To customize the Touch Ring:
• Choose a FUNCTION. ZOOM is the
default setting. When selected,
the Touch Ring enables you to
zoom in or out of documents and
images in the active window. You
can also set the ring to SCROLL, or
disable it.
• Choose an option to set the
SPEED at which you would like to
zoom or scroll.
• When checked (the default
setting), ENABLE FAST SCROLLING
allows you to zoom or scroll by
pressing on the up or down
arrows of the Touch Ring with your
finger. See using the Touch Ring
for details.
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CUSTOMIZING THE POP-UP MENU
Use the POP-UP MENU tab to define the available functions on the Pop-up Menu list.
To display the Pop-up Menu, set a tool button to the POP-UP MENU function. Whenever you press that
button, the Pop-up Menu is displayed. Select from available items in the Pop-up Menu by clicking on them.
To close the Pop-up Menu without making a selection, click outside of the Pop-up Menu.
Displays a list of functions that
have been added to the Pop-up
Menu. To change the order of an
item, drag it to a new location.
Double-click on an item to make
edits.
Select a button function
to add to the Pop-up
Menu list.
Removes the selected
item from the list.
Sets the FONT and
FONT SIZE of the Popup Menu.
Returns all tab settings to their
default values.
Important: This action will
delete all Pop-up Menu
items that have been
defined.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Most of the time your tablet will work flawlessly. But if you are having trouble, Wacom recommends you do
the following:
1. If the pen tablet driver failed to load properly, first perform the recommended action in any error message
that may appear on your screen. If that does not solve the problem, refer to the troubleshooting
procedures in this chapter.
2. Look in the troubleshooting tables. Your problem may be described there and you can try the solution
offered.
3. Open the pen tablet Read Me file for late-breaking information.
4. Test your tablet and input tools. See testing your tablet and tools.
5. If you are having a compatibility conflict between Bamboo Fun and a new hardware or software product,
check if a newer pen tablet software driver is available. See obtaining driver downloads for information
on downloading an updated software driver. Wacom periodically updates the software driver to maintain
compatibility with new products.
6. Check the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Wacom web site for your region.
7. If you have tried the suggestions in this manual and still cannot resolve the problem, then contact
Wacom for Technical Support. See technical support options and the Read Me file for information on
where to obtain support for your region.
Testing your tablet and tools
Troubleshooting tables
Technical support options
Obtaining driver downloads
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TESTING YOUR TABLET AND TOOLS
1. Turn on your computer and wait until the system has fully loaded.
2. Check the connection. The tablet status ring should glow whenever the tablet is properly connected
and your computer has registered it as a USB device. In standby mode, the ring slowly pulses at a low
light level. In active mode, the ring glows constantly at a brighter light level. If not:
• Make sure the tablet USB cable is securely connected to the tablet and to an active USB port on your
computer.
• If you are connecting the tablet to a USB hub (or hub device such as a keyboard with USB ports), be
sure the USB hub is properly connected to your computer and is active.
• Connect the tablet to a different USB port or try connecting to the USB port on another computer.
• If the tablet status ring does not illuminate after your computer is on and has finished booting up,
your USB port may be disabled. Verify that you have connected the tablet to an active USB port.
3. Activate the tablet diagnostics. First open the Pen Tablet control panel and select the TABLET tab.
Use the pull-down menus to DISABLE all of the ExpressKeys. Now press both the upper left and lower
right ExpressKeys and hold them down for three (3) seconds.
• Check the ExpressKeys by pressing each one in turn. The tablet status ring should glow at a brighter
level each time you press a key.
• Check the Touch Ring by sliding your finger around it. The tablet status ring should glow at a brighter
level when you touch the ring.
• Check the pen by first opening the Pen Tablet control panel and selecting the PEN tab. Click on the
DEFAULT button to return the pen to its default settings. Next:
A. Touch the pen tip and then the eraser to the tablet active area. The tablet status ring should glow
brightly each time the tip or eraser makes contact with the tablet surface.
B. Without applying pressure to the pen tip, hold the pen tip within approximately 5 mm (0.20 inch)
of the tablet surface and press each pen button in turn. The tablet status ring should glow brightly
each time a pen button is pressed.
C. While within proximity, but without touching the tablet surface, move your pen across the active
area of the tablet. The screen cursor should move in the corresponding direction on your monitor
or display screen.
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Check the cordless mouse by opening the Pen Tablet control panel and selecting the MOUSE tab.
Click on the DEFAULT button to return the mouse to its default settings. Next:
A. Move the cordless mouse across the active area of the tablet; the screen cursor should move in
the corresponding direction on your monitor.
B. Test the buttons on your cordless mouse by clicking each button. The tablet status ring should
glow brightly each time a button is pressed.
When done, exit the diagnostics mode by pressing both the upper left and lower right ExpressKeys and
holding them down for three (3) seconds. In the Pen Tablet control panel, select the TABLET tab and use
the pull-down menus to return the ExpressKeys to their previous settings.
4. Check the Touch Ring. Open the Pen Tablet control panel and select the Tablet tab. Click on the
DEFAULT button to return to the tablet default settings.
• Open a Microsoft Office or image file.
• Move your finger in a clockwise direction along the Touch Ring to zoom in on the image.
• Move your finger in a counterclockwise direction along the Touch Ring to zoom out of the image.
5. Check the ExpressKeys. Open the Pen Tablet control panel and select the TABLET tab. Click on the
DEFAULT button to return to the tablet default settings.
• Open your Internet browser and click on a couple of links. Press the upper left ExpressKey to move
back within the browser. Press the upper right key to move forward within the browser.
• Press the lower left ExpressKey. For Windows Vista, Microsoft Journal should launch if the
application is available. Otherwise, all open windows should minimize to display a clean desktop.
• Press the lower right ExpressKey. On Windows Vista systems running Aero, Flip 3D should be
activated with focus on the next open application. Otherwise, the Windows application switching
dialog should appear with focus on the next open application. On Macintosh systems, all open
windows should be tiled.
6. If any of these tests fail you may have defective hardware. See technical support options.
7. After testing, use the Pen Tablet control panel to reconfigure your tablet and pen for any custom settings
you may originally have been using.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLES
If you encounter problems with your Bamboo Fun tools or tablet, see the following tables. Your problem may
be described here, and you can try the solution offered. Be sure you refer to the Read Me file for the latest
information updates.
For additional information, visit Wacom’s web site at http://www.wacom.com/productsupport and follow the
links to the FAQs.
General problems
Windows-specific problems
Macintosh-specific problems
GENERAL PROBLEMS
The computer does not have
an available USB port.
The tablet status ring does not
illuminate.
When using the pen to operate
the Touch Ring, the Touch
Ring does not work well.
The pen works only in MOUSE
MODE, and does not draw or
ink with pressure sensitivity.
The pen does not draw or ink
with pressure sensitivity.
Clicking is difficult.
Check if there is an available USB port on a USB hub device. If not
available you will need to add a USB hub or USB card.
Verify that your tablet’s USB cable is properly connected to the tablet
and to an active USB port. If you are connecting to a USB hub device,
make sure the hub is connected to an active USB port and that the hub
is active.
The Touch Ring is designed to be used with your finger or similar
shaped object, and does not work well with the pen tip due to its small
contact area.
The tablet driver software was not installed or did not load properly.
Make sure the tablet driver software is installed and functioning.
Insert the Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet Driver CD into your computer and
install the driver software for the tablet.
Some applications require that you turn on the pressure capabilities
within the application or the selected tool before the pen will respond as
a pressure-sensitive tool.
Try using a lighter Tip Feel (see adjusting tip feel, eraser feel, and
double-click).
Select the CLICK SOUND option so that you can hear when the pen
registers a mouse click. Your computer speakers must be turned on and
the volume audible before you can hear CLICK SOUND.
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Double-clicking is difficult.
Be sure you are quickly tapping the tablet twice in the same place on the
tablet active area.
Using a pen button to double-click is recommended (review the
techniques in clicking).
Set one of the tablet ExpressKeys to DOUBLE CLICK and use it to issue
double-clicks.
See adjusting tip feel, eraser feel, and double-click:
• Try increasing the DOUBLE CLICK DISTANCE.
• Try using a lighter TIP FEEL.
The pen selects everything,
will not stop selecting.
The eraser selects everything
or will not stop erasing.
You notice a screen delay at
the beginning of pen or inking
strokes.
You have to press hard with
the pen when clicking,
drawing, or writing.
The pen tip does not function.
The upper or lower pen button
does not work.
Windows: Try setting your system to launch programs with a single
click. See clicking.
Open the Pen Tablet control panel and go to the PEN tab. Move the TIP
FEEL slider toward FIRM. If this does not help, see testing your tablet and
tools.
Open the Pen Tablet control panel and go to the PEN tab. Move the
ERASER FEEL slider toward FIRM. If this does not help, see testing your
tablet and tools.
Try decreasing the DOUBLE CLICK DISTANCE (see adjusting tip feel,
eraser feel, and double-click).
Open the Pen Tablet control panel and go to the PEN tab. Move the TIP
FEEL slider toward SOFT.
Be sure you are using the pen that originally came with your pen tablet.
Other pens may not function properly on the Bamboo Fun tablet.
See testing your tablet and tools to verify pen operation. If any of the
tests fail you may have defective hardware.
Be sure you press the pen button when the pen tip is within 5 mm
(0.20 inch) of the tablet active area – do this without pressing down on
the pen tip.
In the Pen Tablet control panel, click on the PEN tab ADVANCED button.
If CLICK & TAP is selected, you will need to first press the pen button and
then touch the pen tip to the tablet surface in order to perform a click
function. See customizing the pen buttons.
From the Pen Tablet control panel, verify that the pen button is set to the
function you are expecting to occur.
See testing your tablet and tools to verify pen operation. If any of the
tests fail you may have defective hardware.
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The screen cursor jumps back.
Cannot move the cursor where
you want to on the screen, or
the line you are drawing does
not line up with the location of
the pointer in paint
applications.
You suspect the tablet
preferences may be corrupted,
or want to make certain that all
settings are at their factory
defaults.
The computer does not go to
sleep.
When using the tablet the
screen cursor is very erratic or
jumps around.
Do not place the pen or cordless mouse on the tablet when they are not
in use, or when you are using another pointing device. Leaving your
tool on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor positioning when
using other input devices.
Open the Pen Tablet control panel. Verify that PEN MODE is selected.
If this does not help, click on the DEFAULT button to reestablish the
default tablet to screen mapping. If you are still having difficulty, remove
the tablet preferences (see next tip).
Delete the tablet preferences as follows:
Windows: Click the START icon and select ALL PROGRAMS. Then select
TABLET or PEN TABLET and TABLET or PEN TABLET PREFERENCE FILE
UTILITY. In the dialog box that appears, click on the REMOVE MY
PREFERENCE FILE button to delete the preferences for the current user.
To delete preferences for multiple users on Windows Vista or XP
systems, click on the REMOVE ALL PREFERENCE FILES button. Note that
administrator rights are required to delete preferences for all users.
Relaunch any currently open tablet-aware applications that you may be
running.
Macintosh: For a single user, delete the tablet preferences by first
choosing your HOME folder from the GO menu. Then open your home
LIBRARY folder. Within your home LIBRARY folder, open the
PREFERENCES folder and delete the COM.WACOM.PENTABLET.PREFS file.
Log out, then log back in. When the tablet driver loads it will create a
new preferences file with the factory defaults.
For multiple users, delete all tablet preferences by first opening the main
APPLICATIONS folder. Then open the TABLET folder and run the REMOVE
PEN TABLET utility. When the utility starts, click on the REMOVE ALL
PREFERENCE FILES button. Log out, then log back in. When the tablet
driver loads, it will create new preferences files with the factory defaults.
Note: Do not manually remove the PEN TABLET.PREFPANE file from
the main LIBRARY PREFERENCEPANES folder. This file is only to be
removed when uninstalling the tablet software driver, and then only
when using the REMOVE PEN TABLET utility.
When you are not using the pen or cordless mouse, remove them from
the tablet surface or the tablet will continue to send data, keeping the
computer awake.
On rare occasions the tablet may receive interfering radio frequencies
from a computer monitor or nearby AM radio station. If you notice
interference from a monitor, try moving the tablet at least six (6) inches
away from the monitor, or change the monitor refresh rate or monitor
resolution.
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WINDOWS-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
After changing right- and lefthanded settings in the
system’s Mouse control panel,
the pen tip no longer functions
properly and the cordless
mouse button functions are
reversed.
This will reverse the right and left button settings on your Wacom tools.
Restart Windows for your Wacom tool settings to be correctly
recognized.
MACINTOSH-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
At startup, a dialog box
appears telling you that either
the driver failed to load or the
tablet preferences have not yet
been created.
Inkwell does not work correctly
with the tablet.
The tablet was not detected at startup. Make sure the USB interface
cable is securely connected to the tablet and to an active USB port on
your computer. Make sure also that the tablet status ring is illuminated.
(In standby mode, the ring slowly pulses at a low light level.) If your
tablet is plugged into a USB hub, make sure the hub is connected and
active.
From the GO menu, select the UTILITIES folder and launch the SYSTEM
PROFILER. Select USB from the Hardware section of the CONTENTS list.
A Wacom USB tablet model should be listed. If a tablet model is not
listed, check the USB tablet cable connection or try plugging the tablet
into a different USB port.
If this does not help, contact Wacom for Technical Support.
See technical support options.
There may be a problem with the Inkwell preferences. Remove the
damaged preference files as follows. They will be recreated when you
enable handwriting recognition.
1. From the Apple menu, choose SYSTEM PREFERENCES. From the
System Preferences menu, choose SHOW ALL and select INK.
Then turn off handwriting recognition.
2. From the GO menu, choose your HOME. Open the LIBRARY and
PREFERENCES folders. Then remove the following preferences:
• com.apple.ink.framework.plist
• com.apple.ink.inkpad.plist
• com.apple.ink.inkpad.sketch
3. Go back to SYSTEM PREFERENCES and INK, and then enable
handwriting recognition.
4. Test the Inkwell function using your pen tablet and pen.
5. If this procedure does not resolve your problem with Inkwell, contact
Apple Support for further assistance. Wacom is not the software
manufacturer for Inkwell and we are limited in our abilities to support
a third party software application.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT OPTIONS
If you have a problem with your pen tablet, first check the tablet installation guide to be sure the unit is
installed correctly. Then review the troubleshooting procedures within this manual.
If you cannot find the answer in this manual, you may find updated information about your problem in the
Read Me file for your platform (located on the Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet Driver CD). You can also check the
product FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Wacom web site for your region.
If you have an Internet connection you can download the latest software drivers from the Wacom web site for
your region. See obtaining driver downloads for your region.
If you cannot solve the problem and you think your pen tablet is not working properly, contact the Wacom
support staff for the area where your product was purchased. See the pen tablet Read Me file, located on
the Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet Driver CD, for contact information.
When you call, you should be at your computer with the following information available:
• This manual.
• Tablet serial and model number. (Look on the bottom of the tablet.)
• Driver version number. (See the Bamboo Fun Pen Tablet Driver CD or the Pen Tablet control panel.)
• The make and model of your computer, and operating system version number.
• A list of peripheral devices attached to your computer.
• The software application and version you were using when the problem occurred.
• The exact wording of any error message that appeared on your screen.
• What happened and what you were doing when the problem occurred.
• How you tried to solve the problem.
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OBTAINING DRIVER DOWNLOADS
Wacom periodically updates the tablet software driver to maintain compatibility with new products. If you are
having a compatibility problem between Bamboo Fun and a new hardware or software product, it may be
helpful to download a new pen tablet software driver (when available) from the Internet.
USA, Canada, Central and South America
Worldwide Web:
http://www.wacom.com/productsupport
Driver downloads.
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Worldwide Web:
Anonymous FTP Site:
http://www.wacom.eu
ftp://ftp.wacom.eu/pub/
Software updates.
Software updates.
http://tablet.wacom.co.jp
Software updates. (Japanese)
http://www.wacom-asia.com
Software updates. (English)
http://www.wacom.com.cn
Software updates.
(Simplified Chinese)
http://www.wacomdigital.co.kr
Software updates. (Korean)
http://www.wacom.com.tw
Software updates.
(Traditional Chinese)
Japan
Worldwide Web:
Asia Pacific (English)
Worldwide Web:
China
Worldwide Web:
Korea
Worldwide Web:
Taiwan
Worldwide Web:
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APPENDIX
This section contains information about digital inking, tips on caring for your tablet and tools, instructions on
how to uninstall the tablet software, your license and warranty, and more.
Pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista
Caring for your tablet and tools
Uninstalling the tablet software
Product specifications
Product information
Ordering parts and accessories
Radio and television interference
License and Warranties (Worldwide, Except for Europe, Africa and Middle East)
License and Warranty (Europe, Africa and Middle East)
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PEN AND DIGITAL INK CAPABILITIES IN WINDOWS VISTA
Microsoft Windows Vista provides extensive support for pen and touch input. When using the pen tablet with
a computer running Windows Vista, your experience is enhanced by powerful note taking, handwriting
recognition, fast navigation, and other digital inking options designed to give you quick, intuitive results with
the Bamboo Fun pen.
• Note taking. Use your Bamboo Fun pen to jot notes and capture quick sketches in Microsoft Journal.
Journal simulates a physical notebook, but with the advantages of digital note taking – you can choose
from a variety of pen, marker, and highlighter tools, plus an eraser that is easily activated by the eraser
end of your Bamboo Fun pen. Journal also includes a powerful search engine that can even locate your
handwritten content.
• Handwriting recognition. Because Windows Vista includes powerful handwriting recognition
capabilities, you can use your Bamboo Fun pen to quickly enter handwritten information anywhere the
computer accepts typed input. You can convert your handwritten content to typed text at any time.
• Gestures. Use your Bamboo Fun pen to make simple gestural movements on the tablet to trigger
customizable actions for navigation, editing, and other functions. To customize your gestures, select the
FLICKS tab in the PEN AND INPUT DEVICES control panel.
• Digital Ink in Microsoft Office 2007. Use your Bamboo Fun pen to full advantage with the enhanced
digital mark-up and inking tools available in Microsoft Office 2007 applications running on Windows
Vista. Found on the REVIEW tab within applicable applications, these tools provide a consistent set of
inking options. For quick access, you can add specific inking tools to the Quick Access Toolbar located
at the top of each application.
Note: The following workarounds have been implemented in the pen tablet driver to improve drawing
performance and to minimize spurious double-clicks issued by Vista under the following settings:
• The Vista Flicks and Press-and-hold-to-right-click features were disabled in most graphics applications
using the Wintab API.
• There is no pressure sensitivity in Journal and other Vista Ink features when both the Flicks and Pressand-hold-to-right-click features are disabled in the Vista PEN AND INPUT DEVICES control panel.
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ABOUT THE WINDOWS VISTA TABLET PC INPUT PANEL
The Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to
directly enter text with your Bamboo Fun pen. There are a number of ways to launch the Input Panel:
• Click on the Input Panel icon which appears when you move the screen cursor into a text entry area.
• Click on the Input Panel tab, located by default on the left edge of the display screen.
• Click on the Tablet PC Input Panel icon located on the Windows taskbar. If the icon is not visible,
right-click on the taskbar, select TOOLBARS, and TABLET PC INPUT PANEL.
To customize the Input Panel:
1. First open the Input Panel and then click on TOOLS in the menu bar.
2. Select OPTIONS to open the Input Panel Options dialog box.
3. Customize the Input Panel settings for the way you like to work.
To learn more about using your Bamboo Fun pen in Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007, study the
documentation that came with your system and Microsoft Office applications. Be sure to take advantage of
the Windows Vista training tools, including the Tablet PC tutorial, available from Microsoft.
You can visit also the Wacom web site at www.wacom.com/vista for additional information on working with
your Bamboo Fun pen in Windows Vista.
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CARING FOR YOUR TABLET AND TOOLS
Keep your Bamboo Fun tools and tablet surface clean. Dust and dirt particles can stick to your tools and
cause excessive wear to the tablet surface. Regular cleaning with a soft, damp cloth will help to prolong the
life of your tablet surface and tools; you can also dampen the cloth using a very mild soap diluted with water.
Do not use volatile liquids, such as paint thinner or benzene, as they may damage the plastic case.
Keep your tablet and tools in a clean, dry place and avoid extremes in temperature. Room temperature is
best. Also, your tools and tablet are not made to come apart. Twisting the pen case can break the pen.
Taking apart the product will void your warranty.
Important: Take care to never spill liquids onto the tablet, pen, or cordless mouse. Be especially
careful of getting the tablet, mouse, or pen buttons (including the tip and eraser) wet – they contain
sensitive electronic parts that will fail if liquids enter them.
REPLACING THE PEN TIP
The pen tip (nib) will wear with normal use. Replace the pen nib it gets too short – less than 1 mm (.04 inch)
– or develops a flat point.
Clasp the old nib with a tweezer, needle-nosed plier, or similar instrument and pull it straight out of the pen.
Then slide the end of the new nib straight into the barrel of the pen – firmly push the nib until it stops.
1 mm (.04 inch) or less.
Pen nib.
Important: When the Bamboo Fun pen is not in use, place it in the pen
stand or lay it flat on your desk. To maintain the sensitivity of your pen,
do not store the pen in a container where it will rest on the tip or eraser.
Warning: Prevent children from swallowing the pen tip or pen buttons. The pen tip (nib) or pen
buttons may accidentally be pulled out if children are biting on them.
To order replacement parts, see ordering parts and accessories.
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UNINSTALLING THE TABLET SOFTWARE
Follow the appropriate procedure below to remove the pen tablet driver software from your system.
Important: When you remove the pen tablet software from your system, your pen tablet will no
longer operate with full tablet functionality but will continue to function as a mouse device.
Windows Vista: Click on the Windows START button and choose CONTROL PANEL. In the CONTROL PANEL
window, click on PROGRAMS AND FEATURES. In the dialog box that appears, choose the TABLET or PEN
TABLET option. Click on the UNINSTALL button and follow the prompts to remove the tablet driver. (If
prompted, enter your administrator login name and password.)
Windows XP or XP x64: Click START. In the start menu, select CONTROL PANEL. Then select ADD OR
REMOVE PROGRAMS. In the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS window, choose TABLET or PEN TABLET and click on
the REMOVE button. Follow the prompts to remove the tablet driver.
Windows 2000: Click the Windows START button. Then choose SETTINGS and CONTROL PANEL. In the
CONTROL PANEL window, double-click on the ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS icon. In the dialog box that appears,
choose the TABLET or PEN TABLET option. Click on the ADD/REMOVE... button and follow the prompts to
remove the tablet driver.
Macintosh: From the GO menu, choose APPLICATIONS and open the PEN TABLET folder. Double-click on the
REMOVE PEN TABLET icon and select the REMOVE TABLET SOFTWARE button. Enter your administrator login
name and password. After the removal is completed, click OK.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR ALL BAMBOO FUN PEN TABLETS
Coordinate resolution
Accuracy, pen
Reading height with pen, average
Report rate
Communication interface
Connector
Power requirements
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating relative humidity
Storage relative humidity
Certifications and compliance
100 lpmm (2540 lpi)
+/- 0.5 mm (0.02 in)
5 mm (0.20 in)
133 points per second
USB
USB A
DC 5V, 60 mA or less, from USB port
5 to 40 degrees C (41 to 104 degrees F)
-10 to +60 degrees C (14 to 140 degrees F)
20% to 80% noncondensing
20% to 90% noncondensing
FCC Class B, CE, VCCI Class B, BSMI, C-Tick, MIC, GOST-R, CCC,
RoHS, Chinese RoHS, Industry Canada Class B
SMALL BAMBOO FUN TABLET (MODEL CTE-450)
Active area (W x D)
Physical size (W x D x H)
Aspect ratio
Cable length
Weight
Power consumption
147.6 x 92.3 mm (5.82 x 3.64 in)
210.0 x 194.1 x 11.2 mm (8.27 x 7.65 x 0.44 in), including rubber feet
16 : 10
1.5 m (4.95 ft)
370 g (0.81 lb), approximately
0.3 watts, approximately
MEDIUM BAMBOO FUN TABLET (MODEL CTE-650)
Active area (W x D)
Physical size (W x D x H)
Aspect ratio
Cable length
Weight
Power consumption
216.5 x 135.3 mm (8.53 x 5.33 in)
280 x 235.1 x 11.0 mm (11.03 x 9.26 x 0.43 in), including rubber feet
16 : 10
1.5 m (4.95 ft)
550 g (1.2 lb), approximately
0.3 watts, approximately
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BAMBOO FUN PEN (MODEL EP-155E)
Physical size (L x D)
Pressure levels
Pen tip travel
Eraser tip travel
Weight
Tip refill type
152.5 x 12 mm (6.00 x 0.47 in)
512 levels
0.1 mm (0.004 in), approximately
0.1 mm (0.004 in), approximately
15 g (0.03 lb), approximately
HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), black
BAMBOO FUN CORDLESS MOUSE (MODEL EC-155)
Physical size (L x W x H)
Weight
Fingerwheel type
105 x 66.7 x 37.6 mm (4.14 x 2.63 x 1.48 in), approximately
90 g (0.20 lb), approximately
Continuous rotation, 24 steps per revolution
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
To learn more about Bamboo Fun, and about which software applications are currently tablet enhanced to
support the pressure sensitivity, eraser, and other special functionality of your pen tablet and tools, visit the
Wacom web site for your region:
USA, Canada, Central and South America
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Japan
Asia Pacific (English)
China (Simplified Chinese)
Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
http://www.wacom.com/productinfo
http://www.wacom.eu
http://tablet.wacom.co.jp
http://www.wacom-asia.com
http://www.wacom.com.cn
http://www.wacomdigital.co.kr
http://www.wacom.com.tw
http://www.wacom-thai.com
ORDERING PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
To purchase parts and accessories, refer to the tablet Read Me file and see who to call for your region.
You can also do the following:
To purchase parts and accessories in the USA or Canada, call 1.888.884.1870 (toll-free) or visit
Wacom’s web site at http://www.wacomdirect.com (USA only).
To purchase parts and accessories in Europe, call +49 (0)180.500.03.75 or send an email to
spareparts@wacom.eu. Or, visit the Wacom web site at www.wacom.eu/solutionstore. You can also contact
your local dealer, distributor, or technical support using the appropriate number for your region.
To purchase parts and accessories in other countries, please contact your local dealer or distributor.
Please note that not all parts and accessories are available in all regions.
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RADIO AND TELEVISION INTERFERENCE
The equipment described in this manual generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy. If it is not installed
and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Wacom instructions—it may cause interference with radio and
television reception.
FCC NOTICE
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
You can determine whether the equipment is causing interference by disconnecting it from your computer. If the
interference stops, it was probably caused by the equipment.
If the equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, you may be able to correct the interference by
using one or more of the following measures:
• Rotate the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
• Move the equipment farther away from the television or radio.
• Plug the equipment and computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio.
If necessary, consult your Wacom dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Wacom could void the FCC Certification and negate your
authority to operate the product.
INDUSTRY CANADA (CANADA ONLY)
Industry Canada, Class B
“This Class (B) digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003”
“Cet appareil numerique de la classe (B) est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.”
CE DECLARATION
The Wacom Bamboo™ Fun digitizing tablets, models CTE-450 and CTE-650, have been tested and found to comply
with the following harmonized European Norms:
• EN 55024 (electromagnetic immunity)
• EN 55022 Class B (electromagnetic emissions)
Based on the results of these tests, Wacom declares that the above mentioned devices conform to Article 10.1 of the
European Council Directive 89/336/EEC, and their amendment Directive 93/68/EEC and indicates this conformity by
the CE-sign on each device.
The device must be installed and operated always in strict accordance with the instructions given in this handbook.
Any changes or modifications to this product that were not specifically authorized will invalidate this declaration.
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LICENSE AND WARRANTIES
(WORLDWIDE, EXCEPT FOR EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
SOFTWARE LICENSE
This legal document is an agreement between you, the end-user, and Wacom Technology Corporation (Wacom).
1. Grant of License. The enclosed product includes computer programs embedded in firmware and accompanying
diskette or CD-ROM (the “Software”). The Software is licensed, not sold, to you for use only with Wacom products
upon the terms of this license, and Wacom reserves any rights not expressly granted to you. Wacom grants to you a
non-exclusive right to use this copy of the Software in conjunction with a Wacom product at a single location.
2. Ownership of Software. Although you may own the product in which the Software is originally recorded, Wacom
retains ownership of the Software itself. You acknowledge that the Software is Wacom’s property, and contains
valuable confidential, unpublished information developed or acquired by Wacom at great expense, including data
processing algorithms, innovations and concepts. The Software is protected by copyright and other federal and state
laws. You agree to use your reasonable best efforts to protect the Software from unauthorized reproduction,
distribution, disclosure, use, or publication.
3. Copy Restrictions. Unauthorized copying of the Software is expressly forbidden.
4. Use Restrictions. You may not decompile, reverse assemble, disassemble or reverse engineer the Software.
5. Termination. This License is effective until terminated. This License will terminate automatically without notice from
Wacom if you fail to comply with any provisions of the License.
6. Miscellaneous. This License is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Washington
except in Asia Pacific and by the laws of Japan for Asia Pacific.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Wacom warrants the product, to the original consumer purchaser, except for the Software and consumable items such
as the pen nibs, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one
(1) year, from the date of original retail purchase, as evidenced by a copy of the receipt and registration with Wacom by
mail or online within 30 days of purchase.
The Software is licensed “as is.” Wacom makes no warranty with respect to its quality or performance. Wacom cannot
guarantee you uninterrupted service or the correction of any errors.
Upon discovery of a defect in the product, except in the Software, within the Warranty Period, you should contact
Wacom Technical Support via telephone, email, or fax to obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number
and instructions for shipping the product to a service location designated by Wacom. You should send the product,
shipping charges prepaid, to the designated service location, accompanied by the return authorization number, your
name, address and telephone number, proof of purchase date, and a description of the defect. Wacom will pay for
return shipping by United Parcel Service or by an equivalent service as chosen by Wacom.
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Wacom’s sole obligation and entire liability under this warranty shall be, at Wacom’s option, either the repair or
replacement of the defective product or parts thereof of which Wacom is notified during the Warranty Period; provided,
however, that you are responsible for (i) the cost of transportation of the product to the designated service location and
(ii) any loss or damage to the product resulting from such transportation.
Wacom shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product if the failure of the product has resulted from
accident, abuse, misuse, negligence, or unauthorized modification or repair, or if it has been handled or stored other
than in accordance with Wacom’s storage instructions.
Any descriptions, drawings, specifications, samples, models, bulletins, or similar material, used in connection with the
sale of the product, shall not be construed as an express warranty that the product will conform or comply with your
requirements.
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE, THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES MADE BY
WACOM ON THIS PRODUCT. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY WACOM, ITS
DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR IN ANY WAY
INCREASE THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY, AND YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR
ADVICE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS
WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
WACOM LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY LEGALLY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE DURATION OF WACOM’S
EXPRESS WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY
LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NEITHER WACOM NOR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR
DELIVERY OF THIS PRODUCT SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF
BUSINESS INFORMATION AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SUCH
PRODUCT, EVEN IF WACOM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event that any of the above limitations are held unenforceable, Wacom’s liability for any damages to you or any
party shall not exceed the purchase price you paid, regardless of the form of any claim.
This Limited Warranty is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Washington.
This Limited Warranty is valid for and only applies to products purchased and used inside the United States (and its
territories or possessions) and Canada.
WARRANTY SERVICE IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA
To obtain Warranty service within the U.S. or Canada contact:
Wacom Technical Support
Phone: 1.360.896.9833
Fax: 1.360.896.9724
Inquiry form: http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/email.cfm
E-mail: support@wacom.com
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WARRANTY ON SALES OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.A. AND CANADA
For products purchased or used outside of the United States and Canada, upon discovery of a defect in the product,
except in the Software, within the Warranty Period you should contact your local dealer or distributor. In all other
respects the terms of the warranty as set forth above apply to such sales.
Should you have any questions about this Agreement, or if you desire to contact Wacom for any reason, please contact
in writing:
In North and South America contact:
Wacom Technology Corporation
1311 S.E. Cardinal Court
Vancouver, Washington 98683
U.S.A.
In Japan contact:
Wacom Co., Ltd.
2-510-1 Toyonodai
Otone-Machi, Kitasaitama-Gun
Saitama, 349-1148
Japan
In Asia Pacific contact:
Wacom Co., Ltd.
Harmony Tower 18F, 1-32-2 Hon-Cho,
Nakano-Ku, Tokyo 164-0012
Japan
In Mainland China
(Except Hong Kong) contact:
Wacom China Corporation
1108, Block One, Kuntai International Bldg,
12 Chao Wai Street, Chao Yang District,
Beijing, China 100020
E-mail: support@wacom.com.cn
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LICENSE AND WARRANTY
(EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
Important Notice to Customers
This product contains copyrighted computer programs (“software”) which are the inalienable intellectual property of
Wacom Europe GmbH (“Wacom”). This software is both integrated within the product and also contained on the
accompanying data carrier. The purchase of this product from your dealer does not include Wacom’s software and the
associated rights of usage. Wacom grants you, the user, the right to use the software solely in accordance with the
conditions of this software license agreement. By purchasing this product you agree to the terms of this license.
ENTITLEMENT TO USE THE SOFTWARE
Wacom grants the customer a personal, non-exclusive license to use the software solely in combination with this
product and for the proper operation of this product. This license may be transferred only in connection with this
product.
The use of this software includes solely the permanent or temporary, complete or partial copying of the software by
means of loading, displaying, executing, transmitting or saving for the purpose of executing the commands and data it
contains or of observing, examining or testing the functions of the software.
The customer may not license, lease or loan the software to a third party, nor allow a third party to access the software
in any other way. The customer may not without prior written authorization from Wacom copy, modify, transmit or edit
the software, apart from the actions of copying necessary to create a backup copy and for the purposes outlined in
section 2 above.
The customer may not decompile the software; if the software contains interfaces to software which is not supplied by
Wacom, Wacom shall make the necessary information available to the customer upon request, provided that the
customer can prove his/her entitlement to use the software and that he/she agrees to pay the copying and postage
costs.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Wacom warrants to you as the original end-user that the product hardware is free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use and service for a period of TWO (2) YEARS after the date of purchase (excluding
consumable items such as the pen nibs), provided that they are unused at the time of such purchase. Wacom further
warrants to you the accompanying data media against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of SIX (6)
MONTHS after the date of purchase.
The Software is licensed and distributed “AS IS”. Wacom makes no warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to
its quality, performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose (including related manuals and
documentation). Wacom cannot guarantee you uninterrupted service or the correction of any errors.
Upon discovery of a defect in the product, except in the Software, within the applicable Warranty Period, you should
return them in the original packaging to the place of your original purchase, together with your name, address,
telephone number, a description of the problem and a copy of the original invoice. You are responsible for any loss or
damage to the product resulting from such transportation. Wacom’s sole obligation and entire liability under this
warranty shall be, at Wacom’s option, either the repair or the replacement of product or parts thereof that prove
defective and that were returned within the applicable Warranty Period.
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Wacom shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product if (a), in the opinion of Wacom, the failure of the
product has resulted from accident, abuse, misuse, negligence, misapplication, or unauthorized modification or repair,
or (b) the product has been handled or stored other than in accordance with Wacom’s storage instructions, or (c) the
failure is due to normal wear and tear, or (d) you fail to fulfill your obligations as described above.
In case that any claim presented under warranty is found upon investigation to be either outside the duration or the
scope of this warranty, or in case that the product is found to be not defective, then the cost of such investigation and
repair shall be borne by you.
Any descriptions, drawings, specifications, samples, models, bulletins, or similar material, used in connection with the
sale of the product, shall not be construed as an express warranty that the product will conform or comply with your
requirements.
Should any provision of this agreement be declared invalid, that provision shall be treated as separate from the
agreement, and the agreement shall remain in force without limitation in all other respects.
If this product is found to be defective, the purchaser may be entitled to institute legal proceedings against the seller on
grounds of liability for deficiency. The statutory rights indicated with regard to the seller are not limited in any way by
this warranty. Rather, this warranty affords the purchaser rights in addition to those indicated in the present text.
This limited warranty shall apply if the seller's corporate domicile is in the European Union or in Iceland, Norway,
Jersey, Switzerland, Russia, the Ukraine, Rumania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria, the Lebanon,
Jordan, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran or South Africa.
This Limited Warranty and Liability is governed by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Should you have any questions about this Agreement, or if you desire to contact Wacom for any reason, please contact
in writing:
Wacom Europe GmbH
Europark Fichtenhain A9
47807 Krefeld
GERMANY
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GLOSSARY
Active area. The drawing area of the tablet where your Bamboo Fun tools are detected.
Aspect. The ratio between the vertical and horizontal dimension of the tablet or display.
Click force. The amount of force you must apply to the tip of your pen for a click to occur.
Digital Ink. A broad category that typically describes handwritten content which has been created using
pen-based input on a computer. This handwritten content takes the form of sketches, ink mark-up, or
handwriting. The handwriting can optionally be converted to typewritten text or simply left alone for use in its
original format. Depending on your system and application settings, the handwritten text you make with
digital ink can be converted on-the-fly or at another time.
Double-click distance. The maximum distance (in screen pixels) that the cursor can move between clicks
and still be accepted as a double-click. Increasing the double-click distance makes double-clicking easier,
but may cause a delay in brush strokes in some graphics applications.
Eraser-aware application. A software application that has built-in support for the Bamboo Fun eraser.
These applications take advantage of the eraser in different ways, depending on what makes sense for the
application.
ExpressKeys. The customizable control keys located on your pen tablet.
Fingerwheel. The control wheel on the cordless mouse.
Journal. A Microsoft Windows application that electronically simulates a physical journal pad, but with the
advantages of digital note-taking. For example, you can create quick sketches and jot handwritten notes
that can be converted to text and sent on to colleagues for digital mark-up. Journal includes a variety of pen,
marker, and highlighter tools, plus an eraser that is easily activated by the eraser end of your Bamboo Fun
pen. Additionally, your handwritten content is searchable within Journal.
Mapping. The relationship between your Bamboo Fun tool position on the tablet and the cursor position on
the monitor screen.
Modifier. Modifier keys include SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL for Windows, or SHIFT, CONTROL, COMMAND, and
OPTION for Macintosh. You can customize your Bamboo Fun tool to simulate a modifier key.
Mouse acceleration. A setting that allows you to adjust the screen cursor acceleration when your Bamboo
Fun tool is in mouse mode.
Mouse mode. A method for positioning the screen cursor. When you place a Bamboo Fun tool on the
tablet, you can move the screen cursor with a “pick up and slide” motion similar to using a traditional mouse.
This is known as relative positioning, and is the default setting for the cordless mouse. See also pen mode.
Mouse speed. A setting that allows you to adjust the speed at which your screen cursor moves when your
Bamboo Fun tool is in mouse mode.
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Nib. The replaceable pen tip.
Pen mode. A method of positioning the screen cursor. Wherever you place your Bamboo Fun tool on the
tablet, the screen cursor will jump to the same corresponding point on the screen. This is known as absolute
positioning, and is the default setting for the Bamboo Fun pen. Also, PEN MODE allows you to quickly
position the screen cursor without having to first find it and then move it across the desktop. See also
mouse mode.
Pixel. The smallest unit of measure on your monitor screen.
Pop-up Menu. A window that displays a list of keystroke functions and other actions you can perform.
You can customize the buttons of your Bamboo Fun tools to display this menu.
Pressure sensitive. A quality of the Bamboo Fun pen tip and eraser that senses the amount of pressure
being applied. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that are
pressure sensitive.
Pressure-sensitive application. Any application that supports pressure-sensitive input.
Proximity. The height above the tablet active area where the Bamboo Fun tools are detected. Refer also to
the pointing section.
Screen cursor. The pointer on the display screen. Screen cursors come in different shapes (such as an
I-beam, arrow, or box), depending on which application you are running.
Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP). The Microsoft Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel enables you to use your
Bamboo Fun pen to create handwritten notes or work with an on-screen keyboard. The Input Panel
dynamically converts your handwriting to text. The information you create can then be inserted into other
documents, spreadsheets, or illustrations. See also pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista.
Touch Ring. The customizable control ring located on your pen tablet.
USB. Universal Serial Bus. A hardware interface standard for connecting computer peripheral devices.
USB ports support hot-plugging, which allows you to connect or disconnect a USB device without turning off
your computer.
Wintab. An interface standard used by Windows applications for receiving tablet information.
Bamboo Fun supports all Wintab-compatible applications under Windows.
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INDEX
About the manual
Accessories and parts, ordering
Active area
Bamboo Fun, working with
Button functions
Care, for tablet and tools
CE declaration
Click sound
Clicking, with pen
Control panel
opening
overview
settings
Cordless mouse
buttons, customizing
customizing
fingerwheel, customizing
using
Customizing
acceleration
cordless mouse
buttons
fingerwheel
double-click
eraser feel
pen
pen buttons
speed
tip feel
Digital inking capabilities
Double-click, customizing
Double-clicking, how to
Dragging, with pen
Drawing with pressure
Driver downloads, obtaining
Environmental conditions
Eraser feel, customizing
Erasing, with pen
ExpressKeys, using
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FCC notice
Features
input tools
tablet
Functions
button
tablet
General problems, troubleshooting
Holding the pen
Industry Canada notice
Information, product
Interference, radio and television
Macintosh-specific problems, troubleshooting
Manual, about
Mapping, to multiple monitors
Mouse Mode, settings
Mouse Speed, setting
Nib, replacing
Ordering parts and accessories
Overview, control panel
Parts and accessories, ordering
Pen
clicking with
customizing
double-clicking with
dragging with
drawing with pressure
erasing with
holding
pointing
replacing the tip
using
using pen buttons
Pen buttons
customizing
using
Pointing, with pen
Pressure, drawing with
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Product information
Proportions and scale
Radio and television interference
Scale and proportions
Settings, control panel
Software
driver downloads
uninstalling
Specifications
Bamboo Fun cordless mouse
Bamboo Fun pen
general
Medium Bamboo Fun tablet
product
Small Bamboo Fun tablet
Tablet
customizing functions
ExpressKeys
features
mapping
area
for portion of screen area
for portion of tablet area
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storing
testing
Touch Ring
tracking
working with
Technical Support options
Testing
tablet
tools
Tip feel, customizing
Tip, replacing
Tools, testing
Touch Ring, using
Tracking, tablet
Troubleshooting
general problems
Macintosh-specific problems
tables
Windows-specific problems
Uninstalling tablet software
Windows-specific problems, troubleshooting
Work area, setting up
Working with Bamboo Fun
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