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Wacom Graphire 2 User’s Manual for Windows®, February 20, 2001
English V3.0 for Windows
Copyright  Wacom Company, Limited, 2001
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced except for your express personal use. Wacom reserves the right
to revise this publication without obligation to provide notification of such changes. Wacom does its best to provide current and
accurate information in this manual. However, Wacom reserves the right to change any specifications and product
configurations at its discretion, without prior notice and without obligation to include such changes in this manual.
TRADEMARKS
Wacom is a registered trademark. Graphire and DuoSwitch are trademarks of Wacom Company, Limited. Acrobat Reader
Copyright  1987-2001 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe and Acrobat are trademarks of Adobe
Systems Incorporated which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Microsoft, IntelliMouse, Windows, and Windows NT are
either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Any additional
company and product names mentioned in this documentation may be trademarked and/or registered as trademarks.
Mention of third-party products is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.
Wacom assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products.
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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 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 tablet is causing interference by powering it off. If the interference stops, it was probably
caused by the tablet.
If your tablet 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 tablet farther away from the television or radio.
• Plug the tablet 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.
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CE DECLARATION
The Graphire 2 digitizing tablet, model ET-0405A-U, has been tested by the Spectrum Research & Testing Laboratory, Inc. in
Taiwan and found to comply to 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 to the European Council Directive 73/23/EEC, and indicates this conformity by the CE-sign
on each device.
The device must be installed and operated always in strict accordance to the instructions given in this handbook. Any changes
or modifications to this product that were not specifically authorized by Wacom will invalidate this declaration.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Trademarks
Radio and Television Interference
FCC Notice
CE Declaration
About the Manual
Navigating the Manual
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USING GRAPHIRE2
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Appearance and Features
Graphire2 Tablet
Graphire2 Tools
Setting Up Your Work Area
Working with the Tablet
Using the Graphire2 Pen
Holding the Pen
Pointing
Clicking
Using the Side Switch
Dragging
Proximity
Drawing with Pressure
Erasing
Eye-Hand Coordination Exercise
Using the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
Using the Cordless Mouse Fingerwheel
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Caring for Your Tools and Tablet
Replacing the Pen Tip
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CUSTOMIZING
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Opening the Control Panel
Control Panel Features
Tabs
Control Panel Lists
Control Panel Buttons
Customizing Your Pen and Cordless Mouse
Graphire2 Pen Tabs
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse Tabs
Adjusting Tip Feel
Adjusting Double-Click
Customizing Tool Buttons
Button Functions
Adjusting Eraser Feel
Tablet to Screen Mapping
Positioning Mode
Orientation
Aspect
Tablet Area
Display Area
Customizing the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
Customizing the Cordless Mouse Fingerwheel
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HAVING TROUBLE?
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Troubleshooting
Testing USB Tablets
Verifying Your Computer is USB Ready
Testing Your Graphire2 Tools
Testing the Graphire2 Pen
Testing the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
Troubleshooting Tables
USB Tablet Problems
General Problems
Windows-Specific Problems
Contacting Technical Support
Linking to the Web Page
Pre-Contact Checklist
Who to Call
USA, Canada, Central and South America
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Japan
Asia Pacific (English)
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Customizing the Pop-up Menu
Add Keystrokes
Setting Mouse Speed
Add Mapping Options
Removing Keystrokes and Mapping Options
Working with Graphire2 Tools
Adding a Tool
Working with Application-Specific Settings
Creating an Application-Specific Setting
Adding a Tool to an Application’s Tool List
Changing Settings for a Specific Application and Tool
Removing Application-Specific Settings
Pull-Down Menus
File
Edit
Add
Remove
Language
Help
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ADVANCED FEATURES
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Advanced Tip Pressure Settings
Click Force Adjustment
Pressure Curve Adjustment
Advanced Eraser Pressure Settings
Copying Settings
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Uninstalling the Software
Registration
Product Information
Installing Multiple Tablets
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Product Specifications
Graphire2 Tablet (Model ET-0405A-U)
Graphire2 Pen (Model EP-120E)
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse (Model EC-120)
Graphire2 Inking Pen (Model EP-200, optional)
Parts and Accessories
Ordering Parts and Accessories
License and Warranties
Software License
Limited Warranty
Warranty on Sales Outside of U.S. and Canada
License and Warranties (Europe, Africa and Middle East)
Software License Agreement
Limited Warranty and Liability
Liability of WACOM
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ABOUT THE MANUAL
This interactive User’s Manual provides quick access to information about Graphire2. Just click on a
navigation button or highlighted word to move through the document.
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The Table of Contents enables you to go directly to a topic by clicking on it.
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Using Graphire2 introduces you to the many capabilities of your Graphire2 pen and mouse set,
including a description of the features and functions of your Graphire2 tools. This section also includes
exercises for new users.
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Customizing describes how you can change the control panel settings to optimize your Graphire2 pen
and mouse set for your personal work style.
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Advanced Features allow further customization of your Graphire2 pen and mouse set. Explore them
after you have become familiar with using Graphire2 and the basic control panel settings.
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Having Trouble? Need troubleshooting guidelines? Do you have a question for Technical Support?
You will find the answers to most common questions here.
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The Appendices include product specifications, license and warranty information, and a listing of
replacement parts and accessories. If you are using more than one tablet on your computer, you will
find instructions on adding and working with multiple tablets.
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 Wacom Tablet CD) for details on
installing your Wacom Tablet.
If you are new to electronic documentation, be sure to read Navigating the Manual.
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SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS are used to identify the names of keyboard keys, dialog boxes, and control panel
options.
As you read through the Customizing and Advanced Features chapters, you will notice that the screen
shots of the control panel tabs do not show the tab buttons. These are intentionally left out in order to
save space within the manual.
Remember that you can always use the Acrobat Reader zoom-in tool to increase the size of the manual
on your display screen.
Certain kinds of information are not included in this manual:
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Information about your specific computer hardware.
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Information about your operating system.
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Information about other Wacom tablets.
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Information about application software. Many graphics applications have built-in support for Graphire2
features (such as pressure-sensitivity and eraser support). You can find a listing of applications that
support these features at Wacom’s web site (see Product Information). Refer also to your application
manuals for information on how best to use Graphire2 features within specific applications.
Your best reference source for the above information is the set of manuals and disks that came with your
hardware, operating system, applications, or other Wacom tablets.
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NAVIGATING THE MANUAL
Use the navigation controls to move through the manual:
Go to front page.
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Go to Table of Contents.
Go to Index.
Go back to previous view.
Page back, or page forward.
HEADING TEXT Go to beginning of section.
Topic
Go to topic.
Topic continued.
The Acrobat Reader provides you with additional tools for using and printing the manual. Refer to the
Acrobat Reader Online Guide for more information.
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USING GRAPHIRE2
This section introduces you to the Graphire2 pen and mouse set. If you are new to using a graphics tablet
and tablet input tools, read the following sections. They describe your Graphire2 tools and explain how to
use them with the tablet.
APPEARANCE AND FEATURES
SETTING UP YOUR WORK AREA
WORKING WITH THE TABLET
USING THE GRAPHIRE2 PEN
USING THE GRAPHIRE2 CORDLESS MOUSE
CARING FOR YOUR TOOLS AND TABLET
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APPEARANCE AND FEATURES
The Graphire2 Pen and mouse set consists of two basic elements: a graphics tablet that serves as your
work area, and the Graphire2 Tools you use with the tablet.
GRAPHIRE2 TABLET
Status LED
Cable
Pen Stand
Active Area
Tablet Overlay
Note: To learn more about your tablet, see Working with the Tablet.
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GRAPHIRE2 TOOLS
Your Graphire2 tools are cordless, batteryless, and ergonomically designed.
The Graphire2 Pen is a pressure-sensitive freehand tool for image editing and creating natural-looking
pen and brush strokes.
Eraser
DuoSwitch (rocker style)
Replaceable Nib (pen tip)
Graphire2 Pen
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The Graphire2 Cordless Mouse is an ideal tool for navigation, with three customizable buttons that you
can program for different functions. The integrated fingerwheel is both a programmable middle button and
a rolling wheel that can be used for scrolling.
Fingerwheel
Programmable Buttons
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
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SETTING UP YOUR WORK AREA
Organize your work area so you can work comfortably. Position your Graphire2 tablet, input tools, and
keyboard so they are easily accessible without unnecessary reaching. Your monitor should be positioned
so you can view it comfortably with a minimum of eyestrain.
To minimize fatigue:
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Take short breaks between tasks to stretch
and relax your muscles.
Use a gentle grip when working with your
Graphire2 tools.
Alternate tasks throughout the day.
Minimize awkward postures and repetitive
movements that cause discomfort.
You can attach the pen stand to better fit your work style. Refer to Working with the Tablet for additional
information.
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WORKING WITH THE TABLET
Your tablet comes with a detachable pen stand and a transparent overlay.
For free-standing use, place the pen
stand within easy reach of your tablet.
To attach the pen stand, place the stand above the tablet cable.
Push the stand toward the tablet’s pen stand cutout until the stand fits
snugly. To detach the pen stand, slide it back away from the tablet.
To trace or digitize an image, lift the tablet
overlay and slide the image beneath it.
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USING THE GRAPHIRE2 PEN
Your Graphire2 Pen is cordless, batteryless, and pressure sensitive. There are four basic techniques for
using the Graphire2 Pen: pointing, clicking, double-clicking, and dragging. With a bit of practice, using the
pen will become second nature to you. If you are unfamiliar with using a pen, try the exercises on the
following pages.
HOLDING THE PEN
Hold the Graphire2 Pen like you would a normal pen. Make sure the DuoSwitch is in a convenient location
where you can toggle it with your thumb or index finger, but not accidently press the switch while drawing.
You can tilt the pen in any way that feels most comfortable for drawing.
Position for drawing
Position for erasing
Important: When the Graphire2 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 Graphire2 tool on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor positioning when using
other pointing devices.
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POINTING
The Graphire2 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).
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In Pen Mode, the tablet’s active area is a mapped representation of your computer screen where every
point on the tablet’s active area corresponds to exactly one point on the display 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 Graphire2 Pen, and makes tracing possible—something you cannot
do with a mouse.
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In Mouse Mode (the default position for the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse), you move the cursor with a
“pick up and roll” action similar to using a mouse.
Try moving the screen cursor by lifting the Graphire2 Pen and placing it in a new location on the tablet.
The cursor instantly jumps to the new location.
As the pen enters Proximity, the tablet senses the pen
above the tablet surface. You do not need to touch the
tablet with the pen tip in order to move the screen cursor.
Learning Hint: If you are used to
working with a mouse and find that
using a pen is somewhat difficult, try
the Eye-Hand Coordination Exercise.
Pointing Hint: 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
Clicking. To click, tap the tablet once with the tip of the Graphire2 Pen, or press the pen tip on the tablet
with enough force to register a click. (With the pen tip, there is no audible “click” sound.)
Try clicking on a folder icon by moving the screen cursor over the icon and pressing down on the pen tip.
The icon should highlight when you press.
Double Clicking. To double-click, quickly tap the tablet twice in the same place with the pen tip. This is
like clicking twice with a mouse button. You can also double-click by pressing the upper side switch—this
is the preferred method of double-clicking with a pen.
Try both ways of double-clicking on a folder icon to open it. First use your pen tip to do this, then use the
upper side switch.
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USING THE SIDE SWITCH
The Graphire2 Pen is equipped with a DuoSwitch. This switch has two programmable functions that can
be selected by rocking the switch in either direction. You can use the DuoSwitch whenever the pen tip is in
Proximity of the tablet. You do not have to touch the pen tip to the tablet in order to use the switch.
The upper switch position is set
to left double-click by default.
Windows Hint: Use right-click to bring up
application-specific or icon-specific menus.
The lower switch position is set for
a right-click by default.
Double-Click Hint: Press the upper side
switch to double-click. This is easier than
tapping twice with the pen tip.
To assign new switch functions, refer to Customizing Tool Buttons.
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DRAGGING
Dragging is used to select and move objects on the screen. To drag, first point to an object. Then press
the Graphire2 Pen to the tablet and slide it across the tablet. 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 Graphire2 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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PROXIMITY
The pen is activated as soon as it enters proximity above the tablet’s active area. This allows you to
position the screen cursor or use the side switch without touching the pen tip to the tablet. You can also
trace a drawing or photograph as long as the pen tip remains within proximity height.
Place a picture under the tablet overlay and try tracing it from within one of your graphics applications.
For the Graphire2 Pen, proximity is
about 5 mm (0.2 inch), average.
For the Cordless Mouse, proximity is
approximately 1 - 2 mm (.04 - .08 inch).
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DRAWING WITH PRESSURE
The Graphire2 Pen responds to the nuance and inflection of 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. For example, in some drawing programs sliders are used to vary brush
characteristics (width, color, and opacity). These characteristics can be controlled much better by the
Graphire2 Pen’s pressure-sensitivity. You can vary line width, blend colors, and change opacity with the
pressure you exert upon the pen.
To draw with pressure-sensitivity, select a pressure-sensitive tool from your application’s tool palette.
Draw along the surface of the tablet while applying various amounts of pressure downward on the tip of
the Graphire2 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.
Visit our web site for a list of graphics applications that support pressure. See Product Information.
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ERASING
The eraser on the Graphire2 Pen works like the eraser on a pencil. In graphics applications that support
the pen’s eraser, you can erase intuitively and naturally. When you use the pen’s eraser, the application
will automatically switch to the eraser tool. You can also use the eraser in many standard office
applications. The eraser will not be pressure sensitive, but you can use it to select and delete text or
spreadsheet cells.
Try your eraser by opening Windows Notepad and typing a few words. Use the eraser to select the text.
When you lift the eraser, the text will be erased. For further information on using your eraser, see
Adjusting Eraser Feel.
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 and drawing.
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EYE-HAND COORDINATION EXERCISE
If you use a mouse, you may remember how long it took to get used to positioning the screen cursor.
Your Graphire2 Pen, likewise, will take a bit of practice to master the technique of positioning the screen
cursor in Pen Mode. This may seem difficult at first, but it is more natural and faster than in Mouse Mode.
This exercise is designed to retrain your eye-hand coordination for using the Graphire2 Pen:
1. Open any graphics application. Use the line tool to draw 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 Graphire2 Pen to draw a dot at each grid
intersection.
3. Draw an X at each grid intersection.
4. Now draw 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 Graphire2 Pen, the
easier drawing and navigation will become.
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USING THE GRAPHIRE2 CORDLESS MOUSE
The Graphire2 Cordless Mouse is batteryless and works on your Graphire2 tablet. By moving the
Cordless Mouse across the tablet’s active area, you can position the screen cursor like you do with a
regular mouse. The buttons are programmable, and the integrated fingerwheel is both a programmable
middle button and a rolling wheel for scrolling. By default, the rolling fingerwheel provides a line scrolling
capability in applications that are compatible with the Microsoft IntelliMouse wheel.
Integrated middle button and fingerwheel. By default,
the button function is set to MIDDLE CLICK and the
fingerwheel is set to SCROLL 3 lines per wheel notch.
The right button is set to
RIGHT CLICK by default.
Hint: For MS Office 97 and 2000
applications that support a wheel
mouse, press the CTRL key and
move the fingerwheel to zoom in
and out.
Important: When
using other pointing
devices, place the
Graphire2 Cordless
Mouse on your desk.
Leaving a Graphire2
tool on the tablet may
interfere with screen
cursor positioning
when using other
pointing devices.
The left buttons is set to LEFT CLICK by default.
To learn how to program buttons, see Customizing the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse.
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USING THE CORDLESS MOUSE FINGERWHEEL
To use the fingerwheel, place your hand on the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse with your index finger on
the wheel.
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Button function. To use the button function, press down on the wheel to perform a button click.
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Scrolling. The fingerwheel will control scrolling; move the fingerwheel forward to scroll up, and back to
scroll down. By default, the fingerwheel is set to SCROLL 3 lines for each notch of wheel movement in
applications that support the Microsoft IntelliMouse wheel.
For a full description of fingerwheel features and functionality, see Customizing the Cordless Mouse
Fingerwheel.
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CARING FOR YOUR TOOLS AND TABLET
Keep your Graphire2 tools and tablet surface clean. Dust and dirt particles can stick to your Graphire2
tools and cause wear to the tablet surface. Regular cleaning with a soft, damp cloth will help prolong the
life of your tablet surface and Graphire2 tools. You can also use a very mild soap diluted with water.
Do not use volatile liquids, such as paint thinner or benzene, because 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 Graphire2 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: When the Graphire2 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 the tip.
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REPLACING THE PEN TIP
The tip (nib) will wear with normal use. When the nib gets too short or develops a flat point, you can
replace it with another nib.
1. Clasp the old nib with a tweezer, needle-nosed plier, or similar instrument and pull it straight out of the
pen.
2. Slide the end of the new nib straight into the barrel of the pen. Firmly push the nib until it stops.
To order replacement parts, refer to Parts and Accessories.
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CUSTOMIZING
After you master the basics of using your Graphire2 pen and mouse set, you may want to customize the
way Graphire2 works. This chapter describes how to use the Wacom control panel to adjust your
Graphire2 tool and tablet settings.
Advanced users can learn how to further optimize Graphire2 by creating application-specific settings.
OPENING THE CONTROL PANEL
CONTROL PANEL FEATURES
CUSTOMIZING YOUR PEN AND CORDLESS MOUSE
CUSTOMIZING THE POP-UP MENU
WORKING WITH GRAPHIRE2 TOOLS
WORKING WITH APPLICATION-SPECIFIC SETTINGS
PULL-DOWN MENUS
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OPENING THE CONTROL PANEL
Open the control panel with the Graphire2 tool you wish to customize.
1. Using your Graphire2 tool, click on the Windows START button. Then, select SETTINGS and
CONTROL PANEL.
2. Double-click on the tablet icon.
To open the Wacom control panel,
double-click here with the tool you
wish to customize.
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CONTROL PANEL FEATURES
Use the Wacom control panel to customize your Graphire2 pen and mouse set.
Pull-Down Menus access many control panel features.
These buttons add an application
or tool to the lists at the left.
The Application List
displays applications
with customized
settings.
Control Panel
Buttons apply to
the entire control
panel.
The Tool List
displays tools that
are customized for
the above selected
application.
The HELP...
button displays
online Help. The
information is the
same as in the
Customizing
and Advanced
Features
chapters in this
manual.
Tabs display
settings for the
selected application
and selected tool.
Tab buttons
apply only to the
selected tab.
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TABS
The tabs allow you to customize your Graphire2 tablet, Pen, and Cordless Mouse. When you open the
control panel with a Graphire2 tool, the tool is automatically selected in the TOOL LIST and the appropriate
tabs are displayed. To change settings for your other tool, select the appropriate tool icon to display the
corresponding tabs.
You can use keyboard shortcuts to select a tab. To select
a tab in this manner, hold down the ALT key and press the
key corresponding to the letter underlined on the tab.
These tabs are displayed for the Graphire2 Pen.
Note: The APPLICATION LIST is for advanced users who want to create application-specific settings; it is not
necessary to select or add applications to customize your Graphire2 tools. To customize Graphire2, select
the Graphire2 Pen or Cordless Mouse from the TOOL LIST; the appropriate tabs will display for the selected
tool. Then select the tab for the tool setting(s) that you want to modify.
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Tab buttons apply only to the selected tab:
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To set the currently open tab to its factory default values, click
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If you have changed settings on a tab and want to return the tab to its previously saved or last applied
settings (whichever is most recent using the OK or APPLY buttons), click
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To copy settings from one tool or application to another, click
This will display the Copy
Settings dialog box.
As you explore the control panel tabs, experiment with different settings to find what works best for you.
You can always click RESET TAB TO DEFAULTS to return to the factory settings. Or, click REVERT TAB to
return a tab to its previously saved or last applied settings. Refer to Customizing Your Pen and Cordless
Mouse for detailed information on working with tabs.
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CONTROL PANEL LISTS
Located in the upper portion of the control panel, the APPLICATION LIST and TOOL LIST allow you to create
different tablet and tool settings for individual applications. For example, you might set your pen tip for a
soft feel in Painter and a firm feel in all other applications.
The APPLICATION LIST displays applications that
have custom tool settings associated with them.
The TOOL LIST displays which tools
(Graphire2 Pen or Cordless Mouse)
can be customized for the application
selected above.
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Click to add an installed application to the
APPLICATION LIST. You can customize tool
settings for the selected application.
Your current selections are
highlighted. Wedges emphasize the
relationship between tab settings and
the selected tool and application.
Click to add a Graphire2 tool
to the TOOL LIST. You can
customize the tool for the
above selected application.
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When you first install your Graphire2 pen and mouse set, the APPLICATION LIST displays the ALL
APPLICATIONS icon. This contains tablet and tool settings for all of your applications.
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The TOOL LIST displays an icon for the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse. Each tool icon is
automatically added to the TOOL LIST when a Graphire2 Pen or Cordless Mouse is first used on the
tablet. See Adding a Tool for more information.
When you are ready to create custom settings for individual applications, see Working with ApplicationSpecific Settings.
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CONTROL PANEL BUTTONS
The control panel buttons apply to all items in the control panel, including tab settings, items in control
panel lists, and menu options.
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To close the control panel and save changes, click
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To close the control panel without saving changes, click
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To apply your changes and remain in the control panel, click
The changes you apply
are saved.
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To display online Help for the control panel, click
Or, you can choose HELP... from the
HELP pull-down menu.
Balloon Help, which provides quick information and useful tips, is also available for most control panel
items. To access balloons, pause the screen cursor over the item for which you would like information.
Help for individual dialog boxes is available by clicking on the HELP... button in the specific dialog box.
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR PEN AND CORDLESS MOUSE
To change tool settings, open the control panel using the tool you wish to customize. The tool will
automatically be selected in the TOOL LIST, and the appropriate tabs will be displayed. To customize
settings for a different tool, select it from the TOOL LIST by clicking on its icon.
GRAPHIRE2 PEN TABS
If you selected the Graphire2 Pen, the following tabs are displayed:
Settings on this tab apply to both the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse.
GRAPHIRE2 CORDLESS MOUSE TABS
If you selected the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse, the following control panel tabs are displayed:
Settings on this tab apply to both the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse.
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ADJUSTING TIP FEEL
To adjust the sensitivity of your Graphire2 Pen tip, select the TIP FEEL 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.
A checkmark appears when advanced settings are in effect.
Toggles to the advanced options display.
Drag the slider to a
softer or firmer setting.
Make several pen
strokes to test the
current pressuresensitivity setting.
Click here with your pen
tip to test the current click
pressure setting.
Note: For all screen shots of tabs, the tab buttons are omitted in order to save space.
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ADJUSTING DOUBLE-CLICK
Double-clicking with the pen tip can be made easier by expanding the tap area that accepts a double-click
(the double-click distance) and reducing the speed required to perform a double-click. This can be set in
the DOUBLE-CLICK tab. Because a large double-click distance may adversely affect your brushstrokes in
some drawing applications, Wacom recommends setting a small double-click distance and using the
upper side switch to double-click.
Use custom double-click settings
when checked.
Note: DOUBLE-CLICK ASSIST can
be enabled for some applications
and disabled for others. See
Working with Application-Specific
Settings for more information.
Enter a number from 1 to 25 pixels
or click the up and down arrows to
increase or decrease double-click
distance.
Drag the slider to change the double-click speed.
A slower speed makes double-clicking easier.
Double-click on the target
to test your settings before
applying them.
Tap twice on this icon with your pen tip to automatically set double-click
distance and speed based on the way you normally double-click.
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CUSTOMIZING TOOL BUTTONS
Select the TOOL BUTTONS tab to change the functions assigned to the eraser, side switch, and tip of your
Graphire2 Pen. For each tool button, a pull-down menu enables you to choose the function that will be
performed.
Select the function to perform
when using the eraser.
Select the function to
perform when pressing
the upper side switch.
Select the function to perform
when pressing the lower side
switch.
Click here to change the function assigned to the pen
tip. The tip must be set to left click in order to draw in
most graphics applications.
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Button Functions
Each button has a pull-down menu that allows you to choose the function that will be performed when the
button is pressed. The following list describes all available functions. However, some options are not
available for all buttons.
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LEFT-CLICK. Default setting for the Graphire2 Pen tip. This option simulates a left mouse button click.
Be sure at least one button performs this function so you can always navigate and click.
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LEFT DOUBLE-CLICK. Default setting for the upper position of the side switch. When this option is
selected, pressing the switch simulates a left mouse button double-click. For easier double-clicking,
use this function instead of tapping twice with your pen.
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RIGHT-CLICK. Default setting for the lower position of the side switch. This simulates a right mouse
button click.
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MIDDLE-CLICK. Simulates a middle mouse button click.
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LEFT CLICK-LOCK. Simulates holding down the left 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.
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KEYSTROKE.... Enables you to simulate a series of keystrokes. When you select this option, the
DEFINE KEYSTROKE dialog box appears. There, you can enter a keystroke or keystroke sequence to
play back. Keystroke combinations can include letters, numbers, function keys (such as F3) and
modifier keys (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL). After defining a keystroke sequence, click OK.
Important: Because the ENTER key can be selected as a defined keystroke, it cannot be used to
select OK. You must use your tool to click on the OK button.
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MODIFIER.... Enables you to simulate modifier key(s) (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL). Many applications
use modifier keys to constrain the size or placement of objects. If you select this option, the DEFINE
MODIFIER dialog box appears. There, you select the modifier key(s) to simulate.
You can select the CLICK box plus
one or more modifier key options
to define the function you want
your tool button to simulate.
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PRESSURE HOLD. (Graphire2 Pen only.) Sets a button so that, when pressed, the pressure is locked at
the current pressure level until the button is released. For example, you can paint with pressuresensitivity 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.
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MODE TOGGLE.... Toggles between Pen Mode and Mouse Mode. When first setting a tool button to
MODE TOGGLE..., the MOUSE SPEED dialog box is displayed where you can adjust the mouse
acceleration and speed.
Sets the screen cursor speed when in MOUSE MODE.
Sets the screen cursor
acceleration when in
MOUSE MODE.
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POP-UP MENU. Displays a Pop-up Menu on your screen. See Customizing the Pop-up Menu for more
information.
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ERASE. Default setting for the eraser. Refer to Erasing for information on using the eraser.
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IGNORED. Disables the button function.
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Application Defined. (Graphire2 Cordless Mouse only.) Only the button number is reported to your
application. Use this setting when using applications that have built-in support for tool buttons.
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ADJUSTING ERASER FEEL
To adjust the sensitivity of your Graphire2 Pen eraser, select the ERASER FEEL tab. 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.
A checkmark appears when advanced settings are in effect.
Toggles to the advanced options display.
Drag the slider to a
softer or firmer setting.
Using your eraser, test
the current eraser
pressure-sensitivity
setting by erasing here.
Erase this text. Using
your eraser, select text to
test the current eraser
click pressure setting.
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TABLET TO SCREEN MAPPING
To change the relationship between tool movement on your tablet and cursor movement on the screen,
select the MAPPING/SPEED tab. The default POSITIONING MODE for the Graphire2 Pen is PEN MODE, which
means that each point on the tablet maps to a corresponding point on the screen. (The default setting for
the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse is MOUSE MODE.) In PEN MODE, the MAPPING/SPEED tab looks like this:
Select the Orientation of your tablet.
Positioning Mode. In Pen Mode, the screen
cursor moves with absolute positioning.
Note: Except for tablet orientation, the mapping
settings for the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless
Mouse are independent of one another.
Select the
Tablet Area for
drawing.
Display Area.
Select a monitor
area for tablet to
screen mapping.
Aspect. Select a
tablet to screen
mapping
relationship.
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With MOUSE MODE selected, the MAPPING/SPEED tab looks like this:
Positioning Mode. In Mouse Mode, the screen cursor moves with relative
positioning. This is the default mode for the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse.
Select the Orientation of your tablet.
Sets the screen cursor
acceleration when in
MOUSE MODE.
Select a slower or faster screen cursor speed when in Mouse Mode.
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Positioning Mode
The POSITIONING MODE controls how the screen cursor moves.
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In PEN MODE, wherever you place a Graphire2 tool on the tablet, the cursor jumps to the corresponding
point on the screen. This is required for tracing.
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In MOUSE MODE, the screen cursor is positioned like a mouse, requiring a “pick up and roll” action to
move the cursor on the screen.
By default, your Graphire2 Pen is set to PEN MODE for drawing, and your Graphire2 Cordless Mouse is set
to MOUSE MODE for navigation.
Note: You can also switch between PEN MODE and MOUSE MODE by using the screen Pop-up Menu.
See Customizing the Pop-up Menu for more information.
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Orientation
If you are working with a tall monitor or prefer to work with the tablet in a different position, you can rotate
the tablet to one of the following orientations:
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LANDSCAPE. Tablet orientation is horizontal, with the tablet cable at the top. This is the default setting.
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PORTRAIT. Rotate the tablet 90 degrees clockwise from landscape orientation. The tablet orientation
will be vertical, with the tablet cable on the right side.
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LANDSCAPE FLIPPED. Rotate the tablet 180 degrees from landscape orientation. The tablet will be
upside down, with the tablet cable near the bottom.
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PORTRAIT FLIPPED. Rotate the tablet 90 degrees counter-clockwise from landscape orientation.
The tablet orientation will be vertical with the tablet cable on the left side.
After making changes, verify you have the correct setting for your tablet orientation. Do this by moving
your tool “up” on the tablet—the cursor should move up as well.
Note: The orientation you select applies to all tools and applications.
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Aspect
Aspect defines the constraints of the tablet to screen relationship. ASPECT options include:
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PROPORTIONAL. Maintains correct vertical and
horizontal proportions between the tablet and display.
A traced image appears proportionally correct on your
display, but may be smaller or larger than the original
image.
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TO FIT. Correct scale or proportions are not maintained.
The selected tablet area is mapped to the selected
display area. A traced image may appear stretched, and
may be smaller or larger than the original image. This is
the default setting for all tools.
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Tablet Area
These settings allow you to define the tablet area that will be mapped to the display area.
Uses the entire active area of the tablet for tablet
to display mapping. This is the default setting.
Displays the PORTION OF TABLET dialog box where
you can select a portion of the tablet’s active area
for tablet to display mapping.
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Enter coordinates to select the tablet area.
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Select UNITS of measure for the displayed
values. A count equals one line of tablet
resolution.
Enter values for the TOP, LEFT, BOTTOM, and
RIGHT boundary of the tablet area. Values
are measured from the top left corner of the
tablet’s active area.
Drag corners of the foreground graphic to
select the tablet area. The background
graphic represents the entire active tablet
area. Values in the ENTER COORDINATES text
boxes change accordingly.
Use your tool on the tablet to select the tablet area.
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Select the CLICK TO DEFINE TABLET AREA
button.
Follow the MESSAGE prompts to set the portion
of your tablet that will be used for mapping.
Note: As you define PORTION OF TABLET, be sure to review the MESSAGE prompts that may appear.
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Display Area
The DISPLAY AREA options allow you to define which portion of the display screen your tablet will map to.
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ENTIRE DISPLAY. Select this option to access the entire display. This is the default setting. If more
than one monitor is in use, a pull-down menu is displayed with options for selecting ALL MONITORS or
individual monitors.
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PORTION OF DISPLAY.... This option allows you to select a portion of the display for tablet to screen
mapping. Selecting PORTION OF DISPLAY... brings up the PORTION OF DISPLAY dialog box.
Enter coordinates to select the screen area.
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Select UNITS of measure for the displayed values.
Enter values for the TOP, LEFT, BOTTOM, and RIGHT
boundary of the display screen area. Values are
measured from the top left corner of the display.
Drag corners of the foreground graphic to select the
screen area. The background graphic represents the
entire screen area. Values in the ENTER COORDINATES
text boxes will change accordingly.
Move the screen cursor to select the screen area.
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Select the CLICK TO DEFINE SCREEN AREA button.
Follow the MESSAGE prompts to set the portion of
your display screen that will be used for mapping.
Note: As you define PORTION OF DISPLAY, be sure to review the MESSAGE prompts that may appear.
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CUSTOMIZING THE GRAPHIRE2 CORDLESS MOUSE
To modify your Graphire2 Cordless Mouse button settings, select the TOOL BUTTONS tab.
Select the function to perform
when pressing the left button.
Select the function to perform when clicking the
fingerwheel button. Refer to Customizing the
Cordless Mouse Fingerwheel to select the function
to perform when rolling the fingerwheel.
Select the function
to perform when
pressing the right
button.
As with the Graphire2 Pen, you can select a function to perform for each button from the button pull-down
menus. Refer to Button Functions for a description of the available options.
The Graphire2 Cordless Mouse buttons are chordable; you can press two or more buttons simultaneously
and the functions will occur. For example, if you program one button to simulate the SHIFT key and
another to simulate a click function, when you press both buttons a SHIFT+CLICK is simulated.
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CUSTOMIZING THE CORDLESS MOUSE FINGERWHEEL
The Graphire2 Cordless Mouse fingerwheel controls scrolling in most active windows. For line scrolling,
the fingerwheel emulates the Microsoft IntelliMouse wheel to control scrolling in applications that support
the IntelliMouse. To customize your Graphire2 Cordless Mouse fingerwheel, choose the FINGERWHEEL
tab.
Disables the fingerwheel function.
Sets the fingerwheel to scroll the
selected number of lines for each
notch of fingerwheel movement.
Enter a value (1 to 15) to set the
amount of movement. Roll the
fingerwheel forward to scroll up,
and back to scroll down.
Sets the fingerwheel to
scroll one page for each
notch of fingerwheel
movement.
When checked, the functions
assigned for the forward and
backward direction of the
fingerwheel are exchanged.
The KEYSTROKES radio button sets the fingerwheel to issue a keystroke for each
notch of wheel movement. This is useful when working with repetitive functions
(such as zooming in Photoshop, or moving forward and backward within your
internet browser). Click the appropriate SET... button to enter a keystroke function.
The keystroke setting will be displayed in the UP or DOWN box.
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CUSTOMIZING THE POP-UP MENU
Select the POP-UP MENU tab to customize the available functions on the Pop-up Menu list. The Pop-up
Menu list may include keystroke functions and mapping options.
To display the Pop-up Menu, set one of your tool buttons to the POP-UP MENU function. Whenever you
push that button, the Pop-up Menu is displayed. Select items in the Pop-up Menu by clicking on them.
To close the Pop-up Menu without making a selection, just click outside the Pop-up Menu.
Adds a keystroke macro to the menu list.
Displays the Mouse Speed dialog box. If the
PEN and MOUSE mode options are removed,
this button is replaced with the ADD MAPPING
OPTIONS button, which enables you to add
PEN and MOUSE mode options back to the
Pop-up Menu list. The mapping option you
select from the Pop-up Menu is applied only
to the tool used to select it.
Removes the selected item(s) from the list.
Displays a list of functions that will appear in the Pop-up
Menu. To change the order of an item, drag it to a new
location (mapping options are moved as a group).
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ADD KEYSTROKES
To add a keystroke definition to the Pop-up Menu, click on the ADD KEYSTROKE... button. A dialog box will
appear where you can specify and name the keystroke function. You can also create different keystroke
functions for different applications. See Working with Application-Specific Settings for more information.
SETTING MOUSE SPEED
To change the screen cursor acceleration and speed when in MOUSE MODE, click on the SET MOUSE
SPEED... button (located on the POP-UP MENU tab) to display a dialog box where you can make your
adjustments. If you removed the PEN and MOUSE mode options from the menu list, this button is replaced
with the ADD MAPPING OPTIONS button, which enables you to add PEN and MOUSE mode options back to
the Pop-up Menu list.
Sets the screen cursor
acceleration when in
MOUSE MODE.
Sets the screen
cursor speed
when in MOUSE
MODE.
Note: The MOUSE SPEED dialog box will also appear when you first set a tool button to MODE TOGGLE...
from the TOOL BUTTONS tab.
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ADD MAPPING OPTIONS
Click on the ADD MAPPING OPTIONS button (when visible) to add the following mapping options to the
Pop-up Menu list: Pen mode and Mouse mode.
REMOVING KEYSTROKES AND MAPPING OPTIONS
To remove mapping option(s) or keystroke function(s) from the Pop-up Menu list, select the function(s) you
wish to remove and click the REMOVE button. Mapping options must be added or removed as a single
item.
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WORKING WITH GRAPHIRE2 TOOLS
The Wacom control panel is designed to help you customize and keep track of your Graphire2 tool
settings. The tool you use to open the control panel is automatically selected, and the appropriate tabs for
that tool are displayed.
If application-specific settings have not been added, the ALL APPLICATIONS
icon is displayed and the tool settings apply for all applications.
The TOOL LIST
displays icons
for tools that
are customized
for the above
selected
application.
Your current selections are highlighted. Wedges
emphasize the relationship between tab settings
and the selected tool and application.
Tab settings apply only to the
selected tool and application.
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ADDING A TOOL
When you place a Graphire2 Pen or Cordless Mouse on the tablet, it is automatically added to the control
panel’s TOOL LIST and will function with its default settings. You can customize a tool by opening the
Wacom control panel and changing the tab settings. When you select a tool from the Tool List, the
appropriate tab settings for that tool are displayed. Any changes you make to the tab settings will then
apply to that tool when you click on the control panel’s APPLY or OK button.
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WORKING WITH APPLICATION-SPECIFIC SETTINGS
You may wish to have different tool settings for a particular application. The APPLICATION LIST lets you
customize your Graphire2 tablet and tool settings for individual applications.
The APPLICATION LIST
displays icons for
applications with
customized settings.
The TOOL LIST displays
icons for tools that are
customized for the above
selected application.
Tab settings apply only
to the selected tool and
application.
Your current selections are highlighted. Wedges
emphasize the relationship between tab settings
and the selected tool and application.
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If application-specific settings have not been created, a single icon labeled ALL APPLICATIONS is displayed
in the APPLICATION LIST, and the tool settings displayed in the tabs are applied to all applications.
When a second application is added to the APPLICATION LIST, the ALL APPLICATIONS icon changes to ALL
OTHER APPS, and a new icon is displayed for the new application settings.
If you select the ALL OTHER APPS icon and make changes to the tab settings, your changes will apply to all
applications except the specific one(s) you have added to the list. If you select the icon for a specific
application and make changes to the tab settings, your changes will apply to only that application.
When ALL APPLICATIONS or ALL OTHER APPS is selected in the APPLICATION LIST, the TOOL LIST displays
icons for the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse. When an icon for a specific application is selected from
the APPLICATION LIST, the TOOL LIST only displays the Graphire2 tools that you have added for the selected
application. When you create an application-specific setting, you are, in a sense, creating a separate
TOOL LIST for the application.
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CREATING AN APPLICATION-SPECIFIC SETTING
To create an application-specific setting, click on the ADD APPLICATION TO LIST... button or select
APPLICATIONS FOR CUSTOM SETTINGS... from the ADD pull-down menu. The ADD APPLICATION FOR CUSTOM
SETTINGS dialog box appears.
BROWSE to select the
executable file of any
application installed on
your computer.
Select an application to add to
the APPLICATION LIST. Only
applications that are currently
running and that have not
previously been added to the
APPLICATION LIST are displayed.
Note: If two programs
have the same file name,
they will share the same
customized settings.
Displays the name of the
selected application.
If you have more than one tablet,
select the tablet(s) for which to
add application-specific settings.
Click OK to continue.
Note: First customize settings for one application. When you feel comfortable using
application-specific settings, you can create more application-specific settings.
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If you have used both the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse on the tablet, the ADD TOOL TO APPLICATION
dialog box is displayed. Choose one or both tools to add to the TOOL LIST for this application. By default,
the tool in your hand is selected. Click OK to confirm your selection.
Lists the tools that can be customized.
Note: If a tool is not selected it will continue
to work with the settings specified for ALL
OTHER APPS.
After you have added an application, its icon appears in the APPLICATION LIST. When you select the
application icon, the TOOL LIST displays only the tool(s) that have application-specific settings for the
application. If a tool does not appear in the TOOL LIST for the application, it will use the settings for ALL
OTHER APPS. In the TOOL LIST you can select a tool and then use the tabs to change the tool settings.
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ADDING A TOOL TO AN APPLICATION’S TOOL LIST
To add a tool to an application’s TOOL LIST, click on the ADD TOOL TO LIST... button or select TOOL TO
CUSTOMIZE... from the ADD pull-down menu. The ADD TOOL TO CUSTOMIZE dialog box appears. Choose
the application and tool to create settings for. Click OK to confirm your selection. The dialog box will
close, and the tool will appear in the TOOL LIST for the chosen application.
If you have more than one tablet, select
the tablet(s) for which to add applicationspecific settings.
First select ADD EXISTING TOOL TO
APPLICATION.
Choose an application. Only applications
that have been added to the APPLICATION
LIST are displayed.
Select a tool. The tool that has not been
added to the TOOL LIST for the selected
application is automatically displayed.
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CHANGING SETTINGS FOR A SPECIFIC APPLICATION AND TOOL
To change settings for a specific application and tool combination, from the APPLICATION LIST choose the
application you want to change tool settings for. From the TOOL LIST, choose the tool you want to
customize. Change the tab settings for the selected application and tool combination.
REMOVING APPLICATION-SPECIFIC SETTINGS
To remove application-specific settings:
1. Open the REMOVE menu and select CUSTOM SETTINGS FOR APPLICATION....
2. In the REMOVE CUSTOM SETTINGS FOR APPLICATION dialog box, select the application(s) for which you
want to remove the custom settings and click OK.
To remove application-specific settings for a tool:
1. Select CUSTOMIZED TOOL... from the REMOVE pull-down menu.
2. In the REMOVE CUSTOMIZED TOOL dialog box, select the tool to remove. Then click on the REMOVE
FROM SELECTED TABLETS AND APPLICATIONS radio button and select the application that you want to
remove the tool from.
3. Click OK to confirm your selections.
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PULL-DOWN MENUS
Use the pull-down menus to access additional custom settings options, a language selection menu, and
online documentation. Help is available for most dialog boxes that appear when you make a menu
selection—just click on the dialog box HELP... button for detailed information on settings and options.
FILE
The File menu contains the following options:
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SUMMARY.... Provides a summary of your current settings.
EXIT. Exits the control panel.
EDIT
The EDIT menu contains the following options:
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COPY SETTINGS TO.... Opens a dialog box where you can copy your customized settings to another tool or application.
You can also access this dialog box by clicking on the COPY SETTINGS TO... tab button.
RESET SETTINGS.... Opens a dialog box where you can reset your customized settings to their factory default values.
RENAME TOOL.... Opens a dialog box where you can assign custom names to your tools.
PREFERENCES.... Opens a dialog box where you can change general Graphire2 operating preferences.
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ADD
The ADD menu contains the following options:
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TABLET.... Opens a dialog box where you can add one or more tablets. Refer to Installing Multiple Tablets for information
on adding multiple tablets.
APPLICATION FOR CUSTOM SETTINGS.... Opens a dialog box where you can add an application to the APPLICATION LIST.
This is also accessed by clicking on the ADD APPLICATION TO LIST... button. Refer to Working with Application-Specific
Settings for more information.
TOOL TO CUSTOMIZE.... Opens a dialog box where you can add a tool to the control panel TOOL LIST. This is also accessed
by clicking on the ADD TOOL TO LIST... button. Refer to Adding a Tool for more information.
REMOVE
The REMOVE menu contains the following options:
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TABLET.... Opens a dialog box where you can remove one or more tablets from the control panel driver.
CUSTOM SETTINGS FOR APPLICATION.... Opens a dialog box where you can remove custom tool settings from an
application.
CUSTOMIZED TOOL.... Opens a dialog box where you can remove customized tools.
Note: If only one item is available for a particular REMOVE menu option, the option will be dimmed.
For example, if you have only one tool the CUSTOMIZED TOOL... option will be dimmed.
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LANGUAGE
The LANGUAGE menu allows you to switch between English and other installed languages. Typically, the
language of the operating system is installed when you install the driver, but other languages can be
specified during a custom install.
HELP
The HELP menu contains the following options:
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HELP.... Displays online Help.
USER’S MANUAL.... Displays the Graphire2 User’s Manual for Windows.
GETTING STARTED.... Displays an overview of the control panel.
DIAGNOSTICS.... Displays diagnostics information for your Graphire2 tablet and tools.
ABOUT.... Displays information about the control panel and driver.
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ADVANCED FEATURES
You can use advanced features to further customize your Graphire2 pen and mouse set for the way you
like to work.
ADVANCED TIP PRESSURE SETTINGS
ADVANCED ERASER PRESSURE SETTINGS
COPYING SETTINGS
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ADVANCED TIP PRESSURE SETTINGS
To customize advanced tip pressure settings, from the TIP FEEL tab select MORE OPTIONS. The advanced
options enable you to change the click pressure and pressure curve settings independently. (In the basic
options display, these settings are adjusted simultaneously with the TIP PRESSURE FEEL slider.)
Important: The TIP PRESSURE FEEL slider overrides the advanced pressure settings. If you
customize advanced settings, then drag the TIP PRESSURE FEEL slider, your advanced settings will
be removed.
Use these controls to manually change the pressure curve shape.
Toggles to the basic options display.
After you set advanced
settings, a checkmark
appears.
Use this area to
automatically set the
maximum amount of
force to use when
drawing.
Test the results
of your changes
before you
apply them.
The pressure curve graphically displays the relationship between
force applied to your tool and pressure reported to an application.
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CLICK FORCE ADJUSTMENT
The click force setting adjusts the amount of force required to generate a button click.
The CLICK FORCE bar graphically displays
the force level at which a click occurs.
Enter a value from 1 to 50% or drag
the CLICK FORCE bar to set the force
at which a click occurs.
Note: For optimal performance in graphics applications, set the
click force and minimum tip force to the same value.
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PRESSURE CURVE ADJUSTMENT
Changing the shape of the pressure curve will change the feel of the pen tip. A pressure curve that
increases quickly makes the tip feel more sensitive to changes in force.
The control points at each end of the pressure curve set the minimum and maximum amount of force your
pen will respond to. If you have a soft touch and want to achieve full pressure without having to apply full
force to your pen, decrease the maximum force level. You can apply less force to your pen and still have
the effects of full pressure. The default for maximum force is 100%.
To change curve shape,
drag the control point to
a new position.
Enter a value from 20 to 100%, or
drag the MAXIMUM TIP FORCE control
to set the maximum force your pen
tip will respond to.
Enter a value from 0 to 80%, or drag the
MINIMUM TIP FORCE control to set the
minimum force that will register pressure.
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To automatically set the maximum force for the way you draw, click the START OVER button and draw in the
scratch pad area. As you draw, the MAXIMUM TIP FORCE control moves, and the value in the edit box
changes to reflect the peak pressure registered by your hand movements. To start over, click the START
OVER button and begin a new drawing.
While applying normal pressure to the pen tip, draw
several strokes here to automatically set the maximum
force value.
Click here to reset maximum force value to the
start value for this test.
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ADVANCED ERASER PRESSURE SETTINGS
To customize advanced eraser pressure settings, select the ERASER FEEL tab and click on the MORE
OPTIONS button. You work with the advanced eraser settings in the same manner as with the Advanced
Tip Pressure Settings.
Important: The ERASER PRESSURE FEEL slider overrides the advanced pressure settings. If you
customize advanced settings, then drag the ERASER PRESSURE FEEL slider, your advanced settings
will be removed.
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COPYING SETTINGS
To copy settings between tools or to another application, choose the COPY SETTINGS TO... option from the
EDIT menu, or click on the COPY SETTINGS TO... button. A dialog box is displayed where you can copy
settings from one tool to another within the same application or between different applications.
Note: If you copy settings between the Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse, only those settings common
to both tools (such as mapping settings) can be copied.
Choose from where settings will be copied.
Select where settings will be copied to.
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HAVING TROUBLE?
Most of the time your tablet will work flawlessly. But if you are having trouble, Wacom recommends you do
the following:
1. Refer to the troubleshooting procedures described 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 Graphire2 Readme file for late-breaking information.
4. If you are having a compatibility conflict between Graphire2 and a new hardware or software product, it
may be helpful to download a new Wacom tablet software driver. Wacom periodically updates the
software driver to maintain compatibility with new products. See Who to Call for your region.
5. Check the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Wacom web site for your region.
See Who to Call.
6. If you have tried the suggestions in this manual and still cannot resolve the problem, then contact
Wacom for Technical Support.
TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING TABLES
CONTACTING TECHNICAL SUPPORT
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If the Wacom Tablet driver failed to load properly, first perform the recommended action in the error
message on your screen. If that does not solve the problem, perform the troubleshooting tests for your
tablet or tool(s).
TESTING USB TABLETS
TESTING YOUR GRAPHIRE2 TOOLS
TESTING USB TABLETS
Make sure your computer is turned on, the operating system has finished loading, and Graphire2 is
properly connected to an active USB port. Then try the following tests:
1. Check power to the tablet. The tablet’s orange status LED will light whenever Graphire2 is properly
connected and your computer has registered it as a USB device. If the LED is on, continue with step 2.
If the LED is off:
• Make sure the USB cable is securely connected to an active USB port.
• 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 Graphire2 into a different USB port or try connecting to the USB port on another
computer.
• If the tablet’s status LED does not illuminate after your computer is on and has finished booting up,
your USB port may be inactive. See Verifying Your Computer is USB Ready.
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2. Check the pen. Move your Graphire2 Pen across the active area of the tablet; the screen cursor
should move in the corresponding direction on your monitor. Press the pen tip against the tablet
surface. The status LED on the tablet should turn from orange to green. Now, without applying
pressure to the pen tip, press the side switch. The status LED should again change from orange to
green. Turn the pen over and press the eraser against the surface of the tablet; the status LED should
change from orange to green. If not, you may have a defective pen or tablet. See Contacting
Technical Support.
Verifying Your Computer is USB Ready
Graphire2 USB tablets require Windows 98, Me, or 2000. Many PCs that shipped with Windows 95 have
the USB port disabled in the BIOS. If you upgraded to Windows 98, Me, or 2000, verify that the USB ports
are enabled in the BIOS and that all necessary system software has been installed. Refer to your system
documentation or contact your system manufacturer for information on enabling USB support for your
computer.
Run the USB Ready utility located on the Graphire2 Tablet CD to check if your system is USB ready.
If your system is not USB ready, correctly configure your USB port and install the necessary USB system
software, then restart your computer. The NEW HARDWARE FOUND dialog should appear and you can
continue with the Graphire2 installation.
Always be sure your tablet is plugged into an active USB hub.
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TESTING YOUR GRAPHIRE2 TOOLS
From the Wacom control panel’s HELP menu, select DIAGNOSTICS... to open the DIAGNOSTICS dialog box.
The tablet driver version, tablet hardware and connection, and pointing device information is shown.
TESTING THE GRAPHIRE2 PEN
TESTING THE GRAPHIRE2 CORDLESS MOUSE
Testing the Graphire2 Pen
1. While observing the POINTING DEVICE INFO column, bring your Graphire2 tool within proximity of the
tablet. A value for proximity, the device name, and device type should be displayed.
2. Move the pen along the tablet surface. The X and Y DATA values should change to reflect the tool
position.
3. Test your Graphire2 Pen buttons. The tablet’s status LED should change color from orange to green
each time you click with the pen tip, press the side switch, or press the pen’s eraser to the tablet.
• Click on the tablet surface with the pen tip—the SWITCHES state and PRESSURE value should
change. (PRESSURE should change from approximately 0% with no pressure applied to
approximately 100% when full pressure is applied.)
• Next, press the side switch without pressing the tip to the tablet—the SWITCHES state should
change. (Do this for both positions of the DuoSwitch.)
Pen
Tip = 1, DuoSwitch (lower position) = 2, DuoSwitch (upper position) = 3, Eraser = 1
•
Then press the pen’s eraser to the tablet—the SWITCHES state and PRESSURE value will change.
(PRESSURE should change from approximately 0% with no pressure applied to approximately 100%
when full pressure is applied.)
4. When you are done, click on the CLOSE button to exit the dialog box.
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Testing the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
1. Test the buttons on your Graphire2 Cordless Mouse by clicking each button. The tablet’s status LED
should change color, and the SWITCHES state should change for each button you click.
1
3
2
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
2. When the DIAGNOSTICS dialog box is first opened the WHEEL status should be 0. Move the fingerwheel
backward. The WHEEL status should change from 0 to +1.
3. Move the fingerwheel forward. The WHEEL status should change to -1.
4. When you are done, click on the CLOSE button to exit the dialog box.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLES
If you encounter problems with your Graphire2 tools or tablet, refer to the following tables. Your problem
may be described here, and you can try the solution offered. Be sure you refer to the Readme file for the
latest troubleshooting information.
USB TABLET PROBLEMS
GENERAL PROBLEMS
WINDOWS-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
USB TABLET PROBLEMS
The computer does not have
an available USB port.
The tablet status LED is off.
Check if there is an available USB port on a USB hub device. If none
are available you will need to add a USB hub.
Your computer must be USB ready (see Verifying Your Computer is
USB Ready). Verify that your tablet’s USB cable is properly
connected 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. Refer to Testing USB Tablets for instructions.
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GENERAL PROBLEMS
Double-clicking is difficult.
The Graphire2 Pen selects
everything, will not stop
drawing.
The eraser selects everything
or will not stop erasing.
You notice a screen delay at
the beginning of pen strokes.
Be sure you are quickly tapping the tablet twice in the same place on
the tablet’s active area.
Wacom recommends using the side switch to double-click (review the
techniques in Clicking).
Try increasing the DOUBLE-CLICK DISTANCE or reducing the doubleclick speed (see Adjusting Double-Click).
Try using a lighter TIP PRESSURE FEEL (see Adjusting Tip Feel).
Open the Wacom control panel and go to the tool’s TIP FEEL tab.
Move the TIP PRESSURE FEEL slider toward FIRM, or select the MORE
OPTIONS button and increase the CLICK FORCE setting.
Open the Wacom control panel and go to the ERASER FEEL tab. Move
the ERASER PRESSURE FEEL slider toward FIRM, or select the MORE
OPTIONS button and increase the CLICK FORCE setting.
In the Wacom control panel, try decreasing the DOUBLE-CLICK
DISTANCE or increasing the double-click speed (see Adjusting DoubleClick). If that does not work, try unchecking the DOUBLE-CLICK ASSIST
checkbox.
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You have to press hard with
the Graphire2 Pen when
clicking or drawing.
The Graphire2 Pen tip does
not function.
The side switch does not work.
Changing the function settings
for the Graphire2 tools has no
effect.
Open the Wacom control panel and go to the tool’s TIP FEEL tab.
Move the TIP PRESSURE FEEL slider toward SOFT, or select the MORE
OPTIONS button and decrease the CLICK FORCE setting.
Make sure the status LED changes from orange to green when the tip
is pressed. If it does not, you may have defective hardware (see
Troubleshooting).
Check the control panel’s TOOL BUTTONS tab and verify that the tip is
assigned to a LEFT-CLICK function.
Be sure you press the side switch when the pen tip is in proximity—do
this without pressing down on the pen tip.
From the Wacom control panel, verify that the side switch is set to
the proper function for the application and tool that you are using.
Verify also that the SIDE SWITCH EXPERT MODE preferences option is
deselected. (The PREFERENCES dialog box is accessed from the EDIT
menu option.)
Make sure the tablet status LED changes from orange to green when
you press the side switch. If it does not, you may have defective
hardware (see Troubleshooting).
Make sure that you change the settings for the tool and the application
that you are using. See Working with Graphire2 Tools and Working
with Application-Specific Settings.
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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.
Do not place the Graphire2 Pen or Cordless Mouse on the tablet
when using another pointing device. Leaving your tool on the tablet
may interfere with screen cursor positioning when using other input
devices.
Open the Wacom control panel and go to the MAPPING/SPEED tab.
Verify that PEN MODE is selected and that the DISPLAY AREA is set to
ENTIRE DISPLAY for the selected tool and application. If this does not
help, click on the RESET TAB TO DEFAULTS button to reestablish tablet
to screen mapping.
If this does not work, open the Windows folder and delete the
WACOM.DAT file. Then restart your computer. When the tablet driver
loads, it will create a new preferences file with the factory default
settings.
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WINDOWS-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
After changing right- and lefthanded settings in the Mouse
control panel, the Graphire2
Pen tip no longer functions
properly and the Graphire2
Cordless Mouse button
functions are reversed.
In Windows 95, 98, or Me,
your Graphire2 tools do not
function inside a full screen
DOS window.
After pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL,
the screen cursor cannot be
controlled with your Graphire2
tools.
This will reverse the right and left button settings on your Wacom tools.
Restart Windows for your Wacom tool settings to be correctly
recognized.
You must use a mouse when working in a full screen DOS window.
When the CLOSE PROGRAM dialog box (Windows 95, 98, or Me) or the
TASK MANAGER (Windows 2000) is active, the Wacom tablet will not
work.
Use your mouse or keyboard to continue. When this dialog box is
closed, you can again use your Graphire2 tool to control the screen
cursor.
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Windows 98 or Me. When
working with multiple
monitors, the screen cursor
positioning is incorrect after
moving into the unmapped
area of the virtual desktop.
Windows NT 4.0. Applicationspecific settings do not work
correctly or blue screen crash
occurs.
On a multiple monitor system, the tablet is mapped to the virtual
desktop (a rectangular area covering all monitors). In the Wacom
control panel’s PORTION OF DISPLAY dialog box, the screen rectangle
represents the entire virtual desktop.
If your video display areas do not form a rectangle because they are
different sizes or they are not evenly aligned, the screen cursor
positioning will be incorrect after moving into the unmapped area of the
virtual desktop. To reestablish the correct screen cursor position, lift
your Graphire2 tool out of tablet proximity and bring it back into
proximity over an area of the tablet that is mapped to a display area.
You must update the operating system with Service Pack 3 (SP3) or
later in order for application-specific settings to work correctly.
Running your Graphire2 tablet software on a Windows NT 4.0 system
that is not updated to SP3 may cause you to experience a blue screen
crash.
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CONTACTING TECHNICAL SUPPORT
If you have a problem with your Wacom tablet, first check the tablet installation guide and Having Trouble?
to be sure the tablet is installed correctly. If you cannot find the answer in this manual, you may find
updated information about your problem in the Readme file located on the Graphire2 Tablet CD.
For information on accessing Wacom’s 24-hour automated online support and for a directory of Wacom
Technical Support numbers, see Who to Call for your region.
LINKING TO THE WEB PAGE
Answers to frequently asked questions and troubleshooting tips can be found on the appropriate web site
for your area in Who to Call.
PRE-CONTACT CHECKLIST
You might want to print a copy of this page for reference. 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 Graphire2 Tablet CD or Wacom control panel Diagnostics
dialog box.)
The make and model of your computer, and operating system version.
A list of peripheral devices attached to your computer.
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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WHO TO CALL
If you think your Wacom tablet is not working properly, contact the Wacom support staff for the area where
your product was purchased. If you have a modem, you can download the latest software drivers from the
Internet.
USA, CANADA, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
JAPAN
ASIA PACIFIC (ENGLISH)
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USA, Canada, Central and South America
Contact your local distributor, or:
Worldwide Web:
http://www.wacom.com/productsupport
Anonymous FTP Site:
Phone:
ftp.wacom.com/pub/drivers
++1-360-896-9833
FAX:
Internet Email:
++1-360-896-9724
support@wacom.com
24-hour Technical Support information:
FAQs—Frequently Asked Questions
and answers.
Software updates.
Email support.
Software updates.
Technical Support. (English)
(7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Time)
Technical Support. (English)
Automated mailback support. (English)
To purchase parts and accessories, call toll-free: 1-888-884-1870 (USA and Canada only) or visit
Wacom’s web site at http://www.wacom.com/wacomdirect/ (USA only). Outside of the USA and Canada,
please contact your local dealer or distributor.
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Europe, Middle East and Africa
Contact your local distributor, or:
Worldwide Web:
http://www.wacom.de
Anonymous FTP Site:
Phone (Austria):
Phone (Belgium):
Phone (France):
Phone (Germany):
Phone (Italy):
Phone (Netherlands):
Phone (Switzerland):
Phone (United Kingdom):
Phone (other countries):
FAX:
Internet Email:
ftp.wacom.de/pub
++43-(0)1-790 825 550
++32-(0)2-275 0691
++33-(0)1-7020 0070
++49-(0)69-6630 8200
++39-(0)2-4528 7050
++31-(0)20-517 4705
++41-(0)1-212 2818
++44-(0)207-744 0831
++49-(0)180-500 4397
++49-(0)180-500 4398
support@wacom.de
Software updates, Online support
database.
Software updates.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
Technical Support.
To purchase parts and accessories, please contact your local dealer or distributor. You can also contact
Technical Support using the appropriate number for your region.
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Japan
Contact your local distributor, or:
Worldwide Web:
http://tablet.wacom.co.jp
Phone:
FAX:
Internet Email:
++81-(0)47-380-8877
++81-(0)47-380-8711
tablet@wacom.co.jp
Software updates and information.
(Japanese)
Technical Support. (Japanese)
Technical Support. (Japanese)
Technical Support and sales. (Japanese)
To purchase parts and accessories, please contact your local dealer or distributor.
Asia Pacific (English)
Contact your local distributor, or:
Worldwide Web:
http://www.wacom.com
Phone:
FAX:
Inquiry Form:
++81-(0)3-3371-1595
++81-(0)3-3371-1468
http://ap.wacom.co.jp/faq/tablet/inquiry_form.html
Software updates and information.
(English)
Technical Support. (English)
Technical Support. (English)
Technical Support. (English)
To purchase parts and accessories, please contact your local dealer or distributor.
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APPENDICES
This section contains information on working with multiple tablets. You will also find product specifications,
a listing of available parts and accessories, and license and warranty information.
UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
REGISTRATION
PRODUCT INFORMATION
INSTALLING MULTIPLE TABLETS
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
LICENSE AND WARRANTIES
LICENSE AND WARRANTIES (EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
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UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
To remove the Graphire2 software from your system:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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 Wacom tablet option.
Click on the ADD/REMOVE... button and follow the prompts to remove the Graphire2 software driver.
REGISTRATION
Please be sure to register your product. Depending on your region, the Wacom tablet may come with a
Registration Card that you should complete and mail, or you may be prompted to register online during the
installation process.
PRODUCT INFORMATION
To learn more about which software applications currently support the pressure-sensitivity and eraser
functions of your Graphire2 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)
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http://www.wacom.de/productinfo
http://tablet.wacom.co.jp
http://www.wacom.com
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INSTALLING MULTIPLE TABLETS
If multiple Wacom tablets are installed on a single computer when the Wacom control panel is opened, a
TABLET LIST is displayed above the APPLICATION LIST. The TABLET LIST contains an icon for each installed
tablet, and allows you to select the tablet for which your changes will apply.
Select a tablet icon for which to
customize application and tool
settings.
To add a new USB tablet, connect it to your computer.
•
For USB tablets, the system searches the USB ports. When the new tablet is found, it is automatically
initialized. Note that you may be prompted to insert your Graphire2 Tablet CD into the CD-ROM drive.
•
If multiple tablets are installed, the tablet used to open the Wacom control panel is selected as the
default tablet.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GRAPHIRE2 TABLET (MODEL ET-0405A-U)
Active area (W x D)
Physical size (W x D x H)
Cable length
Weight
Power consumption
Coordinate resolution
Accuracy
Maximum report rate
Communication interface
Connector
Power requirements
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Operating relative humidity
Storage relative humidity
Certification
Compliance
127.6 x 92.8 mm (5.02 x 3.65 in)
216.1 x 218.0 x 9.3 mm (8.51 x 8.58 x 0.37 in), excluding pen stand
216.1 x 218.0 x 26.3 mm (8.51 x 8.58 x 1.04 in), including pen stand
1.5 m (4.9 ft)
426 g (0.94 lb), approximately
0.2 watts
40 lpmm (1000 lpi)
+/- 0.5 mm (0.02 in)
100 points per second
USB
USB A
DC 5V, 40 mA, 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
VCCI class B, CE
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GRAPHIRE2 PEN (MODEL EP-120E)
Physical size (L x D)
Pressure levels
Pen tip travel
Eraser tip travel
Weight
Tip refill type
145 x 12.5 mm (5.71 x 0.49 in)
512 levels
0.1 mm (0.004 in) or less
0.1 mm (0.004 in) or less
11 g (0.02 lb), approximately
Polyacetal (Part No. PSI-A007)
GRAPHIRE2 CORDLESS MOUSE (MODEL EC-120)
Physical size (L x W x H)
Weight
Fingerwheel type
116.0 x 58.0 x 37.0 mm (4.57 x 2.28 x 1.47 in), approximately
90 g (0.20 lb), approximately
Continuous rotation, 24 clicks per turn
GRAPHIRE2 INKING PEN (MODEL EP-200, OPTIONAL)
Pen tip travel
Pressure levels
Physical size (L x D)
Weight
Tip refill types
0.1 mm (0.04 in) or less
512 levels
151 x 12.5 mm (5.94 x 0.49 in)
12 g (0.42 oz), approximately
Polyacetal (Part No. PSI-A011)
Ink refill, black (Part No. PSI-A023)
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PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
Description
Part Numbers
Steel Blue
Graphire2 USB Tablet
Graphire2 Pen
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
Overlay Sheet
Pen Stand
Replacement Tips for Pen
(EP-120E models)
Pen Tether
Graphire2 Inking Pen
Bronze
ET-0405A-U
EP-120E
EC-120
PSH-A227
PST-A027
PSI-A007
Ruby
FUZ-A089
EP-200-00-01
ORDERING PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
To purchase parts and accessories, see who to call for your region:
USA, CANADA, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
JAPAN
ASIA PACIFIC (ENGLISH)
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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 California except
in Asia Pacific and by the laws of Japan for Asia Pacific.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Wacom warrants the product, except for the Software, 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 a
registration card that has been returned to Wacom 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 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.
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
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with Wacom’s storage instructions.
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WARRANTY ON SALES OUTSIDE OF U.S. AND CANADA
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LICENSE AND WARRANTIES (EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
Important Notice to Customers
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LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
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applicable Warranty Period.
WACOM shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product if (a), in the opinion of WACOM, the failure of the product
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GLOSSARY
Active area. The drawing area of the tablet where your Graphire2 tools are detected.
Application-specific settings. Graphire2 tool and tablet settings that have been customized for
individual applications. The control panel enables you to program a tool to behave uniquely in different
applications. Your application-specific settings are in effect whenever you use the application.
Aspect. The ratio between the vertical and horizontal dimension of the tablet or display. The ASPECT
setting is located on the MAPPING/SPEED tab, and defines how the tablet area is mapped to the display
area. This setting determines if the aspect of the tablet and display are the same.
Click force. The amount of force you must apply to your Graphire2 Pen tip for a click to occur.
DOS shell. A DOS session that is running under the Windows operating system.
Double-click assist. A control panel option that makes it easier to double-click. When selected, you can
customize the double-click speed and distance.
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.
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Double-click speed. The maximum time that can pass between clicks and still be accepted as a doubleclick. Increasing the double-click time makes double-clicking easier.
Eraser-aware application. A software application that has built-in support for the Graphire2 eraser.
These applications take advantage of the eraser in different ways, depending on what makes sense for the
application.
Fingerwheel. The control wheel on the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse.
Landscape. A tablet ORIENTATION setting. In landscape orientation, the tablet cable is at the top.
See also portrait.
Mapping. The relationship between your Graphire2 tool position on the tablet and the cursor position on
the monitor screen.
Modifier. Modifier keys include SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL. You can customize your Graphire2 tool to simulate
a modifier key.
Mouse Mode. A method for positioning the screen cursor. When you place a Graphire2 tool on the
tablet, you can navigate the screen cursor like a mouse. This is known as relative positioning, and is the
default setting for the Graphire2 Cordless Mouse. See also Pen Mode.
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Nib. The replaceable tip of the Graphire2 Pen.
Pen Mode. A method of positioning the screen cursor. Wherever you place your Graphire2 tool on the
tablet, the screen cursor will be at that same corresponding point on the screen. This is known as
absolute positioning, and is the default setting for the Graphire2 Pen. Absolute positioning (Pen Mode)
allows you to position the screen cursor without having to first find it and then move it with a “pick up and
roll” action. 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 mapping options. You can
customize the tool buttons of your Graphire2 Pen and Cordless Mouse to display this menu.
Portrait. A tablet ORIENTATION setting. In portrait orientation, the tablet cable is on the side. See also
landscape.
Pressure sensitive. A quality of the Graphire2 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’s active area where the Graphire2 tools are detected. Refer also
to the Proximity section.
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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.
Tracking speed. A setting that allows you to adjust the speed at which your screen cursor moves when
your Graphire2 tool is in Mouse Mode.
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.
Graphire2 supports all Wintab-compatible applications under Windows.
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INDEX
About the manual
Accessories and parts
ordering
Add menu
Adding a tool
Advanced
eraser pressure, customizing
tip pressure, customizing
Application-specific settings
creating
working with
Aspect
Button functions
Care, for tools and tablet
Checklist, pre-contact
Click force adjustment
Clicking, with pen
Control panel
buttons
features
lists
opening
tabs
Copying settings
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8
100
100
70
62
77
73
65
63
52
42
28
90
74
19
37
32
35
31
33
78
Customizing
advanced
eraser pressure
tip pressure
click force
double-click
eraser feel
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
buttons
fingerwheel
tabs
Graphire2 Pen tabs
Graphire2 tools
Pop-up Menu
pressure curve
tablet to screen mapping
tip feel
tool buttons
Diagnostics
Display area
Double-click, customizing
Double-clicking, how to
Drawing with pressure
Edit menu
Environmental conditions
Eraser feel, customizing
77
73
74
40
47
56
57
38
38
38
58
75
48
39
41
82
55
40
19
23
69
28
47
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Erasing, with pen
Eye-hand coordination exercise
Features
control panel
Graphire2 tools
tablet
File menu
Fingerwheel
customizing
using
Functions, button
General problems, troubleshooting
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
buttons, customizing
tabs, customizing
testing
using
fingerwheel
Graphire2 Pen
clicking with
double-clicking with
drawing with pressure
erasing with
holding
pointing
replacing the tip
tabs, customizing
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24
25
12
32
13
12
69
57
27
42
85
56
38
83
26
27
19
19
23
24
17
18
29
38
testing
using
Help menu
Holding the pen
Information, product
Installing multiple tablets
Interference, radio and television
Keystrokes, adding to Pop-up Menu
Language menu
License and Warranties
License and Warranties (Europe)
Manual, about
Mapping
options, adding to Pop-up Menu
Menus
Add
Edit
File
Help
Language
Remove
Mouse Speed, setting from Pop-up Menu
Multiple tablets, installing
Nib, replacing
Ordering parts and accessories
Orientation
Parts and accessories
ordering
82
17
71
17
96
97
3
59
71
101
105
8
60
69
70
69
69
71
71
70
59
97
29
100
51
100
100
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Pointing, with pen
Pop-up Menu, customizing
Positioning mode
Pressure curve adjustment
Pressure, drawing with
Product information
Proximity
Radio and television interference
Registration
Remove menu
Removing
keystrokes from Pop-up Menu
mapping options from Pop-up Menu
settings
Settings
changing for specific application and tool
copying
removing
Software
driver, downloading the latest
uninstalling
Specifications, product
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
Graphire2 Inking Pen
Graphire2 Pen
tablet
Tablet
area
storing
working with
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18
58
50
75
23
96
22
3
96
70
60
60
68
68
78
68
91
96
98
99
99
99
98
53
28
16
Tablet to screen mapping, customizing
Technical Support
contacting
linking to web page
numbers
for Africa
for Asia Pacific
for Canada
for Central America
for Europe
for Japan
for Middle East
for South America
for USA
pre-contact checklist
who to call
Testing
Graphire2 Cordless Mouse
Graphire2 Pen
tools
Tip
feel, customizing
replacing
Tool buttons, customizing
Tool List, adding tools to
Tools
adding
adding to Tool List
customizing
testing
48
90
90
93
94
92
92
93
94
93
92
92
90
91
83
82
82
39
29
41
67
62
67
38
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Troubleshooting
general problems
USB
tablet problems
tablets
verifying readiness
Windows-specific problems
Uninstalling software
USB
readiness, testing
tablet problems, troubleshooting
tablets, testing
WACOM International Offices
Warranties and License
Warranties and License (Europe)
Web page, linking to
Windows-specific problems, troubleshooting
Work area, setting up
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WACOM Technology Corporation
WACOM Europe GmbH
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U.S.A.
Telephone
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Telephone
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