pressure-sensitive pen tablet
P RESSURE -S ENSITIVE P EN TABLET
Q U I C K S TA R T G U I D E
OV ERV I EW
This guide will help you to install the device driver and PenSuite™ utilities, and also contains tips on using a pen
tablet as well as solutions to common problems. See the user's manuals on the Driver and PenSuite CD for more
detailed instructions. To install the pen tablet you will need:
(1) Connect the hardware to the PC,
(2) Install the driver and pen utilities software, and
(3) Verify that the pen tablet functions correctly.
CONN EC TIN G TH E HARD WAR E TO TH E PC
To connect a pen tablet to the PC: Please insert the USB connector into an available USB port on the PC
according to the diagram below. After detecting the pen tablet, the system will start to install the device driver.
Figure 1. Connecting a pen tablet to a PC
IN STA LLING THE DRIV ER AND PENSUITE SOFTWAR E
In Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP, follow this procedure:
(1) Insert the Driver and PenSuite CD into the CD-ROM drive, and wait for the main menu to appear.
(2) On most systems, the setup program will start automatically. If not, you can start the setup programs
manually by selecting Start /Run, and typing in "E:\setup" (where “E:” represents the CD-ROM
drive), and pressing Enter key,
(3) Select Driver Setup and press the Enter key on all subsequent questions. The driver will now be
installed. Back in the main menu, select PenSuite Setup, select the modules you want to install, and
click OK. The PenSuite software will then be installed.
(4) After completing the driver installation and restarting the PC, you will see a small tablet icon ( )
appear in the system tray, normally at the lower right corner of the screen. This indicates that the Pen
Tablet is operational. You may now verify its functions as described in the next section.
For DOS systems, see the user's manual on the install CD for instructions. Note: Pressure sensitivity is
not supported in DOS.
V ERI FYING INS TA LLATION
To ensure that everything has been installed properly, please follow the procedure described below. The user's
manual on the install CD gives full instructions and also provides more suggestions for dealing with unexpected
conditions.
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Figure 2. Parts of a pen tablet
V ERIFYING H ARDWARE AND D RIVER F UNCTIONS
The green LED light on the tablet is the main indicator for hardware operation and depending on your model may
be located at a different place than shown in the above diagram. This light normally stays off, and will only come on
and off in response to various conditions. Watch the state of the LED light on the tablet as you go through the following
test steps. Note: The following tests, except the last two, don’t require the tablet driver to be installed.
(1) Tap on any surface with the tip of the pen, or press the left button of the mouse, to “wake it up” in
case it has gone into standby mode. This happens if the pen or mouse is not used for some time.
(2) As soon as tablet receives power, the LED light will come on briefly, and will go and stay off again.
(3) When the tablet detects the presence of the pen or mouse, the LED light will blink slowly. This
happens when pen tip is directly above the active area the tablet and within reading distance, or when
the mouse is placed in the active area.
(4) When you press a button on the pen barrel, or a mouse button, the LED light will come on.
(5) When you press the pen tip anywhere in the tablet’s active area, the LED light will also come on.
(6) If the tablet driver has been properly installed, a small tablet Icon ( ) will appear in the system tray,
normally at the lower right corner of the screen.
(7) After the tablet driver is properly installed, moving the pen or the mouse over the active area will
cause the cursor on the screen to move accordingly.
V ERIFYING P RESSURE S ENSITIVITY (P EN O NLY )
The pressure sensitivity feature is entirely controlled by application software, e.g. Photoshop or Painter. These
programs may require you to explicitly turn on pressure sensitivity support, and some may even turn pressure sensitivity
off completely so that the pen doesn’t seem to respond to pressure anymore. To check the pressure sensitivity regardless
of the behavior of any application program, or adjust other pen configurations you may use the on-screen diagnostics
program that comes with the pen tablet:
(1) Tap the tablet icon ( ) in the system tray. The pen tablet control panel will appear on your screen.
Check if the pressure tab is present. This indicates that the pressure sensitivity feature is properly
installed.
Figure 3: Pen tablet control panel (left, the image you see may be different) and pressure configuration page (right)
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(2) To verify the function, select the Pressure tab and try to draw a few lines in the Pressure Test area.
Pressing harder down on the pen tip will give thicker lines. If this is not the case, then the pen is
malfunctioning and you should seek help from your reseller.
(3) If the pen tablet passes the tests described above, and you still cannot detect pressure sensitivity, then
check your application program again and consult the on-line help function of the program.
USA GE TIPS
P RESSING LEFT MOUSE BUTTON
If the mouse does not react after you did not use it for a while, press the left button to “wake” it up out of standby
mode (to save battery power).
TAPPING BEFORE Y OU U SE THE P EN
Before you use the pen, or after having not used it for several minutes, tap the pen on any surface to “wake” it up
out of standby mode (to save battery power).
F OCUSING ON THE S CREEN
When you write or draw with the digital pen, try not to look at the tablet, but focus your eyes on the screen instead.
After a little practice, you will get more used to this behavior and appreciate the higher efficiency of being able to
concentrate on the picture or text you are working on.
D OUBLE TAPPING
For best results, when you double tap with the digital pen (equivalent to a double click with a mouse), try to keep
the tip of the pen on the tablet surface of, or at least try to lift the pen tip as little as possible before the second tap.
S TORING THE D IGITAL P EN P ROPERLY
To store the digital pen, make sure that the tip does not touch anything. Especially do not let the pen stand in a cup
or pen holder with the tip down. A constant, though small, pressure applied to the pen tip will cause a constant drain on
the pen’s battery. It is recommended to place the pen in a pen holder specially designed for this purpose, or store it with
the pen tip pointing upward, or place it horizontally with the pen tip free of any other objects.
S CROLLING AND PANNING WITH A P EN
With the digital pen you can conveniently browse a document or a Web page. All you need to do is press and hold
barrel button 1 (equivalent to a click with the middle button of a three-button mouse), and hover the pen over the active
area. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, for instance, the Web page will scroll up and down, and left and right,
corresponding to your pen movement. The exact behavior of pen scrolling function varies from program to program.
Notably, Microsoft Word supports only vertical scrolling, for instance.
After you use pen scrolling without tapping for some time, you may find the pen to suddenly stop functioning. Just
tap on any surface to “wake up” the pen out of standby mode.
U SING BOTH A P EN AND AN ORDINARY M OUSE
You may have both a pen tablet and an ordinary mouse installed on the same computer. You can switch between
the two devices at will and, in fact, you can switch between the digital pen, the tablet mouse, and an ordinary mouse
whenever you want.
U SING A P EN WITHOUT AN ORDINARY M OUSE
You may work with the pen tablet only, without an ordinary mouse at all. When you remove an ordinary mouse,
make sure you also completely remove its driver. You remove the mouse driver by selecting Start > Settings >
Control Panel > Device Manager, press the “+” sign to reveal the mouse driver, select and remove it, and restart the
computer.
C O MM ON PROB LEMS AN D S OLU TI ON S
(1) The LED light does not come on at all.
Make sure all connections are made properly so that power is supplied, and data signals can be transmitted. For a
digital pen, lightly tap the pen tip on any surface and try again. For the tablet mouse, press the left button. If the
light still does not come on, check the battery in the pen or the tablet mouse. If the battery is OK, seek help from
your reseller.
(2) The cursor does not move with pen movement after installation.
Verify that the hardware functions properly, and check the presence of the tablet icon ( ) in the system tray
(lower right corner of screen) to verify that the tablet driver has been loaded. If the tablet does not appear, remove
and re-install the driver
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(3) No matter how hard you press on the pen tip, the line does not become thicker.
Test the pen’s pressure sensitivity as described in the section ‘Verifying pressure sensitivity’ above.
(4) The cursor moves erratically or jitters when the pen is held still.
Keep the tablet at least 5-inch (12 cm) away from a monitor, modem, and other electronic devices, because
certain devices may emit electromagnetic interference.
(5) The digital pen or the tablet mouse stops functioning after a period of intermittent operation.
This may be caused by the rare occasion of the battery running out. To change the battery, remove the back
cover, and replace the used battery with a fresh one. Please gently insert the battery with the negative pole in
place first, before putting the positive end in place.
Back cover
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