NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 MANUAL Setting up your NISIS EASYPEN G3 USB Graphic Tablet Welcome Thank you and congratulations on your purchase of the NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet. Introduction The NISIS G3 Graphic Tablet provides an intuitive, cordless, Radio Frequency pen-type pointing device for use with drawing, painting, graphics, CAD and photographic applications. NISIS Graphic Tablets also offer nonmechanical and cordless, Radio Frequency mice. Having no moving parts, these mice do not suffer from the frustrating problem that mechanical mice experience when the internal rollers become dirty, leading to the cursor not moving when the mouse is moved. The active area on the NISIS Graphics Tablets are covered with a transparent lift-up film so you can slide in photographs or drawings and trace images with the pen. The pen can detect up to 512 levels of pressure which can be used for many different effects, such as to vary the width of the line you draw, or the density of paint coverage when using an air brush type tool. Bundled with Handwriting recognition software, Annotation software for Microsoft Word, Signature verification and encryption software and Art Dabbler, a powerful graphics package, NISIS Graphics Tablets offer the most cost effective solution you will find in the market today. Package Contents Please check that your NISIS G3 Graphic Tablet package contains the following items. If you find any parts missing, please contact your supplier immediately. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet RF Pen with 2 spare nylon pen nibs* RF Mouse 2 type AAA 1.5 Volt batteries Installation CD and Application CD Installation Guide (this document) * When removing the pen from its clear plastic bag, take care not to loose the two spare nylon pen tips which are also in the same bag. Minimum System Requirements IBM compatible PC with installed spare USB port 1 Windows 98, ME or 2000 operating system2 CD ROM Drive 1 It is recommended that you check to ensure that your USB ports have been installed, before you commence the installation by following these instructions :1. Select Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager if you have Windows 98 or ME, or Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager if you have Windows 2000. 2. In the list of Devices shown in the Device Manager, there should be a line that reads Universal Serial Bus controllers. 3. Double click on this line. At least two devices should be listed. 4. One line should end with “………….PCI to USB Universal Host Controller” and the other line should read “USB Root Hub” 5. If either or both of these two lines have a yellow explanation mark “!” or a red cross next to them, this indicates your USB controller has a problem. You MUST correct these problems before you attempt to install the G3 USB Graphic Tablet otherwise the installation will fail. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 2 Windows 95 OSR2 has partial USB support, but because it does not support USB fully, it is possible that USB devices do not work reliably. NISIS has therefore decided to recommend that non of its USB products are installed under Windows 95. NISIS does not support any of its USB products under Windows 95. Checking for the latest Manuals and Software Drivers NISIS continuously strives to improve its products and services, so manuals and software drivers are updated frequently. Before you start the installation of this product, we strongly recommend you visit the NISIS web site at nisis.com to see whether there is a later manual and later drivers for this product. You will find the latest drivers and manuals under the Drivers & Manuals section on the web site. All new manuals have a Revision No. so you can compare the Rev. No. of your manual with the latest Revision on the web site. Similarly, Drivers have Version Numbers so you can check to see whether you already have the latest Drivers Version. Installation Instructions IMPORTANT NOTES: ?? Please check that your PC meets the minimum system requirements before attempting to install your NISIS Product. ?? Please take the time to follow these instructions very carefully. An extra few minutes that it takes to ensure you follow these instructions precisely and completely, will help ensure the installation of your NISIS product is successful. If you miss or ignore any of these instructions you may end up with a partial or failed installation, and it can be very difficult to correct a partial or failed installation. Background Tasks Before installing any Programs, Drivers or Hardware, you should ensure that all other programs and background tasks are closed. This applies to whatever Programs, Drivers or Hardware you are installing and is not specific to NISIS products. To check what background tasks are running, hold the “Ctrl” and “Alt” keys down on your keyboard while you press the “Delete” key once only. Windows 98 or ME If you are running Windows 98, or ME, you should see a list of programs that are running in the background. Windows 2000 If you are running Windows 2000, you should see a Windows Security window. Click on the Task Manager button to see a list of programs that are running in the background. Some of these programs or background tasks are necessary for Windows to function correctly, but most others are background tasks such as mouse drivers, virus checkers and other communication programs, should be shut down, temporarily, while you install new application programs, drivers or hardware. If you see "Explorer" listed, leave it displayed. If you see "Systray" listed, leave it displayed. All other tasks can be ended. You close down a Task by highlighting it, then clicking on the "End Task" button. Some tasks will end immediately, while others may take some time before you see the screen confirming the task has ended. Once all the tasks that you have chosen to close down, have ended, you can start the installation of your NISIS product drivers. When you restart your PC, all tasks that you ended, will start again as usual. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 Don't forget that each time you restart your PC, background tasks are enabled again. So if you are installing several programs, which require you to reboot your PC after each installation, you will need to temporarily end each background task after every restart until you have completed all the installations. Installing the G3 Graphic Tablet Drivers Insert the Installation CD into your CD ROM Drive. The CD should automatically show the Installation screen. If the CD does not autostart, then you can start the “Setup.exe” program manually by clicking on the Windows “Start” button, select the “Run…” option, click on the “Browse…” button, and locate your CD ROM Drive (usually drive “D”), and select the “Setup.exe” program, click on the “Open” button, and finally click on the “OK” button. Select “USB Tablet Driver” and follow the instructions on the screen. During the installation of the USB Tablet Drivers, you will be presented with a screen asking you to connect the Tablet to you PC. After you have connected the Tablet Windows will flash up briefly on the screen the “New Hardware found” window. If Windows shows a Digital Signature Not Found window, then select Yes and continue with the installation. You have now completed the installation of the G3 USB Graphic Tablet drivers. Inserting Batteries into the RF pen and RF Mouse The pen and mouse each use a single type AAA battery. IMPORTANT NOTE: Ensure that you plug the battery in the correct direction so that the + positive connector connects to the + connector in the mouse or pen. Installing the Mouse battery Unclip the battery cover on the bottom of the mouse and check with the diagram in the battery holder to ensure you insert the battery the correct way round. Replace the battery cover. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 Installing the Pen battery Unscrew the pen’s cover and with the pen nib pointing downwards, insert the battery with the + positive end pointing downwards, i.e. towards the nib. Screw the pen cover back on, taking care not to over tighten, otherwise the case may split Installation of Application Software. Don't forget that each time you restart your PC, background tasks are enabled again. So if you are installing several programs, which require you to reboot your PC after each installation, you will need to temporarily end each background task after every restart until you have completed all the installations. Insert the Installation CD into your CD ROM Drive. The CD should automatically show the Installation screen. If the CD does not autostart, then you can start the “Setup.exe” program manually by clicking on the Windows “Start” button, select the “Run…” option, click on the “Browse…” button, and locate your CD ROM Drive (usually drive “D”), and select the “Setup.exe” program, click on the “Open” button, and finally click on the “OK” button. Select the first application you wish to install, and follow the instructions on the screen. You may be asked to enter a CD-Key No. You will find this number printed on the front of the CD, or on the CD cover. Repeat until you have installed all the applications you wish to install from the Installation CD. Once you have installed the applications on the Installation CD, you can install the Corel Art Dabbler application by inserting the Corel Art Dabbler Installation CD and following the instructions on the screen. Application Manuals You will find manuals that can be printed for each application on the Installation CDs. Registering you NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Please register your NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet on-line by visiting the NISIS web site at nisis.com. You will be issued with a NISIS Registration Number which you will need to quote to receive free technical support. Please visit the NISIS web site and read the Frequently Asked Questions section covering your NISIS product. There you will find useful Hints and Tips on how to get the very best out of your new device. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 If you have problems with the installation of your NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet If you have problems during the installation, please first of all, visit the Support pages on the NISIS web site at nisis.com. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which contain Hints and Tips on how to overcome some of the more usual problems you may encounter during installation and operation of the product. If you are still unable to find a solution, then please complete and submit the NISIS Technical Support Questionnaire on the NISIS web site. You will then be issued a case number automatically. We shall then contact you with our suggestions, as soon as possible. IMPORTANT NOTE: We will need you to complete and submit the NISIS Technical Support Questionnaire on the NISIS web site, to supply our technical staff with enough information about your system set up, to determine the best remedy. Contact details Web site: Telephone: Email: Post: nisis.com 0845 458 8750 at local rates from within the UK or +44 845 458 8750 from outside the UK * Please complete and submit the NISIS Technical Support Questionnaire, before calling the NISIS Technical support department. firstname.lastname@example.org NISIS Technology P.O.Box 155 Tonbridge Kent TN9 1WG United Kingdom For more products and full information visit our web site at:nisis.com NISIS Graphic Tablets Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) QUESTIONS ANSWERS When using the NISIS G3 Graphic Tablet with the bundled software it comes with, the Pressure sensitivity works fine, but it does not appear to work when using it with Paintshop Pro v6.02. What am I doing wrong? The most likely problem is that the "Tools Options" in the Paintshop Pro application, have not been set up correctly. If you select the "Tools Options" window, you need to "tick" the appropriate boxes next to :"Pressure Sensitive Tablet - Vary opacity, Vary color, and/or Vary width". Can I use the NISIS G3 Graphic Tablet (USB) with Windows 95 or Windows NT? Windows NT does not support the USB interface, so you cannot use this particular Graphics Tablet, nor, in fact, any other NISIS USB products under Windows NT. Windows 95 came in two versions. The first version (Windows 95 OSR1) did not support the USB interface at all. The second version (Windows 95 OSR2) partially supported the USB interface, but because it does not fully support USB, there are potential problems that can arise when connecting a USB peripheral to Windows 95 OSR2 PCs. We have therefore decided not to support NISIS USB products under Windows 95 (both OSR1 and OSR2). Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows 2000 fully support the USB interface and NISIS supports all products under these Operating Systems. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 My word processor is Microsoft's Word 2000. When trying to load the Pensoft Application, Word97 Annotator, I get an error message saying "Can not find Word97 in your computer, Word Annotator would not work". Do you have a version that works with Word 2000 ? Actually, despite the error message, if you continue with the installation, you will find that this application works perfectly well with Word 2000. We will try to fix this misleading error message in the next release of the software. Please explain what I can do with the Function keys at At the moment, if the particular application the top of the Graphics tablet. programming you are using has enabled the Function key "F1" to perform a particular function, such as launch a Help file, then by pressing the pen onto the F1 area on the tablet, you can launch the applications Help file. None of the other Function keys are enabled on the current version of the tablet drivers, but later versions of tablet drivers may enable these function keys. Please visit the NISIS web site regularly, to check for later drivers. What is the significance of the clear lift-up film covering the active area of the Graphic Tablets? You can place an image or photograph under this clear film, and then use the pen to trace around the object you wish to draw. Where can I find more details on how to use the Pensoft applications? Visit the FAQs section on the NISIS web site. How do I install a new pen nib? If your nylon pen nib wears out, you can replace it with one of the two new pen nibs that came with the Graphic Tablet by gripping the old pen nib with a pair of pliers or other gripping tool, and gently pull the nib out of the pen. You install the new pen nib by pushing it into the pen. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 I am having problems installing the software programs that came with the Graphic Tablet. Have you any suggestions, please? Before you start installing any new drivers or application programs, it is strongly recommended that you close all application programs, before attempting to install the new application program. To see what applications are currently running, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys on the left of your Keyboard, then press down once only, the "Delete" key. For Windows 95, 98, and ME, you should see a list of programs that are running in the background. For Windows 2000, you will see a Windows Security window; click on the Task Manager button. Some of these programs are necessary for Windows but most others are background tasks such as mouse drivers, virus checkers and other communication programs, which can be temporarily shut down while you install new application programs. You will need to make the decision on which tasks can be temporarily shut down. Most applications listed will be recognised by the name of the background task. For example, "Touchmgr" shows that the Keyboard Touch Manager is running. This can be temporarily shut down. ONLY shut down applications you recognise as not being necessary for Windows. The programs you temporarily shut down will restart when you next restart your PC. Don't forget that each time you restart your PC, background tasks are enabled again. So if you are installing several programs, which require you to reboot your PC after each installation, you will need to temporarily end each background task after every restart until you have completed all the installations. Can I use a NISIS Graphic Tablet on my Laptop PC? The NISIS G2 and G4 Graphics Tablets are not compatible with Laptop PCs because both of these Tablets rely upon taking power from the PCs Keyboard socket (NOT Mouse socket). However, if your Laptop has a USB port, and you are running Windows 98, ME or 2000 and in all other areas your Laptop meets or exceeds the minimum requirements as specified on the G3 Product Web page, you should be able to use the NISIS G3 Graphic Tablet. The Graphics Tablet set up screen mentions Absolute and Relative Tracking modes. What does this mean? Absolute tracking mode means that the Tablet corresponds precisely with your PC monitor screen. So when you touch the pen on the Tablet in the top left corner, the cursor on the screen moves to the top left corner. If the pen is then touched on the middle of the Tablet, then the cursor moves to the middle of the screen. By default, the mouse uses Relative tracking. Relative tracking is the same as your original mouse. When you place your Graphics Tablet RF mouse on the Tablet, the cursor remains in the same position it was in before you lowered the mouse on to the Tablet. As soon as you begin to move the mouse in any direction, the cursor on the screen moves in the same direction. NISIS G3 USB Graphic Tablet Installation Guide Rev 1.4 Since installing my NISIS Graphics Tablet, my PC fails to start. When I disconnect the Tablet, the computer starts up normally. Have you any suggestions please? The most likely reason for this problem is related to your computer power supply. Most of us are now connecting more and more devices to our computers; Scanners, Digital Cameras, Graphics Tablets, Modems, Speakers, black and white Printers, colour Printers, musical Keyboards, Mice etc. Most of these devices draw some power from your PC. Your computer Power Supply will automatically cut out when too much current is being drawn from it. One method of checking if this is the problem you are experiencing, is to disconnect all unnecessary external devices, other than your Graphics Tablet. If your computer boots up successfully, you can then reconnect each external device, one at a time, rebooting after each new connection. If you PC fails to start after you have reconnected all your external devices, then it is more than likely, your computer Power Supply is not capable of supporting all your devices. Most computer Power supplies are between 200-250 Watts. The power rating is usually on a sticker on the Power Supply. You can purchase a more powerful Power Supply, say 300 Watts, from most PC retailers.
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