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Using Easy Interactive Tools for Mac OS
After you download and install Easy Interactive Tools, you can use the pens included with your BrightLink™
projector to write or draw on the projection surface.
Note:
Easy Interactive Tools are not required for using the interactive features of the projector. You can use TeamBoard Draw
or other annotation software.
Introduction
You can use the tools in two different modes: interactive (transparent background) and
whiteboard (white background).
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In interactive mode, the toolbox appears on the projected image and lets you annotate
whatever is displayed from your computer. You can also use the pen as a mouse to open
applications, access links, and operate scroll bars, for example.
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In whiteboard mode, the toolbox appears on a blank white surface. You can write or draw
with the pen and save your pages.
1. To start Easy Interactive Tools, select Applications > Easy Interactive Tools >
Interactive Tools. You see the toolbox on your desktop, as shown on the right.
Easy
2. To quit, select the Easy Interactive Tools menu and select Quit Easy Interactive Tools.
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Using Interactive Mode (Transparent Background)
When you first open Easy Interactive Tools, you are in interactive pen mode, which lets you use your
interactive pen to draw or annotate on the applications or images on the screen. You see the toolbox:
Hide toolbox
Draw free-form lines
Erase
Clear all annotations
Draw straight lines
Type text
Select interactive mouse mode
Save the current page
Use the on-screen keyboard
Draw rectangles
Draw circles
Set rectangle and circle style:
bordered, filled, or both
Set line width
Set line color
(upper box)
Note:
To switch to interactive mouse mode, select the
you can use the pen as a mouse.
Set fill color
(lower box)
black arrow on the toolbox. The arrow turns white, indicating that
The following tools are available:
Mac OS tools
Icon
Description
Write or draw free-form lines.
Erase individual annotations.
Draw straight lines.
Clear all annotations.
Open the text input box. See page 4 for more information.
Switch to interactive mouse mode. The arrow turns white, indicating that you can use the pencil tool
as a mouse.
Open the on-screen keyboard.
Save the current page. See page 7 for more information.
Draw circles or ellipses.
Draw squares or rectangles.
Select outline-only circles or rectangles.
Select filled circles or rectangles.
Select outlined and filled circles or rectangles.
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Mac OS tools (continued)
Icon
Description
Tap and drag the slider to select the line width for circles, rectangles, lines, and the eraser. This also
affects the font size of the text you enter into the text input box.
Select the line color (upper box) and fill color (lower box) for circles, rectangles, and lines. See page 5
for more information.
To access additional options, select the Tools menu on the Mac OS menu bar:
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To switch to semi-transparent drawing tools, select Highlighter Pen. Lines, circles, squares, and text input
all become semi-transparent.
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To switch to whiteboard mode, select White Background. For more information, see page 6.
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To save the current screen, select Save Screen. This works the same as selecting the
information, see page 7.
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To hide the toolbox, select the X in the upper left corner of the toolbox. To re-display the toolbox, open
the Tools menu and select Show Toolbox.
tool. For more
Entering Text
You can enter text on the screen or in a browser or other program, such as a word processor or spreadsheet.
1. If necessary, select the
pen as a mouse.
black arrow on the toolbox to change it to a white arrow. This lets you use the
2. Open your internet browser or other program.
3. Select the
keyboard tool in the toolbox. You see the on-screen keyboard:
4. Tap in the screen field where you want to enter text.
5. Select the letters and numbers on the on-screen keyboard. Select the
letters.
caps lock key to enter capital
Entering Text
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Note:
If the keyboard does not appear, you may need to follow these steps to activate it:
1. Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
2. Select
Language & Text, then select the Input Sources tab.
3. Select Keyboard & Character Viewer or Keyboard Viewer, then scroll down if necessary and select
your country and/or language. Make sure you select the Show Input menu in menu bar checkbox at
the bottom of the screen.
4. When you want to use the on-screen keyboard, select the Input menu (flag
icon) on the right side of the menu bar, then select Show Keyboard Viewer.
Using the Text Input Box
You can use the text input box to enter text for searching, dictionary lookup, or pronunciation.
1. To open the text input box, select the
opens:
type tool, then tap on the board. The text input dialog box
Use the on-screen
keyboard
2. To open the on-screen keyboard, select the
keyboard tool in the text input box.
3. Select letters and numbers on the on-screen keyboard.
4. Highlight the text and press the button on the pen to bring up a menu as shown below:
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Use the options on the upper part of the menu to search on the text, look it up in a dictionary, or cut,
copy, and paste it.
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Use the options on the lower part of the menu to change the font, check spelling and grammar, or
change the capitalization of the text.
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To have the words spoken aloud, select Speech > Start Speaking. The words in the dialog box are
spoken aloud.
Note:
The default color and size of the text is determined by the selected Line Width and Color settings. You can change
the text properties by pressing the button on the pen and selecting Font > Show Fonts.
5. When you’re done entering text, select the Enter button to place the text on the screen, or select Cancel to
close the text input box.
Selecting Line Width and Graphics Style
To adjust the width of lines, use the
tool in the toolbox. Drag the slider to the right to increase the line
width. This affects straight lines, free-form lines, circles, squares, and rectangles.
You can also select from three styles for circles and rectangles:
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Select
, then select the
or
tool to draw an outlined circle or rectangle.
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Select
, then select the
or
tool to draw a solid-color circle or rectangle.
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Select
rectangle.
, then select the
or
tool to draw an outlined and filled or solid-color circle or
Defining Line and Fill Color
You can set the color for lines and the fill area in circles or rectangles, selecting from several
color palettes.
Select the upper color box to set the line color or the lower box to set the fill color. You see
the following Colors dialog box:
Line
color
Fill color
Color palettes
Slider
Spectrum
Crayon box
Indicates
selected color
Move the slider to
select darker colors
Tap anywhere on
the circle to
change the color
Save colors by
dragging them here
Selecting Line Width and Graphics Style
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After you select a color that you like, you can drag it from the color bar at the top to one of the squares at the
bottom of the dialog box. This allows you to save favorite colors for later use. More squares are available; you
can save up to 300 colors.
To display the following alternate color selection dialog boxes, click the icons at the top of the screen.
Slider
Color palettes
Spectrum
Crayon box
Using Whiteboard Mode (White Background)
You can switch to a white screen that you can use as an interactive whiteboard.
1. Select the Tools menu on the Mac OS menu bar:
2. Select White Background. You see the same tools defined on page 2, but on a white screen.
3. To switch back to Interactive mode, open the Tools menu and select Transparent Background.
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Saving Your Pages
You can select the location and format for saving your annotated images and pages.
1. Open the Easy Interactive Tools menu and select Preferences....
You see the preferences dialog box:
2. Use the on-screen keyboard if you want to enter a different file name prefix for your saved pages; then
select Choose if you want to change the location for saving.
3. Select PNG, JPEG, or Windows BMP as the file format for your saved pages.
4. When you want to save a page, select the
camera tool. You see a message like the following:
Your captured screen image is saved in the location you selected, with an automatically generated filename
based on the current date and time, for example:
image20101005132629
month
prefix
year
day
seconds
hour
minutes
5. Select OK to confirm.
© 2010 Epson America, Inc. 12/10
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Defining Line and Fill Color
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