A+ Suite

A+ Suite
A+ Suite
User Manual
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Contents
OVERVIEW ............................................................................................................................ 1
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................. 2
USING SPHERE2 .................................................................................................................. 3
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 3
To change the user interface language ....................................................................... 4
Classes .............................................................................................................................. 5
Create a class ............................................................................................................. 6
Edit the class ............................................................................................................... 7
Add student in the class .............................................................................................. 8
To change the student profile and picture.................................................................... 9
Class Interactivity............................................................................................................. 12
Option Function ............................................................................................................... 18
To configure the video recording setting .................................................................... 19
To configure the capture setting ................................................................................ 19
To use the auto adjust function .................................................................................. 20
To configure WirelessCam setting ............................................................................. 20
To configure file upload setting .................................................................................. 21
MediaLibary ..................................................................................................................... 22
To compare images with the live image from the visualizer ....................................... 23
To upload images form medialibrary ......................................................................... 24
Upload ............................................................................................................................. 26
To login and save your information in options ........................................................... 27
To login and save your information in options(Dropbox)............................................ 28
To upload without saving your information ................................................................ 30
Camera Setting ................................................................................................................ 31
To set up TabCam using the QR Code ...................................................................... 31
FW Upgrade .............................................................................................................. 33
Check for Update ............................................................................................................. 36
Check for update ....................................................................................................... 36
A+ PLUG-IN FOR POWERPOINT ....................................................................................... 38
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 38
Visor ................................................................................................................................ 39
To add and set the visor setting in the slide............................................................... 39
Spotlight ........................................................................................................................... 41
To add and set the spotlight setting in the slide ......................................................... 41
To resize the spotlight................................................................................................ 43
To move the spotlight ................................................................................................ 44
To change the spotlight shape................................................................................... 44
Capture ............................................................................................................................ 46
To use the capture ..................................................................................................... 46
Record ............................................................................................................................. 47
To use the recorder ................................................................................................... 47
Visualizer ......................................................................................................................... 48
Voting............................................................................................................................... 51
To create slide questionnaire..................................................................................... 52
To get sample question file ........................................................................................ 54
To import question ..................................................................................................... 56
To start the voting ...................................................................................................... 58
To use the voting box ................................................................................................ 60
Game Editor..................................................................................................................... 61
To customize the English game ................................................................................. 61
To update geographic game ...................................................................................... 65
To update math game ............................................................................................... 65
Option .............................................................................................................................. 66
Check for Update ...................................................................................................... 67
To check for update ................................................................................................... 67
A+ PLUG-IN FOR WORD .................................................................................................... 69
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 69
Capture ............................................................................................................................ 70
To use the capture ..................................................................................................... 70
Option .............................................................................................................................. 71
CHECK FOR UPDATE ........................................................................................................ 72
To check for update ................................................................................................... 72
A+ PLUG-IN FOR EXCEL.................................................................................................... 74
Overview .......................................................................................................................... 74
Check for Update ............................................................................................................. 75
To check for update ................................................................................................... 75
FLOATING TOOLBOX ......................................................................................................... 77
Main Toolbox.................................................................................................................... 78
ANNOTATION ..................................................................................................................... 78
To change the color of the line and shape ................................................................. 78
To delete line and shape ........................................................................................... 78
Teaching tool.................................................................................................................... 79
To extend the ruler .................................................................................................... 79
To use the protractor ................................................................................................. 80
To use the text to speech .......................................................................................... 81
AVerVision Flash Plug-in.................................................................................................. 82
Overview
Welcome to A+ Suite software. This software is the intellectual proprietary of AVer
Information Inc. You can use the other 3 independent programs in A+ Suite
software. These are the Sphere2, Capture and Recorder. With the new user
interface of Sphere2, it now gives you more ease of use in navigating the tools you
need in showing your live video presentation. As for the Capture and Recorder,
you can capture the screen in 3 ways: full screen, window and area, and record
video in 2 ways: full screen and area.
In addition, it comes with the A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint add-ins which allows you
to enhance your PowerPoint presentation by inserting the Sphere2 video screen in
your slide presentation and showing live video demo from your visualizer in slide
show mode. While in PowerPoint slide show presentation mode, you can access
many interesting features added in the Floating toolbox. Wherein, you can
annotate on your presentation with straight/freeform lines, highlighter pen, add
different shapes, record presentation in video or capture screen shot of your
presentation.
We also provide some of the functions in Word and Excel. In Word, you can also
use our A+ Suite software by inserting the Sphere2 video screen in your
documents.
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Minimum System Requirements
For Win 7 / Win 8 / Win10
 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz or later
 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
 1024 x 768 or higher resolution display
 DirectX 9.0c compatible video card
 900 MB free hard disk space for basic installation
 Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 (32-bit) for A+ Plug-in for
PowerPoint
 CD-ROM and USB 1.1 or above for AVer visualizer connection
For Mac OS v10.9 / v10.10
 Intel Core Duo 1.86GHz or later x86 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo
2.00 GHz recommended)
 1 GB of RAM (2 GB recommended)
 1024 x 768 or higher resolution display
 900 MB free hard disk space for basic installation
 Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or 2010(32-bit) for A+ Plug-in for
PowerPoint
 CD-ROM and USB 1.1 or above for AVer visualizer connection
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Using Sphere2
The following sections will describe each function of Shpere2.
Overview
Sphere2 is the perfect software tool you can use with your AVer visualizer for
actual interactive visual learning and demonstration. With the new user interface
design, you can easily navigate and familiarized with the tools.
Adjust the video image display of the AVer visualizer. You can
zoom in and out, pause and resume the video streaming, rotate,
and adjust the image brightness, contrast, white balance,
manually adjust the focus, change video effect and display mode.
Use to draw straight line, freeform line, highlight transparent line,
and shape on the Sphere2 video screen.
Record the image from the AVer visualizer into video format.
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Capture the image from the AVer visualizer into image format.
Use to scan and read text displayed on AVer visualizer. You can
also use teaching tools like spotlight and visor.
To change the user interface language
Click Sphere2 > Languages > and select the language.
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Classes
This intuitive program allows teacher to create student database per class, monitor
and keep track of the student performance, add remarks, recognize students with
their photos and backup copy of all the class data.
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Create a class
1. Click
icon to open the class.
2. In class window, click
Click
to open a class. Click
to save teacher’s profile data. Click
to cloud storage.
to exit class window.
Enter the Title (class name), Grade, Passcode(for login class), and Description.
The items with * are required to enter. Click Save to save the class.
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Edit the class
1. Click
the class you want to edit.
2. Select [Class Information] to edit the class, [Duplicate] to make another copy
of the class, [Disable] to move the class in disabled list, and [Edit Student] to
add students into this class.
3. Edit the data in the Class Information dialog box and click [Save].
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Add student in the class
1. Click
the class you want to add student.
2. Select [Edit Students] in the drop down list.
3. Click
and enter the student information.
4. Click [Save].
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To change the student profile and picture
1. Click
of the class you want to edit the student profile and picture.
2. Select [Edit Students] in the drop down list.
3. In the student tab, click
picture.
of the student you want to edit the profile and
4. Click [Edit] to change the student profile, [Move] to transfer the student profile
to a different class,
5. [Duplicate] to make copy of the student profile, and [Disable] to move the
student profile in disabled list.
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6. Edit the information in the Student Profile dialog box.
7. To change the student profile picture, double-click the picture frame.
8. Click [Choose] and locate to insert the picture of the student.
9. Then use the
and click [OK].
to adjust the picture to fit the frame
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10. Click [Save].
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Class Interactivity
Shpere2 provides interactive between teacher and student during a class.
During a class, teacher can send the image of DocCam or Whiteboard to student
for self-test or write their opinion or note. Also, students can send back their
self-test answer or feedback to teacher.
[Note] Teacher and student need to be in same class and same LAN segment in
order to interactive.
1. Teacher creates a class(To create a class, refer to Classes section)
2. Click “Class” tab and click
to select the class to start.
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3. From class list, select the class and click
to confirm.
4. When class is started will be shown as like below figure.
[Note] Remember to connect the DocCam for live image view.
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Display current number of students in class.
Student is in class.
Student is off the class.
Give a reward for students.
Lock all students or certain students. When students
are locked, student cannot send any feedback to
teacher.
Reset students images that has send to teacher.
The documents folder storages all images/pictures
are pushed to students and send back to teacher.
5. Students use ClassSend App to join the class and interactive with teacher. On
the tablet device, open the ClassSend and select “In Class”.
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6. Select the class and enter student ID to login.
[Note]
 The PC (Sphere2) and tablet (ClassSend) are in the same LAN segment,
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the class will be shown automatically.

If class does not show, select
connect to class. Click
and enter the IP of Shpere2 to
icon on Shpere2 can find the IP of Sphere2.
7. After login, student will see ClassSend main interface.
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8. Teacher clicks
to send the image to all students in the class. Students
will receive the image that teacher has sent to them.
ClassSend screen
9. Students can select
to send the feedback to teacher.
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Option Function
In Sphere2 Options, you can personalize your captured image, recorded video or
TTS(text to speech), and you can also select the function you want to use in auto
adjust.
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To configure the video recording setting
Click Sphere2 > Options and select Video tab.
To configure the capture setting
Click Sphere2 > Options and select Image tab.
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To use the auto adjust function
Click Sphere2 > Options and select Auto Adjust.
You can select the function you want to use in auto adjust.
To configure WirelessCam setting
Click Sphere2 > Options and select Camera Setting tab.
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To configure file upload setting
Click Sphere2 > Options and select Upload tab.
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MediaLibary
In Sphere2 MediaLibrary, you can view visualizer images and recordings saved to
your PC. The features provided in MediaLibrary allow you to compare 1~5 saved
images with the live image from the visualizer, upload the media and set up the
upload information in the upload manager.
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To compare images with the live image from the visualizer
Choose the images from the medialibrary and then click
to insert images for
comparison.
If you want to add some marks, draw straight line, freeform line, highlight
transparent line, and shape on your slide presentation, then you can double click
the image which you want to use for marking.
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You can compare 1~5 saved images with the live image from the visualizer.
Annotation & visualizer tools still accessible.
To upload images form medialibrary
1. Click
to directly upload videos/image to your YouTube, Facebook, Google
drive, Dropbox, and/or FTP account(s).
2.
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3. You can also right click the images in medialibrary and start to upload.
4. Click
to open Upload Manager. It can help you to manager your upload
information, choose the folder and add some notes for upload media.
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Upload
In Sphere2 Upload, you can directly upload videos/image to your YouTube,
Facebook, Twitter, Picassa, Dropbox and/or FTP account(s). You can also save
your login informations in options, and it may help you save times whenever you
want to upload.
Click Sphere2 > Options and select Upload.
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To login and save your information in options
"User Name", "Password" and "address" will be saved if you key in the information
and press "OK" button. And if you key in the correct information, then you will
upload the images or videos in MediaLibrary without logging again.
In Facebook and Ftp if you key in the correct login information, you can also
choose your folder by clicking
.
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To login and save your information in options(Dropbox)
Click Dropbox's "Link" button and click yes button to open the Dropbox login IE
Explorer.
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Key in the Dropbox's login information in the Internet, and then click Allow button.
If you login successfully, you will see the Dropbox's "User Name" and unlink button
next time you open options.
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To upload without saving your information
If you don't want to save the login information in options or "the username or
password is wrong", you can directly upload the images in MediaLibrary and key in
the login information there.
You can also save the login information to options in MediaLibrary by checking the
"stay signed in".
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Camera Setting
If you want to change the setting of the F70W/TabCam (WirelessCam) , you can
follow the following steps.
To set up TabCam using the QR Code
1. Press the Adding TabCam to Wi-Fi network’s button.
2. Enter your Wi-Fi information as shown in follow picture.
3. On the next page, place the TabCam as shown in follow picture.
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4. On the “Scan the QR Code” page, press the Zoom-in and Autofocus buttons
together for five seconds, then release. *Wait approximately 20-30 seconds for
scanning to complete.
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FW Upgrade
1. Press the”Advanced setting” button.
2. Select your TabCam which you want to upgrade and press the Unlock button to
key in the password for getting permission.(Our initial password is “admin”)
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3. If you key in the correct password (that TabCam’s Status will change from
Locked to Free) , our server will check your firmware version automatically. And
then please press “Yes” for downloading the latest firmware version.
4. After you download the latest firmware version, now you are allowed to press
Firmware upgrade button.
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5. Now you start to update your TabCam’s Firmware. If you do not update
successfully, you can reopen your TabCam and try again.
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Check for Update
In About dialog box, you can get information of the software product introductions.
If we have released the latest version for A+ Suite, you can also find Check for
Update button in this page and start to update.
Check for update
1. Press the
button and then you will see the update
informations if your version is old.
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2. If you want to start downloading the latest version, please press start button
and wait until it is finished.
3. Now you can start to install our latest version.
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A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint
Overview
A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint opens the MS PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. The
“AVer” ribbon will be added in the tab selections. The features provided in
the AVer ribbon allows you to insert Sphere2 video screen, convert image
text into typewritten text, add spotlight and visor presentation screen effects, and
create voting slide questionnaires. The Spotlight and Visor effects, and the live
video from the Sphere2 visualizer can only be previewed when you are in slide
show mode. Running the Recorder and Capture programs allows you to record
video and take a snapshot of your PowerPoint presentation.
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Visor
Visor completely covers the slide area with a gray color rectangular shield
when you are in PowerPoint slide show mode. The gray cover can be
dragged around to show the covered area and change the opacity level.
To add and set the visor setting in the slide
1. In your PowerPoint presentation, select the slide you want to add visor.
2. Click
. The visor mark will appear at the lower left corner of the slide.
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3. Switch to slide show mode when you are done setting all the slides with
visor.
4. Click and drag the gray cover to the location on where you want position it.
5. At the upper right corner of the visor, click
of the visor,
to close the visor, and
opacity level.
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to change the opacity level
to save the visor position and
Spotlight
Spotlight focuses the attention of the audience on a spot. It completely
covers the slide area while exposing a part of the slide.
To add and set the spotlight setting in the slide
1. In your PowerPoint presentation, select the slide you want to add
spotlight.
2. Click
. The visor mark will appear at the lower left corner of the slide.
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3. Switch to slide show mode when you are done setting all the slides with
spotlight.
4. Click and drag the gray cover to the location on where you want position it.
5. At the upper right corner of the spotlight, click
shape and the opacity level of the gray area,
and
to change the spot
to close the spotlight,
to save the spotlight position, shape, size and gray area opacity
level.
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To resize the spotlight
1. Move the cursor to the around the edge of the spotlight.
2. If the cursor changes to 2-headed arrow, click and drag to change the size.
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To move the spotlight
1. Move the cursor to the around the edge of the spotlight.
2. If the cursor changes to a hand shape, click to grab and move the spotlight.
To change the spotlight shape
Click
and select the shape you prefer in the list.
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Capture
This is an easy and one quick way to take a screen shot from your desktop
screen. It allows you to take screenshots from any part of your screen in 3
ways and insert it directly on your presentation slide.
Note: This program can also be run from this icon
To use the capture
Click
to capture the entire screen.
Click
to capture the active window.
Click
to capture a region of the screen.
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Record
Recorder is used to record the computer screen activities and sound. This
allows you to create video tutorials for any software program or video
demonstration material on how to solve recurring problem with the
computer for technical subject.
To use the recorder
1. Select the area of the screen you want to record. Click
screen or
a certain portion of the screen.
2. Click
to enable and
3. Click
to start recording.
disable recording video with sound.
4. The basic Recorder dialog box will appear. Click
and
to record the entire
to temporary pause/resume video recording.
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to stop video recording
Visualizer
Visualizer allows you to insert the video screen in your slide presentation
and present live video from your AVer visualizer in slide show mode. Make
sure to connect the AVer visualizer to the computer USB and turned on.
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To insert Visualizer video screen
Click
click
to
and
insert
video
screen
in
adjustable
size
to insert the video screen on the entire slide.
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or
To view the Visualizer video screen
Switch to slide show mode to view the live image from the AVer visualizer. There
are tools that you can use to enhance the video quality.
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Voting
Voting allows teacher to monitor and record the student
learning progress. This requires using the AVer voting
device, student can vote to response on the question
shown on the screen. It’s easy to create slide
questionnaire. You can directly prepare your slide questionnaire on MS
PowerPoint slide or import the questions created in MS Excel in *.xlsx format.
[Important] To start voting, make sure the USB dongle of AVerPen is connected to
the computer USB and the student pens are ready.
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To create slide questionnaire
1. Run A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint.
2. Click AVer > Insert Question.
3. Select the type of question: True/False, Multiple Choice (single answer multiple
choice), or Multiple answer (multiple answers multiple choice).
4. A new slide will be inserted. Enter the question in the pink text box and the
choices in option text boxes. Click
to set the voting time limit and
to
set the correct answer. This would allow recording the student who gets the
correct answer in the database. To add more questionnaires, repeat step 2 to
4.
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To get sample question file
1. Run A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint.
2. Click AVer > Import Question.
3. In the Import Questions dialog box, click Question sample (en US).xls link.
4. You’ll be prompt to save the file. Select the location and click Save. To void this
operation, click Cancel.
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5. Open and edit the file. MS Excel version 2007 and above is required to open
and edit the *.xlsx file.
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To import question
1. Run A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint.C
2. Click AVer > Import Questions.
3. In the Import Questions dialog box, click
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and locate the *.xlsx file.
4. Each row in the *.xlsx file will be shown on each slide.
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To start the voting
1. Run A+ Plug-in for PowerPoint and switch to slide show.
2. You’ll be prompt to select class if the computer you are running this feature
have class database record. The result of the student/group that gets the
correct answer will be recorded. If Anonymous class is selected, the result will
not be recorded.
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3. If the first slide is the questionnaire cover, click anywhere on the slide to switch
onto the next slide with the question to start voting.
4. The slide with question setting, a voting box will appear. Click
start voting.
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to
To use the voting box
Once the voting stop the result box will appear. Click [Show] to display the
students who answered the question correctly.
If there correct answer is not assigned in the voting page, teacher can still set the
correct answer by clicking the numbered radio button.
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Game Editor
This allows you to check for games updates.
To customize the English game
1. Click English Game Editor > + Add new.
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2. A new category tab will appear and click [Add vocabulary].
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3. Scroll and click to select the image you want to add in the new category, or click
[+ Add new] to add your own picture file.
[Note] The filename of the picture will be used as the name of the picture. You
can edit it by double-click the name or right-click the image to rename, move,
duplicate or delete.
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4. Click [OK] to save your selections in the new category.
5. Right-click on the category tab to rename or delete tab. The newly added
category will be shown in the English game list.
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To update geographic game
Click Geographic Game Manager > Update. This will check and upload if there is
new map update. Click [Remove] to delete the map.
To update math game
Click Math Game Manager > Update. This will check and upload if there is Math
game update. Click [Remove] to delete the math material.
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Option
In Options dialog box, you can change the setting of A+ Plug-in for
PowerPoint in General, the Capture settings n Image, the Recorder
settings in Video, the Teaching tool text to speech setting.
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Check for Update
In About dialog box, you can get information of the software product
introductions. If we have released the latest version for A+ Suite, you can
also find Check for Update button in this page and start to update.
To check for update
1. Press the
button and then you will see the update
information if your version is old.
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2. If you want to start downloading the latest version, please press start button
and wait until it is finished.
3. Now you can start to install our latest version.
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A+ Plug-in for Word
Overview
A+ Plug-in for Word opens the MS PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. The “AVer”
ribbon will be added in the tab selections. The features provided in the
AVer ribbon allow you to take screenshots from any part of your screen
and insert it directly on your presentation slide. You can also converts any printed
or typewritten text from the scanned images, screenshots, or visualizer live video
image into editable text that can be inserted in Excel.
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Capture
This is an easy and one quick way to take a screen shot from your desktop
screen. It allows you to take screenshots from any part of your screen in 3
ways and insert it directly on your presentation slide.
[Note] This program can also be run from this icon
To use the capture
Click
to capture the entire screen.
Click
to capture the active window.
Click
to capture a region of the screen.
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Option
In Options dialog box, you can change the setting of A+ Plug-in for
PowerPoint in General, the Capture settings n Image, the Recorder
settings in Video, the Teaching tool text to speech setting.
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Check for Update
In About dialog box, you can get information of the software product
introductions. If we have released the latest version for A+ Suite, you can
also find Check for Update button in this page and start to update.
To check for update
1. Press the
button and then you will see the update
information if your version is old.
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2. If you want to start downloading the latest version, please press start button
and wait until it is finished.
3. Now you can start to install our latest version.
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A+ Plug-in for Excel
Overview
A+ Plug-in for Excel opens the MS PowerPoint 2007 or 2010. The “AVer”
ribbon will be added in the tab selections. The features provided in the
AVer ribbon allows you to converts any printed or typewritten text from the
scanned images, screenshots, or AVerVision visualizer live video image into
editable text that can be inserted in Excel or save as html.
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Check for Update
In About dialog box, you can get information of the software product
introductions. If we have released the latest version for A+ Suite, you can
also find Check for Update button in this page and start to update.
To check for update
1. Press the
button and then you will see the update
information if your version is old.
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2. If you want to start downloading the latest version, please press start button
and wait until it is finished.
3. Now you can start to install our latest version.
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Floating Toolbox
The Floating toolbox will appear on the screen when you are in slide show
mode. Double-click the icon to expand the control panel to access the tools
that would allow you to use while you are doing your PowerPoint slide show
presentation.
Main
Annotation
Teaching tool
Teaching game
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Main Toolbox
In the main toolbox, you can access AVerVision to insert and view live video from
your AVerVision visualizer, Record to record your PowerPoint presentation,
Capture to take a snapshot of your presentation, use the teaching tools, and
switch to Annotation and teaching game toolbox.
Main
Annotation
Annotation allows you to draw straight line, freeform line, highlight
transparent line, and shape on your slide presentation.
Annotation
Shape
To change the color of the line and shape
Click and select the color in the color palette around the toolbox.
To delete line and shape
Click
to delete one object at a time or
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to delete all the annotations.
Teaching tool
Teaching tool allows you to insert ruler and protractor to measure line and
angle, and read the text in your PowerPoint text box.
Teaching tool
To extend the ruler
Point the mouse cursor at the edge of the ruler to show the 2-headed arrow
appears. Then click and drag to extend the ruler.
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To use the protractor
Click on the blue button and move up or down to create an angle.
Right-click on the protractor to close, change protractor to Full or Half.
After setting the angle, you can also set to fix the angle which allows you to move
around without changing the angle value.
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To use the text to speech
Click
to turn on text to speech and move the cursor on the text. The cursor
will change into text to speech icon.
Click on the spotted text box to start reading.
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AVerVision Flash Plug-in
Any programs or software that supports playing or importing Shockwave
Flash file, you can insert or use the *.swf file to view the video from your
AVerVision visualizer. Double-click to open the folder and access the
AVerVision Flash Plug-in file.
[Note] Flash player must be installed in the computer to be able to use this
file. In the Adobe Flash Player Settings dialog box, make sure Allow is
selected.
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