TANDBERG See&ShareTM 2
User’s Guide
D13166 R EV.02
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Contents
Overview
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Introducing TANDBERG See&Share Software
Changing the Display Colors of Your Desktop
Starting and Exiting TANDBERG See&Share Software
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Conducting a Data Conference
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Connecting to a Server
Creating a Data Conference
Inviting Participants
Joining a Data Conference
Leaving a Data Conference
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Sharing Your Desktop
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Sharing Your Desktop
Listing Current Participants
Improving System Response on the Host’s Computer
Improving System Response on the Participants’ Computers
Stop Sharing Your Desktop
Taking Over Sharing a Desktop
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Changing Sharing and Annotation Options
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Enabling or Disabling Annotations
Enabling and Using Remote Control
Limiting the shared desktop
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Viewing the Host’s Desktop
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Monitoring Your System Performance
Using Full Screen View
Using Fit to Window View
Keeping the Shared Desktop on Top
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Annotating Over the Host’s Desktop
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Using the Floating Screen Pointer
Writing on the Shared Desktop
Customizing Your Pen
Erasing on the Shared Desktop
Capturing the Annotations (Print Screen Key)
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Overview
Introducing TANDBERG See&Share Software
The TANDBERG See&Share data conferencing software offers end users a simple and secure way to share
information displayed on their computer desktop with other participants in a video conference. With this software
anyone can create a data conference that others can join, and anyone in the data conference can become the
host by sharing their desktop.
Any participant can easily send an email invitation to others. Those who receive the invitation can use it to launch
the TANDBERG See&Share client and join the conference.
Participants can annotate over the shared desktop, use a screen pointer and request permission to take over
sharing. These features can however be disabled upon the conference host’s request.
TANDBERG See&Share is integrated with the TANDBERG Management Suite (TMS), allowing end users to
easily schedule a video conference with data conferencing. When scheduling the conference in TMS, an option is
given to include data conference with the video conference. When the booking is complete, the bookingconfirmation email sent out from TMS will include a link to the data conference. This link can then be forwarded to
all the desired data conference participants. At the conference’s scheduled start time, participants can simply
click on the data conference link received in their email, to launch the See&Share client software.
People who don’t have access to e-mail can launch the software from a web address and select the conference
they wish to join.
For more information about how to use TMS, please refer to the TMS User Manual (D12786).
The TANDBERG See&Share data conferencing software is a client/server application. Usage of the client
application is described in this manual. For information about the server components, please refer to the System
Administrator Guide.
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Recommended Client System Requirements
For best performance, we recommend you install the client on a computer that meets the following requirements:
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Pentium II, 150 MHz (II/400 recommended)
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Windows 98, 2000 and XP operating system
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64 MB RAM (128 recommended)
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1 MB of available disk space
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an internet connection (minimum 56 Kbps transfer rate recommended)
Changing the Display Colors of Your Desktop
For best display quality, we recommend that you use the High Color (16 bit) or True Color (32 bit) display setting.
If you share your desktop with the display setting at 16 Colors or 256 Colors, the quality of the shared display will
be lower.
To change the display colors of your desktop
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Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
The Control Panel opens.
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Double-click Display.
The Display Properties dialog box opens.
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Click the Settings tab.
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In the Colors or Color Quality list, select High Color (16 bit) or True Color (32 bit).
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Click OK.
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Starting and Exiting TANDBERG See&Share Software
To start See&Share software
Click the link in your e-mail invitation to the conference and click the ‘Open’ button in the File Download dialog
box. The TANDBERG See&Share Loader starts the software and the conference opens automatically. If you don’t
already have the See&Share software, it is downloaded for you,
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If you downloaded TANDBERG See&Share software to a file, open it now.
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Go to the download URL for TANDBERG See&Share software provided by your system administrator.
Note: The See&Share software requires Internet Explorer to be installed on the client system to join a conference
by clicking on the link in your email invitation.
To exit See&Share software
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Click the
button in the title bar or click on the ‘Menu’ button, then ‘Exit TANDBERG See&Share’
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If you’re the host or you’re viewing the shared desktop in Full Screen view, click the Exit button in the
message that appears.
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Conducting a Data Conference
Connecting to a Server
Under most circumstances, you won’t need to use this procedure. When you join a conference using the link in
an e-mail invitation, you’re automatically connected to the right server. In addition, when you open TANDBERG
See&Share software from a downloaded file or URL, you’re automatically connected to the last server you used.
You only need to specify the server if you’re using the software for the first time or you want to use a different
server than was selected automatically.
To select a server
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Start the TANDBERG See&Share software client.
The TANDBERG See&Share Data-Conferencing Software window opens.
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In the Server name box, select a server from the list.
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In the Server name box, type the host name provided by your system administrator and click the Connect
button.
Although you can also enter an IP address, we recommend that you use the server name instead. If you use
an IP address, some users may not be able to create or join conferences on a server that has different IP
addresses for inside and outside the firewall
The See & Share software client will connect to the server. If your system administrator has imported a
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate, the name of the certificate will appear under the Connect button.
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Creating a Data Conference
When a video conference with data collaboration is booked in TMS, a data conference instance will automatically
be created when the video conference is scheduled to start. Each participant can then join in on the data
conference by clicking on the provided conference link received in their email invitation from TMS.
It is also possible to manually create a data conference, i.e. without making any booking in TMS. This can be
done on-the-fly by anyone of the participants.
To create a data conference
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Start the TANDBERG See&Share software client.
The See&Share Data-Conferencing Software window opens and you’re automatically connected to the last
server you used.
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If this is the first time you’ve used the client or you want to change the default server, follow the instructions
under Connecting to a Server.
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Click the Create button.
The Create Conference dialog box appears.
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Under Conference information:
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Enter a Conference name.
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If desired, enter a Password for the conference. Then enter the password again under Confirm
password.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that you restrict access to your conference by assigning it a password.
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Under User Information, enter your name.
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Click OK.
If the system administrator assigned a password for creating conferences, the Creation Password dialog box
opens.
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If required, enter the Creation Password your system administrator gave you and click OK.
NOTE: Your system administrator decides whether a conference creation password will be required. This
password differs from the conference password. While a conference password restricts who can access a
particular conference, the conference creation password restricts who can create conferences.
The Viewing Host’s Desktop window appears with your name in bold on the list of participants. As other
participants join the conference, their names are added to the list. The total number of participants is
indicated at the top of the list.
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Send e-mail invitations to the other participants or give them the conference name and password over the
phone.
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Any participant can now share their desktop.
NOTE: The person who created the conference doesn’t have to be the first one to share a desktop.
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Inviting Participants
Any meeting participant can invite new people to join the data conference. This can be done directly from the
TANDBERG See&Share software without having to do any action towards TMS. This feature can be disabled by
your system administrator.
To invite participants
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The Invite Participants button is always available to all participants. However, you may need to expand
your toolbar to see it. If you don’t see the Invite Participants button, click the ‘head’ button at the right
end of the toolbar.
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Click the ‘Send Invite’ button.
The Invite Participant dialog box opens.
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If you have access to e-mail, click the ‘E-mail’ button. A new message window opens with a link to the
conference in the body of the e-mail. Select the people you want to invite and click the ‘Send’ button.
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If you don’t have access to e-mail, use the data conference information displayed in the dialog box to
invite the participants by phone and then click the ‘Close’ button.
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Joining a Data Conference
End users can easily join a data conference by following the directions described below. This applies to both data
conferences created by TMS as well as data conferences created maually.
To join a data conference
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Click the link in your e-mail invitation to the conference. TANDBERG See&Share software starts and the
conference opens automatically.
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If you downloaded TANDBERG See&Share software to a file, open it now. Use the default server or select a
different one. Then select from the Active conferences and click the Join button.
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Use the download URL for TANDBERG See&Share software provided by your system administrator. Use the
default server or select a different one. Then select from the Active conferences and click the Join button.
The Join Conference dialog box opens.
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Enter Your name.
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Enter the Conference password, if required. This field isn’t displayed if a password wasn’t assigned when
the conference was created.
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Click OK.
The Viewing Host’s Desktop window appears with your name in bold under the list of participants.
NOTE: The person who created the conference doesn’t have to be the first one to share a desktop. Any
participant can become the host of the conference by sharing a desktop.
Leaving a Data Conference
To leave the data conference
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Click the
button in the title bar of the current window or toolbar for See&Share software or click on the
‘Menu’ button, then ‘Exit TANDBERG See&Share’
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If you’re the host or you’re viewing the shared desktop in Full Screen view, click the Exit button in the
message that appears.
The conference remains open until all participants leave. If the person who was sharing a desktop leaves the
conference, any one of the remaining participants can become the new host by sharing a desktop.
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Sharing Your Desktop
Sharing Your Desktop
Any participant can become the host of the conference by sharing a desktop. The person who created the
conference does not have to be the first one to share a desktop.
To share your desktop
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Start the application and open the file you want to share. Although you can do these things after you share
your desktop, doing it beforehand makes better use of other people’s time.
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In the See&Share Data-Conferencing Software window, click the ‘Menu’ button, then ‘Share My Desktop’
The See&Share Data-Conferencing Software window is replaced by the Sharing toolbar.
TIP: Select and drag the || icon to move the toolbar
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Listing Current Participants
To list current participants while sharing your desktop
Click the ‘head’ button at the right end of the toolbar.. The toolbar expands to include a list of participants. Each
name is accompanied by a pen icon in the color of ink assigned to that person.
NOTE: Participants can customize the properties of their own pen.
If the system response on a participant’s computer begins to lag behind the conference, an hourglass appears
next to the ‘head’ button along with a number specifying the length of the delay for the participant. For more
information, refer to Improving System Response.
To close the list of participants
Click the ‘head’ button again.
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Improving System Response on the Host’s Computer
The first time you run See&Share from your computer you might get a pop-up window like the one below
recommending you to install some components to enhance the sharing performance. It is recommended that you
answer ‘Yes, Install Now’ to this question.
Improving System Response on the Participants’ Computers
To monitor the system response on participants’ computers
When the system response on a participant’s computer begins to lag behind the conference, an hourglass
appears in the Sharing toolbar.
If the list of participants is closed, the hourglass appears at the right end of the toolbar.
If the list of participants is open a number specifying the length of the delay will apear next to the participant. (To
open the list of participants, click the ‘head’ icon)
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A yellow hourglass indicates the participant’s computer is 5–15 seconds behind the host’s presentation. A red
hourglass indicates the participant’s computer is more than 15 seconds behind.
The list of participants is adjustable to accommodate for extra information. If you have difficulty reading all of the
information, resize windows. Position the mouse over the lower left corner, then click and drag until all information
is revealed.
The hourglass is displayed on everyone’s computer. This allows the host to adjust the speed at which the
conference is delivered and other participants to adjust the speed at which they annotate over the shared desktop.
To improve the system response on participants’ computers
As the host, you can improve the participants’ system performance as follows:
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Avoid sharing animations and complex graphics
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Make sure you install the enhancement components mentioned on the previous page
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Stop Sharing Your Desktop
When you grant permission for another participant to take over sharing, you stop sharing your desktop
automatically. You can also choose to stop sharing your desktop at any time.
To stop sharing your desktop
Click ‘Menu’ then ‘Share My Desktop’ to stop sharing you desktop
Taking Over Sharing a Desktop
As the host, the person currently sharing a desktop controls who can take over sharing. The host may also
prevent all requests to take over sharing. When this is the case, ‘Share My Desktop’ is grayed out and requests
can’t be made. Even when requests can be made, the host decides whether to grant each one.
To take over sharing a desktop
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Start the application and open the file you want to share. Although you can do these things after you take over
sharing, doing it beforehand makes better use of other people’s time.
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In the Viewing Host’s Desktop window, click ‘Menu’ then ‘Share My Desktop’
The host receives a message requesting permission for you to take over sharing. If the host grants
permission, you become the host and your desktop is shared. The Sharing toolbar appears on your desktop.
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Changing Sharing and Annotation
Options
NOTE: Only the host can change sharing and annotation options.
Enabling or Disabling Sharing Requests
By default, any participant can request to take over sharing. However, if you prefer not to be interrupted while
sharing your desktop, you can prevent others from asking to take over sharing.
To enable or disable sharing requests
To disable remote control simply press ‘Menu’ -> ‘Sharing Options’ -> ‘Allow Sharing Requests’
Enable Sharing Requests. A check mark appears beside the command when it’s enabled.
Enabling or Disabling Annotations
By default, any participant can write on the shared desktop, erase annotations or activate a separate floating
screen pointer. However, if you prefer to not be interrupted while sharing your desktop, you can prevent others from
using these functions on the shared desktop.
To enable or disable annotations on the shared desktop
To disable remote control simply press ‘Menu’ -> ‘Sharing Options’ -> ‘Allow Remote Annotations’
Enable Remote Annotations. A check mark appears beside the command when it’s enabled.
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Enabling and Using Remote Control
By default remote control is disabled on the server, however if this function is enabled the user sharing the
desktop (master) will have an option to enable remote control of his desktop. This is done by pressing ‘Menu’ ->
‘Sharing Options’ -> ‘Allow Remote Control’
When this is done, the red frame indicating what is shared will change colour to blue. Remote users can then take
control of the master’s desktop. The participants can only control the desktop when the master is idle, if the he is
typing or using the mouse, the rest of the paticipants will see a lock icon on their mouse pointer.
To disable remote control simply press ‘Esc’ or ‘Menu’ -> ‘Sharing Options’ -> ‘Allow Remote Control’
Limiting the shared desktop
There are two ways to limit which areas of the desktop to share:
Moving the frames:
By moving the red (or blue) frame on the desktop you can limit which areas of your desktop you want to share.
Simply move the mousepointer over the frame and notice how the pointer icon changes; then click and drag the
frame to limit your sharing.
Using the Sportlight function:
Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Tools’ -> ‘Spotlight’ and parts of the screen will turn black and an icon like the one below will
appear. Click and drag the frame to rotate and change the size of the spotlight, click and drag the spotlight icon to
move the spotlight or click the ‘Menu’ button below the spotlight to choose the shape or the spotlight and
transparency of the black area around the spotlight. Click the ‘Menu’ button then ‘Exit’ to remove the spotlight.
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Viewing the Host’s Desktop
Monitoring Your System Performance
To monitor the system response on participants’ computers
Wf you’re in normal view and your system begins to lag behind the data conference, an hourglass appears in the
Sharing toolbar.
If the list of participants is closed, the hourglass appears at the right end of the toolbar.
If the list of participants is open a number specifying the length of the delay will apear next to the participant. (To
open the list of participants, click the ‘head’ icon)
A yellow hourglass indicates the participant’s computer is 5–15 seconds behind the host’s presentation. A red
hourglass indicates the participant’s computer is more than 15 seconds behind.
The list of participants is adjustable to accommodate for extra information. If you have difficulty reading all of the
information, resize windows. Position the mouse over the lower left corner, then click and drag until all information
is revealed.
The hourglass is displayed on everyone’s computer. This allows the host to adjust the speed at which the
conference is delivered and other participants to adjust the speed at which they annotate over the shared desktop.
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Using Full Screen View
By default, the shared desktop appears within a window. If you prefer a display that more closely resembles a
slide show presentation, use the Full Screen view. The view you choose is only displayed on your desktop. View
settings are specific to each participant.
To activate Full Screen view
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Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Viewing Options’ -> ‘View Full Screen’
The Viewing toolbar appears.
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If you still see scroll bars on your display, click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Viewing Options’ -> ‘Fit to Window’
To return to Normal view
Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Viewing Options’ -> ‘View Full Screen’
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Using Fit to Window View
When a shared desktop is first displayed on your computer monitor or interactive whiteboard, you may need to
use scroll bars in order to see the entire desktop. However, you can eliminate the need for scroll bars by activating
the Fit to Window view.
NOTE: The view you choose is only displayed on your desktop. View settings are specific to each participant.
To activate/deactivate the Fit to Window view
click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Viewing Options’ -> ‘Fit to Window’
A check mark appears beside the command when it’s enabled.
Keeping the Shared Desktop on Top
If you’re observing a conference while completing other tasks, you may want to use the Keep on Top option to
ensure that you don’t inadvertently cover up the shared desktop window.
To enable or disable the keep on top setting
Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Viewing Options’ -> ‘Keep On Top’
A check mark appears beside the command when it’s enabled.
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Annotating Over the Host’s Desktop
Using the Floating Screen Pointer
The Screen Pointer button enables any participant to position a floating arrow on the shared desktop to
emphasize a point. By default any participant can activate a separate screen pointer. However, the current host
can change this setting to prevent all other participants from activating screen pointers desktop.
NOTE: When annotations have been disallowed, all the options under Tools are greyed out.
To position your screen pointer
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Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Tools’ -> ‘Screen Pointer’
A floating arrow appears, with a label identifying who activated it. For the first few seconds, the
floating arrow flashes red to alert participants of its presence.
More than one floating arrow can be used at a time. In fact, every participant can activate a
separate one.
Click the arrowhead and drag the floating arrow to the position you want.
Circular arrows appear in the arrowhead while it is being repositioned, indicating that the arrow can be pointed
in a new direction.
The floating arrow points in the direction to which it was dragged. For example, if you drag the
arrow from left to right, it points to the right.
To dismiss your screen pointer
Double-click the floating arrow.
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Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Tools’ -> ‘Screen Pointer’
NOTE: If you’re the host, you can also dismiss screen pointers activated by any of the other participants. Just
double-click on any floating arrow to dismiss it.
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Writing on the Shared Desktop
By default any participant can write on the shared desktop. However, the current host can change this setting to
prevent all of the other participants from writing on the shared desktop.
NOTE: When annotations have been disallowed, the Pen button in the Viewing Host’s Desktop window is grayed
out.
To write on the shared desktop using the Pen button
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Click the Pen button.
Refer to Customizing the Pen in the next section if you want to change the properties of this button.
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Click and drag with the mouse.
A line of electronic ink appears over the shared desktop and your annotations are displayed to all of the other
participants. There are no restrictions on how many participants can annotate at the same time.
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When you finish annotating, click the Mouse Cursor button to restore mouse mode.
Customizing Your Pen
Participants can only customize the properties of their own pen button. Use this feature if you want to change the
color, width or transparency of your pen.
To customize the properties of your pen button
Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Tools’ and choose one of the predefined pens there, or choose ‘Custom Pen...’ to
customize a pen of your own.
The Configure Tool Settings dialog box opens.
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Select a Color. For an expanded palette of colors, click the More button.
2
Select a Width. The width range is from 1 to 32 pixels and the default is 2 pixels.
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If you want to use the pen as a highlighter, click the box beside Transparent.
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Click OK.
The icon next to your name in the list of participants changes to reflect your choice.
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Erasing on the Shared Desktop
By default any participant can erase annotations on the shared desktop. However, the current host can change
this setting to prevent all of the other participants from erasing annotations on the shared desktop.
NOTE: When annotations have been disallowed, the Eraser button in the Viewing Host’s Desktop window is
grayed out.
To erase annotations using the Eraser button
Click ‘Menu’ -> ‘Tools’ -> ‘Eraser’
The cursor immediately changes to an eraser icon.
Click and drag the mouse over the annotations you want to erase.
Click the Mouse Cursor button to restore mouse mode.
TIP: If you’re the host, you may be able to clear all annotations by clicking the Mouse Cursor button and then
clicking anywhere on the shared desktop.
Capturing the Annotations (Print Screen Key)
Any participant can obtain a record of the annotations on the shared desktop by taking a standard screen capture.
Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard to capture the entire screen or ALT + Print Screen to capture the
active window.
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