Presenter-to-Go™ PC Card™ & CF Card™ User`s Guide

Presenter-to-Go™ PC Card™ & CF Card™ User`s Guide
Presenter-to-Go™
PC Card™ &
CF Card™
User’s Guide
CompaqTM
iPAQTM
Digital
Projector
Presenter-to-Go PC Card & CF Card
For Pocket PCTM Handhelds with a
Type II PC Card or CF Card Interface
Includes Instructions For:
• Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC Presentation Application with File Creation
Support on Windows 98, Millennium, 2000, XP & NT4.
• MARGI Mirror Pocket PC Graphics Display Application.
MARGI Systems Inc. • Fremont, CA 94538 • www.margi.com
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ...............................................................................4
Your Product Packaging Contains:.......................................................4
2. System Requirements................................................................5
Handheld ...............................................................................................5
Desktop or Laptop.................................................................................5
Display Device ......................................................................................5
3. Software Installation/Setup on PC & Handheld .......................5
Installing the Presenter-to-Go PC Creation Software drivers,
Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC software and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC
software when your handheld device is synced....................................5
Installing the Presenter-to-Go PC Creation Software drivers,
Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC software and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC
software when your handheld device is not synced..............................8
Un-Installing the PC Creation Software drivers. ..................................9
4. Creating Your Presentation.....................................................10
Creating Presentations from within Microsoft PowerPoint on your
desktop PC (or laptop): .......................................................................10
Creating Presentations from Windows Applications with Printer
Support: ...............................................................................................14
5. Bringing the Presentation into your Handheld .......................16
The ActiveSync™ Process:.................................................................16
6. Using Presenter-to-Go.............................................................16
Splash and
Presentation Screen .............................................................................17
Card Status ..........................................................................................17
Display Information Screen: ...............................................................18
Resolution and Refresh Rate Selection...............................................19
Show, or Hide slides ...........................................................................19
Viewing Notes and Slide Text Content ..............................................20
Viewing Slide Thumbnails..................................................................21
Drag & Drop Reorganization..............................................................21
Switching between Presentations........................................................22
MENU: presentation ...........................................................................22
Auto Slide Show .................................................................................23
Hide All, Show All..............................................................................23
DELETE function ...............................................................................23
Beaming Files to other Handhelds......................................................24
MENU: Options ..................................................................................24
Show Preferences ................................................................................25
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About...................................................................................................25
Making a Presentation.........................................................................26
Showing a slide ...................................................................................26
Displaying Notes while making Presentations.......................................... 26
Remote Control Operation ..................................................................26
7. Getting the Most out of your Presenter-to-Go Presentation
(Power User Tips) .......................................................................27
Creating a Mobile Presentations from multiple applications..............27
Making Effective Presentations from your Handled Efficiently ........27
Making presentations when standing away............................................... 27
Reviewing Notes and Slide Text Content while Making Presentations- the
Cheat Sheet................................................................................................ 28
8. MARGI Mirror Introduction...................................................28
9. Using MARGI Mirror .............................................................28
Video ...................................................................................................30
Zoom ...................................................................................................30
Update .................................................................................................30
Percentage of CPU Used ........................................................................... 30
Rotate ..................................................................................................30
Resolution and Refresh Rate Selection...............................................32
10. Using MARGI Mirror with an External Keyboard ..............32
11. Troubleshooting ....................................................................33
Frequently Asked Questions ...............................................................33
Technical Support ...............................................................................35
12. Specifications ........................................................................36
Appendix One: Product Warranty .............................................37
Appendix Two: Federal Communications Commission
Information..................................................................................38
© 2001 MARGI Systems, Inc. MARGI, MARGI Mirror, the MARGI logo, and Presenter-to-Go are all trademarks of
MARGI Systems, Inc. PowerPoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Compaq and iPAQ are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Compaq, Inc. Credits: The digital projector picture is provided by Lightware,
Inc. All rights reserved. Specifications are subject to change without notice. All other trademarks and registries are the
property of their respective owners. Specifications and any errors in this manual are subject to change without notice.
The Part Number of this manual is 70-2103 Rev. B
Presenter-to-Go is subject to U.S. and other international patents pending.
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing Presenter-to-Go™ by MARGI Systems™. Presenter-to-Go is available as a PC
Card or CF Card for use with Pocket PC handheld devices. It comes with two Pocket PC applications
that allow the handheld to be used as a presentation tool in two distinctly different ways:
1. Using “Presenter-to-Go” PC software and its associated Pocket PC application, a user can compress
and load images from PowerPoint® (and other printable documents) from a PC into the handheld using
the ActiveSync process. The user can then carry the handheld to a presentation, connect to digital
projector (or VGA display) and make 1024 x 768 color presentations without the need for a laptop
computer. The Presenter-to-Go application is supported on Windows 98, 98SE, Millennium, 2000, XP
& NT4.
2. Using the “MARGI Mirror” Pocket PC application and the Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card, a
handheld user can connect to a digital projector (or a VGA display) and display the contents of the
handheld's LCD up to twice the 240 x 320 display size, regardless of the application it is running.
MARGI Mirror and the Presenter-to-Go PC card act like a graphics output card for the handheld. It is
even possible to attach a keyboard, run word processing software, and see the output on the display as
one types on the keyboard. Color graphics are supported when using the color handhelds. Information
on MARGI Mirror starts in Section 8 of this manual.
This guide contains information on installation and use of both the “Presenter-to-Go” and the “MARGI
Mirror” applications. The README file included on the supplied disk may contain more recent
information that may not be included in this guide. Downloadable updates and information are posted
on the Presenter-to-Go web site, www.presenter-to-go.com under Support.
Your Product Packaging Contains:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Presenter-to-Go PC Card or Presenter-to-Go CF Card
VGA adapter cable with power port (PC) / VGA adapter cable (CF)
5 Volt DC Power Supply (PC Only)
Remote Control*
Presenter-to-Go Installation CD (Includes MARGI Mirror™ application)
HD15 (VGA) male to male gender bender connector (PC) / Male-to-Male VGA Cable (CF)
Quick Start Guide
* Your handheld most offer IR support for remote control use.
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2. System Requirements
In order to completely create and display presentations using Presenter-to-Go it is necessary to have a
Pocket PC handheld, a desktop or laptop computer, and a display device. The corresponding system
requirements are listed below:
Handheld
•
Any Pocket PC handheld with a Type II PC card or CF card slot or jacket.
Desktop or Laptop
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•
•
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32 MB RAM
50 MB Hard Drive
Windows® 98, 98SE, Millennium, 2000, XP or NT4.
Handheld cradle with ActiveSync software loaded.
Display Device
•
Any Display Device with HD-15 (VGA) connector and support for 1024 x 768 resolution
at 8-bit color depth. This includes most CRT monitors and most graphics projectors.
3. Software Installation/Setup on PC & Handheld
Installing the Presenter-to-Go PC Creation Software drivers, Presenter-toGo Pocket PC software and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC software when your
handheld device is synced.
Note: Do not insert the Presenter-to-Go PC or CF Card into your Pocket PC handheld device until the
Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC software has been installed.
Check that your PC meets the System Requirements for operating system and hardware requirements
described in Sections 2. Run SETUP on the Presenter-to-Go CD to install the Presenter-to-Go
presentation creation drivers (and the PowerPoint Add-in.) on your PC. The SETUP program may
auto-run on some systems.
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Fig. 3.1: Selection of Software Installation Destination
Presenter-to-Go will install into a default folder under Program Files. If you wish to install the software
elsewhere, you may do so at this point in the installation process.
Fig. 3.2: Selection of Type of Handheld
Please check the box next to “Pocket PC” and then click ”OK”.
If your Pocket PC device is currently synced to the computer you are installing the Presenter-to-Go PC
software on, the Presenter-to-Go and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC applications will install on the handheld
device at the same time as the PC software.
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Fig. 3.3: Retrieving Device Data
After the install software has checked the handheld device and determined compatibility, you will be
prompted as to whether you want to install the Presenter-to-Go and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC software
at that time, as in Fig. 3.3. Please click “Yes”.
Fig. 3.4: Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC Software Installation
Once the Presenter-to-Go software has been installed on your computer and the Presenter-to-Go and
MARGI Mirror Pocket PC software has been installed on the handheld device, you will see the
following message, which you should click “OK” in response to.
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Fig. 3.5: Application Downloading Complete
You will then get the following message at the end of the installation. If you wish to register the product
at this time, please click “Finish”, and you will be brought to the Presenter-to-Go registration page
through your internet browser. If you do not wish to register the product at this time, simply uncheck the
box below and then click “Finish”.
Fig. 3.6: Setup Complete
Installing the Presenter-to-Go PC Creation Software drivers, Presenter-toGo Pocket PC software and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC software when your
handheld device is not synced.
Follow the steps in the previous section. After the Presenter-to-Go PC software is done installing, you
will see the message on the following page:
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Fig. 3.7: Pending Application Install
The Presenter-to-Go and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC applications will be installed on your handheld
during the next ActiveSync.
Fig. 3.8: Add/Remove Programs
Click on “OK”, and the Presenter-to-Go and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC software will then install.
Un-Installing the PC Creation Software drivers.
When updating PC software versions, it is recommended that you remove the old PC creation
application software drivers prior to installing the new version. This can be done by following the
procedure below:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS
Scroll and highlight MARGI Presenter-to-Go
Press the ADD/REMOVE button.
Confirm file Deletion by selecting YES
The Un-Install Shield will come and uninstall the program. Answer YES if it asks if you want to
remove any no longer used files with the MARGI as part of the name.
6. Un-Install is now complete.
4. Creating Your Presentation
Presenter-to-Go presentations can be created directly from within Microsoft PowerPoint® or from any
Windows® application that has print driver support. The processes are slightly different.
Creating Presentations from within Microsoft PowerPoint on your desktop
PC (or laptop):
The Presenter-to-Go driver provides a button icon on the PowerPoint toolbar that looks like:
It is shown in the figure on the next page, and can be found at the far right of the toolbar.
Fig 4.1 Typical PowerPoint Screen with Presenter-to-Go Icon
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Complete your PowerPoint presentation as you normally would, taking notice of the note below.
Note: Presenter-to-Go does not support any slide-transitions, animation, or audio/video features
available in Microsoft PowerPoint®. Only static slides are supported.
Click on the Presenter-to-Go icon and the following occur automatically:
1. Conversion of PowerPoint file into the compressed mobile presentation format. The Presenterto-Go “Presentation Name” will be pre-filled with the same name as the PowerPoint file.
2. The “Presenter-to-Go Creator” dialog box will appear.
Fig 4.2 Presenter-to-Go Creator dialog box
The Presenter-to-Go Creator dialog box allows you to Change the name of the presentation. To change
the name, simply change the name in the “Presentation Name” box. Press the “Create” button, to create
a mobile presentation.
In order to append the presentation to a presentation in the “Presentations List”, select a presentation
from the “Presentations List”. That name will automatically appear in the “Append To” line. Clicking
on the “Append” button will now append the current mobile presentation to the existing presentation
listed on the “Append To” line.
Documents previously transferred to the handheld are saved in the Archive List. To append a new
document to an archived document, click the “Archive List” button. A list of previous presentations will
show in the “Archived Documents” area of a new window. You can view and delete items in the
archive list by using the “View” and “Delete” buttons. To copy an archived document to the current
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“Presentation List”, press the “Copy to Desktop” button. Now you can use this presentation like any
other presentation in the “Presentation List”.
Pressing the Create or Append button will bring you to the “Presenter-to-Go Desktop” dialog box.
Fig 4.3: Presenter-to Go Desktop dialog box
Your presentation will appear in the “Presenter-to-Go Desktop”” Presentations List”.
This list shows all the presentations that are ready to be transferred to the Pocket PC handheld during the
next ActiveSync. The button functions are described below:
Note: The buttons offer context- sensitive tool-tips, meaning that if you slide the cursor over the button,
an explanation of the button –function will appear.
Transfer
Install App
View
Delete
Change Users
Archive List
Help
About
Close
Transfers the selected presentation into your Pocket PC handheld when it is
connected to the desktop or laptop you are using.
Installs the Presenter-to-Go and MARGI Mirror Pocket PC software onto the
connected Pocket PC handheld device.
Allows you to view the contents of the selected presentation.
Allows you to delete the selected presentation.
Lets you select which users get the “Queued” presentations on that user’s next
ActiveSync. If only one user is registered on the handheld, then that user name is
automatically placed in the “ActiveSync for these Users” list.
List of all presentations that have been previously transferred to the ActiveSync
bin.
Opens the Help document to understand requirements of this dialog box.
Gives you the version number of the Presenter-to-Go PC software you are using
and provides an opportunity to register your Presenter-to-Go PC Card online.
Closes the Application.
Note: Once the transfer button has been clicked, your presentation should download to your handheld.
If you have disabled auto syncing, the next time you manually sync, you may access the file for
download in the “Queue” folder in the “Presenter-to-Go” program folder.
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Fig 4.4: Presenter-to Go Viewer
Fig 4.5: Viewer Notes
If the user has the ActiveSync software and a cradle installed on the computer, then all that is required to
move the selected presentations into the handheld is to place the Pocket PC handheld in its cradle,
activate ActiveSync and press the “Transfer” button.
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Creating Presentations from Windows Applications with Printer Support:
Once the Presenter-to-Go PC creation software drivers are installed, you will find that you now have a
printer called “Presenter-to-Go” as shown on the following page.
Fig 4.6 Print window showing “Presenter-to-Go” Driver
If you print using the Presenter-to-Go Printer Driver, when you press OK you will automatically:
1. Convert the document into the mobile presentation format in “LANDSCAPE” orientation. If the
size of the document exceeds a page, then the driver will simply save the balance of the
document as additional slides until all the material is presented.
2. The Presenter-to-Go Creator dialog window will appear with the name taken from the printing
application in the document name box. You can rename the mobile presentation document. If
you try to create another presentation with the same name that already exists in the queue, you
will have an option to overwrite or rename it something different.
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Note: Sometimes Windows defaults the Presenter-to-Go to the PORTRAIT orientation. In that case,
choose the “properties” of the “Presenter-to-Go Printer” and change the orientation to the
LANDSCAPE mode. For PowerPoint, the default orientation is “LANDSCAPE” and you may not
need to change the settings. You can verify how the presentation looks by “Viewing” the mobile
presentation document after creating it.
Fig 4.7 “Presenter-to-Go” Creator with new document Name
After the name is entered, and the Create button is selected OR the new pages are Appended to another
presentation, the familiar “Presenter-to-Go Desktop” dialog box will appear. The commands and
features of this window are discussed in detail above.
After the presentation is finished being converted, place the Pocket PC handheld in its cradle, activate
ActiveSync and press the “Transfer” button
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5. Bringing the Presentation into your Handheld
Like other Pocket PC applications, Presenter-to-Go mobile presentations are imported into the handheld
using the ActiveSync process. It is assumed that your computer has a cradle attached and that
ActiveSync software is installed.
Warning: You may wish to disconnect all conduits except the “ installer” if you are using the handheld
only for presentations. This will prevent automatic syncing of other programs each time you
ActiveSync to load presentations. This can be done on your PC under the “Synchronization Settings”.
The ActiveSync™ Process:
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2
3
Put your handheld into its cradle. The Presenter-to-Go PC card does not need to be in the
handheld.
ActiveSync will connect the handheld to the PC and import the Presenter-to-Go
presentation(s) and any other data that is scheduled for transfer into your handheld’s
memory.
Remove the handheld from the cradle and take it to the location of your presentation.
Note: ActiveSync places presentations in the handheld’s memory.
6. Using Presenter-to-Go
Follow the procedure below to use the Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC application on your handheld.
Step 1
Attach the flat connector end of the VGA connector cable to the Presenter-to-Go PC or
CF card. The flat-metal-edge of the connector should be on the same side as the MARGI
product label. Plug in the A/C adapter into the wall socket and push its jack into the
power connector located on the back end of the VGA connector (PC Card Only).
Step 2
Insert the Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card into your handheld’s Type II PC or CF Card
jacket or slot.
Step 3
Connect the VGA connector to a VGA projector, monitor, or other display capable of
1024 x 768 resolution and you will see the Presenter-to-Go splash screen.
Step 4
Press the bottom of the main button once. You will see the first slide of a presentation
called “Quickstart Tutorial” that is designed to show you the basic operation of Presenterto-Go. Detailed operating instructions are found in later sections of this User’s Manual.
Notice: When using Presenter-to-Go, the VGA adapter cable must be supported. This is best done by
letting the handheld (with Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card inserted) and adapter cable lay on a flat
surface next to the display device. You should not pick up the handheld while it is attached to a display,
as this will put undue stress on the connector joint, which may cause failures and the Warranty to be
voided.
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When you tap on the Presenter-to-Go Application icon, you will get a Splash screen
followed by a Presentation Screen.
Splash and
Presentation Screen
Fig 6.1 Splash Screen
Fig 6.2 iPAQ with Presentation Screen
Card Status
If you have opened the Presenter-to-Go Pocket PC application without the PC or CF card installed you
will get a red “X” over the PC Card icon.
Fig 6.3: Presenter-to-Go Not Detected
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Fig 6.4: Card Installation Error
If you have try to use either the Presenter-to-Go or MARGI Mirror Pocket PC application while either
one is already using the PC or CF card, you will be prompted on whether you wish to switch which
application utilizes the card at that time. If you switch applications, then whichever program is not using
the card can acquire the card by clicking on the pc card icon.
Fig 6.5: Multi-Application Use Warning
Display Information Screen:
Tapping on the PC card icon when connected to a display will give you information
about that display.
Fig 6.6 Display Information Screen
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Resolution and Refresh Rate Selection
The Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card should be able to detect the proper default resolution and refresh rate
for the display it is being used with. If the PC card is unable to detect this information or you wish to use
settings other than the defaults, this may be done in the Display Information Screen.
Fig. 6.7 Resolution Option
Fig. 6.8 Refresh Rate Option
Show, or Hide slides
Show Slide Box
Fig 6.9 Show/Hide Slide Box
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The show-slide box, when checked means that the slide is visible during the presentation.
The show-slide box, when unchecked means that the slide is hidden and will be skipped
during the presentation.
Viewing Notes and Slide Text Content
You can view the presenter notes and slide text associated with any slide created from PowerPoint by
pressing the Notes icon next to that slide. You cannot change the notes or text from within the Pocket
PC Application. You can check the notes and text of any slide without making that slide active. This
allows one to skip ahead and review notes and slide text content prior to showing the slide to the
audience. If you advance the slide while viewing its own notes and slide text content you will see notes
and slide text content for the next slide come up. This allows the user to synchronize his notes as he
advances through the presentation. The reviewer’s notes are located at the top of the notes screen and
the text is shown below the line marked “Slide Text”. From within the “Notes” screen you may select to
“Preview” slides in thumbnail or return to the “List” view.
Fig 6.10 Notes Icon
Fig 6.11 Slide Title – Text - Note Box
Note: Slide notes and the text of slides created in PowerPoint will automatically be copied and placed in
the Slide Note field.
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Viewing Slide Thumbnails
You can preview your slides on your handheld device using the “Preview” button. Using this feature
allows you to see a thumbnail of the slide itself.
Fig 6.12 Slide Thumbnail
Drag & Drop Reorganization
You can reorganize slide order by selecting a slide, and dragging & dropping it at an appropriate place.
For example; below the “Basic Navigation” slide has been moved down from third to eighth position.
Note: If you re-arrange the
slides in a presentation,
those changes will be saved.
Fig 6.13 Drag and Drop
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Switching between Presentations
The top-right corner of the handheld gives the name of the current presentation. If you tap the “pull
down arrow”, a list of presentations is shown. You can switch between presentations by tapping the
presentation you wish to show.
Fig 6.14 Presentation Selection
MENU: presentation
If you tap on the Presentation button, you will bring up the Presentation menu as shown below:
Fig 6.15 Presentation Menu
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All actions are applicable to the active (displayed) presentation.
Auto Slide Show
Selecting “Auto Slide Show” will put the current presentation into auto advance mode.
The time between slides is the time delay set in the “Show Preferences” counter in the
Options Menu. A loop icon will appear at the bottom of the slide list. If tapped, the auto
advance will stop.
Hide All, Show All
Hide All (Command-H), will uncheck the show-box on all slides. This option is useful if you
want to show a limited number of slides, and want to disable-show for all and then selectively
choose what to show.
Show All (Command-S), will check the show-box on all slides. This option is useful if you
want to show all slides.
DELETE function
Deletes the active presentation.
Fig 6.16 Delete Feature
Fig 6.17 Delete Presentation
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Beaming Files to other Handhelds
You can beam the active presentation to any handheld in range by selecting the “Beam” function. The
beaming process follows the normal Pocket PC beaming protocols. See you device manual for details.
Figure 6.18 Beaming file to other handhelds.
Fig 6.19 Beam Failure
Note: Activate the Infrared Receive program on the receiving handheld to beam presentations. You
cannot beam files unless your handheld supports this feature.
MENU: Options
If you tap on the Options button, you will bring up the Options menu as shown below:
Fig 6.20 Options Menu
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Show Preferences
Fig 6.21 Show Preferences
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•
•
“Auto Slide Show” needs settings for automatic transitions between slides. The timing can be set
between 1 to 999 seconds.
“LOOP Continuously” default is to loop presentation continuously, if “Auto Advance” is selected.
“Preview Left Hand Mode” Rotates the slide
About
This is the best way to see the version number of your Presenter-to-Go software.
Fig 6.22 About Box
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Making a Presentation
Manual slide show presentation mode is the default. You can use the main button on the handheld to
navigate manually.
Pushing the upper portion of this button displays the previous slide.
Pushing the lower portion of this button displays the next slide.
Showing a slide
Tap on any slide title to show it.
Displaying Notes while making Presentations
To view corresponding slide-notes and slide text content while making the presentation, view the note of
the first slide and start the presentation. Then as you change the slide in a presentation, the
corresponding slide-note and text content will be enabled.
Remote Control Operation
Included with Presenter-to-Go is a 14 button IR remote control shown below.
Note: The IR port on most Pocket PC
handhelds is on the top of the unit. It is
important to point the top of the unit
towards the area where the person with
the remote control is located. Note –
Your Pocket PC device must offer IR
support for remote control use.
Fig 6.23 Remote Control
The following control choices are available:
REV
FWD
AUTO
RETURN
Reverse or back one slide.
Forward or advance one slide.
Set the presentation in AUTO slide-show mode. If in Preferences the presentation is set
to enable LOOP, then the presentation will run continuously.
Return to last slide.
The slide number can be entered into the keypad directly. This in combination with the Return feature
will allow the user to toggle between two slides anywhere in the presentation.
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7. Getting the Most out of your Presenter-to-Go
Presentation (Power User Tips)
By now you must have learned a lot about using the Presenter-to-Go solution. As a power-user, if you
are wondering, how you can use the product most effectively, here are some tips:
Creating a Mobile Presentations from multiple applications
The ability to create a single presentation from multiple applications seamlessly on your computer is one
of the strengths of this product. Imagine that you are making a sales presentation for a Product; you may
take the following steps:
• Create a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on the PC called “Sales_Prezo”, with personalreference notes. Click on the “Presenter-to-Go” icon on the tool-bar and CREATE the
mobile presentation. DO NOT QUEUE or INSTALL the presentation
• Go to your Spec. Sheet of the Product (e.g. Microsoft Word), and “print” to the Presenter-toGo printer. Before pressing the CREATE, click on the “Sales_Prezo” in the PresentationsList. Now Sales_Prezo will appear on the “Append to:” line. Press the APPEND button
instead of the CREATE button. The Spec. Sheet is now appended to the “Sales_Prezo”.
• Go to the Pricing sheet of the Product (e.g. Microsoft Excel®), and “print” to the Presenterto-Go printer. Then click on the “Sales_Prezo” in the Presentations-List, and press the
APPEND button and the Pricing Sheet is now appended to the “Sales_Prezo”.
• Got to any HTML pages as appropriate, and “print” to the Presenter-to-Go printer. Click on
the “Sales_Prezo” in the Presentations-List, and press the APPEND button and the HTML is
now appended to the “Sales_Prezo”.
• Now VIEW the “Sales_Prezo” from the Presenter-to-Go Application, and you will find that
all the slides from different applications are available in one single presentation.
• You can also RESTORE presentations from archived Presentations, and append to them.
You cannot, however, combine two existing presentations.
Making Effective Presentations from your Handled Efficiently
Making presentations when standing away
The remote control device included in the product packaging can be very useful when making
presentations. It helps you make presentations while you are at the podium or elsewhere in the room. A
few tips:
• When the handheld “hears” the remote control, you will see an innocuous red-dot appear at the
bottom-right corner of your presentation. If that red-dot does not appear when you press any key
on the remote-control, it means that the remote-control is not being recognized (out-of-range,
low-battery, etc.) Make sure to point the remote control at the infra-red (IR) window of the
handheld.
• You can make a complete presentation from a Remote Control. Other features include going
directly to a particular slide by punching that slide number. To return to the slide you came from,
simply press the RETURN button on the Remote Control.
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Reviewing Notes and Slide Text Content while Making Presentations- the Cheat Sheet
One of the powerful features of the Presenter-to-Go solutions is the ability to review notes and slide text
content while making presentations. Here is how you can do it:
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•
•
Select the notes of the first slide that you want to show.
From within the Notes window, pressing the Down button on the handheld or Forward button on
the remote will advance the presentation to the next slide. The notes and text content
corresponding to that slide are shown on the handheld display.
If you are in the standard slide list display (i.e. not in the notes page), and while you are viewing
one slide, you can check the notes or slide text content of another by pressing its note button.
The display will not advance. You can then determine if you want to hide that slide or not. You
can the press the note button of the slide you are showing to re-synchronize the notes with the
presentation.
8. MARGI Mirror Introduction
This part of the guide contains information on how to use the MARGI Mirror Pocket PC application
with the MARGI Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card.
The MARGI Mirror application allows Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card owner to display the contents of
the handheld’s LCD on a VGA projector or monitor. It allows the user to display the thousands of
Pocket PC applications and any data stored on their handheld.
Notice: MARGI Mirror should not be confused with the Presenter-to-Go application, which
shows compressed information from a PC such as PowerPoint presentations, Word documents
and HTML at 1024x768 color resolution.
Downloadable updates and information are posted on the Presenter-to-Go web site, www.margi.com
under Support.
9. Using MARGI Mirror
Follow the procedure below to use the MARGI Mirror Pocket PC application on your handheld.
Step 1
Attach the flat connector end of the VGA connector cable to the Presenter-to-Go PC or
CF card. The flat-metal-edge of the connector should be on the same side as the MARGI
product label. Plug in the A/C adapter into the wall socket and push its jack into the
power connector located on the back end of the VGA connector (PC Card Only).
Step 2
Insert the Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card into your handheld’s Type II PC or CF Card
jacket or slot.
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Step 3
Connect the VGA connector to a VGA projector, monitor, or other display capable of
1024 x 768 resolution and you will see the Presenter-to-Go splash screen.
Step 4
Go to the handheld’s main menu. Touch the stylus to the MARGI Mirror icon to launch
the program. Select “Enable”, “Zoom”, “Update” and “Rotate” as discussed in the
following pages.
Step 5
Go back to the main menu and select the application you wish to display.
Notice: You will be able to see the MARGI Mirror applet icon without the Presenter-to-Go PC or CF
card plugged-in. However, you need to have the PC card plugged-in to use the MARGI Mirror feature.
MARGI Mirror Icon
Figure 9.1: Handheld Main Menu
Notice: When using the Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card, the VGA adapter cable must be supported.
This is best done by letting the handheld (with Presenter-to-Go PC card inserted) and adapter cable lay
on a flat surface next to the display device. Do not put undue stress on the connector joint, it may cause
mechanical failures and void the Warranty.
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Figure 9.2: MARGI Mirror Main Menu
Video
Select “Enable” to turn on the output VGA signals. When you are done using this feature, select
“Disable”.
Zoom
Which zoom you choose depends on the projector, LCD or CRT you are using, the size of the room and
the distance of the projector from the screen or the monitor from the audience.
Notice: Displays that only offer 800 x 600 resolution support cannot use the 2X zoom feature.
Update
Refers to the rate of update of the video display. A faster display update is at the cost of increased CPU
overhead.
Update Speed
Slow
Medium
Fast
Percentage of CPU Used
5-10%
10-20%
20-30%
Typing and game play can be comfortably done at “Medium”.
Rotate
Allows you to project portrait images in the proper aspect.
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About Screen
This is the best way to see the version number of your software and other information about MARGI
Mirror.
Figure 9.3: MARGI Mirror About Screen
Display Information Screen
Tapping on the “card info” button will give you the MARGI Mirror information screen. This screen will
tell you version of Presenter-to-Go on the PC card you are using and tell you whether a display is
detected using EDID or not.
Fig. 9.4: MARGI Mirror Display Information Screen
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Resolution and Refresh Rate Selection
The Presenter-to-Go PC card should be able to detect the proper default resolution and refresh rate for
the display it is being used with. If the PC card is unable to detect this information or you wish to use
settings other than the defaults, this may be done in the MARGI Mirror Information Screen.
Fig. 12.8 Resolution Option
Fig. 12.9 Refresh Rate Option
10. Using MARGI Mirror with an External
Keyboard
Since MARGI Mirror essentially provides a display function, a natural evolution is to attach an external
keyboard and create a “PC-Like” environment. The likely first application is word processing.
To use your handheld, Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card with MARGI Mirror application, display, external
keyboard & word processing application in a PC configuration, like figure 10.1, follow the steps below:
1. Turn on your handheld
2. Install Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card, connect power (PC Card Only) and connect to a monitor
or projector
3. “Enable” MARGI Mirror application and choose settings
4. “Enable” keyboard software
5. Open word processing application. As you type, you will be able to see your work in real-time.
Notice: MARGI does not guarantee operation with all combinations of keyboard software and
application software. Known working combinations are posted at www.presenter-to-go.com.
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Figure 10.1 “PC-Like” setup
11. Troubleshooting
Frequently Asked Questions
Q
A
On which operating systems will the Presenter-to-Go PC software for Pocket PC work?
The Presenter-to-Go PC software may be used on PCs running Win 98, Win 98SE, Win ME,
Win 2000, Win XP and Win NT4.
Q
A
Can I use the Presenter-to-Go CF card with an HP Jornada?
Not at this time. The Presenter-to-Go CF card is for use with Type II CF Card jackets and slots.
Q
A
How much memory space do slide presentations take?
That depends on the complexity of the slide. The Presenter-to-Go PC software is optimized for
use with presentations that are mainly text and charts or graphs. Presentations of this nature
should compress by about 65% or more. Presentations that contain photographic images,
especially jpeg images that cover more than 60% of the slide area, may actually convert to a .pdb
file that is larger than the original .ppt file.
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Q
A
Will I get color slides, even if my handheld is a Black and White display model?
Yes, you will get 256 colors. Some pictures with thousands of shades of colors will not be as
detailed, but standard graphics will look fine.
Q
A
What features in PowerPoint are not supported by Presenter-to-Go?
Presenter-to-Go does not support any slide-ins, builds, transitions, animation, motion, audio, or
video features found in PowerPoint. Your slides need to be static.
Q
A
Can I display the content of my handheld screen?
Yes, using the MARGI Mirror Application.
Q
My handheld, Presenter-to-Go PC card and secondary display are all powered and connected but
I cannot view my presentation on the display. When I click on the “Information” button, it says
there is “No Display Detected”.
This is due to a missing EDID. Either the EDID is corrupt or absent, so the module has no way to
identify the display. If the display offers 1024x768 support, even without the EDID, the
presentation may still run at the default of 1024x768 at 60Hz.
A
Q
A
Q
A
Q
A
Q
A
When I try to use Presenter-to-Go in "Adobe Acrobat" the file output is not properly situated on
the page.
Files being converted in "Acrobat" must have been originally exported to "Acrobat" with their
page setup as landscape.
When I try to use Presenter-to-Go with Crystal Graphics plug-ins, the program hangs in midconversion.
At this time, the Presenter-to-Go compression/conversion software does not function with
Crystal Graphics plug-ins. This issue will get fixed in the next release.
When I press the Presenter-to-Go icon in PowerPoint, will it automatically pick up the names of
each slide, the presenter notes and the text content for each slide?
Yes
I used the Presenter-to-Go printer driver to make a slide, but the slide was compressed in the
horizontal direction.
You must change the printer driver to “Landscape” mode before printing. On some programs
this must be done in the “Page Setup” and printer driver. You should be able to get slides that
are the same aspect ratio as the original if you
make these adjustments.
Q
A
Can I see what my presentation looks like before I ActiveSync it into the handheld?
Yes, use the “View” button to review your presentation prior to pressing the “Transfer” button
for ActiveSync.
Q
A
What is the range of the remote control?
The remote will work up to 6-8 feet from the handheld, however the handheld’s IR window must
be pointed in the direction of the user with the remote control.
Q
A
The picture on my monitor/projector display is incorrect or it flickers.
The display resolution or refresh rate is incorrectly determined. Re-start the Presenter-to-Go
application, for the display to automatically detect 1024.x 768 at 75 Hz or manually adjust the
display to that resolution.
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Q
A
Auto-shut-off does not work when the Presenter-to-Go application in running.
This is intended, and done so that a presentation does not stop in the middle, or while in
automatic loop mode.
Technical Support
There are three ways to contact the MARGI Customer Service and Support:
1
Fill out the MARGI's Online Support Form by logging into http://www.presenter-togo.com/support/supportform.html. MARGI support staff will answer these contacts with one
business day, usually only a few business hours.
2
You may FAX your questions to 510 657 4430. FAXes will be answered within one business
day.
3
Telephone Support is available M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST at (510) 657- 4435. Be sure to
have your Pocket PC handheld and Presenter-to-Go PC Card available when you call.
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12. Specifications
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Presenter-to-Go Card Specifications
• Product weights are as follows: pc card is
1.25 oz., cf card is .75 oz., remote is 1 oz.,
vga cable is 2 oz., male-to-male cable is 4
oz. and power supply is 3 oz.
• Dimensions (in inches) are as follows;
remote is 3.5” x 1.75” x .25”, pc card is
3.3125” x 2.125” x .0825”, cf card is 2” x
1.6875” x .3125”, vga cable length is 12”,
male-to-male cable length is 18”.
Operating Voltage: 5V DC (PC Card Only - See power options below)
Power Consumption: under 0.5 Watts
Output Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA) or 800 x 600 (SVGA) (NOTE: Presentations created
using the Presenter-to-Go PC software are 1024x768)
Remote Control: 14-button Infrared Red (range 6 to 8’ when pointed at handheld’s IR
window. Handhled must offer IR support for remote use)
VGA Cable, 12” long, 26 pin flat connector to VGA (HD-15 female) connector. The power
connector at VGA end of the cable (PC Card Only).
Presentation Device
• Any monitor, display or projector with standard VGA input (HD15 connector) and is capable
of 1024 x 768 resolution.
Power Options
• The Presenter-to-Go PC or CF Card can be powered using the batteries in your Pocket PC
handheld or the included A/C adapter (PC Card only).
Battery Life
• With a full charge of the handheld’s battery, up to 4 ½ hours of continuously running
presentations can be made.
Program Control Features
• ActiveSync to selected users
• Selectively Hide/Show Slides
• Drag and Drop Reorganization
• View Slide Notes and Slide Text
• Create Presentations from
PowerPoint 97/2000/XP on PC
• Manual/Automatic Show/Loop
Function
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Remote Control Features
• Forward Advance, Reverse, Loop
• 10 Key Direct Slide Select
• Return to Last Slide
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Select From Multiple Presentations
Create Presentations for any
printable Windows 98, 98SE, ME,
2000, XP or NT4 application. Slides
can be appended to existing
presentations. One single
presentation can be made from slides
from multiple applications
Appendix One: Product Warranty
Notice: When using Presenter-to-Go, the VGA adapter cable must be supported. This is best done by
letting the handheld (with Presenter-to-Go PC or CF card inserted) and adapter cable lay on a flat
surface next to the display device. You should not pick up the handheld while it is attached to a display,
as this will put undue stress on the connector joint, which may cause failures and the Warranty to be
voided.
MARGI Systems, Inc. (“MARGI”) warrants that this product will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship during the warranty period, and will perform according to product documentation. If your
product is found to be defective in materials or workmanship within the warranty period, MARGI will at
its sole discretion, repair or replace the product at no charge. This warranty does not cover damage from
everyday wear and tear or from transportation by a common carrier. There are not other express or
implied warranties beyond the terms of this limited warranty, and MARGI hereby disclaims any, and or
all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
This warranty is contingent upon proper use of the product in the application for which it is intended and
does not cover any product that was modified or subjected to unusual physical or electrical stress.
MARGI’s maximum liability for breach of, or resulting from, this warranty will be limited to an amount
not exceeding the original product purchase price. In no event shall MARGI be liable for special,
incidental or consequential damages (including without limitation, damages for loss of business profits,
business interruption, loss of business information or any other pecuniary loss), or for damages for
personal injury or property damage arising out of the use of, or the possibility of such damages. The
defective product must be returned to the original place of purchase with valid proof of purchase. State
and local laws may apply.
MARGI Systems, Inc.
Warranty Period: 1 year.
Product: Presenter-to-Go PC or CF Card.
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Appendix Two: Federal Communications
Commission Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Any changes or
modifications to this product not expressly authorized by MARGI Systems may void your authority to
operate this product. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by on or more of the
following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different form that to which the receiver is
connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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