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Bamboo Touch (CTT-460)
Bamboo Pen (CTL-460)
Bamboo & Bamboo Fun (CTH-460, CTH-461, CTH-661)
Setting up
Navigate with touch
Customize touch
ExpressKeys
Use a pen
Customize a pen
Troubleshooting
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Bamboo
User’s Manual for Windows® & Macintosh®
Version 1.0, Rev E1209
Copyright © Wacom Co., Ltd., 2009
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Wacom reserves the right to revise this publication without obligation to provide notification of such changes.
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to change any specifications and product configurations at its discretion, without prior notice and without obligation
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
About the manual
Navigating the manual
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YOUR BAMBOO
Identify your tablet model
Bamboo Touch tablet
Bamboo & Bamboo Fun tablets
Bamboo Pen tablet
Pen
Pen holder
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SETTING UP YOUR BAMBOO
Ergonomics
Configuring the tablet orientation
Understanding the tablet active area
Working with multiple monitors
Control panel basics
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USING YOUR BAMBOO
The touch experience with Bamboo
Navigating with touch
Customizing touch
ExpressKey basics
Customizing the ExpressKeys
The pen experience with Bamboo
Holding the pen
Using the pen on the tablet
Positioning
Clicking
Dragging
Using the pen buttons
Writing and drawing with pressure sensitivity
Erasing
Eye-hand coordination exercise
Customizing pen input
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR BAMBOO
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
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Customize your touch experience
Setting the touch speed
Setting the touch functions
Setting tablet and ExpressKey functions
Disabling touch
Customize your pen experience
Setting the tip and eraser feel,
and double-click distance
Setting the pen button functions
Setting the tablet mapping
Portion of screen area
Portion of tablet area
Setting the pen speed in mouse mode
Customizing the Pop-up Menu
Button functions
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR BAMBOO?
Testing your tablet
Testing a pen
Troubleshooting tables
General problems
Touch input problems
Pen input problems
Windows-specific problems
Mac-specific problems
Technical support options
Obtaining driver downloads
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APPENDIX
Caring for Bamboo
Replacing the pen nib
Uninstalling the software
Pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista
About the Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel
Product specifications
General specifications
Bamboo Touch tablet (model CTT-460)
Bamboo tablet (model CTH-460)
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Pen (model LP-160E), for Bamboo
Bamboo Fun small tablet (model CTH-461)
Bamboo Fun medium tablet (model CTH-661)
Pen (model LP-161E), for Bamboo Fun
Bamboo Pen tablet (model CTL-460)
Pen (model LP-160), for Bamboo Pen
Product information
Ordering parts and accessories
Radio and television interference
FCC notice
Industry Canada (Canada only)
CE declaration
Precautions
Warnings
Cautions
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License and Warranties
(Worldwide, except for Europe,
Africa and Middle East)
Software License
Limited Warranty
Warranty Service in the U.S.A. and Canada
Warranty on Sales outside of
the U.S.A. and Canada
Licence warranty conditions
(Europe, Africa and Middle East)
Software Licence Agreement
Limited Warranty
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GLOSSARY
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ABOUT THE MANUAL
This manual provides quick access to information about Bamboo. The information is common to Windows
and Macintosh computers and Windows screen captures are shown, unless otherwise noted.
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Go directly to table of contents or index topics by clicking on them.
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Your Bamboo introduces you to the many features of the Bamboo tablet.
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Setting up your Bamboo is a quick guide to understanding how the tablet works.
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Using your Bamboo gives you the basics on working with your tablet. It describes how to use Bamboo,
and includes exercises for new users.
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Customizing your Bamboo describes how to optimize Bamboo for the way you like to work.
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Problems with your Bamboo? Then check this section for test and troubleshooting guidelines, and find
answers to most common questions.
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The appendix includes tips on product care, a how-to on uninstalling the software, your license and
warranty, and more. Also included is an overview of the pen and digital inking capabilities found in
Microsoft Windows Vista.
Note: This manual does not describe how to install your Wacom tablet. Please refer to your product Quick
Start Guide and to the automated software installer (located on the Bamboo Installation CD) for
details.
If you are new to electronic documentation, be sure to read navigating the manual.
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SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS are used to identify the names of keyboard keys, dialog boxes, and control panel
options.
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You can use your viewer zoom-in tool to increase the size of the manual on your display screen.
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The following information is not included with this product: information about your specific computer
hardware or operating system, or information about your application software. Your best source for this
information is the set of manuals and discs that came with your hardware, operating system, or
application.
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Pen-equipped models: In addition to the built-in inking support found within Microsoft Windows Vista,
many graphics applications also support pressure sensitivity and the pen eraser (when equipped).
You can find a listing of applications that support these features on Wacom’s web site (see product
information).
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For information on how best to use Bamboo features within a specific application, see the instructions
in that application’s manuals.
Wacom’s philosophy is to continually improve all of its products. As a result, engineering changes and
improvements are made from time to time. Therefore, some changes, modifications, and improvements
may not be covered in this manual.
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NAVIGATING THE MANUAL
Use the navigation controls to move through the manual:
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YOUR BAMBOO
This section introduces you to Bamboo. The quickest way to learn about your Bamboo tablet is to become
familiar with its appearance and features.
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Not all product models are available in all regions.
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Your Bamboo tablet cannot be used with other Wacom pens or input devices, including those from a
previous version Bamboo tablet. Nor can a pen from your new Bamboo tablet be used with other
Wacom tablets or a previous version Bamboo tablet.
Identify your tablet model
Bamboo Touch tablet
Bamboo & Bamboo Fun tablets
Bamboo Pen tablet
Pen
Pen holder
IDENTIFY YOUR TABLET MODEL
Each tablet model within the Bamboo family has a specific feature set.
TABLET MODEL
TOUCH INPUT
Bamboo Touch
(model CTT-460)
Bamboo
(model CTH-460)
Bamboo Fun small
(model CTH-461)
Bamboo Fun medium
(model CTH-661)
Bamboo Pen
(model CTL-460)
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PEN INPUT
EXPRESSKEYS
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Icons are located near some of the topic headings in this manual to help you quickly identify sections that
have information specific to touch or pen input.
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Touch input is identified by this icon:
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Pen input is identified by this icon:
Icons do not appear in common sections that may apply to all Bamboo tablet models.
Model-specific notes may be used as necessary.
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BAMBOO TOUCH TABLET
USB cable
Bamboo Touch
(model CTT-460) shown.
Status LED
Glows white when your Bamboo
tablet is connected to an active
USB port.
Brightens when you touch the
active area of the tablet or press an
ExpressKey.
Active area
Use single- or two-finger input for
clicking and navigating with touch.
Use two-finger input for gestures
that control other functions, such
as scrolling and zooming.
Learn about the touch experience
with Bamboo.
Customizable ExpressKeys
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BAMBOO & BAMBOO FUN TABLETS
Pen holder
USB cable
Bamboo
(model CTH-460) shown.
Status LED
Glows white when your Bamboo
tablet is connected to an active
USB port. Brightens when you
touch the active area or press an
ExpressKey.
Glows amber when the pen is
active, and brightens when the pen
tip touches the tablet surface or
when you press a pen button.
Active area
Includes the touch sensor.
Use single- or two-finger input for
clicking and navigating with touch.
Use two-finger input for gestures
that control other functions, such
as scrolling and zooming.
Learn about the touch experience
with Bamboo.
This is also the active area for pen
input. Learn about your pen and
the pen experience with Bamboo.
Customizable ExpressKeys
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BAMBOO PEN TABLET
Pen holder
USB cable
Bamboo Pen
(model CTL-460) shown.
Active area
This is the active area for pen input.
Learn about your pen and the pen
experience with Bamboo.
Status LED
Glows white when your Bamboo
tablet is connected to an active
USB port.
Brightens when the pen is active.
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PEN
Eraser (when equipped)
Pen (when equipped)
A pressure-sensitive freehand tool for image editing and creating naturallooking pen strokes. It is also efficient for document annotation and taking
notes in applications that support handwriting recognition.
The pen is cordless and battery free. It is ideally suited to enhance your
workflow by enabling the pen and digital ink features found within Microsoft
Windows Vista and Office 2007. Take advantage of digital mark-up for
collaborative editing and use digital ink to take notes in applications that
support handwriting recognition.
Important: When not in use, place the pen into the pen holder or lay
it flat on your desk. The eraser end of the pen should be inserted
first into the loop. To maintain the sensitivity of your pen, do not
store the pen in a container where it will rest on the tip or eraser.
Leaving the pen on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor
positioning when using other pointing devices, or may prevent your
computer from going to sleep.
Pen buttons
Replaceable nib
(pen tip)
PEN HOLDER
Use the pen holder (when equipped) to store the pen when it is not in use. The pen holder does not apply
to Bamboo Touch.
Insert the pen into the pen holder as shown.
• The eraser end of the pen should be inserted first into the loop.
• Do not wedge the pen buttons inside the loop, otherwise they may
be continually depressed and possibly fail.
Important: You can also lay the pen flat on your desk.
Leaving the pen on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor
positioning when using other pointing devices, or may prevent
your computer from going to sleep.
Wacom recommends that you do not store the pen in a stand or
holder other than the one provided with your Bamboo tablet.
The pen may be damaged if it falls out of an unsuitable stand.
The sensitivity of your pen may be affected if the pen is stored in
a container where it rests on the tip or eraser.
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SETTING UP YOUR BAMBOO
To minimize fatigue, comfortably organize your work area. Position your tablet, pen (if equipped), and
keyboard for easy access without unnecessary reaching. Adjust your monitor so you can view it
comfortably with a minimum of eyestrain. For best results, position the tablet so the screen cursor follows
the same direction as your hand movements on the tablet.
Ergonomics
Configuring the tablet orientation
Understanding the tablet active area
Working with multiple monitors
Control panel basics
ERGONOMICS
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Take short breaks between tasks to stretch and relax
your muscles.
Use a gentle grip when working with the pen.
When not actively working with touch, you can rest
your fingers and palm on the tablet. Touch data will
not be sent when you touch the tablet active area
with more than two fingers.
Alternate tasks and tools throughout the day.
Maintain a good posture at all times.
Minimize awkward postures and repetitive
movements that cause discomfort.
Change your position if you feel any discomfort due
to your work position.
For right-handed use, position the tablet so the input
(active) area is located to the right of the
ExpressKeys. If using the tablet as a primary
pointing device and mouse replacement, consider
placing it to the right of your keyboard.
For left-handed use, position the tablet with the input
area to the left of the ExpressKeys. See configuring
the tablet orientation for details. If using the tablet as
a primary pointing device and mouse replacement,
consider placing it to the left of your keyboard.
If using the tablet primarily as a creative tool,
consider placing the tablet below the keyboard,
centered with respect to your monitor.
Note regarding RSI: Wacom makes no representation, promise or guarantee that Wacom products will cure or
prevent, in whole or in part, mouse-induced repetitive stress symptoms, injuries or conditions.
Individual results may vary. Always obtain competent medical advice to determine the most appropriate
treatment for your specific situation.
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As you work, you will discover many ways of interacting with your Bamboo tablet. For example:
Visual browsing
Use two fingers on the tablet surface to
scroll through and navigate visual media
within an application.
Photo editing
Use the pressure-sensitive pen (when equipped)
to edit images within a photo or image editing
application.
Annotation
Simplify document reviews by using the
pen (when equipped) to digitally mark-up
and annotate documents.
Presentation
Quickly swipe (flick) two fingers across the tablet surface to
quickly move between slides in a presentation.
For details on these and other ways to work with your tablet, see the touch experience with Bamboo or the
pen experience with Bamboo.
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CONFIGURING THE TABLET ORIENTATION
You are prompted to choose a default tablet orientation during the initial installation process using the
Bamboo Installation CD. At the log-in and user switching screens, the tablet orientation will use the default
orientation that was selected when the driver was installed. To change the default orientation, reinstall the
driver using the Bamboo Installation CD and when prompted select a new default orientation.
You can also change how your tablet is oriented using the following procedure. However, the default
orientation used at the log-in screen will not be affected.
To set up your Bamboo for right-handed operation:
• Open the Bamboo control panel and select the
TABLET tab. Choose the RIGHT HANDED option.
The tablet driver automatically configures all
aspects of the tablet for correct right-handed use.
• Next, physically rotate your tablet so the tablet
ExpressKeys are positioned to the left.
To set up your Bamboo for left-handed operation:
• Open the control panel and select the TABLET tab.
Choose the LEFT HANDED option. The tablet driver
automatically configures all aspects of the tablet
for correct left-handed use.
• Next, physically rotate your tablet so the tablet
ExpressKeys are positioned to the right.
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UNDERSTANDING THE TABLET ACTIVE AREA
Depending on your tablet model, Bamboo can accept touch input, pen input, or both. Note, however, that
pen and touch input cannot be used at the same time.
Touch input
On touch-sensitive tablet models, slide your finger across the active
area to position the screen pointer.
Use single- or two-finger input for clicking and navigating.
Use two-finger input for gestures that control other functions, such as
scrolling and zooming.
Learn about the touch experience with Bamboo.
Tablet active area
The area of your Bamboo tablet that senses touch or pen input.
For tablet models that support both pen and touch input:
• Touch input is disengaged whenever the pen tip or eraser is within
the tablet proximity range. Lift the pen and your hand away from
the tablet active area to re-enable touch input.
• The pen input area is slightly larger than the touch sensor area.
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Pen input
The pen works only on the active area of tablet models that support pen
input.
Wherever you place the pen on the tablet, the screen pointer will jump to
the corresponding point on the screen. The screen pointer indicates
pen position, and follows the movement of the pen across the tablet
surface.
Learn about the pen experience with Bamboo.
Note: For tablets that support pen input, the active area is a mapped
representation of your computer screen(s). By default it uses the
entire screen or all screens if you have multiple displays. You can
customize the mapping relationship for pen input by setting the
tablet mapping.
Tablet active area
The area of your Bamboo tablet that senses touch or pen input.
For tablet models that support both pen and touch input:
• Touch input is disengaged whenever the pen tip or eraser is within
the tablet proximity range. Lift the pen and your hand away from
the tablet active area to re-enable touch input.
• The pen input area is slightly larger than the touch sensor area.
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WORKING WITH MULTIPLE MONITORS
If your computer is equipped with more than one monitor, Bamboo will map to your monitors based upon
how they are configured in the display properties control panel.
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If more than one monitor is in use and you are in extended monitor mode, the tablet maps to all
monitors as if they were one large display. The below image illustrates a tablet mapping to the entire
system desktop, which is displayed on the two monitors.
Monitor 1
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Monitor 2
If your monitors are in mirror mode (both monitors display the same content), the tablet maps to the
entire space on each monitor and the screen cursor is displayed on each monitor simultaneously.
See your hardware and operating system documentation for details on configuring your computer and
operating system for use with multiple monitors.
Note: The pen can also be customized to map to a single monitor, or to a portion of the monitor area.
See setting the tablet mapping.
CONTROL PANEL BASICS
After mastering the basics of using your Bamboo tablet, you may want to customize the way touch or pen
input works. The Bamboo control panel is where you customize your Bamboo tablet settings.
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
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USING YOUR BAMBOO
If you are new to using Bamboo, read the following sections.
The touch experience with Bamboo
The pen experience with Bamboo
THE TOUCH EXPERIENCE WITH BAMBOO
Bamboo is designed to enhance the way you work. Touch input enables you to interact with a computer
using only your fingertips on the Bamboo tablet.
First learn the basic actions to navigate and perform typical mouse operations. Then learn the gestural
movements to control other functions such as scrolling, zooming, and rotating.
Touch input is activated whenever you touch the tablet’s active area.
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One- and two-finger input only is recognized by the tablet. When not actively working with touch, you
can rest your fingers and palm on the tablet. Touch data will not be sent when you touch the tablet
active area with more than two fingers.
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When using two-finger input methods, you can generally position your fingers as far apart as you find
comfortable. However, be aware that touching the tablet with your fingers set too closely together may
be interpreted as coming from a single finger, or confused with which finger initiated or performed an
action or gesture.
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As you learn the different input methods, experiment with what works best for you. Take care to
prevent accidental touch input. For example, if your small finger or the palm of your hand touches the
active area of the tablet while you are navigating or performing a touch action, then your input may be
interrupted or you may trigger an unanticipated right-click.
Note: For tablet models that support both pen and touch input, the pen disengages touch input whenever
the pen tip or eraser is within the tablet proximity range. Lift the pen and your hand away from the
tablet active area to re-enable touch input.
Navigating with touch
Customizing touch
ExpressKey basics
Customizing the ExpressKeys
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NAVIGATING WITH TOUCH
The touch input feature of your Bamboo tablet enables you to control a computer using only your fingertips
on the tablet surface. See understanding the tablet active area.
Before learning how to control your computer with touch input, familiarize yourself with the following
concepts:
CONCEPT
DESCRIPTION
Track
Tap
Pan
Touch and move a single finger across the tablet surface.
Touch and lift a single finger from the tablet.
Touch the tablet surface with two fingers and move them in the same
direction.
Touch the tablet surface with two fingers and move them in the same
direction at a relatively high speed.
Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart. While still
touching the tablet surface, move or ‘pinch’ your fingers together.
Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced closely together. While still
touching the tablet surface, move your fingers apart.
Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart and move
(rotate) them in a circular fashion, or move them in opposing directions.
You can also hold one finger stationary and track your other finger
around the stationary finger.
Swipe
Pinch
Expand
Twist
You can customize your touch experience and also use the ExpressKeys to perform some touch functions.
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Touch input options can be enabled or disabled within the Bamboo control panel and are dependent upon
application support. Touch actions and gestures are available when selected in the TOUCH FUNCTIONS tab.
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BASIC ACTIONS enable you to navigate and perform typical mouse operations.
Track
Use a single finger to move the screen cursor.
Touch and slide your finger across the tablet surface.
1A
Click (single-finger tap)
TAP WITH ONE FINGER
Using a single finger, track to an item. Lift your finger
and tap to select.
Alternatively, you can track to an item and then press
an ExpressKey set to CLICK.
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Double-click
Using a single finger, track to an item. Lift your finger
and tap twice.
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ADD TOUCH TO THE LEFT
Select and drag (add touch to left)
Using a single finger, track to an item. Select by
touching your thumb or a second finger to the left of
that finger. (If you will be dragging an item or
selecting blocks of text, we recommend using two
fingers instead of your finger and thumb).
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To move the selected item, continue moving both
fingers across the tablet.
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To highlight a text block, continue moving both
fingers across the tablet as you select text.
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You can also extend a drag without releasing the
selection. To do this, lift the first finger and move
your second finger to a new position. Then again
touch the first finger to the tablet and continue to
drag with both fingers.
Lift your thumb or second finger to release.
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Note: If the tablet is set for left-handed orientation,
touch to the right of the primary finger.
Right-click (two-finger tap)
TAP WITH TWO FINGERS
To right-click and bring up a context menu at the
screen cursor position, tap the tablet surface with
two fingers spaced slightly apart. Use a quick
tapping motion with both fingers at the same time.
You can then track to an option in the menu and
select it by tapping your finger.
Alternatively, you can open a context menu by
tracking to an item and then pressing an ExpressKey
set to RIGHT CLICK.
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Right-click (add touch to right)
Using a single finger, track to an item. Then with a
second finger touch and release to the right of that
finger. Releasing your finger issues a right-click and
brings up a context menu at the screen cursor
position.
You can then track to an option in the menu and
select it by tapping your finger.
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Note: If the tablet is set for left-handed orientation,
touch to the left of the primary finger.
Select and drag (DRAG LOCK disabled)
DRAG
Using a single finger, tap on an item to select.
Then track (slide) your finger across the tablet to
drag. Lift your finger to release the item. You can
also select and drag with two fingers.
Alternatively, you can drag by tracking to an item,
pressing an ExpressKey set to CLICK, and then
continuing to move your finger across the tablet
surface. Release the ExpressKey to release the
item.
Tip: You can select and drag multiple items on the
system desktop.
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For Windows, press the CTRL or SHIFT key as you
tap to select multiple items.
For Macintosh, press the SHIFT or COMMAND key
as you tap to select multiple items.
Drag lock (DRAG LOCK enabled)
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DRAG LOCK
Using a single finger, tap on an item to select.
Then track (slide) your finger across the tablet to
drag. Tap again to release the item.
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GESTURES enable you to control functions such as scroll, zoom, and rotation.
7A
GESTURES SCROLL
Scroll
Place two fingers on the tablet surface. Using a
smooth motion, move your fingers together in
parallel.
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Scroll up by moving your fingers in an upward
motion.
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Scroll down by moving your fingers in a
downward motion.
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Scroll left by moving your fingers in a leftward
motion.
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Scroll right by moving your fingers in a rightward
motion.
Tips:
Flick your fingers at the end of the gesture to
continue scrolling for a short time after your fingers
leave the tablet.
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For windows that scroll vertically and horizontally,
move your fingers in any direction and the document
view will follow.
Fast scroll
GESTURES SCROLL
Quickly move (or flick) two fingers together, lifting
your fingers at the end of the motion.
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Fast scroll up by flicking your fingers in an
upward motion.
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Fast scroll down by flicking your fingers in a
downward motion.
Note: Fast scrolling works only for vertical scrolling.
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Zoom
First place two fingers on the tablet surface.
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Zoom-in by moving (expanding) your fingers
away from one another.
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Zoom-out by moving (pinching) your fingers
toward one another.
Note: If zoom functions do not operate correctly
within Adobe Photoshop®, verify that the
ZOOM WITH SCROLL WHEEL function is selected
within the Photoshop PREFERENCES options.
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GESTURES ROTATE
Rotate (two finger rotate)
Place two fingers diagonally on the tablet surface
and then rotate them clockwise or counterclockwise.
For best recognition of this gesture, start with your
fingers positioned diagonally on the tablet surface
and keep them at least 25 mm (1 inch) apart.
Note: The rotation gesture may work differently
depending on the application you are working
with. For example, rotation may work
smoothly, in 90-degree increments, or not at
all.
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Rotate (rotate around finger)
Place two fingers diagonally on the tablet surface.
Keep one finger stationary and move the other finger
around it.
For best recognition of this gesture, start with your
fingers positioned diagonally on the tablet surface
and keep them at least 25 mm (1 inch) apart.
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Note: The rotation gesture may work differently
depending on the application you are working
with. For example, rotation may work
smoothly, in 90-degree increments, or not at
all.
Forward or Back (swipe right or left)
GESTURES FORWARD & BACK
Quickly swipe (or flick) two fingers together, lifting
your fingers at the end of the motion.
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Send a ‘Forward’ command in most browsers
and picture viewers by flicking your fingers in a
generally rightward motion.
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Send a ‘Back’ command in most browsers and
picture viewers by flicking your fingers in a
generally leftward motion.
Tips:
Swiping is similar to using the right and left arrow
keys in document viewers.
Use the swipe gestures to page forward or back in
most web browsers.
CUSTOMIZING TOUCH
Use the Bamboo control panel to customize the touch input options for the way you like to interact with
your tablet and computer.
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
Customize your touch experience
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EXPRESSKEY BASICS
Most Bamboo tablet models feature customizable ExpressKeys. Note that ExpressKeys are not available
for Bamboo Pen (model CTL-460).
ExpressKeys
Press individual keys to perform frequently used functions or
keystrokes. ExpressKeys can also be used to modify touch or pen
input properties as you work.
Consider some of these alternate ways of using the keys:
• Set a key to a commonly used keyboard shortcut.
• Set a key to launch a commonly used file or application, such as
your email program.
• Choose from any of the other available functions.
Note: The ExpressKeys can be operated in combination with one
another. For example, if you program one key to simulate the
CTRL key and another to simulate an ALT keystroke, when you
press both keys at the same time a CTRL+ALT is simulated.
ExpressKeys configuration when
positioned on the left side of the
tablet (RIGHT HANDED orientation)
ExpressKey default settings:
TOUCH TOGGLE
(FORWARD for Bamboo Touch)
BACK
RIGHT CLICK
CLICK
ExpressKeys configuration when
positioned on the right side of the
tablet (LEFT HANDED orientation)
CUSTOMIZING THE EXPRESSKEYS
Use the Bamboo control panel to customize the ExpressKey options.
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
Setting tablet and ExpressKey functions
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THE PEN EXPERIENCE WITH BAMBOO
Bamboo is designed to enhance the way you work. Bamboo tablet models equipped for pen input enable
you to interact with a computer using the pen on the active area of the tablet. The pen is cordless, battery
free, and pressure-sensitive.
Note: For Bamboo tablets that support both pen and touch input, the pen disengages touch input
whenever the pen tip or eraser is within the tablet proximity range. Lift the pen and your hand away
from the tablet active area to re-enable touch input. If you experience unintended touch input from
your hand, manually disable touch by pressing an Expresskey set to Touch Toggle. After you are
done working with the pen, press the ExpressKey again to re-enable touch. See also setting tablet
and ExpressKey functions.
Holding the pen
Using the pen on the tablet
Customizing pen input
ExpressKey basics
Customizing the ExpressKeys
Customizing the Pop-up Menu
HOLDING THE PEN
Hold the pen like you would hold a normal pen or pencil. Make sure the pen buttons are in a convenient
location where you can toggle them with your thumb or forefinger, but not accidently press them while
drawing or positioning with the pen. Tilt the pen in any way that feels most comfortable.
When you are not using the pen,
store it in the pen holder. The eraser
end of the pen should be inserted
first into the loop.
Position for drawing and navigation
Position for erasing
Important: When not in use, place the pen in the pen holder or lay it flat on your desk. To maintain
the sensitivity of your pen, do not store the pen in a container where it will rest on the tip or eraser
(when equipped). Leaving the pen on the tablet may interfere with screen cursor positioning when
using other pointing devices, or may prevent your computer from going to sleep.
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USING THE PEN ON THE TABLET
There are four basic techniques for using the pen: positioning, clicking, double-clicking, and dragging.
If you are unfamiliar with using the pen, try the exercises on the following pages.
Positioning
Clicking
Dragging
Using the pen buttons
Writing and drawing with pressure sensitivity
Erasing
Eye-hand coordination exercise
POSITIONING
The pen is used to position the pointer (or cursor) on your screen.
Lift the pen and place the pen tip on the tablet
active area. The cursor instantly jumps to the new
location.
Move the screen cursor by moving the pen across
the tablet surface. Do this without touching the
tablet surface, but while still keeping the pen tip
within proximity of the tablet.
To select an icon or folder, use your pen to position
the screen cursor over the object. Press down to
select.
Tips:
If you find that using a pen is somewhat difficult, try
the eye-hand coordination exercise.
Pointing is easier when you orient the tablet square
to the computer monitor so the screen cursor
follows the same direction as your hand
movements on the tablet.
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You can set the pen to position the screen cursor two different ways (see setting the tablet mapping).
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In PEN MODE, wherever you place the pen on the tablet, the screen cursor will jump to a corresponding
point on the display screen. The screen pointer indicates pen position, and follows the movement of
the pen across the tablet surface. This is the default setting for the pen.
When positioning the screen cursor and operating a pen
button, the pen tip needs to be within 7 mm (0.28 inch)
of the tablet surface. The pen tip does not need to
touch the tablet in order to move the screen cursor or
use a pen button.
16 mm (0.63 inch) proximity range
7 mm (0.28 inch) proximity
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In MOUSE MODE you move the cursor with a “pick up and slide” motion similar to using a mouse.
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CLICKING
Click to highlight or select an item on the screen. Double-click to open it.
Clicking. Tap the pen tip once on the tablet, or
press the pen tip on the tablet with enough force to
register a click. (If CLICK SOUND is selected in the
Bamboo control panel and your computer speakers
are on, then you will hear a “click” sound when the
pen tip is pressed hard enough to generate a button
click. Adjust your speaker volume as necessary.)
Try clicking on a folder icon by moving the screen
cursor over the icon and pressing down on the pen
tip. The folder should highlight when you press.
Tip: You can configure Windows to select when the pen is over an icon and to launch the icon with a single click.
To turn on this feature, first open a folder.
• For Windows Vista, from the ORGANIZE pull-down menu choose FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTIONS.... From the
GENERAL tab select SINGLE-CLICK TO OPEN AN ITEM (POINT TO SELECT).
• For other Windows versions, from the TOOLS pull-down menu choose FOLDER OPTIONS.... From the GENERAL
tab select SINGLE-CLICK TO OPEN AN ITEM (POINT TO SELECT).
Double-clicking. Quickly tap the tablet twice in the
same place with the pen tip. This is like clicking
twice with a mouse button. Try double-clicking on a
folder icon to open it.
Tip: Set a pen button to DOUBLE CLICK. This is
easier than tapping twice with the pen tip, and is the
preferred method of double-clicking with a pen.
DRAGGING
Dragging is used to select and move objects on the monitor screen.
First point to an object. Then press the pen tip to
the tablet and slide it across the tablet surface.
The selected object will move across the display
screen.
To select text within a document, move the screen
cursor to the beginning of a text line, then drag the
pen across the tablet to highlight the text.
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USING THE PEN BUTTONS
The pen is equipped with two buttons. Each button has a programmable function that is selected when
you press the button. You can use a pen button whenever the pen tip is within 7 mm (0.28 inch) of the
tablet active area. You do not have to touch the pen tip to the tablet in order to use a button.
The default button positions are:
Upper:
RIGHT CLICK
Lower:
PAN/SCROLL
Tip: Set a pen button to DOUBLE CLICK. This is easier than tapping twice
with the pen tip.
Use RIGHT CLICK to bring up application-specific
or icon-specific menus.
PAN/SCROLL lets you position a document or
image in any direction within the active
window simply by pressing the pen button and
moving the pen tip across the tablet’s active
area. As you move the pen tip, the document
or image is repositioned to follow the direction
of pen movement on the tablet. Release the
pen button or lift the pen tip from the tablet
surface when you are done.
In some application windows the document
will precisely follow the screen cursor as you
move the pen tip, while in others it will simply
move in the same general direction as the
screen cursor.
To assign new button functions, see setting the pen button functions.
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WRITING AND DRAWING WITH PRESSURE SENSITIVITY
The pen responds to your hand movements, enabling you to create natural-looking pen and brush strokes.
The digital ink tools in Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007, as well as the drawing tools in many
graphics applications, respond to the pressure you place on the pen. For example, sliders are used in
some applications to vary line characteristics (width, color, and opacity). These characteristics can be
controlled much better by the pen’s pressure sensitivity – you can vary line width, blend colors, and change
opacity with the pressure you exert upon the pen.
To write, ink, or draw with pressure
sensitivity, move the pen along the
surface of the tablet while applying
various amounts of pressure downward
on the tip of the pen. Press hard for thick
lines or dense color. Press gently for thin
lines or softer color. Note that some
applications require you first select a
pressure-sensitive tool from the
application’s tool palette.
To adjust the tip feel, see setting the tip
and eraser feel, and double-click
distance.
Visit our web site for a list of applications
that support pressure. See product
information.
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ERASING
The pen eraser (when equipped) works like the eraser on a pencil.
You can erase intuitively and naturally in graphics
applications that support the pen eraser. When you
use the pen eraser, the application will automatically
switch to the eraser tool.
In applications that support pressure sensitivity, you
can select pressure-sensitive tools in an
application’s tool palette to vary the width and
depth of your erasures as you change the amount of
pressure you exert upon the pen.
See setting the tip and eraser feel, and double-click
distance for more information.
Use the pen eraser in Microsoft Windows Vista
and Office 2007 to erase notes or sketches made
with digital ink, and to select and delete text or
spreadsheet cells within an application.
Visit our web site for a list of graphics applications that support the eraser (see product information). If the
eraser is not supported in an application, you can still use the eraser for positioning, drawing, or
annotation.
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EYE-HAND COORDINATION EXERCISE
This exercise is designed to retrain your eye-hand coordination for using the pen:
1. Open any graphics application. Use the line tool to draw a rectangular grid with line spacings of about
20-25 mm (3/4 to 1 inch). You can use your traditional mouse to do this.
2. Choose a free-hand tool in your application and use the pen to draw a dot at each grid intersection.
3. Draw an X at each grid intersection.
4. Clear your screen and make a simple drawing of your own. The more you use your pen, the easier
writing, drawing, and navigation will become.
CUSTOMIZING PEN INPUT
Customizing your pen is easy. Use the pen to open the Bamboo control panel. Then select the PEN tab to
choose from the available options.
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
Customize your pen experience
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CUSTOMIZING YOUR BAMBOO
Use the Bamboo control panel to customize Bamboo for the way you like work.
Opening the control panel
Control panel overview
Customize your touch experience
Customize your pen experience
Button functions
OPENING THE CONTROL PANEL
To open the control panel:
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Windows. Click on the Windows START button and choose ALL PROGRAMS. Then select BAMBOO and
choose the BAMBOO PROPERTIES option.
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Macintosh. Open SYSTEM PREFERENCES from either the Dock, the Apple menu, or from the APPLICATIONS
folder. Then click on the BAMBOO icon.
The control panel displays only those tabs and options that apply to your tablet model and configuration.
Note: When more than one Wacom tablet is installed on a single computer, any changes made in the
Bamboo control panel will be applied only to the tablet that was last used before opening the control
panel.
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CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW
After opening the control panel, you can begin customizing Bamboo.
Customizable settings
are found on each tab.
The tabs that apply to
your tablet model and
configuration are
displayed when you
open the control panel.
Closes the control
panel.
Resets the selected
tab to its default
settings.
Displays information
about the control
panel and driver.
Displays this manual.
Experiment with different settings to find what works best for you. Any changes you make will take effect
immediately. Click DEFAULT to return a tab to the factory settings.
Tool Tips are available for most control panel items. Position the screen cursor over an item and let it rest
there; in a few moments the Tool Tip will pop up.
Your keyboard tab and arrow keys can also be used to navigate the control panel.
The following sections provide detailed information about each control panel tab and some of the more
advanced concepts. Many of the sections also contain useful customizing tips.
Customize your touch experience
Customize your pen experience
Button functions
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CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUCH EXPERIENCE
The control panel touch options enable you to customize Bamboo for the way you like to interact with your
tablet and computer when using touch input.
Setting the touch speed
Setting the touch functions
Setting tablet and ExpressKey functions
Disabling touch
SETTING THE TOUCH SPEED
Select the TOUCH SPEED tab. The touch speed options determine how fast you must move or tap your
fingers in order for an action or gesture to be recognized.
POINTER ACCELERATION sets the acceleration
level of the screen pointer. Choose a LOW
setting for a slower response to your finger
motion on the tablet. Choose a HIGH
setting for a quicker response.
Adjusts the screen pointer for speed of
tracking and navigating. Choose a SLOW
speed if you like to move the screen cursor
at a slower rate using more finger motion.
Choose a FAST speed to move the screen
cursor quickly with less motion.
The DOUBLE-TAP TIME
adjusts how fast you
must tap to register a
double-click. To test
your setting, position
the screen cursor over
the TEST area and tap
twice.
Sets the scrolling
speed of the SCROLL
touch gesture.
See also navigating with touch.
Note: Touch speed and acceleration settings are independent of system settings. Changes you make to these
settings in the Bamboo control panel do not affect similar system settings. However, changes made to similar
system settings may affect your Bamboo tablet settings.
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SETTING THE TOUCH FUNCTIONS
Select the TOUCH FUNCTIONS tab.
Touch input options can be enabled or
disabled and are dependent upon
application support.
Change the settings to customize how
touch input works. Touch actions and
gestures are available when selected.
So that you may work in different ways,
some functions (such as a right-click)
can be performed using different
actions or gestures.
See also navigating with touch.
Position the screen cursor over an option to see an
animated demonstration of that function.
If you do not choose a specific option to view, then the
control panel animation will demonstrate each option
sequentially, from top to bottom.
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SETTING TABLET AND EXPRESSKEY FUNCTIONS
Choose the TABLET tab to set the tablet orientation and to customize the ExpressKeys.
Tablet orientation
Change how your tablet is oriented by selecting RIGHT HANDED or LEFT HANDED
input. The tablet driver automatically configures all aspects of the tablet for the
selected option. Next, physically rotate the tablet to match your selection.
Note: At the log-in and user switching screens, the tablet orientation will use the
default orientation that was selected when the driver was installed. If you
want to change the default orientation, you must reinstall the driver using the
Bamboo Installation CD. See configuring the tablet orientation.
ExpressKey functions
Use the pull-down menus to choose a function that will be performed when the key
is pressed. Your choice will be displayed either within the pull-down menu or
beneath the menu.
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By default the upper key is set to TOUCH TOGGLE, allowing you to temporarily
disable touch input when you press the ExpressKey. Press the ExpressKey
again to re-enable touch input. (For Bamboo Touch, the default setting enables
you to move FORWARD within Internet browsers.)
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You can use the 2nd from top key to move BACK within Internet browsers.
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The lower button default conditions are CLICK (bottom key) and RIGHT CLICK
(2nd key up).
Note: Pen-only tablet models do not include ExpressKeys.
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DISABLING TOUCH
Choose the TABLET tab to disable and enable touch input.
Available for tablet models configured
for pen and touch input.
• Select to DISABLE ALL TOUCH INPUT
and work with the ExpressKeys and
pen only.
• Deselect to activate touch input.
• This option can also be changed by
pressing an ExpressKey to which
the TOUCH TOGGLE function has
been assigned.
Note: When you disable touch, the
TOUCH SPEED and TOUCH
FUNCTIONS tabs will no longer be
visible in the control panel.
Re-enable touch to again access
these tabs.
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CUSTOMIZE YOUR PEN EXPERIENCE
Customizing your pen is easy. Use the pen to open the Bamboo control panel. You can then customize
Bamboo for the way you like to interact with your tablet and computer when using pen input.
Setting eraser feel
Setting the pen button functions
Setting the tablet mapping
Setting tip feel and double-click
Customizing the Pop-up Menu
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SETTING THE TIP AND ERASER FEEL, AND DOUBLE-CLICK DISTANCE
Select the PEN tab. To create broad brush strokes or to click with a light touch, use a soft tip setting.
For maximum control while drawing thin lines, use a firm tip setting. To erase with a broad stroke or to click
with a light touch, use a soft eraser setting. For maximum control while erasing, use a firm eraser setting.
Customizes the amount
of pressure needed to
erase. Drag the slider to
a softer or firmer setting.
When checked, an
audible “click”
sound will be
heard whenever a
pen click occurs
and your computer
speakers are
turned on.
Customizes the amount
of pressure needed to
click, draw, or ink.
Drag the slider to a softer
or firmer setting.
Adjusts the size of the
double-click area and
the double-click speed.
A larger setting makes
double-clicking easier.
Tips:
Use a soft TIP FEEL to reach the full pressure range with a lighter touch. In some applications, a soft pressure setting
can make the pen overreact – any small press on the pen is magnified on the screen. If you experience this, try a
firmer TIP FEEL setting.
To make double-clicking easier, expand the tap area that accepts a double-click (the double-click distance).
Note: A large double-click distance may cause a delay at the beginning of brush strokes in some drawing
applications. This may also cause a delay at the beginning of a drag action or inking stroke. If you notice
such effects, try setting a smaller double-click distance and using a pen button set to double-click (see using
the pen buttons).
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SETTING THE PEN BUTTON FUNCTIONS
Select the PEN tab to change the functions assigned to the buttons on your pen. Each pen button can be
set to simulate a variety of mouse functions.
Select the function to perform when
pressing the upper or lower pen button.
When you bring the pen tip within 7 mm
(0.28 inch) of the tablet surface without
touching the tablet and press the upper or
lower pen button, the selected function
occurs.
Tip: To make double-clicking easier, set a
pen button to double-click automatically by
selecting DOUBLE CLICK.
You can change the SIDE SWITCH MODE to best fit the way you like to use the pen when making right-clicks or other
click functions. Click on the ADVANCED button to access the SIDE SWITCH MODE settings.
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HOVER CLICK to perform click functions without touching the
pen tip to the tablet surface.
CLICK & TAP to enable the precise placement of click
functions. When selected, you must first press the pen
button and then touch the pen tip to the tablet surface in
order to perform the click function. This is the default
setting for Tablet PCs.
Hover click
Click tap
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SETTING THE TABLET MAPPING
Select the PEN tab to set the tablet mapping. The tablet TRACKING options enable you to define the
relationship between pen movement on the tablet surface and cursor movement on the monitor screen.
By default the entire active area of the tablet maps to the entire monitor. If more than one monitor is in use
the tablet will map to all monitors. See working with multiple monitors.
TRACKING options control how the
screen cursor moves:
• Select PEN MODE to set the
cursor so that its movement
corresponds with the position
of your pen on the tablet –
wherever you place your pen
on the tablet, the cursor will
jump to a corresponding point
on the screen. This is known
as absolute positioning, and is
the default setting for the pen.
Click DETAILS... to customize
the tablet mapping.
• Select MOUSE MODE to move
the screen cursor with a “pick
up and slide” motion similar to
using a traditional mouse.
Click DETAILS... for setting the
pen speed in mouse mode.
Note: If you frequently switch between PEN MODE and MOUSE MODE, you can assign the MODE TOGGLE... function to
one of your pen buttons or ExpressKeys.
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When you click on the PEN MODE DETAILS... button, the PEN MODE DETAILS dialog box is displayed.
Use the SCREEN AREA options to select a screen area
for tablet to screen mapping.
• ALL SCREENS. The entire monitor(s) area is
mapped; this is the default setting. See working
with multiple monitors for more information.
• MONITOR. The entire area of a single monitor that
you choose is mapped.
• PORTION. A portion of the desktop area is mapped.
Click SET... to open a dialog box where you can set
the portion of screen area.
Returns settings to their factory defaults.
When FORCE PROPORTIONS is unchecked, the correct scale or proportions are not
maintained. The selected tablet area is mapped to the selected display area.
Drawing a circle on the tablet may create an ellipse on the display screen. This is the
default setting.
When FORCE PROPORTIONS is checked, the correct vertical and horizontal proportions
are maintained. Drawing a circle on the tablet results in a circle on the display
screen. Depending on your settings, some portions of the tablet active area may no
longer be usable when this option is selected.
Use the TABLET AREA options to select a tablet area for tablet to screen mapping.
• FULL. The entire active area of the tablet is mapped. This is the default setting.
• PORTION. A portion of the tablet area is mapped. Click SET... to open a dialog box where you can set the portion
of tablet area.
Note: Although Bamboo is optimized for use with 16 : 10 aspect ratio displays, the default settings automatically
adjust for use with other aspect ratio displays.
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PORTION OF SCREEN AREA
The tracking options in the PEN MODE DETAILS dialog box allow you to define which portion of the display
screen your tablet will map to:
ALL SCREENS
MONITOR
PORTION
Maps the entire monitor(s) area. This is the default setting.
See working with multiple monitors.
Maps the entire area of a single monitor that you choose.
Allows you to select a portion of the display for tablet to screen mapping.
Click SET... to open the PORTION OF SCREEN dialog box.
Choose a method for defining a
portion of the display:
• Drag corners of the
foreground graphic to select
the screen area.
• Select the CLICK TO DEFINE
SCREEN AREA button and
move the screen cursor to
select the screen area.
Be sure to follow any
MESSAGE prompts.
After defining a portion of the
screen, you may need to use a
different input device to access
other portions of the screen area.
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PORTION OF TABLET AREA
The tracking options in the PEN MODE DETAILS dialog box allow you to define the tablet area that will be
mapped to the screen area:
FULL
PORTION
The entire active area of the tablet is mapped. This is the default setting.
Allows you to select a portion of the tablet active area for tablet to screen
mapping. Click SET... to open the PORTION OF TABLET dialog box.
Choose a method for defining a
portion of the tablet:
• Drag corners of the
foreground graphic to select
the tablet area that will be
mapped to your selected
screen area.
• Select the CLICK TO DEFINE
TABLET AREA button and use
your pen on the tablet to
select the tablet area.
Be sure to follow any
MESSAGE prompts.
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SETTING THE PEN SPEED IN MOUSE MODE
To change the screen cursor acceleration and speed when using the pen in MOUSE MODE, click on the
MOUSE MODE DETAILS... button (located on the PEN tab). A dialog box will be displayed where you can
make your adjustments.
Sets the screen cursor
acceleration when in
MOUSE MODE.
Sets the screen cursor
tracking speed when in
MOUSE MODE.
Returns settings to
their factory defaults.
Notes:
The dialog box will also appear when you set a button to MODE TOGGLE.... Note that only one ACCELERATION
and SPEED setting can be made.
The mouse mode acceleration and speed settings are independent of system settings. Changes you make to
these settings in the Bamboo control panel do not affect similar system settings. However, changes made to
similar system settings may affect your Bamboo tablet settings.
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CUSTOMIZING THE POP-UP MENU
The Pop-up Menu is available for tablet models that are configured for both pen and touch input.
Select the POP-UP MENU tab to create the custom menu and define the available functions that will appear
in the menu.
To display the Pop-up Menu, set a pen button to the POP-UP MENU function. Whenever you press that
button, the Pop-up Menu is displayed at the screen cursor position.
Choose from available options in the menu by clicking on them. To close the Pop-up Menu without making
a selection, click outside of the menu.
Select a button function to add
to the Pop-up Menu list.
Displays a list of functions that have been
added to the Pop-up Menu. To change the
order of an item, drag it to a new location.
Double-click on an item to make edits.
Removes the
selected item
from the list.
Sets the FONT and
FONT SIZE of the
Pop-up Menu.
Returns the tab settings to the default values.
Important: This action will delete all Pop-up
Menu items that have been defined.
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BUTTON FUNCTIONS
The following options are available for ExpressKey and pen
button settings. Not all options are available for all controls.
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
CLICKS
• CLICK
• RIGHT CLICK
• MIDDLE CLICK
• DOUBLE CLICK
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Simulates a primary mouse button click. Default setting for the pen tip.
Simulates a right mouse button click, which displays a context menu.
Simulates a middle mouse button click.
Simulates a double-click. For easier double-clicking, use this function
instead of tapping twice with the pen tip.
Simulates holding down the primary mouse button. Press the tool
button once to initiate click lock. Press the button again to release
click lock. Click lock is useful for dragging objects or selecting blocks
of text.
Simulates a 4th mouse button click.
Simulates a 5th mouse button click.
Simulates the BACK command in browser applications.
Simulates the FORWARD command in browser applications.
Pen only. Sets a button so that when the button is pressed, the pen tip
will act like the eraser in applications that support the ERASE function.
See erasing for information on using the eraser.
CLICK LOCK
• 4TH CLICK
• 5TH CLICK
BACK
FORWARD
ERASE
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FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
KEYSTROKE...
Enables you to simulate keystrokes. Select this option to display the
DEFINE KEYSTROKE dialog box.
Enter a keystroke or keystroke combination in the KEYS entry box.
Keystroke combinations can include letters, numbers, function keys
(such as F3) and modifier keys (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL for
Windows, or SHIFT, OPTION, COMMAND, and CONTROL for Macintosh).
You can also select special keystrokes or keystroke combinations from
the ADD SPECIAL pull-down menu.
After defining a keystroke sequence, click OK.
Important: Because the ENTER (Windows) and RETURN
(Macintosh) keys can be selected as a defined keystroke, they
cannot be used to select OK. You must use your pen to click on
the OK button.
If prompted, enter a name for the keystroke definition. The name will
be displayed with the respective control or in the Pop-up Menu list, as
applicable.
Deletes only the last entry
in the keystroke entry box.
Clears the keystroke entry box.
To learn which keystroke shortcuts are supported by a particular
application, see the documentation that came with the application.
Enables you to simulate modifier key(s) (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL for
Windows, or SHIFT, OPTION, COMMAND, and CONTROL for Macintosh).
Many applications use modifier keys to constrain the size or placement
of objects.
MODIFIER...
Choose one or more modifier key options.
Select the CLICK box if you want a mouse
click to occur whenever you press the tool
button.
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FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
POP-UP MENU
Displays a Pop-up Menu on your screen. See customizing the Pop-up
Menu for more information.
Pen only. Enables you to position a document or image in any direction
within the active pane by pressing a pen button set for PAN/SCROLL and
then dragging with the pen tip across the tablet’s active area.
PAN/SCROLL
When you select PAN/SCROLL, the
PEN SCROLL SPEED dialog box
prompts you to set a scrolling speed
that will be used in applications that
do not support grabber hand (pixellevel) panning within a document or
image.
A slower setting reduces the scroll
rate and is useful for close-up and
detail work where you need precise
control of the image.
As you move the pen tip, the
document or image is repositioned
to follow the direction of pen
movement on the tablet.
Release the button or lift the pen tip
from the tablet surface when you are
done.
SHOW DESKTOP
SWITCH APPLICATIONS
Minimizes all open windows to display a clean desktop.
Brings up the application switching dialog with focus on the next open
application. On Windows Vista systems running Aero, Flip 3D will be
activated with focus on the next open application.
Opens a dialog box where you can select a specific application, file, or
script to launch.
OPEN/RUN...
Click BROWSE... to locate an
application, file, or script to
launch. The selection you make
appears in the APPLICATION TO
RUN box. Click OK to accept
the selection.
The dialog box will close and the OPEN/RUN... option you have selected will be
assigned as your tool button option. Simply press the tool button to launch
the assigned option.
If your selection is for the Pop-up Menu, it will be displayed in the Pop-up
Menu list.
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FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
TOUCH TOGGLE
Available for Bamboo and Bamboo Fun. TOUCH TOGGLE is useful when
you are working with the pen and want to prevent accidental touch
input (e.g., to prevent an accidental right-click). Temporarily disable
touch by pressing an ExpressKey to which you have assigned the
TOUCH TOGGLE function. Press the ExpressKey again to re-enable
touch input. See also setting tablet and ExpressKey functions.
(Macintosh.) Toggles the INK ANYWHERE function of Inkwell on and off.
Inkwell automatically recognizes and converts your handwriting into
text and inserts it into a document. Note that Ink must be turned on for
this function to work. See your Macintosh help for information on
working with Inkwell.
INK TOGGLE
TABLET PC
• TABLET PC INPUT PANEL
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JOURNAL
EXPOSÉ
PRESSURE HOLD
MODE TOGGLE...
DISABLED
DEFAULT
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(Tablet PCs and Windows Vista systems that support the Tablet PC
Input Panel.) Opens the Tablet PC Input Panel when you press a tool
button set to this function.
(Windows Vista and Tablet PC systems that include Microsoft Journal.)
Opens Microsoft Journal.
(Macintosh.) Tiles all open windows.
Locks the pressure at the current pressure level until the button is
released. For example, you can paint with pressure sensitivity until you
reach the brush size that you like. You can then press the button and
continue painting with the same size brush until the button is released.
Toggles pen input between PEN MODE and MOUSE MODE. See setting
the pen speed in mouse mode for details.
Disables the button function.
Returns a button to its default setting.
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PROBLEMS WITH YOUR BAMBOO?
Most of the time your tablet will work flawlessly. But if you are having trouble, Wacom recommends you do
the following:
1. If the tablet driver failed to load properly, first perform the recommended action in any error message
that may appear on your screen. If that does not solve the problem, review the troubleshooting
procedures in this chapter.
2. Look in the troubleshooting tables. Your problem may be described there and you can try the solution
offered.
3. Open the tablet Read Me file and look for any information updates.
4. Test your tablet and pen (if equipped). See testing your tablet.
5. If you are having a compatibility conflict between Bamboo and a new hardware or software
product, see obtaining driver downloads for information on downloading an updated software driver.
Wacom periodically updates the software driver to maintain compatibility with new products.
6. Check the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Wacom web site for your region.
7. If you have tried the suggestions in this manual and still cannot resolve the problem, then contact
Wacom for technical support. See technical support options and the Read Me file for information on
where to obtain support for your region.
Testing your tablet
Testing a pen
Troubleshooting tables
Technical support options
Obtaining driver downloads
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TESTING YOUR TABLET
1. Turn on your computer and wait until the system has fully loaded.
2. Check the connection. The tablet status LED should glow whenever the tablet is properly connected
and your computer has registered it as a USB device. If not:
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Make sure the tablet USB cable is securely connected to an active USB port on your computer.
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Check the tablet USB cable for damage.
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If you are connecting the tablet to a USB hub (or hub device such as a keyboard with USB ports), be
sure the USB hub is properly connected to your computer and is active.
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If the status LED does not illuminate after your computer is on and has finished booting up, your
USB port may be disabled. Verify that you have connected the tablet to an active USB port.
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Connect the tablet to a different USB port or try connecting to the USB port on another computer.
3. Check touch and pen input:
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Check touch input. Attempt to move the screen cursor by tracking your finger across the tablet
surface. Then tap to select an item. The status LED should brighten when you touch the active
area of the tablet.
If the tablet driver does not load properly, basic touch movement will be recognized but other
actions and gestures will not. If the driver does not properly load, the lower two ExpressKeys only
will function at their default settings of CLICK (bottom key) and RIGHT CLICK (2nd key up). If gestures
are not recognized and ExpressKeys do not function, insert the Bamboo Installation CD into your
computer and install the driver software for the tablet.
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Check pen input. If your tablet is equipped with a pen and the tablet driver does not load properly,
pen input will not be available. (If you have a pen-only tablet model, you will be able to use the pen
tip to move the screen cursor and click. You will also be able to use the pen buttons to CLICK (lower
button) and RIGHT CLICK (upper button), but there will be no other pen functionality.) Insert the
Bamboo Installation CD into your computer and install the driver software for the tablet. See also
testing a pen.
4. Check the ExpressKeys (if equipped). Do a quick check by pressing each key in turn. The status LED
should brighten each time you press a key when there is no touch or pen input. Then open the Bamboo
control panel and select the TABLET tab. Click on the DEFAULT button to return to the tablet default
settings.
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Press the upper ExpressKey to toggle touch input off and on. (For Bamboo Touch: Open your
Internet browser and click on a couple of links. Next click on the appropriate browser button to
move backwards. Then press the upper ExpressKey to move forward within the browser.)
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Open your Internet browser and click on a couple of links. Press the second from top key to move
back within the browser.
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Position the screen cursor over an item, such as an empty folder on your desktop, and press the
bottom ExpressKey to perform a click.
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Position the screen cursor over an item, such as an empty folder on your desktop, and press the
second up from bottom ExpressKey to perform a right-click.
5. If any of these tests fail you may have defective hardware. See technical support options.
6. After testing, use the Bamboo control panel to reconfigure your tablet for any custom settings you may
originally have been using.
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TESTING A PEN
1. First perform the procedures for testing your tablet.
2. Check the pen by opening the Bamboo control panel and selecting the PEN tab. Click on the DEFAULT
button to return the pen to its default settings. Next:
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Touch the pen tip and then the eraser (when equipped) to the tablet active area. The status LED
should brighten each time the tip or eraser makes contact with the tablet surface.
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Without applying pressure to the pen tip, hold the pen tip within approximately 7 mm (0.28 inch) of
the tablet surface and press each pen button in turn. The status LED should brighten each time a
pen button is pressed.
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While still within proximity, but without touching the tablet surface, move your pen across the active
area of the tablet. The screen cursor should move in the corresponding direction on your monitor or
display screen.
3. If any of these tests fail you may have defective hardware. See technical support options.
4. After testing, use the Bamboo control panel to reconfigure your tablet and pen for any custom settings
you may originally have been using.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TABLES
If you encounter problems with your Bamboo tablet or pen (when equipped), refer to the following tables.
Your problem may be described here, and you can try the solution offered. Be sure to check the Read Me
file for the latest information updates.
For additional information, visit Wacom’s web site at http://www.wacom.com/productsupport.
General problems
Touch input problems
Pen input problems
Windows-specific problems
Mac-specific problems
GENERAL PROBLEMS
The computer does not have
an available USB port.
The tablet status LED does
not illuminate.
The computer does not go to
sleep when using a tablet
configured for pen input.
The screen cursor is very
erratic or jumps around when
using the tablet.
The tablet is set for RIGHT
HANDED (or LEFT HANDED), but
at the log-in screen the tablet
seems to work upside down.
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Check if there is an available USB port on a USB hub device. If not
available you will need to add a USB hub or USB card.
Verify that your tablet’s USB cable is properly connected to an active
USB port. If you are connecting to a USB hub device, make sure the
hub is connected to an active USB port and that the hub is active.
When you are not using the pen, remove it from the tablet surface or
the tablet will continue to send data, keeping the computer awake.
Note: Because some metallic or other conducting objects can also
cause the tablet to send data, it is best to keep the tablet
surface clear of all objects when not in use.
On rare occasions the tablet may receive interfering radio frequencies
from a computer monitor or nearby AM radio station. If you notice
interference from a monitor, try moving the tablet at least six (6) inches
away from the monitor, or change the monitor refresh rate or monitor
resolution.
Reinstall the tablet driver from the Bamboo Installation CD and change
the default orientation of the tablet. See configuring the tablet
orientation for details.
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TOUCH INPUT PROBLEMS
Touch input does not work.
Touch input does not seem to
fully work. The screen cursor
can be moved, but more
complex actions or gestures
do not work.
The tablet does not reliably
recognize two fingers.
Cannot zoom-in or zoom-out
when working with Adobe
Photoshop.
Scrolling and panning
gestures do not function
correctly when working with
Adobe Photoshop.
Rotation gestures do not seem
to work consistently, or not at
all.
The TOUCH SPEED and TOUCH
FUNCTIONS tabs are not visible
in the control panel.
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Re-enable touch input by pressing an ExpressKey that is set to TOUCH
TOGGLE. Otherwise, open the Bamboo control panel and go to the
TABLET tab. Be sure the DISABLE ALL TOUCH INPUT option is deselected.
If the tablet driver does not load properly, basic touch movement will be
recognized but other actions and gestures will not. If the driver does
not properly load, the lower two ExpressKeys only will function at their
default settings of CLICK (bottom key) and RIGHT CLICK (2nd key up).
Insert the Bamboo Installation CD into your computer and install the
driver software for the tablet.
If you hold your fingers too close together, the tablet may not recognize
them as being separate. Try moving your fingers a little further apart.
If zoom functions do not operate correctly within Photoshop, verify that
the ZOOM WITH SCROLL WHEEL function is selected within the Photoshop
PREFERENCES options.
If touch input gestures do not operate correctly within Photoshop,
verify that the ZOOM WITH SCROLL WHEEL function is selected within the
Photoshop PREFERENCES options.
Rotation may work differently depending on the application you are
working with. For example, rotation may work smoothly, in 90-degree
increments, or not at all.
For best recognition of this gesture, start with your fingers positioned
diagonally on the tablet surface and keep them at least 25 mm (1 inch)
apart.
Go to the TABLET tab and uncheck the DISABLE ALL TOUCH INPUT option.
If you have assigned TOUCH TOGGLE to an ExpressKey, you can press
the ExpressKey to toggle the tabs back on.
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PEN INPUT PROBLEMS
The pen does not position the
screen cursor, or otherwise
work.
The pen does not draw or ink
with pressure sensitivity.
Clicking is difficult.
Double-clicking is difficult.
If the tablet driver does not load properly, pen input will not be
available.
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For tablet models that combine pen and touch input, basic touch
movement will continue to be recognized but other actions and
gestures will not. If the driver does not properly load, the lower two
ExpressKeys only will function at their default settings of CLICK
(bottom key) and RIGHT CLICK (2nd key up).
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If you have a pen-only tablet model, you will be able to use the pen
tip to move the screen cursor and click. You will also be able to use
the pen buttons to CLICK (lower button) and RIGHT CLICK (upper
button), but there will be no other pen functionality.
Insert the Bamboo Installation CD into your computer and install the
driver software for the tablet.
Some applications require that you turn on the pressure capabilities
within the application or the selected tool before the pen will respond
as a pressure-sensitive tool.
Open the Bamboo control panel and go to the PEN tab. Try using a
lighter TIP FEEL.
Select the CLICK SOUND option (the check box should be checked).
This will enable you to hear when the pen registers a mouse click.
Your computer speakers must be turned on and the volume audible
before you can hear CLICK SOUND.
Be sure you are quickly tapping the tablet twice in the same place on
the tablet active area.
Using a pen button set to double-click is recommended (review the
techniques in clicking).
Open the Bamboo control panel and go to the PEN tab.
The pen selects everything,
will not stop selecting.
The eraser (when equipped)
selects everything or will not
stop erasing.
You notice a screen delay at
the beginning of pen or inking
strokes.
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Try increasing the DOUBLE CLICK DISTANCE.
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Try using a lighter TIP FEEL.
For Windows, try setting your system to launch programs with a single
click. See clicking.
Open the Bamboo control panel and go to the PEN tab. Move the TIP
FEEL slider toward FIRM. If this does not help, see testing a pen.
Open the Bamboo control panel and go to the PEN tab. Move the
ERASER FEEL slider toward FIRM. If this does not help, see testing a pen.
Open the Bamboo control panel and go to the PEN tab. Try decreasing
the DOUBLE CLICK DISTANCE.
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You have to press hard with
the pen when clicking,
drawing, or writing.
The pen tip does not function.
The screen cursor jumps
back.
The upper or lower pen button
does not work.
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Open the Bamboo control panel and go to the PEN tab. Move the TIP
FEEL slider toward SOFT.
Be sure you are using the pen that originally came with your tablet.
Other pens may not function properly on the Bamboo tablet.
See testing a pen to verify pen operation. If any of the tests fail you
may have defective hardware.
Do not place the pen on the tablet when it is not in use or when you are
using another pointing device. Leaving your pen on the tablet may
interfere with screen cursor positioning when using other input devices.
Be sure you press the pen button when the pen tip is within 7 mm
(0.28 inch) of the tablet active area – do this without pressing down on
the pen tip.
In the Bamboo control panel, click on the PEN tab ADVANCED button.
If CLICK & TAP is selected, you will need to first press the pen button and
then touch the pen tip to the tablet surface in order to perform a click
function. See setting the pen button functions.
From the Bamboo control panel, verify that the pen button is set to the
function you are expecting to occur.
Cannot move the cursor
where you want to on the
screen, or the line you are
drawing does not line up with
the location of the pointer in
paint applications.
See testing a pen to verify pen operation. If any of the tests fail you
may have defective hardware.
Open the Bamboo control panel. Verify that PEN MODE is selected.
If this does not help, click on the DEFAULT button to reestablish the
default tablet to screen mapping. If you are still having difficulty,
remove the tablet preferences (see Windows-specific problems or
Mac-specific problems for details).
WINDOWS-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
You suspect the tablet
preferences may be
corrupted, or want to make
certain that all settings are at
their factory defaults.
Delete the tablet preferences as follows:
First close any open applications. Then click the START icon and select
ALL PROGRAMS. Select BAMBOO and BAMBOO PREFERENCE FILE UTILITY.
In the dialog box that appears, click on the REMOVE My Preferences
button to delete the preferences for the current user.
To delete preferences for multiple users on Windows Vista or XP
systems, click the REMOVE button under All User Preferences.
Note that administrator rights are required to delete preferences for all
users. Relaunch any currently open tablet-aware applications that you
may be running.
If you had previously backed up your preference file, you can quickly
restore the tablet preferences by clicking on the RESTORE... button
under My Preferences.
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MAC-SPECIFIC PROBLEMS
At startup, a dialog box
appears telling you that either
the driver failed to load or the
tablet preferences have not
yet been created.
You suspect the tablet
preferences may be
corrupted, or want to make
certain that all settings are at
their factory defaults.
The tablet was not detected at startup. Make sure the USB interface
cable is securely connected to an active USB port on your computer.
Make sure also that the tablet status LED is illuminated. If your tablet is
plugged into a USB hub, make sure the hub is connected and active.
From the GO menu, select the UTILITIES folder and launch the SYSTEM
PROFILER. Select USB from the HARDWARE section of the CONTENTS list.
A Wacom USB tablet model should be listed. If a tablet model is not
listed, check the USB tablet cable connection or try plugging the tablet
into a different USB port.
If this does not help, contact Wacom for technical support.
See technical support options.
Delete the tablet preferences. First open the main APPLICATIONS folder.
Then open the TABLET folder and run the REMOVE BAMBOO utility.
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Single user. When the utility starts, select CURRENT USER and click
on the REMOVE button. Log out, then log back in. When the tablet
driver loads it will create a new preferences file with the factory
defaults.
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Multiple users. When the utility starts, select ALL USERS and click
on the REMOVE button. Log out, then log back in. When the tablet
driver loads it will create new preferences files with the factory
defaults.
If you had previously backed up your preference file, you can quickly
restore the tablet preferences for the CURRENT USER or ALL USERS by
clicking on the RESTORE... button within the utility.
Note: Do not manually remove the BAMBOO.PREFPANE file from the main
LIBRARY PREFERENCEPANES folder. This file is only to be removed
when uninstalling the tablet software driver, and then only when
using the REMOVE BAMBOO utility.
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Inkwell does not work
correctly with the tablet.
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There may be a problem with the Inkwell preferences. Remove the
damaged preference files as follows. They will be recreated when you
enable handwriting recognition.
1. From the Apple menu, choose SYSTEM PREFERENCES. From the
System Preferences menu, choose SHOW ALL and select INK.
Then turn off handwriting recognition.
2. From the GO menu, choose your HOME. Open the LIBRARY and
PREFERENCES folders. Then remove the following preferences:
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com.apple.ink.framework.plist
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com.apple.ink.inkpad.plist
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com.apple.ink.inkpad.sketch
3. Go back to SYSTEM PREFERENCES and INK, and then enable
handwriting recognition.
4. Test the Inkwell function using your tablet and pen.
5. If this procedure does not resolve your problem with Inkwell,
contact Apple Support for further assistance. Wacom is not the
software manufacturer for Inkwell and we are limited in our abilities
to support a third party software application.
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TECHNICAL SUPPORT OPTIONS
If you have a problem with your tablet, first check the tablet installation guide to be sure the unit is installed
correctly. Then review the troubleshooting procedures.
If you cannot find the answer in this manual, you may find updated information about your problem in the
Read Me file for your platform (located on the Bamboo Installation CD). You can also check the product
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Wacom web site for your region.
If you have an Internet connection you can download the latest software drivers from the Wacom web site
for your region. See obtaining driver downloads.
If you cannot solve the problem and you think your tablet is not working properly, contact the Wacom
support staff for the area where your product was purchased. See the tablet Read Me file, located on the
Bamboo Installation CD, for contact information.
When you call, you should be at your computer with the following information available:
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This manual.
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Tablet serial and model number. (Look on the bottom of the tablet.)
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Driver version number. (See the Bamboo Installation CD or the Bamboo control panel.)
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The make and model of your computer, and operating system version number.
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A list of peripheral devices attached to your computer.
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The software application and version you were using when the problem occurred.
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The exact wording of any error message that appeared on your screen.
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What happened and what you were doing when the problem occurred.
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How you tried to solve the problem.
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OBTAINING DRIVER DOWNLOADS
Wacom periodically updates the tablet software driver to maintain compatibility with new products. If you
are having a compatibility problem between Bamboo and a new hardware or software product, it may be
helpful to download a new Wacom tablet software driver (when available) from the Internet.
USA, Canada, Central and South America
Worldwide Web:
http://www.wacom.com/productsupport
Software updates.
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Worldwide Web:
http://www.wacom.eu/downloads
Software updates.
http://tablet.wacom.co.jp/download/down1.html
Software updates. (Japanese)
http://www.wacom-asia.com
Software updates. (English)
http://www.wacom.com.cn
Software updates.
(Simplified Chinese)
http://www.wacomkorea.com
Software updates. (Korean)
http://www.wacom.com.tw
Software updates.
(Traditional Chinese)
Japan
Worldwide Web:
Asia Pacific (English)
Worldwide Web:
China
Worldwide Web:
Korea
Worldwide Web:
Taiwan
Worldwide Web:
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APPENDIX
This section contains tips on caring for Bamboo, instructions on how to uninstall the tablet software,
information about digital inking, your license and warranty, and more.
Caring for Bamboo
Replacing the pen nib
Uninstalling the software
Pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista
About the Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel
Product specifications
Product information
Ordering parts and accessories
Radio and television interference
Precautions
License and Warranties (Worldwide, except for Europe, Africa and Middle East)
Licence warranty conditions (Europe, Africa and Middle East)
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CARING FOR BAMBOO
Keep your Bamboo tablet surface and pen (when equipped) clean. Dust and dirt particles can stick to the
pen and cause excessive wear to the tablet surface. Regular cleaning with a soft, damp cloth will help to
prolong the life of your tablet surface and pen; you can also dampen the cloth using a very mild soap
diluted with water. Do not use volatile liquids, such as paint thinner or benzene, as they may damage the
plastic case.
Keep Bamboo in a clean, dry place and avoid extremes in temperature. Room temperature is best.
Also, your Bamboo tablet and pen (when equipped) are not made to come apart. Twisting the pen case
can break the pen. Taking apart the product will void your warranty.
Important: Take care to never spill liquids onto the tablet or pen. Be especially careful of getting the
tablet ExpressKeys or pen buttons, tip, and eraser (when equipped) wet – they contain sensitive
electronic parts that will fail if liquid enters them.
REPLACING THE PEN NIB
The pen nib (tip) will wear with normal use. Excessive pressure will cause it to wear sooner. Replace the
nib when it gets too short – less than 1 mm (0.4 inch) – or develops a flat point.
1. Clasp the old nib with the nib extractor, pair of tweezers, needle-nosed pliers, or similar instrument and
pull it straight out of the pen.
Nib
1 mm (0.4 inch) or less)
2. Slide the end of the new nib straight into the barrel of the pen. Firmly push the nib until it stops.
Warning: Choking hazard. Prevent children from swallowing the pen nib or button part. The pen nib
or button part may accidentally be pulled out if children are biting on them.
To order replacement parts, see ordering parts and accessories.
Important: When the pen is not in use, place it in the pen holder or lay it flat on your desk.
The eraser end of the pen should be inserted first into the loop. To maintain the sensitivity of your
pen, do not store the pen in a container where it will rest on the tip or eraser (when equipped).
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UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
Follow the appropriate procedure below to remove the tablet driver software from your system.
Important: When you remove the tablet software from your system, your tablet will no longer
operate with full tablet functionality but will continue to function as a mouse device.
Windows Vista: Click on the Windows START button and choose CONTROL PANEL. In the CONTROL PANEL
window, click on UNINSTALL A PROGRAM. In the dialog box that appears, choose the BAMBOO option.
Click UNINSTALL and follow the prompts to remove the tablet driver. (If prompted, enter your administrator
login name and password.)
Windows XP or XP x64: Click START. In the start menu, select CONTROL PANEL. Then select ADD OR REMOVE
PROGRAMS. In the ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS window, choose BAMBOO and click on the REMOVE button.
Follow the prompts to remove the tablet driver.
Macintosh: From the GO menu, choose APPLICATIONS and open the BAMBOO folder. Double-click on the
REMOVE BAMBOO icon and select the REMOVE TABLET SOFTWARE button. Enter your administrator login name
and password. After the removal is completed, click OK.
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PEN AND DIGITAL INK CAPABILITIES IN WINDOWS VISTA
Microsoft Windows Vista provides extensive support for pen* input. When using Bamboo with a computer
running Windows Vista, your experience is enhanced by powerful note taking, handwriting recognition, fast
navigation, and other digital inking options designed to give you quick, intuitive results with the pen.
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Note taking. Use the pen to jot notes and capture quick sketches in Microsoft Journal.
Journal simulates a physical notebook, but with the advantages of digital note taking – you can choose
from a variety of pen, marker, and highlighter tools, plus an eraser that is easily activated by the eraser
(when equipped) of the pen. Journal also includes a powerful search engine that can even locate your
handwritten content.
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Handwriting recognition. Because Windows Vista includes powerful handwriting recognition
capabilities, you can use the pen to quickly enter handwritten information anywhere the computer
accepts typed input. You can convert your handwritten content to typed text at any time.
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Gestures. Use your pen to make simple gestural movements on the tablet to trigger customizable
actions for navigation, editing, and other functions. To customize your gestures, select the FLICKS tab in
the PEN AND INPUT DEVICES control panel.
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Digital Ink in Microsoft Office 2007. Use the pen to full advantage with the enhanced digital mark-up
and inking tools available in Microsoft Office 2007 applications running on Windows Vista. Found on
the REVIEW tab within applicable applications, these tools provide a consistent set of inking options.
For quick access, you can add specific inking tools to the Quick Access Toolbar located at the top of
each application.
To make the most of the pen in Microsoft Windows Vista, be sure to study the documentation that came
with your system, including the Windows Vista training tools and Tablet PC tutorial. You can access the
Tablet PC Pen Training from the Vista START menu by choosing ALL PROGRAMS, TABLET PC, and TABLET PC
PEN TRAINING.
Note: The following workarounds in the Wacom tablet driver improve drawing performance in Vista:
•
The Vista Pen Flicks and ‘press-and-hold-to-right-click’ features are disabled in graphics applications
using the Wintab API.
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There is no pressure sensitivity in Journal and other Vista Ink features when both the Flicks and ‘pressand-hold-to-right-click’ features are disabled in the Vista PEN AND INPUT DEVICES control panel.
* Pen features supported in all versions of Windows Vista except Vista Home Basic.
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ABOUT THE WINDOWS VISTA TABLET PC INPUT PANEL
The Input Panel enables you to use handwriting or an on-screen keyboard to directly enter text. There are
a number of ways to launch the Input Panel:
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Click on the Input Panel icon which appears when you move the screen cursor into a text entry area.
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Click on the Input Panel tab, located by default on the left edge of the display screen.
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Click on the Tablet PC Input Panel icon located on the Windows taskbar. If the icon is not visible, rightclick on the taskbar, select TOOLBARS, and TABLET PC INPUT PANEL.
To customize the Input Panel:
1. First open the Input Panel and then click on TOOLS in the menu bar.
2. Select OPTIONS to open the Input Panel Options dialog box.
3. Customize the Input Panel settings for the way you like to work.
To learn more about using Bamboo in Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007, study the documentation
that came with your system and Microsoft Office applications. Be sure to take advantage of the Windows
Vista training tools, including the Tablet PC tutorial, available from Microsoft.
You can visit also the Wacom web site at www.wacom.com/vista for more information on working with the
pen in Windows Vista.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
Aspect ratio
16 : 10
Coordinate resolution, pen
100 lpmm (2540 lpi)
Touch input resolution
4 lpmm (101.6 lpi)
Accuracy, pen
+/- 0.25 mm (0.01 in)
Accuracy, touch
+/- 2.0 mm (0.08 in)
Pen detection height
16 mm (0.63 in)
Reading height with pen, average
7 mm (0.28 in)
Report rate, pen
133 points per second, maximum
Report rate, touch
50 points per second, maximum
ExpressKeys stroke
0.25 mm (0.01 in), approximately, when equipped
Communication interface
USB
Connector
USB Type A
Cable length
1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Power requirements
DC 5V, 70 mA or less, from USB port
Operating temperature
5 to 40 degrees C (41 to 104 degrees F)
Storage temperature
-15 to +55 degrees C (5 to 131 degrees F)
Operating relative humidity
30% to 80% non-condensing
Storage relative humidity
30% to 85% non-condensing
Certifications and compliance
FCC Class B, Industry Canada Class B, CE, VCCI Class B, BSMI,
C-Tick, MIC, GOST-R, The European Union RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC,
Chinese RoHS
BAMBOO TOUCH TABLET (MODEL CTT-460)
Touch active area (W x D)
125.0 x 85.0 mm (4.92 x 3.35 in)
Physical size (W x D x H)
208.4 x 137.6 x 7.5 mm (8.21 x 5.42 x 0.30 in), approximately,
excluding rubber feet
Weight
210 g (0.46 lb), approximately
BAMBOO TABLET (MODEL CTH-460)
Touch active area (W x D)
125.0 x 85.0 mm (4.92 x 3.35 in)
Pen active area (W x D)
147.2 x 92.0 mm (5.80 x 3.62 in)
Physical size (W x D x H)
248.2 x 176.1 x 8.5 mm (9.78 x 6.94 x 0.33 in), approximately,
excluding pen holder and rubber feet
Weight
360 g (0.79 lb), approximately
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PEN (MODEL LP-160E), FOR BAMBOO
Pen tip travel
1.0 mm (0.04 in) or less
Pressure levels
1024 levels
Eraser tip travel
1.0 mm (0.04 in) or less
Physical size (L x D)
154.0 x 11.8 mm (6.06 x 0.46 in)
Weight
15 g (0.53 oz), approximately
Pen tip type
Polyacetal (Part No. PSI-A057-01), black
BAMBOO FUN SMALL TABLET (MODEL CTH-461)
Touch active area (W x D)
125.0 x 85.0 mm (4.92 x 3.35 in)
Pen active area (W x D)
147.2 x 92.0 mm (5.80 x 3.62 in)
Physical size (W x D x H)
248.2 x 176.1 x 8.5 mm (9.78 x 6.94 x 0.33 in), approximately,
excluding pen holder and rubber feet
Weight
420 g (0.92 lb), approximately, including cable
BAMBOO FUN MEDIUM TABLET (MODEL CTH-661)
Touch active area (W x D)
190.0 x 130.0 mm (7.48 x 5.12 in)
Pen active area (W x D)
216.48 x 137.0 mm (8.53 x 5.40 in)
Physical size (W x D x H)
336.8 x 223.0 x 8.5 mm (13.27 x 8.79 x 0.33 in), approximately,
excluding pen holder and rubber feet
Weight
740 g (1.63 lb), approximately, including cable
PEN (MODEL LP-161E), FOR BAMBOO FUN
Pen tip travel
1.0 mm (0.04 in)
Pressure levels
1024 levels
Eraser tip travel
1.0 mm (0.04 in) or less
Physical size (L x D)
154.0 x 11.8 mm (6.06 x 0.46 in)
Weight
15 g (0.53 oz), approximately
Pen tip type
Polyacetal (Part No. PSI-A057), white
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BAMBOO PEN TABLET (MODEL CTL-460)
Pen active area (W x D)
147.2 x 92.0 mm (5.80 x 3.62 in)
Physical size (W x D x H)
248.2 x 176.1 x 8.5 mm (9.78 x 6.94 x 0.33 in), approximately,
excluding pen holder and rubber feet
Weight
360 g (0.79 lb), approximately
PEN (MODEL LP-160), FOR BAMBOO PEN
Pen tip travel
1.0 mm (0.04 in) or less
Pressure levels
512 levels
Physical size (L x D)
149.0 x 11.8 mm (5.87 x 0.46 in)
Weight
13 g (0.46 oz), approximately
Pen tip type
Polyacetal (Part No. PSI-A057-01), black
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
To learn more about Bamboo and how to take full advantage of the many pen and digital inking features in
Microsoft Windows Vista, visit the Wacom web site for your region:
USA, Canada, Central and South America
http://www.wacom.com/productinfo
Europe, Middle East and Africa
http://www.wacom.eu
Japan
http://tablet.wacom.co.jp
Asia Pacific (English)
http://www.wacom-asia.com
China (Simplified Chinese)
http://www.wacom.com.cn
Korea
http://www.wacomkorea.com
Taiwan
http://www.wacom.com.tw
Thailand
http://www.wacom-thai.com
ORDERING PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
To purchase parts and accessories, refer to the Wacom tablet Read Me file and see who to call for your
region.
You can also do the following:
•
To purchase parts and accessories in the USA or Canada, call 1.888.884.1870 (toll-free) or visit
Wacom’s web site at http://www.WacomDirect.com (USA only).
•
To purchase parts and accessories in Europe, call +49 (0)180.500.03.75 or send an email to
spareparts@wacom.eu. Or, visit the Wacom web site at http://www.wacom-shop.net. You can also
contact your local dealer, distributor, or technical support using the appropriate number for your region.
•
To purchase parts and accessories in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Korea, please visit:
www.BuyWacom.com.au, www.BuyWacom.com.sg, www.BuyWacom.com.tw and
www.BuyWacom.co.kr, respectively.
•
To purchase parts and accessories in other countries, please contact your local dealer or distributor.
Please note that not all parts and accessories are available in all regions.
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RADIO AND TELEVISION INTERFERENCE
The equipment described in this manual generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy. If it is not installed
and used properly—that is, in strict accordance with Wacom instructions—it may cause interference with radio and
television reception.
FCC NOTICE
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.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of 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 installed and 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.
You can determine whether the equipment is causing interference by disconnecting it from your computer. If the
interference stops, it was probably caused by the equipment.
If the equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, you may be able to correct the interference
by using one or more of the following measures:
• Rotate the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.
• Move the equipment farther away from the television or radio.
• Plug the equipment and computer into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio.
If necessary, consult your Wacom dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Wacom could void the FCC Certification and negate your
authority to operate the product.
See also Industry Canada (Canada only) and CE declaration.
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INDUSTRY CANADA (CANADA ONLY)
Industry Canada, Class B
“This Class (B) digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003”
“Cet appareil numerique de la classe (B) est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada.”
CE DECLARATION
The Wacom Bamboo™ digitizing tablet, models CTT-460, CTH-460, CTH-461, CTH-661, and CTL-460, has been
tested and found to comply with the following harmonized European Norms:
• EN55022 : 2006, Class B
• EN55024 : 1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
Based on the results of these tests, Wacom declares that the above mentioned device conforms to
Directive 2004/108/EC and indicates this conformity by the CE-sign on each device.
The device must be installed and operated always in strict accordance with the instructions given in this handbook.
Any changes or modifications to this product that were not specifically authorized will invalidate this declaration.
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PRECAUTIONS
WARNINGS
Do not place or leave the tablet or pen (when equipped) within reach of children. If your product is used improperly
there is a potential for accident or human injury. Prevent children from swallowing the pen nib or button part. The pen
nib, button part, or other movable parts may accidentally be pulled out if children are biting on them. Small parts,
such as the pen nib or nib refills, or pen button part can be removed and accidentally swallowed by children.
Do not use the tablet in a facility control system that requires extremely high reliability. It may cause other electronic
devices to malfunction, or other devices may cause the tablet to malfunction.
Power off your tablet in locations where/when electronic devices are not allowed. Because the tablet may cause
other electronic devices to malfunction in some locations where/when the use of electronic devices is not allowed,
such as within an airplane, be sure to turn off the tablet by unplugging the USB connector of this product from your
computer.
Do not disassemble the tablet or pen (when equipped). Do not disassemble or otherwise modify the tablet or pen.
Such action may cause heat generation, ignition, electrical shock, or other damage, including human injury.
Disassembly of the product will void your warranty.
Take note of damaged cabling. If you notice that your tablet cabling is torn or otherwise damaged, there is a potential
for product malfunction, electrical shock, or fire. Stop using the product and contact your local distributor or the
Wacom customer support center for your region.
Do not expose this product to water or other liquids. Take care to never spill liquids onto the tablet or pen (when
equipped). Exposing this product to water or other liquids may cause product malfunction or electrical shock. If the
product is exposed to water or other liquids, unplug the USB connector. If your product is equipped with a power
cord, unplug the cord from the wall outlet. Power down your computer. Then disconnect any other cables that may
remain between the tablet and your computer. Stop using the product and contact your local distributor or the
Wacom customer support center for your region.
Do not insert foreign material into the USB plug end or any other opening of this product. If a metal object or foreign
material is inserted into the USB plug or other opening of this product, it may cause the product to malfunction or
burn out, or cause electrical shock.
See also cautions.
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CAUTIONS
Do not place or use this product on an unstable surface or workspace. Do not place this product on a shaky, inclined,
or vibrating surface. It may drop or fall off, causing damage to the product or human injury.
When cleaning your tablet, power off the unit by unplugging the USB connector from between the tablet and your
computer. Electrical shock may occur if you attempt to clean this product when it is connected to your computer.
Further precautions regarding your tablet:
• If equipped with a pen, do not apply heavy stress to the pen tip, eraser, or button part. It may shorten pen tip life
or may cause the pen to malfunction.
• If equipped with a pen and a distorted or bent pen nib is used, the pen tool may operate improperly. Therefore,
do not apply excessive force when using the pen.
• If equipped with a pen, using a pen nib other than one specifically designed by Wacom for your pen input tool
may cause product malfunction.
• When using the pen holder and to avoid damaging the pen (if equipped), do not use excessive force when
inserting or removing the pen from the holder. Also, do not store the pen within the pen holder in such a way that
the pen tip, buttons, or eraser are continually depressed.
• Do not excessively rub, abrade, or apply liquid to the pen holder (if equipped). These actions may cause
threading frays or discoloration of the pen holder.
• Do not place metal objects on this product when it is in use. Metal objects placed on the tablet during use may
cause interference, improper operation, or product malfunction.
See also warnings.
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LICENSE AND WARRANTIES
(WORLDWIDE, EXCEPT FOR EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
SOFTWARE LICENSE
This legal document is an agreement between you, the end-user, and Wacom Technology Corporation (Wacom).
1. Grant of License. The enclosed product includes computer programs embedded in firmware and accompanying
diskette or CD-ROM (the “Software”). The Software is licensed, not sold, to you for use only with Wacom products
upon the terms of this license, and Wacom reserves any rights not expressly granted to you. Wacom grants to you a
non-exclusive right to use this copy of the Software in conjunction with a Wacom product at a single location.
2. Ownership of Software. Although you may own the product in which the Software is originally recorded, Wacom
retains ownership of the Software itself. You acknowledge that the Software is Wacom’s property, and contains
valuable confidential, unpublished information developed or acquired by Wacom at great expense, including data
processing algorithms, innovations and concepts. The Software is protected by copyright and other federal and state
laws. You agree to use your reasonable best efforts to protect the Software from unauthorized reproduction,
distribution, disclosure, use, or publication.
3. Copy Restrictions. Unauthorized copying of the Software is expressly forbidden.
4. Use Restrictions. You may not decompile, reverse assemble, disassemble or reverse engineer the Software.
5. Termination. This License is effective until terminated. This License will terminate automatically without notice from
Wacom if you fail to comply with any provisions of the License.
6. Miscellaneous. This License is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Washington
except in Asia Pacific and by the laws of Japan for Asia Pacific.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Wacom warrants the product, to the original consumer purchaser, except for the Software, pen holder and
consumable items such as the pen nibs, to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and
service for a period of one (1) year, from the date of original retail purchase, as evidenced by a copy of the receipt and
registration with Wacom within 30 days of purchase.
The Software is licensed “as is.” Wacom makes no warranty with respect to its quality or performance. Wacom
cannot guarantee you uninterrupted service or the correction of any errors.
Upon discovery of a defect in the product, except in the Software, within the Warranty Period, you should contact
Wacom Technical Support via telephone, email, or fax to obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number
and instructions for shipping the product to a service location designated by Wacom. You should send the product,
shipping charges prepaid, to the designated service location, accompanied by the return authorization number, your
name, address and telephone number, proof of purchase date, and a description of the defect. Wacom will pay for
return shipping by United Parcel Service or by an equivalent service as chosen by Wacom.
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Wacom’s sole obligation and entire liability under this warranty shall be, at Wacom’s option, either the repair or
replacement of the defective product or parts thereof of which Wacom is notified during the Warranty Period;
provided, however, that you are responsible for (i) the cost of transportation of the product to the designated service
location and (ii) any loss or damage to the product resulting from such transportation.
Wacom shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product if the failure of the product has resulted from
accident, abuse, misuse, negligence, or unauthorized modification or repair, or if it has been handled or stored other
than in accordance with Wacom’s storage instructions.
Any descriptions, drawings, specifications, samples, models, bulletins, or similar material, used in connection with the
sale of the product, shall not be construed as an express warranty that the product will conform or comply with your
requirements.
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE, THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES MADE BY
WACOM ON THIS PRODUCT. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY WACOM, ITS
DEALERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR IN ANY WAY INCREASE
THE SCOPE OF THIS WARRANTY, AND YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE. THIS
WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
WACOM LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY LEGALLY IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE DURATION OF WACOM’S EXPRESS
WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NEITHER WACOM NOR ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR
DELIVERY OF THIS PRODUCT SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL
DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF
BUSINESS INFORMATION AND THE LIKE) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE SUCH PRODUCT,
EVEN IF WACOM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT
ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
In the event that any of the above limitations are held unenforceable, Wacom’s liability for any damages to you or any
party shall not exceed the purchase price you paid, regardless of the form of any claim.
This Limited Warranty is governed by the laws of the United States of America and the state of Washington.
This Limited Warranty is valid for and only applies to products purchased and used inside the United States (and its
territories or possessions) and Canada.
WARRANTY SERVICE IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA
To obtain Warranty service within the U.S. or Canada contact:
Wacom Customer Care Center
Phone: 1.360.896.9833
Email inquiry form: http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/email.cfm
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WARRANTY ON SALES OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.A. AND CANADA
For products purchased or used outside of the United States and Canada, upon discovery of a defect in the product,
except in the Software, within the Warranty Period you should contact your local dealer or distributor. In all other
respects the terms of the warranty as set forth above apply to such sales.
Wacom Technical Support in Asia Pacific (except Japan and China)
Detailed Asia Pacific Limited Warranty policy and product registration may be found online at
http://www.wacom-asia.com
To obtain technical support or Warranty service within Southeast Asia, Oceania and Taiwan, please contact the
Wacom Customer Support Service.
Phone numbers can be found here: http://www.wacom-asia.com/support/contact
Should you have any questions about this Agreement, or if you desire to contact Wacom for any reason, please
contact in writing:
IN NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
CONTACT:
IN JAPAN
CONTACT:
Wacom Technology Corporation
Wacom Co., Ltd.
1311 S.E. Cardinal Court
2-510-1 Toyonodai
Vancouver, Washington 98683
Otone-Machi, Kitasaitama-Gun
U.S.A.
Saitama, 349-1148
Japan
IN ASIA PACIFIC
CONTACT:
IN MAINLAND CHINA (EXCEPT HONG KONG)
CONTACT:
Wacom Co., Ltd.
Wacom China Corporation
Asia Pacific Office
Unit 2807, 28th Floor, SK Tower
Harmony Tower 18F, 1-32-2 Hon-Cho,
No 6 Jia, Jianguomenwai Avenue,
Nakano-Ku, Tokyo 164-0012
Beijing, 100022, China
Japan
E-mail: support@wacom.com.cn
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LICENCE WARRANTY CONDITIONS
(EUROPE, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST)
SOFTWARE LICENCE AGREEMENT
Important customer information
The scope of delivery of this product covers copyright-protected computer programs ("software"), which are the
inalienable intellectual property of WACOM Europe GmbH ("WACOM"). This software is an integral component of the
product and is also held on the associated data carrier. The software of WACOM and the associated rights of use are
not included with the purchase of this product from your retailer. WACOM grants you-the user-the right to use the
software exclusively in accordance with the conditions stipulated in this licence agreement. By purchasing this
product, you agree to the following licence conditions.
Conditions for using the software
WACOM issues the user with a personal, non-exclusive licence to use the software solely in connection with this
product and for the correct operation of the product. This licence may only be assigned to a third party in connection
with this product.
Use of this software includes the creation of permanent or temporary copies of the software by means of loading,
displaying, exporting, transferring or saving, for the purposes of exporting the commands and the data they contain or
for observing, researching or testing the software functions.
The customer may not license the software to a third party, lease, lend or in any other way provide access to the
software. The customer may not copy, change, transfer or edit the software without prior written agreement from
WACOM. The only exceptions to this are necessary procedures for creating a back-up copy and the scenarios
outlined in section 2.
The customer may not carry out any "reverse engineering", decompile or depacketise the software, or try by any other
means to discover the source code of the software. This restriction shall continue to apply after the termination of this
agreement. If the software contains interfaces to other programs that are not supported by WACOM, WACOM shall
provide the customer with the necessary information on request, as long as the customer can prove his right to use
the software and agrees to bear the copying and postage costs.
WACOM AND ITS SUPPLIERS CANNOT OFFER ANY GUARANTEE FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE
OR FOR THE RESULTS PRODUCED THERE FROM. WACOM AND ITS SUPPLIERS OFFER NO GUARANTEES OR
ASSURANCES (EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLICITLY, INCLUDING THOSE THAT MAY BE DERIVED FROM A
BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP OR FROM TRADE PRACTICE, OR FROM LEGAL PROVISIONS OR CUSTOMARY LAW)
WITH REGARD TO THE MARKETABILITY, FREEDOM FROM DEFECTS OF TITLE OR USEFULNESS OF THE
SOFTWARE.
WACOM AND ITS SUPPLIERS ACCEPT NO LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR COSTS OF ANY KIND, NOR
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SECONDARY, ACCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR PENAL DAMAGES, PARTICULAR
OR MISCELLANEOUS DAMAGES OR FOR DEMANDS OR INDEMNITY CLAIMS FOR REDUCED PROFITS OR
LOSSES. THIS SHALL ALSO APPLY IN THE CASE OF A REPRESENTATIVE OF WACOM BEING PREVIOUSLY
AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSSES, DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR COSTS, OR DEMANDS FROM THIRD
PARTIES.
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The existing limitations on liability shall not apply in the case of the assumption of explicit guarantees, or in case of
fraudulent behaviour on the part of WACOM, nor for damages arising from wilful or grossly negligent behaviour on the
part of WACOM, from damages leading to loss of life, personal injury or sickness or in the case of binding legal
provisions. For slight negligence, WACOM and its suppliers shall only be liable in the event of a breach of essential
contractual obligations. Liability when such an essential contractual obligation is breached is, however, limited to
damages typical to this type of contract, which WACOM must have determined at the conclusion of the contract
based on the known risks and circumstances at that time. Claims for reduced profits or expenses saved, indemnity
claims from third parties or claims for any other direct or consequential damages still cannot be asserted in this case.
The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply to this agreement. However, the applicability of the United
Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is explicitly excluded. Krefeld is the sole place of
jurisdiction for all claims arising from this contractual relationship and all disputes between the parties resulting from
the formation, handling or termination of the contractual relationship, provided that the customer is a trader, a legal
entity under public law or a special fund under public law.
The jurisdiction agreement shall also apply for customers who do not have a general place of jurisdiction in Germany.
The jurisdiction agreement shall not apply if, due to legal provisions, a different sole place of jurisdiction must be
established for the case. Furthermore, WACOM is authorised to file a lawsuit against the headquarters of the
customer.
This licence constitutes the entire contractual agreement between the parties. It overrides all other verbal and written
contracts and agreements and may only be altered by means of a written and signed contract. Should one of the
provisions of these licence conditions be or become void, the validity of the other provisions shall not be affected, in
full or in part. Should a provision be invalid, the legally permissible regulation most closely resembling the invalid
regulation shall apply in its place.
LIMITED WARRANTY
WACOM guarantees to you, as the initial purchaser, that the product hardware, when used as intended, will remain
free from material defects and processing errors for a warranty period of TWO (2) YEARS and Cintiq products shall be
guaranteed for a warranty period of THREE (3) YEARS, commencing from the purchase date and provided that the
product was unused at the time of purchase. Defects in wear parts (e.g. pen tips) resulting from normal wear and tear
are exempt from the warranty. Furthermore, WACOM guarantees that the data carriers delivered with the product are
free from material defects and processing errors for a period of SIX (6) MONTHS from the date of purchase.
If the product-excluding any software-is discovered to be faulty it must be returned immediately to the place of
purchase in its original packaging within the warranty period together with your name, address and telephone number,
a description of the problem and a copy of the original receipt. The customer shall be liable for any possible damage
or loss of the product during transit for this purpose. Under the provisions of this warranty, WACOM only undertakes
to repair or replace the faulty product or parts at its own discretion, in cases where defects are proven and the
product is sent within the warranty period.
WACOM is not obligated to repair or replace the product if: (a) the damage to the product results from any accident,
misuse, improper use, negligence or unauthorised alteration or repair; (b) the product was not handled or stored
according to the instructions provided by WACOM; (c) the damage resulted from normal wear and tear; or d) the serial
number affixed by WACOM has been removed or rendered unintelligible.
If, when a claim made under this warranty is checked, it emerges that it is outside the permitted time period or is not
covered by the warranty or that the product is not faulty, the costs of any checks or repairs must be borne by the
customer.
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Any descriptions, drawings, specifications, samples, models, notifications or similar material provided in connection
with the purchase of the product cannot be taken as an explicit guarantee that the product corresponds to or fulfils
the customer's requirements.
If this product is faulty, the purchaser shall be entitled to assert legal claims against the vendor for liability due to
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GLOSSARY
Active area. The navigation and drawing area of your Bamboo tablet where touch or pen input is detected.
See touch sensor.
Aspect. The ratio between the vertical and horizontal dimension of the tablet or display.
Click force. The amount of force you must apply to the tip of the pen for a click to occur.
Digital Ink. A broad category that typically describes handwritten content which has been created using
pen-based input on a computer. This handwritten content takes the form of sketches, ink mark-up, or
handwriting. The handwriting can optionally be converted to typewritten text or simply left alone for use in
its original format. Depending on your system and application settings, the handwritten text you make with
digital ink can be converted on-the-fly or at another time.
Double-click distance. The maximum distance (in screen pixels) that the screen cursor can move between
clicks and still be accepted as a double-click. Increasing the double-click distance makes double-clicking
easier, but may cause a delay in line strokes in some applications.
Eraser-aware application. A software application that has built-in support for the pen eraser.
These applications take advantage of the eraser in different ways, depending on what makes sense for the
application.
Expand. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced closely
together. Then while still touching the tablet surface, move your fingers apart.
ExpressKeys. The customizable control keys located on your Bamboo tablet.
ExpressKeys, LEFT HANDED. A tablet setting where the ExpressKeys are oriented to the right of the tablet.
ExpressKeys, RIGHT HANDED. A tablet setting where the ExpressKeys are oriented to the left of the tablet.
Journal. A Microsoft Windows application that electronically simulates a physical journal pad, but with the
advantages of digital note-taking. For example, you can create quick sketches and jot handwritten notes
that can be converted to text and sent on to colleagues for digital mark-up. Journal includes a variety of
pen, marker, and highlighter tools, plus an eraser that is easily activated by the eraser end (when equipped)
of the pen. Additionally, your handwritten content is searchable within Journal.
Mapping. The relationship between the pen position on your Bamboo tablet and the cursor position on the
monitor screen.
Modifier. Modifier keys include SHIFT, ALT, and CTRL for Windows, or SHIFT, CONTROL, COMMAND, and OPTION
for Macintosh. You can customize your Bamboo tablet or pen buttons to simulate a modifier key.
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Mouse acceleration. A setting that allows you to adjust the screen cursor acceleration when your pen is in
mouse mode.
Mouse mode. A method for positioning the screen cursor. When you place the pen on your Bamboo
tablet, you can move the screen cursor with a “pick up and slide” motion similar to using a traditional
mouse. This is known as relative positioning. See also pen mode.
Mouse speed. A setting that allows you to adjust the speed at which your screen cursor moves when your
pen is in mouse mode.
Nib. The replaceable pen tip.
Pan. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with two fingers and move them
in the same direction.
Pinch. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart.
Then while still touching the tablet surface, move or ‘pinch’ your fingers together.
Pen mode. A pen input method of positioning the screen cursor. Wherever you place the pen on your
Bamboo tablet, the screen cursor will jump to the same corresponding point on the screen. This is known
as absolute positioning, and is the default setting for the pen. Also, PEN MODE allows you to quickly
position the screen cursor without having to first find it and then move it across the desktop. See also
mouse mode.
Pixel. The smallest unit of measure on your monitor screen.
Pen input. A method of controlling a computer using the pen on your Bamboo tablet.
Pop-up Menu. A user-defined menu that displays a list of keystroke functions and other actions you can
perform. You can customize the buttons of your pen to display this menu. Available for tablet models that
are configured for both pen and touch input.
Pressure-sensitive. A quality of the pen tip and eraser (when equipped) that senses the amount of pressure
being applied. This is used to create natural-looking pen, brush, and eraser strokes in applications that are
pressure-sensitive.
Pressure-sensitive application. Any application that supports pressure-sensitive input.
Proximity. The height above the tablet active area where the pen is detected. See also positioning.
Screen cursor. The pointer on the display screen. Screen cursors come in different shapes (such as an
I-beam, arrow, or box), depending on which application you are running.
Swipe. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet surface with two fingers and move
them in the same direction at a relatively high speed.
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Tablet PC Input Panel (TIP). The Microsoft Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel enables you to use your
pen to create handwritten notes or work with an on-screen keyboard. The Input Panel dynamically
converts your handwriting to text. The information you create can then be inserted into other documents,
spreadsheets, or illustrations. See also pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista.
Touch input. A method of interacting with a computer using only your fingertips on the Bamboo tablet.
Touch sensor. The navigation area of your Bamboo tablet where touch input is detected. The touch sensor
resides within the active area, and does not accept pen input.
Tap. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch and lift a single finger from the tablet.
Track. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch and move a single finger across the tablet
surface.
Twist. A motion used when navigating with touch. Touch the tablet with two fingers spaced slightly apart
and move (rotate) them in a circular fashion, or move them in opposing directions. Alternatively, hold one
finger stationary and track your other finger around the stationary finger.
USB. Universal Serial Bus. A hardware interface standard for connecting computer peripheral devices.
USB ports support hot-plugging, which allows you to connect or disconnect a USB device without turning
off your computer.
Wintab. An interface standard used by Windows applications for receiving tablet information.
Bamboo supports all Wintab-compatible applications under Windows.
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INDEX
About the manual
Accessories and parts, ordering
Active area, understanding
Bamboo
caring for
customizing
Expresskey basics
pen input
problems with
product features
tablets matrix
the pen experience
the touch experience
touch input
troubleshooting
using
Button functions
Care, for Bamboo
Cautions
CE declaration
Click sound
Clicking, with pen
Control panel
basics
opening
overview
Customizing
Bamboo
button functions
double-click distance
eraser feel
ExpressKeys
functions
pen
acceleration in mouse mode
buttons
input
speed in mouse mode
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Pop-up Menu
tablet orientation
tip feel
touch
functions
input
Digital inking capabilities
Disabling touch input
Double-click distance, customizing
Double-clicking, how to
Dragging, with pen
Drawing with pressure
Driver downloads, obtaining
Environmental conditions
Eraser Feel, customizing
Erasing, with pen
Ergonomics
ExpressKeys
basics
customizing
setting functions
using
Eye-hand coordination exercise
FCC notice
Features
pen
pen & touch models
pen holder
pen models
touch models
Functions, button
General problems, troubleshooting
Holding the pen
Industry Canada notice
Information, product
Interference, radio and television
Macintosh-specific problems, troubleshooting
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Manual
about
navigating
Mapping
tablet
to multiple monitors
Monitors, working with multiple
Navigating the manual
Navigation, customizing for touch input
Nib, replacing
Ordering parts and accessories
Orientation
configuring for tablet
setting for tablet
Overview, control panel
Parts and accessories, ordering
Pen
buttons
customizing
using
clicking with
customizing
double-clicking with
dragging with
drawing with pressure
erasing with
features
holding
input problems, troubleshooting
input, customizing
nib, replacing
pointing with
positioning with
speed, setting
testing
the experience
tip, replacing
using
on tablet
pen buttons
writing with pressure
Pen holder
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Pop-up Menu, customizing
Positioning, with pen
Precautions
Pressure
drawing with
writing with
Problems, with Bamboo
Product
features
information
specifications
Proportions and scale
Radio and television interference
Scale and proportions
Settings, control panel
Software
driver downloads
uninstalling
Specifications
Bamboo Fun medium tablet
Bamboo Fun small tablet
Bamboo Pen tablet
Bamboo tablet
Bamboo Touch tablet
general
Pen, for Bamboo
Pen, for Bamboo Fun
Pen, for Bamboo Pen
product
Tablet
configuring orientation
ExpressKeys
features matrix
mapping
area
for portion of screen area
for portion of tablet area
to multiple monitors
orientation, setting
pen & touch model features
pen model features
scale and proportions
storing
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testing
touch model features
tracking
Tablet PC Input Panel, about
Technical support options
Testing
pen
tablet
Tip
customizing feel
replacing
Touch
adjusting touch speed
basic actions
customizing
disabling
gestures
input problems, troubleshooting
input, customizing
navigating with
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options
setting navigation features
setting touch functions
speed, adjusting
the experience
Tracking, tablet
Troubleshooting
general problems
Macintosh-specific problems
pen input problems
tables
touch input problems
Windows-specific problems
Uninstalling tablet software
Using Bamboo
Warnings
Windows-specific problems, troubleshooting
Work area, setting up
Writing with pressure
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