User's Guide to the Smart Board (titles and menus)
The Menus are the words at the top. They include File, Edit, View, Insert, Format, Draw, Senteo (if installed), and Help. By clicking on a menu word, you will open up window that allows you to control everything Notebook is capable of, including some features that are not included in the toolbar buttons.
The toolbars are the pictures below the menu. You can learn more about the buttons below.
Previous Page: When pressed, this button will take you to the page immediately before the current page you are working on (unless you are on the 1st page).
Next Page: When pressed, this button will take you to the next page. If you are on the last page, you will not be able to press this button.
New Page: This button will create a new page immediately following the current page you are working on.
Load File: Use this button to open a Notebook file you have previously saved.
Save File: Use this button to save the Notebook file you are currently working on. Tip: Save early and save often!
Paste: (Watch it in action by clicking here.) If you have cut or copied any words or pictures, you can use this button to place whatever you copied on the screen. You can even copy from one page to another, and often times, from one application (ie. a picture file from Word) into Notebook.
Undo: Oops, did you just do something you didn't mean to do? Press this button to undo your last action. Tip: You can press this button more than once and undo muliple actions!
Redo: Oops, if you undid or something you meant to keep, you can put back whatever you deleted by pressing this button. This can also be done multiple times.
Delete: If you want to eliminate something from your lesson, click on it, then press this button and it will be deleted. (You can undo a delete by using the Undo button).
Full Screen: Press this button so only the workspace is visible. You will no longer see the menus, toolbars, or expandable tabs.
Screen Capture Tool: (Watch it in action by clicking here.) You can use this button to take a picture of your computer screen and load it as an image file into Notebook. You have the option of capturing the image of the entire screen, just the menu bar, a square of whatever size you need, or a shape that you can fully define with your mouse.
Smart Document Camera: This lets you upload an image from a Smart Document Camera. Since we don't have a Smart Document Camera, you don't have to worry about this button.
Insert Table: (Watch it in action by clicking here.) In previous versions of Notebook, you would have to draw each line of a table. This button lets you quickly and easily create a table of however many columns by however many rows.
Select Button: When you press the select button, you get your arrow back so you can click on different objects and interact with them. You will use this button after drawing shapes or using markers in order to allow you to move or change an object. Otherwise, you would continue to make shapes or draw with markers on the screen.
Marker Button: Use this button to draw with the mouse, or if your are connected to a Smart Board, your finger or pointer. Unlike the markers in the tray, you can define what style of line you draw (dashed, arrow, etc.), what color that line should be, as well as the transparency of the line.
Eraser Button: This button will allow you to use your mouse or your finger as an eraser. Tip: You can only use the eraser on markers or the creative pen, not pictures or shapes!
Line Button: This button allows you to draw lines and arrows. You can adjust the thickness of the line, the style (dashed, dotted, etc.), and the color.
Shape Button: Choose from a variety of shapes to draw, including stars, checks, and dialogue bubbles.
Magic Pen Button: (Watch it in action by clicking here.) The magic pen can do 3 things. You can magnify part of the screen by drawing a box, you can spotlight a part of the screen by drawing a circle, or you can write in disappearing ink by drawing lines (the lines disappear in 10 seconds).
Color Fill Button: Use this button to change the color of a shape or line.
Font Button: Use this button to change the font you are working with.
Properties Button: Use this button to change different characteristics of an object, including color and transparancy. You can even animate objects now (you can fade objects in or out, fly them across the screen, spin them, or make them shrink or grow).
Toolbar Location Button: This button allows you to move the toolbar from the top of the screen to the bottom of the screen. This is helpful if you want little one's to have access to the buttons when doing your lesson. You can also move the toolbar from the bottom of the screen to the top.