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Customize and Print AirLiner Slate Underlays Using the SMART Board Software Control Panel

SMART Hardware AirLiner WS100 wireless slates
SMART Software SMART Board software 9.7
Operating Systems Windows operating systems, Linux operating systems and Mac OS X operating system software

Overview

This document explains how to customize and print AirLiner slate underlays using the SMART Board software control panel.

Details

You can customize and print AirLiner slate underlays using the SMART Board software control panel.

To open the SMART Board software control panel

There are three ways you can open the SMART Board software control panel:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SMART Board Software > Control Panel.

  2. Click the Control Panel button General-CPIconOld_29x28 in SMART Board software Start Center.

  3. Click the SMART Board icon General-SBIconOld_28x28 in your computer’s notification area and select Control Panel.

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To select and print an underlay template

  1. Open the SMART Board software control panel.

  2. Click SMART Board Settings.

    The SMART Board Settings dialog box appears.

  3. Select your AirLiner slate in the Select a SMART product area.

  4. Select Display Properties in the first list.

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  5. Select an underlay template in the Select a color scheme list.

  6. Click the Customize and Print button.

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    The Customize and Print Underlays dialog box appears.

  7. Click the Print button to print the underlay template.

To customize your underlay

  1. Open the Customize and Print Underlays dialog box by following steps 1 to 6 in the previous procedure.

  2. Customize your underlay’s lines and colors by selecting attributes in the Background Properties area.

  3. Customize your underlay’s background by selecting attributes in the Image Properties area. You can:

  4. Click the Add or Remove buttons to change the image in the center of your underlay.

  5. Move the Transparency slider to adjust the center image’s opacity.

  6. Select Center or Stretch in the Position list to adjust how the center image appears.

  7. Click the Configure Icon Strip button to customize your underlay’s icon strip buttons.

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    The Configure Command Strip dialog box appears.

  8. Select items in the Available Tools area and click the Add button to move them to your underlay’s icon strip.

    Note  

    To remove a button from your underlay’s icon strip, select it in the Current Toolbar area and click the Remove button. To change where a button appears on your underlay’s icon strip, select it in the Current Toolbar area and click the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

  9. Select Notebook software, Calculator, Lock AirLiners and other program buttons from the Launch tab.

  10. Select Print, Undo, Help and other command buttons from the General tab.

  11. Select pens, shapes, stamps and other creative buttons from the Tools tab.

  12. Click the Browse button to add an executable file to your underlay.

    Note  

    Executable files (files with an .exe extension) open programs. For example, if you add Word.exe as an executable file button to your underlay’s icon strip, you will start Microsoft Word when you press it on your AirLiner slate.

  13. Click the Link to website button to add a website link to your underlay. When the Link to website dialog box appears, type the Web address you want to link to and click OK. This website opens when you press the button on your AirLiner slate’s icon strip.

  14. Click OK to save your underlay changes. Your changes take effect immediately.

  15. Click the Print button to print the customized underlay.

  16. Click the Close button to exit the Customize and Print Underlays dialog box.

Note  

The SMART Board software control panel saves your most recent underlay. The next time you open the Customize and Print Underlays dialog box, your latest configuration choices appear.

To customize creative tool buttons (pens, erasers, highlighters, lines, shapes and stamps)

  1. Open the Configure Command Strip dialog box by following steps 1 to 4 in the previous procedure.

  2. Select the icon strip button that you want to customize in the Current Toolbar area.

  3. Click the Customize button at the bottom of the Configure Command Strip dialog box.

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    The Customize Pen dialog box appears.

  4. Select attributes for your button in the Outline Color, Line Properties and Transparency areas.

  5. Click OK to save the changes to your button.

  6. Follow steps 8 to 10 in the previous procedure to save and print your customized underlay.

Background

In earlier versions of SMART Board software, you could download and print underlays for your AirLiner slate from the SMART Technologies website, but you couldn’t customize them. With SMART Board software 9.7, you can customize and print underlays using the SMART Board software control panel.

First Published April 5, 2007
Last Updated October 12, 2007

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