Sametime User's Guide




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Drawing on the Whiteboard

You can draw on the blank whiteboard or on an attached file. If you are presenting a file that you have attached to the whiteboard, you can use the whiteboard tools to emphasize important information. For example, you can underline a sentence or circle a significant number in a sales presentation.

If you are presenting information on a blank whiteboard, you can use the whiteboard tools to create illustrations, charts, or diagrams. You can also use the whiteboard as a shared place to write ideas and sketch designs.

Note If the whiteboard tools are not visible, choose View - Whiteboard Tools to turn on the check mark and display the tools.

Permission to Edit/Share

You must have permission to edit/share before you can draw on the whiteboard. If you need to draw on the whiteboard but you do not have permission to edit/share, you can ask for permission.

Drawing Straight Lines

When you are presenting a file, you can draw a line to underline important information. You can also use lines and arrows to create sketches on the blank whiteboard. If you want to draw the line in a specific color or at a certain width, you can choose the color and the width before or after drawing the line.

  1. To draw a straight line or an arrow, click the Line Tool or Arrow Tool and position the pointer where you want to draw the line.


  2. Click the mouse button and drag to draw the line. Release the mouse button when the line reaches the desired size. (If you use the Arrow Tool, the line ends with an arrow head.)


Drawing Rectangles and Squares

You can draw rectangles and squares to place a box around important information when presenting a file. You can also use rectangles and squares to build charts or diagrams on the blank whiteboard. If you want to draw the shape in a specific color or at a certain width, you can choose the color and the width before or after drawing the shape.

  1. To draw a rectangle or square, click the Rectangle Tool and position the pointer where you want to draw the shape.


  2. Click the mouse button and drag to draw the shape. Release the mouse button when the shape reaches the desired size.


Drawing Ovals and Circles

Using the Oval Tool, you can circle important information during a presentation or create circles and ovals on the whiteboard. If you want to draw the shape in a specific color or at a certain width, you can choose the color and the width before or after drawing the shape.

  1. To draw an oval or circle, click the Oval Tool and position the pointer where you want to draw the shape.


  2. Click the mouse button and drag to draw the shape. Release the mouse button when the shape reaches the desired size.


Drawing With a Pen

Use the Pen Tool to draw curved and straight lines or to create shapes, just as you would when drawing with a piece of paper and a pen. You might want to use the Pen Tool to circle important information when presenting a file or to sketch a product design on the blank whiteboard. If you want to draw lines and shapes in a specific color or at a certain width, you can choose the color and the width before or after using the Pen Tool.

  1. To draw lines and shapes as though you were using a pen, click the Pen Tool and position the pointer where you want to draw.


  2. Click the mouse button and drag to draw the line or shape. Release the mouse button when you are finished.


See also:
Using Permissions
Using Color
Choosing a Line Width


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