SMART Board Essential Training
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Working with pages


SMART Board Essential Training

with Steve Blatt

Video: Working with pages

As we were drawing on our SMART notebook pages, the To move to the next page, we also have these navigation arrows.

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1h 53m Appropriate for all Jan 30, 2014

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The SMART Board interactive whiteboard, through its touch-sensitive surface, gives you access to all the functions of your computer while presenting to your audience—making it great for teachers and other professionals who need to share different types of material. Join SMART Certified Trainer Steve Blatt as he shows how to use a SMART Board in conjunction with SMART Notebook software to design and organize dynamic presentations. Learn how to connect to your computer, manage objects, insert graphics, and dazzle your audience with reveals.

Topics include:
  • Setting up your hardware
  • Launching SMART Notebook
  • Creating and moving objects
  • Typing text
  • Recognizing handwriting
  • Layering, linking, and locking objects
  • Managing pages
  • Customizing toolbars
  • Adding animation and reveals
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SMART Notebook
Steve Blatt

Working with pages

As we were drawing on our SMART notebook pages, the thumbnails of our work appeared in the page sorter tab. This tab is located at the top of the tabs on the side of your SMART notebook application. The SMART notebook program allows us to create a series of pages, within one file. Just like when you use a normal old notebook, you have a series of pages that cover one topic. We can then browse our way through this series of pages using the page sorter tab.

So I actually have a scroll bar here, and this scroll bar allows me to scroll all the way up and down through all the pages that make up the SMART notebook file. On each page we can place our writing, type text, geometric shapes, lines, arrows, images, and flash animation. Now to add a new page we have two choices. We can either use the Add Page button that's way over there in the Actions panel. And that's the green plus sign is the Add a Page, and the red x there, the red background with the x on top of it, that's the Delete a Page.

And we also have those same options, right here at the bottom of the side tabs, where there's the green Add a Page, and the red Delete a Page. To move to the next page, we also have these navigation arrows. So I can move forward on a page or I can move back a page, using the navigation arrows on the side, as well as using the navigation arrows that are in the actions panel. Now you have a third option for navigating and that is using a swipe motion. So, with my selector tool selected I can swipe across and that will pull me into the next page, and I can swipe back and that will pull me back to the first page.

But do be careful when you swipe, because if you swipe across an object, you're actually going to end up just moving an object and not actually moving forward to the next page. In the page sorter view, and this is the page sorter view we have here, and I like to have it open when I'm doing creation, because it allows you a quick and easy way to reorder your pages. So for example, if I want this page two, to be the first page of my SMART notebook file, all I have to do is drag it, and drop it, and now it is the first page of my Smart Notebook file.

And if I want to undo that, I just drag it, and drop it right back down. Now you also notice that, when I selected, when I'm selected on a page. So, I'm selected on that page, I'm selected on that page. I can actually navigate through my pages by selecting on the page. And when I'm selected on a page, you'll see that a drop down menu appears. Now this drop down menu gives a myriad of very useful options for that page, and one of the options that I like very much is the Clone Page option. So if I've created a page that's really good, it took a lot of time to create it's really good, and I want the next page to look just like that.

Rather than recreating the wheel, I can just clone that page and make the small change that I want to make it different from the previous page. While we're at it, I want you notice that the page that we're on has a blue border, and that blue border designates it as the active page on your screen. So for example, I just accidentally brushed that. So, for example, I'm on page three, I'm on this page. I'm on this page, you'll see that there's a blue border that shows you which page you are on.

Becoming comfortable managing your pages, will be an important tool in your SMART Notebook Toolbox.

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