Knowing Where to Begin

To start using SMART Notebook software, just double-click the SMART Notebook icon on the desktop. You also can access the software from the Start menu (on a PC) or from the Dock (on a Mac), or you can launch it from the Floating Tools toolbar.

If this is the first time you’ve used the software, a tutorial opens. After the initial launch, a blank file opens when you launch the software, enabling you to create a new file or open an existing file.

Before you start opening files and playing with the software, I recommend that you first familiarize yourself with four basic sections of the application:

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Page area

The page area is your main workbench where you can display content from a selected page, create new content, and work with objects. Every time you open SMART Notebook, a single empty page will open for you to start working with. Figure 5-4 shows the main work area, the toolbar with the default page opened, and the sidebar, which lists your pages and allows you to sort them.

Try using the blank page to post a welcome message and use ...

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