The popular annotate feature is back in the Windows desktop app of Prowise Presenter. This means that you can once again write from the Prowise Presenter environment over documents, programmes, websites or your teaching software. Naturally, you can add a screenshot of your notes to your Presenter file if you wish.
What is annotating?
With annotating, we mean that you can take notes from Prowise Presenter over any input source. Think of websites, programmes, documents or your teaching software. In short, you can take notes from Prowise Presenter onto any content in your Windows environment. You might recognise this feature from Presenter 9. We are proud to announce that this is once again available in our free education software.
Take notes with the touch of a button
Using the annotate feature is now easier than ever before. Click on the annotate icon in the taskbar and you automatically go to the Windows environment. With your mouse, open a website, the programme or the software you want to write over. In the bottom-left corner of the screen, the annotate toolbar appears with all the tools you need. You can move this around by dragging it over the screen.
Freedom in writing
Time to start writing! You have the choice of the pen, a marker and a calligraphic pencil. These writing tools are available in three different colours and five different line thicknesses. Of course, there is also the eraser: remove specific notes or erase them all at once.
Are you done taking notes? Or do you want to add a screenshot of your teaching software to Prowise Presenter? You are free to do so the way you please, there are three options:
- Take a screenshot of the entire window
- Drag a rectangular frame around the content you want to screenshot
- Use the lasso option to take a screenshot of a specific shape
Your screenshot is pasted in your Presenter file automatically and saved in the folder 'My images', which you can find in file management and in the media library. This way, you can also use the content in your presentation at a later point. The annotate screenshots can be edited just like any other item in Prowise Presenter. Think of locking, enlarging, rotating, duplicating or cropping it, or using building blocks.
While you are annotating, the handy annotate window allows you to show or hide all your notes at once.