The SMART Podium uses Microsoft Ink (the tools built in to into Microsoft Office) to interact with PowerPoint slides. This has the advantage of allowing you to save any annotations that you make as part of the presentation.
To annotate a presentation using the mouse, start the presentation as normal. In the bottom-right corner, you’ll notice a toolbar with presentation tools.
You can use these buttons by tapping them with the pen attached to the SMART Podium. Tap the arrows () to advance the slides. The button exits the presentation. To get to the annotation options, click the down arrow ().
To annotate your presentation, click on the PowerPoint Ink Tools button.
You’ll be taken to the PowerPoint Pointer Options menu. Choose Pen to write.
If you want to change the pen color, you can choose Ink Color and pick a color.
When you have the color that you want, simply draw directly on the presentation. Your annotations will be added to the slide.
You can also write annotations using the SMART Podium pen stylus. You can switch the stylus from Mouse Mode to Ink Mode by using the colored buttons at the top of the monitor. Ink mode allows you to annotate the full desktop, including the PowerPoint Slides.
To return the stylus to Mouse mode, select the cursor button on the top of the screen. When you exit and save the presentation, your annotations will be saved on the slides.