AuthorJan Dougherty
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The SMART Notebook software allows you to use the SMART Podium units in your classroom as a whiteboard. While it has several features, the most basic use is writing on the screen and saving those notes to a PDF file.

To access the SMART Notebook, click on the SMART Notebook icon.

SMART Notebook Icon

While in the SMART Notebook software, it’s important to use the SMART Podium’s pen with the controls.  Clicking them with the mouse will result in the ink color, eraser, or other tool being applied to the mouse, not the pen.

To write on the notebook, tap on the pen tool in the toolbar. 

Pen Tool Toolbar

 You can then select the pen’s style, color, and width.

SMART Pen Styles

You can then write on the canvas.

SMART Pen Writing

To erase your work, tap on the eraser icon.  You can then use the pen as an eraser.

SMART Eraser

To go to another page, preserving what you’ve drawn, click the Next Page icon.

SMART Page Navigation

You can move between pages by clicking the arrows (SMART Page Navigation) or by clicking on the pages at the left.

SMART Page List

To save what you’ve drawn, choose Export As, then PDF… from the File menu.  The PDF options dialog will come up. Since the SMART Podium is wider than it is long, you may want to set it to Landscape mode.  Click on the PDF Setup tab.

Save as PDF

Then check the Landscape box, click Save, and choose where to save the file.

Save as Landscape

Your writing/drawing will be saved.