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I am a technology integration coach and I think I finally got my head around SMART Ink, except for a few little details.
1. On a PC -press Ctl-Alt-Del and choose Task List. press Processes tab. Sort process by clicking Image Name. Find Smart Ink and delete it. You have to do it every time you start up.
2. Yes. I'm doing it.
3. I don't know. Why don't you YouTube in separate viewer?
4. Do #1 and the tool bar shouldn't be there.
Very helpful, thank you. Do you know how you accomplished #2? Is there a separate plugin?
Let me address those questions for you.
1. The floating toolbar can be hidden. Right click on the SMART Board Tools icon, and select Hide Floating Tools. As they will not show up again until you select the show floating tools option, it's effectively the same as terminating/shutting it down.
2. The Microsoft Ink side of SMART Ink will absolutely not work with Windows XP. (So no inking in Microsoft Office apps, everything else should be ok)
3. You can always send your bugs, feedback and feature requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The toolbar can be disabled, but only at the plugin level. To disable this you'll have to access the add ins menu within PowerPoint. For 2007, click on the orb and select PowerPoint options, and then add-ins on the menu to the side to get here. If you're using Powerpoint 2010, click on File > options> Addin. In both cases, you're looking for SMARTInk-PowerPoint-all; you can disable it from there.
Hope that clears things up for you.
Super many thanks!
I should have been more clear in my terminology for #1. I mistakenly used the term "floating toolbar" when I mean the SMART Ink toolbar.
Any way to turn that off, other than Skip's idea?
Currently, no, Skip's got the right idea. There's a service pack coming real soon that will let you disable it manually though, but I have no ETA other than Fall, since it's been pushed back twice.
I made this screencast to help the teacher in question based on your advice on the PowerPoint issue. Hope others can use it if needed. It's pretty informal but will get the job done. Thanks so much!