myViewBoard for Android User Guide

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This document consolidates all the information related to the myViewBoard for Android user interface.

myViewBoard for Android User Interface

myViewBoard for Android displays the following user interface when in use:

The myViewBoard for Android working area is divided into the following areas.

Canvas area

Main area where users work in. By default, the background of the canvas area is blank. However, this can be customized via the following methods:

  • Click the Whiteboard background management menu to specify another solid color, or one of the predefined images as the background.
  • Sign in to your myViewBoard account to load your personal preferences, including any customizations applied to backgrounds, shape lines and magic pens.

Resize the canvas area by dragging the handle bar at the right bottom side of the MyViewBoard program.

Customize the myViewBoard Canvas

Background menu options

Use the background menu to change the canvas background.

  1. Click the background menu icon.
  2. Select a background from the following sources:

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    FollowMe AI setting
    Displays custom images uploaded in the cloud storage account.
    Color Palette
    Sets a solid or gradient color as the background.
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    Displays backgrounds that come pre-installed with myViewBoard.
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    Local hard drive
    Use images from the user's hard drive.
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    Select Image
    Select images from the local hard drive to use as background.
    It is recommended that selected images match your screen's resolution.

  3. After selection, specify if the background is only applied to the current page, or to all pages.
  4. (Optional) To display an overlay over the canvas, click one of the options below:
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    Displays a grid over the canvas. The color of the grid changes depending on the background color.
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    Displays a 'confidential' watermark. The watermark may not be visible on certain background colors.
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    Date Time
    Displays the current date and time on the upper side of the canvas. Click the date to open the calendar.
    To add events to the calendar, see Integrate with Google Calendar.
    Click the time to switch between 12-hour and 24-hour formats.

Floating Toolbar

myViewBoard for Android sign-in panel

The Floating Toolbar allows users to perform operations on the canvas. This toolbar can be moved freely around the canvas area.

Move Floating toolbar
Drag to move the Floating Toolbar around the canvas.
Presentation Mode
Switches the canvas to fullscreen mode.
Paste from clipboard
Inserts the current clipboard content onto the canvas.
Embed browser
Opens the built-in browser to access internet resources, which can be dragged onto the canvas.
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Previous Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the previous page.
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Next Page
If the canvas contains multiple pages, displays the next page.
New Page
Adds a new page to the canvas.

Main Toolbar

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The main toolbar contains tools that allow users to add annotations to the canvas area. This toolbar is always fixed to the right, left or bottom side of the program window. The appearance of icons in the toolbar vary depending on the selected theme.

myViewBoard for Android includes the following icons in the toolbar:

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Screen capture
Displays options for capturing the contents of the canvas.
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Move toolbar
Click and drag to move toolbar to the side of the screen.
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Displays options for opening, saving, exporting and printing files.
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Magic box
Displays various tools that you can insert into the canvas.
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Infinite canvas
Move the canvas, zoom in/out, and open the infinite canvas overview.
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Selects objects, text and pictures.
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Draws freehand lines and squiggles. Click again to open pen options.
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Erases objects, based on the last mode selected. Click again to display eraser options.
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Draws lines and shapes with different styles. Click again to display shape options.
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Creates a textbox. Click again to switch to handwriting recognition.
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Reverses the previous action
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Reverses the previous undo action.
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Creates, selects, sorts, and deletes pages.

Title Bar

The title bar appears at the topmost section of the myViewBoard program. If logged in, the title bar acts like a toolbar and provides access to the following options:

Lists events logged during the current myViewBoard session
Opens the settings window
Quits the current session and closes the myViewBoard application window

Adorning Menu

The Adorning menu appears whenever an object is clicked, and provides several options to work with the selected object. Options in the Adorning Menu vary depending on the object selected.

All Objects

These options are available for all objects.

Deletes the selected object
Locks the select object and prevents accidental movement. To unlock, click the object and click the Lock Icon on the object.
In presentation mode, click the object to spin.
In presentation mode, click the object to fade.
Links to a file, website, text, audio file, specific page or tool.
Cuts the selected object. Use the Paste icon in the floating toolbar to paste.
Copies the selected object. Use the Paste icon in the floating toolbar to paste.
Drag a copy
Click and drag to create a copy of an object. To deactivate, click the icon in the middle of the object.
Mirror object
Creates a flipped copy of the selected object.
Flip object
Flips the selected object along the selected axis.
Groups the selected objects. Grouped objects move together.

Shapes and Lines

Most options are available for both shapes and lines. Note that some options are available for specific shapes only.

Line thickness
Adjust the line thickness of the line using a slider.
Change the color of the selected lines or text.
Color fill
Change the fill color of an object or the highlight color of text.
Set the transparency of the selected object.
In circle
Draws a circle on the inside of your shape.
Out circle
Draws a circle on the outside of your shape.
Divides a 2D shape into segments, based on the vertices of the shape. Each segment is shaded a darker color of the main Fill Color.
Combine shapes
Merges the multiple selected shapes into a single shape.
Pie or arc
Converts a circle shape into a pie or arc object.
Show measurements
Displays the length and angle of each side of a shape or line object.

Images Only

These options are available for images inserted into the canvas.

Remove color
Removes a specific color in an image.
Set as background
Sets the selected image as the canvas background.
Fit to screen
Resizes the selected image to fill the whole screen.
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Crop image
Remove parts of the selected image.
Save object
Save the selected image, video or audio file to the local hard drive or cloud storage.


Layers are usually available for all objects, except for lines drawn by the pen tool.

Control the stacking order of objects.
Notes layer
Control the stacking order of notes.
Move down
Move the selected object one layer down.
Move to bottom
Move the selected object to the last layer.
Move to top
Move the selected object to the first layer.
Move up
Move the selected object one layer up.


These options are available for specific objects only.

Take video screenshot
Pause a video, and click to insert a screenshot of the video frame into the canvas.
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Text to speech
Reads the selected text.

myViewBoard for Android Settings

To modify settings within myViewBoard for Android, click the gear icon on the titlebar. Changes are applied immediately.

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Settings that affect the current session. The most relevant settings are:

  • Theme. Load different themes to change the icons and default backgrounds available
  • Language. Changes the language used by the UI
  • Text font. Configure default font for the Text tool
  • Text to speech setting. Configure default text-to-speech settings
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Specify how long the myViewBoard for Android program should wait before it logs the current user out.
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Companion App download
Displays QR codes for downloading the myViewBoard Companion Apps.
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Displays help for common myViewBoard tasks and questions.
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Displays version details for the myViewBoard for Android program.

To configure more settings, sign in to and go to the FollowMe AI page.

Additional Learning Resources

To get more information on how to use myViewBoard for Android, visit the myViewBoard wiki at the following link:

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