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The Text tool provides options for working with text on the canvas. The Text tool accepts both typed and handwritten input, and supports text-to-speech features as well.
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Type, edit, and format text on the [[Whiteboard]] canvas. This is available for [[Whiteboard for Windows]] and [[Whiteboard for Android]], although some features such as [[Text_Handwriting#Handwriting Support|handwriting-to-text]] are only available on the Windows version.
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==Behavior==
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==How to use text editor==
 
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To use the text editor:
      
<ol>
 
<ol>
<li>Click the Text tool icon once to activate.</li>
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<li>Click the Text tool icon in the [[main toolbar]].</li>
 
<li>Click the canvas area where the text is to be inserted.</li>
 
<li>Click the canvas area where the text is to be inserted.</li>
<li>On the text editor window that opens, click the input area and start typing.  <br/>
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<li>Start typing.  <br/>
    
The text editor provides the following customization options:  
 
The text editor provides the following customization options:  
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<li>Text color and background
 
<li>Text color and background
 
<li>Alignment and indentation
 
<li>Alignment and indentation
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<li>Bullet points
 
<li>Subscript and superscript
 
<li>Subscript and superscript
 
<li>Text-to-speech settings - only voices available on the current device can be used
 
<li>Text-to-speech settings - only voices available on the current device can be used
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==Handwriting Support==
 
==Handwriting Support==
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Click the Text Editor icon again to switch to handwriting mode. This mode enables handwriting recognition and converts handwritten letters and words on a touch-screen device to typed text.
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Click the Text Editor icon twice to switch to handwriting mode. This mode enables handwriting recognition and converts handwritten letters and words on a touch-screen device to typed text. The T text icon will switch to the following icon for handwriting mode:
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[[File:TextHandWrite On.png|40px|link=|This icon appears when in handwriting mode.]]
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# Using your fingers or a pen tool, write on the Whiteboard canvas.
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# Using your fingers or an touchscreen pen, write on the Whiteboard canvas.
# Click on the new icon that appears on the Floating Bar to convert your handwriting to text. If you click something else (like the Select tool), any handwriting input is discarded.
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# Click on the new icon that appears in the Floating toolbar to convert your handwriting to text. If you click something else (like the Select tool), any handwriting input is discarded.
    
<gallery widths="400px" heights="225px">
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="225px">
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==Text-to-Speech Support==
 
==Text-to-Speech Support==
 
<section begin=texttospeech/>
 
<section begin=texttospeech/>
<u>'''''Whiteboard''''' can read text aloud on the screen if the system has been configured to use text-to-speech (TTS).</u>
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'''''Whiteboard''''' can read text aloud on the screen if the system has been configured to use text-to-speech (TTS).
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To set the default voice, go to Settings [[File:I-settings-gear-white.svg|30px|link=]]. Users can select any of the voices already installed in the system.
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To set the default voice, go to Settings [[File:I-settings-gear-white.svg|30px|link=]].  
<br> Recommended selecting the voice of the native speaker for your language.  
      
# Use the Text tool [[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|25px|link=]] to insert text on the canvas.
 
# Use the Text tool [[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|25px|link=]] to insert text on the canvas.
 
# On the Text tool toolbar, specify the voice to use and how fast the text is to be read.   
 
# On the Text tool toolbar, specify the voice to use and how fast the text is to be read.   
# Highlight all or a section of text to read.  
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# Highlight all or a section of text to read. Make sure your device speakers are set to a suitable volume.
 
# Click on the following icon:[[File:Edu-text to speech.png|25px|link=]]
 
# Click on the following icon:[[File:Edu-text to speech.png|25px|link=]]
# Whiteboard reads the text using the specified voice.
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# Whiteboard reads the text out loud using the chosen voice.  
    
Before using text-to-speech, verify that:  
 
Before using text-to-speech, verify that:  
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==Speech-to-Text Support==
 
==Speech-to-Text Support==
 
<section begin=speechtotext/>
 
<section begin=speechtotext/>
<u>Users can also input text via dictation (voice input) if the system has been configured to use speech-to-text (STT):</u>
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Users can also input text via dictation (voice input) if the system has been configured to use speech-to-text (STT):
    
# Click the Text tool [[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|25px|link=]], then click on an area of the canvas to insert text.
 
# Click the Text tool [[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|25px|link=]], then click on an area of the canvas to insert text.
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