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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.
 
  
==How to use text editor==
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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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==Behavior==
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To use the text editor:
  
 
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<li>Click the [[file:Text On.png|20px|link=]]Text tool icon in the [[Whiteboard Main Toolbar|toolbar]].</li>
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<li>Click the Text tool icon once to activate.</li>
<li>Click the canvas and start typing.</li>
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<li>Click the canvas area where the text is to be inserted.</li>
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<li>On the text editor window that opens, click the input area and start typing.  <br/>
 
 
  
 
The text editor provides the following customization options:  
 
The text editor provides the following customization options:  
 
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<li>''Font type and size'' - only fonts available on the current device can be used
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<li>Font type and size - only fonts available on the current device can be used
<li>''Text color and background''
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<li>Text color and background
<li>''Alignment and indentation''
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<li>Alignment and indentation
<li>''Bullet points''
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<li>Subscript and superscript
<li>''Subscript and superscript''
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<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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* To change the text color or background color of the text, click the text and use the [[Adorning Menu|adorning menu]].
 
* To change the text color or background color of the text, click the text and use the [[Adorning Menu|adorning menu]].
  
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Text-editor-toolbar.png|Whiteboard includes a versatile text editor.
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Text-editor-toolbar.png|The Text tool provides options for working with text on the canvas.
 
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==Handwriting Support==
 
==Handwriting Support==
  
Click the Text Editor icon twice to switch to handwriting mode. This mode enables handwriting recognition and converts handwritten letters and words to typed text. The [[file:Text On.png|20px|link=]] text icon will switch to the [[File:TextHandWrite On.png|20px|link=]] handwriting icon.
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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.
  
# Use your fingers or a touchscreen pen to write on the Whiteboard canvas.
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# Using your fingers or a pen tool, write on the myViewBoard canvas.
# Click on the [[File:Whiteboard handwriting convert.png|20px|link=]] icon that appears in the [[Floating_Toolbar|Floating toolbar]] 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 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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Text editor handwriting2.mp4|Using Handwriting recognition
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Text editor handwriting.mp4|Adjust the size of the converted text by setting the preferred font size prior to the handwriting process.
 
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==Text-to-Speech Support==
 
==Text-to-Speech Support==
<section begin=texttospeech/>
 
'''''Whiteboard''''' can read text aloud on the screen if the system has been configured to use text-to-speech (TTS).
 
  
To set the default voice, go to Settings [[File:I-settings-gear-white.svg|30px|link=]].
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myViewBoard can read text aloud on the screen if the system has been configured to use text-to-speech (TTS):
  
# Use the Text tool [[File:I-text-editor-T.svg|25px|link=]] to insert text on the canvas.
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# Use the Text tool 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. Make sure your device speakers are set to a suitable volume.
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# Highlight all or a section of text to read.  
# Click on the following icon:[[File:Edu-text to speech.png|25px|link=]]
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# Click on the following icon: <br/>{{IconBox|[[File:Edu-text to speech.png|link=]]|50px}}
# Whiteboard reads the text out loud using the chosen voice.  
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# myViewBoard reads the text using the specified voice.
  
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To set the default voice, go to Settings. Users can select any of the voices already installed in the system.
  
 
Before using text-to-speech, verify that:  
 
Before using text-to-speech, verify that:  
 
* Text-to-speech is enabled and your [https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-to-download-Text-to-Speech-languages-for-Windows-10-d5a6b612-b3ae-423f-afa5-4f6caf1ec5d3 preferred voice] is already installed
 
* Text-to-speech is enabled and your [https://support.office.com/en-us/article/How-to-download-Text-to-Speech-languages-for-Windows-10-d5a6b612-b3ae-423f-afa5-4f6caf1ec5d3 preferred voice] is already installed
 
* The system's speakers are working correctly and are set at a safe volume
 
* The system's speakers are working correctly and are set at a safe volume
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==Speech-to-Text Support==
 
==Speech-to-Text Support==
'''''In Windows 10'''''
 
* In Whiteboard, click the text tool and click on the canvas as normal.
 
* Next press Windows key + H to open dictation input.
 
* After Windows dictation loads, speak your sentence(s). Just like typing with a keyboard, this will enter text at the cursor.
 
  
''Note: We recommend using the above method for dictation only. Windows also includes 'Windows Speech Recognition' but the accuracy with the above method is typically much higher.''
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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):
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# Click the Text tool, then click on an area of the canvas to insert text.
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# Verify that the cursor is active on the writing area.
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# If the hardware supports it, click the microphone icon on the on-screen keyboard. 
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# Start speaking / reading the text to insert.
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# myViewBoard inserts the text on the canvas. Users might need to correct the inserted text after the procedure.
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''Useful links (outside myViewBoard wiki):''
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Before using speech-to-text:
* [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use-dictation-to-talk-instead-of-type-on-your-pc-fec94565-c4bd-329d-e59a-af033fa5689f Microsoft Dictation settings]
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* Your system's [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027176/windows-10-use-voice-recognition Speech settings] have been properly set up
* [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-set-up-and-test-microphones-in-windows-10-ba9a4aab-35d1-12ee-5835-cccac7ee87a4 Microphone settings on Windows]
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* Verify that the system's microphone is working correctly
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==Immersive Reader==
 
==Immersive Reader==
[[Immersive Reader]] is a tool to support reading learning and comprehension. It can display grammar, syllable, picture dictionary, and translation information - read more [[Immersive Reader|here]].
 
  
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[https://support.office.com/en-us/article/learning-tools-eff7f7e3-7e21-42f0-a6f1-da7027f98261?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#ID0EAABAAA=Reader&ID0EABAAA=Immersive_Reader Immersive Reader] is a Microsoft tool that removes distractions from selected text. It strips away advertisements, background images, confusing formatting and other unnecessary elements, allowing the user to focus only on the content. Additionally, Immersive Reader makes reading more accessible by providing the following options:
File:Immersive reader Win An word type123.png|Immersive Reader can highlight word types, show word syllables, focus on each line or paragraph, and more to aid reading comprehension.
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<li>Read the selected text using the system's text-to-speech feature</li>
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<li>Change the font, color, and line spacing of the content</li>
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<li>Displays a 'Picture dictionary' for certain words</li>
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To start, click the Immersive Reader icon:
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:: {{IconBox|[[File:Immersive-reader.svg|link=]]|50px}}
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To use the Immersive Reader feature on the Text/Handwriting tool:
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# Use the Text tool to insert text on the canvas.
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# Highlight all or a section of text to read.
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# Click on the Immersive Reader icon.
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# myViewBoard displays the selected text on the Immersive Reader app.
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To launch Immersive Reader within myViewBoard for Windows:
  
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<li>Launch [[myViewBoard for Windows]]. </li>
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<li>Insert text onto the canvas using one of the following:
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<li>Copy and paste text into the canvas.
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<li>Import a text document via the [[Magic Box]]
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<li>Once the text is in the canvas, click the text, and then click the Immersive reader icon from the [[Adorning Menu]].
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To launch Immersive Reader using the [[Embed browser]]:
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<li>Launch [[myViewBoard for Windows]]. </li>
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<li>Use the Embed browser to open a web site.
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<li>On the Embed browser, select text from the web site.
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<li>Right-click on the selected text. If you're using a touch-enabled device, perform a long-touch gesture to display the context menu.
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<li>Select Immersive Reader from the menu.
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</ol>
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==Related Media==
 
==Related Media==
  
{{YouTube-box|QJsrzmSQazI|Whiteboard for Windows - Text Editor}}
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{{YouTube-box|QJsrzmSQazI|myViewBoard for Windows - Text Editor}}
{{YouTube-box|4Cumhb-gqTc|Whiteboard for Windows - Immersive Reader}}
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{{YouTube-box|85GuQDOhWy4|myViewBoard - Text Editor}}
{{YouTube-box|63WghPjHa9Y|Whiteboard for Android - Text Editor}}
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{{YouTube-box|4Cumhb-gqTc|myViewBoard for Windows - Immersive Reader}}
 
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Revision as of 11:22, 9 January 2020

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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.

Behavior

To use the text editor:

  1. Click the Text tool icon once to activate.
  2. Click the canvas area where the text is to be inserted.
  3. On the text editor window that opens, click the input area and start typing.
    The text editor provides the following customization options:
    • Font type and size - only fonts available on the current device can be used
    • Text color and background
    • Alignment and indentation
    • Subscript and superscript
    • Text-to-speech settings - only voices available on the current device can be used
  4. To resize the text editor window, click and drag the edges of the text editor window.
  5. Click to close the text editor.


To update the formatting at a later time, use the Select tool:

  • To update the text contents, click twice on the text to open the text editor window again.
  • To resize the text, click the text and drag the sides/corners to enlarge.
  • To change the text color or background color of the text, click the text and use the adorning menu.


Handwriting Support

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.

  1. Using your fingers or a pen tool, write on the myViewBoard canvas.
  2. 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.

Using Handwriting recognition

Using Handwriting recognition



Text-to-Speech Support

myViewBoard can read text aloud on the screen if the system has been configured to use text-to-speech (TTS):

  1. Use the Text tool to insert text on the canvas.
  2. On the Text tool toolbar, specify the voice to use and how fast the text is to be read.
  3. Highlight all or a section of text to read.
  4. Click on the following icon:
    Edu-text to speech.png
  5. myViewBoard reads the text using the specified voice.


To set the default voice, go to Settings. Users can select any of the voices already installed in the system.

Before using text-to-speech, verify that:

  • Text-to-speech is enabled and your preferred voice is already installed
  • The system's speakers are working correctly and are set at a safe volume


Speech-to-Text Support

Users can also input text via dictation (voice input) if the system has been configured to use speech-to-text (STT):

  1. Click the Text tool, then click on an area of the canvas to insert text.
  2. Verify that the cursor is active on the writing area.
  3. If the hardware supports it, click the microphone icon on the on-screen keyboard.
  4. Start speaking / reading the text to insert.
  5. myViewBoard inserts the text on the canvas. Users might need to correct the inserted text after the procedure.


Before using speech-to-text:

  • Your system's Speech settings have been properly set up
  • Verify that the system's microphone is working correctly


Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader is a Microsoft tool that removes distractions from selected text. It strips away advertisements, background images, confusing formatting and other unnecessary elements, allowing the user to focus only on the content. Additionally, Immersive Reader makes reading more accessible by providing the following options:

  • Read the selected text using the system's text-to-speech feature
  • Change the font, color, and line spacing of the content
  • Displays a 'Picture dictionary' for certain words


To start, click the Immersive Reader icon:

Immersive-reader.svg


To use the Immersive Reader feature on the Text/Handwriting tool:

  1. Use the Text tool to insert text on the canvas.
  2. Highlight all or a section of text to read.
  3. Click on the Immersive Reader icon.
  4. myViewBoard displays the selected text on the Immersive Reader app.


To launch Immersive Reader within myViewBoard for Windows:

  1. Launch Whiteboard for Windows.
  2. Insert text onto the canvas using one of the following:
    • Copy and paste text into the canvas.
    • Import a text document via the Magic Box
  3. Once the text is in the canvas, click the text, and then click the Immersive reader icon from the Whiteboard Adorning Menu.


To launch Immersive Reader using the Embedded browser:

  1. Launch Whiteboard for Windows.
  2. Use the Embed browser to open a web site.
  3. On the Embed browser, select text from the web site.
  4. Right-click on the selected text. If you're using a touch-enabled device, perform a long-touch gesture to display the context menu.
  5. Select Immersive Reader from the menu.


Related Media

QJsrzmSQazI

myViewBoard for Windows - Text Editor

85GuQDOhWy4

myViewBoard - Text Editor

4Cumhb-gqTc

myViewBoard for Windows - Immersive Reader



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