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|1=Welcome_to_myViewBoard
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|2=[[MyViewBoard Whiteboard|What version am I using]]
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|3=[[Whiteboard for Windows]] / [[Whiteboard for Android]]
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|4=[[Text Handwriting|Text/Handwriting]]
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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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==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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<li>Click the [[file:Text On.png|20px|link=]]Text tool icon in the [[Whiteboard Main Toolbar|toolbar]].</li>
==Behavior==
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<li>Click the canvas and start typing.</li>
 
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To use the text editor:
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<li>Click the Text tool icon once to activate.</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>Subscript and superscript
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<li>''Bullet points''
<li>Text-to-speech settings - only voices available on the current device can be used
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<li>''Subscript and superscript''
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<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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<gallery widths="400" heights="200">
Text-editor-toolbar.png|The Text tool provides options for working with text on the canvas.
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Text-editor-toolbar.png|Whiteboard includes a versatile text editor.
 
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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 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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# Using your fingers or a pen tool, write on the myViewBoard canvas.
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# Use your fingers or a touchscreen pen to 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 [[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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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==
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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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myViewBoard 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=]].
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# Use the Text tool to insert text on the canvas.
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# 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: <br/>{{IconBox|[[File:Edu-text to speech.png|link=]]|50px}}
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# Click on the following icon:[[File:Edu-text to speech.png|25px|link=]]
# myViewBoard reads the text using the specified voice.
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# Whiteboard reads the text out loud using the chosen 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==
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'''''In Windows 10'''''
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* In Whiteboard, click the text tool and click on the canvas as normal.
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* Next press Windows key + H to open dictation input.
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* After Windows dictation loads, speak your sentence(s). Just like typing with a keyboard, this will enter text at the cursor.
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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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''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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# 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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Before using speech-to-text:
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''Useful links (outside myViewBoard wiki):''
* Your system's [https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027176/windows-10-use-voice-recognition Speech settings] have been properly set up
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* [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]
* Verify that the system's microphone is working correctly
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* [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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==Immersive Reader==
 
==Immersive Reader==
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[[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:
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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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==Related Media==
 
==Related Media==
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{{YouTube-box|QJsrzmSQazI|myViewBoard for Windows - Text Editor}}
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{{YouTube-box|QJsrzmSQazI|Whiteboard for Windows - Text Editor}}
{{YouTube-box|85GuQDOhWy4|myViewBoard - Text Editor}}
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{{YouTube-box|4Cumhb-gqTc|Whiteboard for Windows - Immersive Reader}}
{{YouTube-box|4Cumhb-gqTc|myViewBoard for Windows - Immersive Reader}}
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{{YouTube-box|63WghPjHa9Y|Whiteboard for Android - Text Editor}}
 
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