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Use Drawing Tools (Desktop App)

Participants can use drawing tools to draw directly on the shared screen so that the marks are visible to all attendees. This allows participants to highlight areas of the screen, draw attention to certain parts and generally illustrate their point. Organizers and presenters can allow only other organizers or all attendees to draw on the shared screen.

Note: Drawing tools are not available for Macs running v7.14.1, b4670 or earlier of the desktop app.

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Topics in this article:

Use drawing tools

Enable/disable drawing tools for an individual

Enable/disable drawing tools for all participants

Erase all drawings

Use drawing tools

Use the Drawing Tools menu at the top of the Control Panel to access the desired drawing tool.

  • To switch between drawing tools, click the Pen , Highlighter or Spotlight icons (the selected icon will glow green).
  • To change the color of the pen, right-click the Pen icon and select a color.
  • To switch back to non-drawing mode, click the Mouse icon (it will glow green).
  • To show or hide the Drawing Tools menu while in Grab Tab mode, click the Draw icon .
  • To separate out the Drawing Tools menu from the rest of the Control Panel or Grab Tab, simply click it and drag it to the desired place on your screen (like any other pane).

Note: Drawing Tools may not work correctly if your desktop is not using a Windows Aero theme. See Why don't I see drawing tools? for more information.

Enable/disable drawing tools for an individual

  1. Right-click the participant's name in the Attendee pane.
  2. Click Allow Drawing.
    • When drawing tools are enabled for the user, a Check icon will appear next to Allow Drawing. The attendee can click and drag the mouse over the Viewer to make their drawings appear on the shared screen for all participants.
    • When drawing tools are disabled for the user, the Check icon will disappear.

Enable/disable drawing tools for all participants

  1. In the Drawing Tools menu, click the Options icon .
  2. Click Attendees can draw.
    • When drawing tools are enabled for others, a Check icon will appear next to Attendees can draw. Attendees can click and drag the mouse over the Viewer to make their drawings appear on the shared screen for all participants.
    • When drawing tools are disabled for others, the Check icon will disappear.

Erase all drawings

  1. In the Drawing Tools menu, click the Options icon .
  2. Click Erase all drawings. All drawings done by any participant will immediately disappear.

 

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