Share a whiteboard
host or presenter (or a participant that has been given rights)
can use a whiteboard to create collaborative text, drawings, and
other annotations in a meeting.
Acrobat Connect Pro administrators
can change pod, sharing, and other settings to adhere to standards
for governance. These settings affect the layout of meeting rooms
and what you can do in meeting rooms. For more information, see Working with compliance and control settings
Create and display a whiteboard
A whiteboard allows hosts or presenters to
create text, lines, circles, squares, and other freehand drawings
in real time during a meeting.
You can use a whiteboard in
two different ways in a Share pod:
whiteboard allows presenters to create content on a white background.
An overlay whiteboard allows presenters to create content
over an existing document in a Share pod, adding annotations to
and drawing on the document. You can lay a whiteboard over presentations,
JPG, SWF, FLV, and PDF documents.
If you turn off sharing,
change the content in a Share pod, or close the Share pod, the whiteboard
is still part of the meeting room and can be displayed again. If
you delete a Share pod, the whiteboard is deleted.
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added using the Pencil tool
- Show/Hide whiteboard
Create a stand-alone whiteboard in a blank Share pod
- Do one of the following:
In the Share pod, click the Whiteboard
Select Pods > Share.
Click Share on the control strip at the bottom of
the Share pod.
- Select New Whiteboard in the pop‑up menu.
Add an overlay whiteboard in a Share pod
With the document displayed in a Share
pod, do one of the following:
Click the Whiteboard button in the Share
pod control strip.
Click the Pod Options button the
lower-right corner of the Share pod, and select Whiteboard Overlay.
If you are sharing an application, in the upper-right
corner of the window of the application, click the arrow next to
the red Stop Sharing button and select Pause and Annotate.
If you are sharing your entire desktop, click the
Acrobat Connect Add‑in icon in
the system tray (Windows) or icon bar (Macintosh) and select Pause and
Display an existing whiteboard
Select Pods > Share >
[name of whiteboard].
Clear a whiteboard
Press Control+D or press Clear in
the Whiteboard toolbar.
Navigate between multiple whiteboard pages
A stand-alone whiteboard is composed of multiple
pages. If you need to present multiple whiteboard pages during a
meeting, you can use the forward and back arrow buttons to move
- Click the Whiteboard Toolbar button.
- Do one of the following:
Whiteboard drawing tools
The tools listed below are available
to create text and drawings on the whiteboard.
Note: If your
Share pod is very small, all of the whiteboard tools may not be
visible. Enlarge the height of the Share pod to see all tools.
- Selection tool
- Selects a shape or area of the whiteboard. Click a shape
to select it. Drag on the whiteboard or content to create a selection
rectangle that selects all the shapes within the rectangle. The
selection rectangle has eight control points for resizing the selected
shape or shapes. Shift-drag a corner control point to maintain the
aspect ratio when you resize. Select and drag a shape to move it.
To add a shape to the selection, Shift-click the shape.
- Pencil tool
a free-form line. You can customize stroke color and stroke weight
by using the color picker and stroke weight pop‑up menu at the lower
part of the Whiteboard pod.
- Marker tool
a free-form thick marker line. You can customize stroke color and
stroke weight by using the color picker and stroke weight pop‑up menu
at the lower part of the Whiteboard pod.
- Line tool
a straight line between two points. You can customize stroke color
and stroke weight by using the color picker and line width pop‑up menu
at the lower part of the Whiteboard pod. You can create arrows by
using the arrow buttons at the lower part of the Whiteboard pod.
Holding down the Shift key while drawing makes the line snap every
- Rectangle tool
square and rectangle shapes. You can customize stroke color, fill
color, and stroke weight by using the color picker and the stroke weight
pop‑up menu. You can use No Fill as a setting for stroke color and
fill color; however, you cannot use No Fill for both stroke color
and fill color. Drag to expand the shape. Hold down the Shift key
while drawing to make the rectangle a square.
- Ellipse tool
circle and ellipse shapes. You can customize stroke color, fill
color, and stroke weight by using the color picker and stroke weight
pop‑up menu. Drag to expand the shape. Hold down the Shift key while
drawing to make the ellipse a circle.
- Text tool
a floating multiline text field. You can customize fill color, font
face, and font size by using the color picker, font pop‑up menu,
and font size pop‑up menu. Drag to create a text area where you
- Stamper tool
a Check Mark, Arrow, Star, or Cross on the screen. An arrow is the
default stamp. You can change the stamp image by clicking the arrow,
star, checkmark, and cross buttons. You can customize image color
and shape size by using the color picker and size pop‑up menu. If
your company has a licensed Acrobat Connect Pro account, you can
use a custom image for the stamp. See the article “Creating Custom
Whiteboard Stamps” on the Adobe Acrobat Connect Developer Center
the previous action. You can undo the following actions: drawing
a shape, moving a shape, resizing a shape, clearing the whiteboard,
and changing a shape’s property. There is no limit to the number
of times that you can perform this operation in the pod.
the previous action.
everything on the whiteboard.
the contents of a whiteboard.