Learn how to ensure a positive and productive WebEx experience with the extensive range of presenter tools available. A description and a guide are provided below.
There are several ways a presenter can share content using WebEx Meeting Center:
Allows you to:
Sharing content can be initiated from a number of places within WebEx Meeting Center:
Quick Start Tab – Gives the host quick access to the most commonly used sharing options via icons directly through the meeting window, see Figure A below for an example of the Quick Start page.
Figure A – 'Quick Start' page
Toolbar Icons - Allow access from the tool bar at the top of the meeting sharing tab.
Drop Down Menus - Allow access to the sharing options via the drop down menu at the top of the meeting window consistent with that of windows based programs.
WebEx includes Annotation Tools which presenters can use to enhance the effectiveness of their discussion. These tools can be made available to participants. The meeting Host grants access to the tools by selecting an individual (or the group icon ) listed in the Participant Panel using a right mouse click and then modifying the privileges to include Annotate.
Lets you highlight text and other elements in shared content. For more options, click the downward-pointing arrow. Clicking this button again and then clicking the Close button turns off the Highlighter tool.
Allows you to type text on shared content. Attendees can view the text you have entered after you type it and click your mouse in the content viewer, outside the text box.
Lets you draw lines and arrows on shared content. For more options, click the downward-pointing arrow. Clicking this button again and then clicking the Close button turns off the Line tool.
Lets you draw shapes, such as rectangles and ellipses on shared content. For more options, click the downward-pointing arrow. Clicking this button again and then clicking the Close button turns off the Rectangle tool.
Lets you point out text and graphics on shared content. The pointer displays an arrow with your name and annotation colour. To display the laser pointer, which lets you point out text and graphics on shared content using a red 'laser beam' click the downward-pointing arrow. Clicking this button again and then clicking the Close button turns off the pointer tool.
6) Annotation colour
Displays the Annotation Colour palette. Select a colour to annotate shared content.
Erases everything on shared content. To erase a single annotation, click it in the viewer first. For more options, click the downward-pointing arrow. Clicking this button again and clicking the Close button turns off the eraser tool.
The View Tools allow the presenter to adjust what is being seen while they are actively presenting or sharing. This toolbar can be found at the bottom left hand corner of the meeting console while a document or presentation is being shared.
1) Standard View/View Thumbnails
Clicking Standard View displays the shared content as you would normally view it. To display thumbnails, or miniatures, of shared pages, slides, or whiteboards to the side of the content, click View Thumbnails. This tool helps you locate a page or slide quickly. Click Standard View to return to normal viewing of the shared content.
2) Full-Screen View
Displays shared content in a full-screen view. Helps you to ensure that participants can view all activity on your screen. Also helps to prevent participants from viewing or using other applications on their screens during a presentation. Click ESC to return to the content viewer.
3) Rotate page right / left
Enables the presenter to rotate the presentation or document to the left or to the right.
4) Document Size
Allows the presenter to adjust the view within the meeting window to allow them to fit a larger presentation into the meeting window.
5) Zoom In /Zoom Out
Lets you display shared content at various magnifications. Click this button, and then click the page, slide, or whiteboard to change its magnification. For more magnification options, click the downward-pointing arrow.
6) Synchronise Displays for All
To ensure that all participants are viewing the same page or slide, at the same magnification, the presenter can synchronise the display of all participants with thier own.