Here's the "what's new" file. Most of these kinds of things are put in the KB for your reference.
Some more reading may help here
SMART - SMART Notebook software,version 10 (Windows)
Hope it helps,
I emailed them a fairly obscure feature request - being able to use the pen over a flash file - they replied with a fairly useless "that feature it not available" (I know, that's why I'm requesting it!!) but, to be fair, in the next release it was included.
My email probably had nothing to do with it; but a very small and trampled part of me (the part that silently cries at the end of sad films) believes that it might have!
ooh eean you naughti boi hehe
Smart Install Manager: Looks like it could be very useful... Any documentation on how it should be used, what you should actually do with it, whether you should be using it to pick your nose? Erm.. no, nada, not a thing.
Now I'm not stupid (no, really! ) and I can guess that I'm supposed to go get the full version of everything and then use this install manager to customise it, but nothing actually tells me I should, where I should put stuff, if that even matters, etc... You also have to remember that preceding versions of admin install software actually provided you with the driver and software so if you're going to change things that much you have to DOCUMENT IT!
Even the "help" menu on the install manager itself only has an "About" link which is great for knowing what version I have but documentation? Nope, not a thing.
Anyone starting to detect a theme here? Hmm... ?
*wanders off muttering*
Am I being thick? How the hell do you download the Gallery - I know there's no bulk download at the moment, but I can't even work out how to do it inside the program.
No - every release seems to have been created by a new team of programmers without any "grown-ups" around to stop them making fundamental documentation(lack thereof) errorsAm I being thick?
its still available via the old 9.5/9.7 links. (not tried installing it myself -I'm just assuming it will workHow the hell do you download the Gallery - I know there's no bulk download at the moment, but I can't even work out how to do it inside the program.
However, if you click on the icon on the far right next to the search bar in gallery you can check for updates online.
I don't know which method will be simpler/quicker in practice.
PS I've just noticed the desktop icon has changed again - so we can start to expect calls from teachers saying their SMART notebook has disappeared !
No, I think I am being thick actually. Yes - there's no download but I couldn't even get the gallery to install. The reason is, however, because I'd installed it using their custom instillation wizard and, in doing so, I'd disabled downloads - which is why it didn't offer me that option during setup and why 'Check for upgrades' is disabled within the program. I uninstalled it and reinstalled without the transform file and it downloaded it for me - They've stuck it in c:\documents and settings\all users\ - so I'm going to make an MSI and put it somewhere sensible.
Their admin tool is quite handy but the registration part doesn't work. You can, just register it once then export the following key from the registry:
I'll then reimport it into the mst or something. Will post some instructions when I've figured it out.Code:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SMART Technologies\License Information
No -your really notNo, I think I am being thick actually
An inability to guess what a program is supposed to do without any documentation is not a sign of thickness on your part.
And by trying to glean it, you just encourage them to carry on in the same manner.
Please just raise a support issue and then they'll maybe publish some information for everyone to use
I'll be honest I find it more than interesting that nobody from Smart Tech has since posted after the initial "hey it's here" and that hinted at post from a "silent" Smart Tech member.
I think I stand by my earlier comments... The software team need a thorough kick in the pants.
Anyone actually tried this yet? Made a mst using their install manager - it doesn't bloody activate the product!
Done this twice on 2 machines.
Support request duely logged!
Don't know whether this has been announced elsewhere, but I've just found a link on the SMART tech homepage to a Notebook Viewer, which supposedly allows you to view Notebook files on computers that don't have the full Notebook software installed. Am just off to download it and see if it will install and work. Will post results (and link if it's any good!).
Well the serial number thing is slightly annoying but at least it will stop the majority of staff downloading it at home.
Not going to bother here for now. I might play around over the summer holiday if I get enough time.
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