Author Topic: powerpoint Slideshows : the pen (or highlighter) don't works  (Read 20946 times)

Offline kdizzle

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Reply #15 on: January 24, 2008, 08:35:14 PM
I just found this site after I made my first pen and installed all the software.

Everything works great except in power point and I would venture to say in all of Office2007.

I tried to "review" the slides in ink on Word and power point and power point in slide show mode.   

I love the setup with the wii Great job Johnny.



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Reply #16 on: January 25, 2008, 11:18:53 AM
You may want to give the Kindlelab project a try ... it gives you the ability to create slideshows drawing works on any resource you bring in as well (images, movies, etc.) -- its really an ideal project creation tool for the wiimote whiteboard -- might check it out at http://www.kindlelab.com

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Reply #17 on: January 25, 2008, 12:19:54 PM
This does not solve the problem with powerpoint

If there is a problem with PowerPoint, there will be problems with other software



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Reply #18 on: January 25, 2008, 12:52:14 PM
but an option to consider non the less

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Reply #19 on: January 25, 2008, 02:05:56 PM
This does not solve the problem with powerpoint

If there is a problem with PowerPoint, there will be problems with other software

I appreciate the link, however, to use this in a teaching setting where the powerpoints are already in place I need it to work with power point to be effective.



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Reply #20 on: January 27, 2008, 05:38:46 AM
the whiteboard software works with older powerpoint versions.

it works with office xp and office 2002, but unfortunately there is no function to save your drawing... it seems, that microsoft changed the drawing routine form office2003 upwards...

very strange why this won't work... i've found no other application where the whiteboard software doesn't work.

hope anybody found a solution for this problem.


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Reply #21 on: January 27, 2008, 07:27:04 AM
I think it has something to do with the mouseevents. could be something with the mousedown, mouseup and mouseclick etc stuff?



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Reply #22 on: January 28, 2008, 07:02:20 AM
I found the solution for this problem.

I think powerpoint uses different way of getting the mouseevent from other applications.
Change the method of setting the mouse position, and it will work well.

Change the code in this way.

Line 68-71 of Form1.cs:
long
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uint

Line 192 of Form1.cs:
SetCursorPos((int)warpedX, (int)warpedY);
->
mouse_event(MOUSEEVENTF_ABSOLUTE | MOUSEEVENTF_MOVE, (uint)(warpedX * 65535 / screenWidth), (uint)(warpedY * 65535 / screenHeight), 0, 0);

I attached the fixed version of wii whiteboard.



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Reply #23 on: January 28, 2008, 07:14:58 AM
does this make the drawing in paint smoother as well? :) (guess so, now it's setting the mouse somewhere, instead of moving it there;)



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Reply #24 on: January 28, 2008, 08:33:55 AM
hey, glad to hear there is a resolution. I will have to give it a try today. every time i get time to work on it, i remember that i only have powerpoint at work and not at home. heh.

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Reply #25 on: January 28, 2008, 11:26:16 AM
Super  :D
Modification works very well.   8)
Thank you very much  ;)



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Reply #26 on: January 28, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
Thanks!  Your modified version works under PowerPoint 2003 in Windows XP SP2 for me. 



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Reply #27 on: January 28, 2008, 10:22:50 PM
I found the solution for this problem.

I think powerpoint uses different way of getting the mouseevent from other applications.
Change the method of setting the mouse position, and it will work well.

Change the code in this way.

Line 68-71 of Form1.cs:
long
->
uint

Line 192 of Form1.cs:
SetCursorPos((int)warpedX, (int)warpedY);
->
mouse_event(MOUSEEVENTF_ABSOLUTE | MOUSEEVENTF_MOVE, (uint)(warpedX * 65535 / screenWidth), (uint)(warpedY * 65535 / screenHeight), 0, 0);

I attached the fixed version of wii whiteboard.

Too awesome jkboy.
I'll try it tomorrow but it seems to be working for the others. 
Thanks!



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Reply #28 on: February 02, 2008, 08:45:45 PM
thanks for the solution, jkboy u are awesome :D
but did anyone notice screen flickers when using the pen tool in powerpoint?
thanks



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Reply #29 on: February 03, 2008, 08:30:38 AM
Now the handwriting recognition in Vista is also working  :D

MSN too