Importing and Exporting PowerPoint and Word documents
Here is what is possible in SMART Notebook using the IMPORT and EXPORT commands on the File menu! Specific instructions for PC or MAC user are found at the bottom of this page.ImportToSMART.pngExportFromSMART.png
charts from "Create Activities for Your SMART Board"
http://www.teamvistech.com/index.php/create-activities-for-your-smart-board-single.html

  • When importing a powerpoint with links, the links will not copy. This is especially noted on game boards.
  • Import cool PowerPoint backgrounds to Smart Notebook - save in 'My Content'. to use over and over again.
  • Import PowerPoint presentations so the graphics will now be easily accessible to put in"My Content" for other things.
  • When importing PowerPoint slides the font color and size can change. Note: Links may not be "hot" and all animations and transitions will not work in SMART Notebook.
  • Having the PowerPoint and the Smart Board screen open at the same time side-by-side is great and you can drag and drop from PowerPoint to SMART.
  • Cutting and pasting between Word and Smart Board is wonderful however it can be time-consuming sometimes. You can also drag and drop from Word onto a SMART Notebook page!
  • Export your SMART notebook files with or without your notes to a .pdf file to make handouts, to email to an absent student, and/or share with parents. Files saved as .pdf (portable document format) take little memory, the Adobe reader is free and already on most every computer, and easily accessed across platforms.
  • Want to open a .pdf into SMART Notebook? When in SMART Notebook, go to File > Open > (choose your .pdf) Sometimes it works to open it as and Editable file and sometimes it only works if you choose to open it as complete Pages (as pictures).

Notes and Hints for PC Users:

Word Docs to SMART Notebook: Word documents can be sent to Smart Notebook by opening the Word document and going to print and selecting SMART Notebook Print Capture as your printer. This will send the document to a Notebook page automatically. Unfortunately, this feature is not yet available for MAC users.

If you want to get a .PDF file into your SMART Notebook, consider converting it into a PowerPoint first and then importing it into SMART Notebook. Sound impossible? Not anymore... use the facebook app - see how it works at:
http://www.investintech.com/resources/blog/archives/212-how-to-convert-pdf-to-powerpoint-on-facebook.html# It's another option to get what you want from the .pdf file!

Notes and Hints for MAC Users:

Option 1 if you want a SMART board file with handouts:
If you have a Mac, I'd suggest that you make the actual document in SMART Notebook and then make your handouts by going to File > Export > pdf in SMART Notebook and then you get the best of both worlds. If you can't type some of the scientific notation or special characters in SMART, you can use the Camera tool (screen capture tool) to take a picture of any scientific symbols that you can type in Word, other programs or on the Web. Going from SMART to a .pdf works all the time. Then there are tools to change a .pdf into a Word Doc
Export your SMART notebook files with or without your notes to a .pdf file to make handouts, to email to an absent student, and/or share with parents. Files saved in .pdf (portable document format) take little memory, the Adobe reader is free and already on most every computer, and easily accessed across platforms.

Option 2:
If your material is in Word or PowerPoint, save it as a .pdf and you can open it it SMART Notebook. File > Open > (choose your .pdf file). This works best if the document is not too big. Most of the time this works well. If not, you will get an error message telling you it failed. If it fails, your backup (not always fast and definitely not my first choice), you can copy/paste or drag/drop from Word to SMART Notebook. (In the PC version of SMART notebook, you can Print> SMART Notebook Document Writer (printer name) and it goes into SMART notebook from any document but it's not available on the Mac - at least not yet).