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  • How do I just record my handwriting? I don't want to record audio.

    If you just want to capture notes, simply turn your smartpen on and begin writing on Livescribe™ dot paper. To record audio, tap the record button in your included notebook.

    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial
  • How do I record audio in a large lecture hall or conference room?

    With your Livescribe™ smartpen, you can record audio with either the built-in microphone or a 3-D Recording Headset. Livescribe designed the built-in microphone for monaural recordings in smaller recording environments, such as a conference room. When recording in larger spaces, we recommend using a 3-D Recording Headset, which contains a microphone in each earbud. The dual microphones enable binaural recordings, which accurately recreate the spatial audio environment.

    Your 3-D Recording Headset is designed for lecture hall type recording
  • How do I record audio without tapping on dot paper?

    To record audio without tapping on dot paper, simply press and hold the smartpen power button until you see the recording timer appear on the display. When you're done recording simply turn off the smartpen. To play back the audio, go to the smartpen's Main Menu, select Paper Replay, and then select Play session. While you're playing back the audio, you can write down notes on dot paper and the audio will be automatically linked to your notes.

    Smartpen shortcut: Use the Power Button on your smartpen to start recording
  • How do I add applications to my smartpen?

    To add applications to your smartpen, you will need to purchase or redeem applications via the Livescribe™ Online App Store. Once you have finished purchasing your apps, you will be prompted to dock your smartpen and open Livescribe™ Desktop to begin the download and installation process.

    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial for Windows
    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial for Mac

Livescribe™ Desktop

  • How do I save my notes & recordings to my computer?

    Connect your Pulse USB cradle or Echo micro USB cable to your computer and dock your smartpen to the USB cradle or micro USB cable. Docking your smartpen will transfer your notes and audio to Livescribe™ Desktop automatically. Once you dock the smartpen, do not unplug it until the transfer is complete. Livescribe™ Desktop will display a message confirming the transfer was successful.

    Connect your smartpen to your computer to save, search and share notes
  • How do I organize my notes with custom notebooks?

    You can create Custom Notebooks in Livescribe™ Desktop to organize and better manage your pages. A Custom Notebook is similar to a music playlist, or a digital photo album, but instead of pointing to user-selected songs or pictures, it points (links) to user-selected pages in your source notebooks.

    On Windows:

    1. Choose File > Custom Notebooks... > Create. Or, click the Create new Custom Notebook link under Custom Notebooks in the Library tab.
    2. In the Notebook Name dialog, type in a name for the new notebook. Click OK.
    3. Livescribe Desktop creates anad opens the new notebook and places it in the Library tab under the heading Custom Notebooks.
    4. Drag and drop the page(s) to the Custom Notebook name in the Library Pane. The pages you selected appear in the Custom Notebook.
    5. You can organize the pages in a Custom Notebook by simply dragging, moving, and dropping them into their new order.
    6. You can view information about the source of a page by hovering over it with a mouse cursor. Source information includes the smartpen associated with the page, its notebook, and source page number.

    On Mac:

    1. Choose File > Create Custom Notebooks. Livescribe Desktop creates an empty custom notebook and places it in the Navigation pane under the heading Custom Notebooks.
    2. To add pages to a custom notebook, select one or more pages in Page View and drag and drop them onto the custom notebook in the Navigation pane.
    3. To add pages from Audio View, select one or more sessions that have associated pages and drag and drop them onto the custom notebook.
    4. You can organize the pages in a Custom Notebook by simply dragging, moving, and dropping them into their new order.
    Custom Notebooks on a PC Computer
    Custom Notebooks on a Mac Computer
  • How do I convert handwritten notes into digital text?

    You can buy and download additional software called MyScript® for Livescribe™. It works with Livescribe Desktop to convert legible handwritten notes into editable text. To purchase the translation software, visit: www.visionobjects.com.

    Access and convert using MyScript right in Livescribe Desktop
    MyScript shows your original handwritten notes and text side by side
  • How do I convert audio to digital text?

    Transcription services are provided by our partner TranscribeMe. You'll need an Evernote account and to register with TranscribeMe at www.transcribeme.com/livescribe. During the registration process link TranscribeMe to your Evernote account and authorize it. Once you've done that select the audio within Livescribe Desktop that you'd like to have transcribed. Simply email that audio to your Evernote account as a Pencast PDF or .M4A file.

    Within Evernote just drag any Pencast PDF or .M4A file into the TranscribeMe notebook or tag it with "TranscribeMe". After you've confirmed your payment method, your order is placed and your transcribed audio will be delivered right back to your Evernote TranscribeMe notebook within 48 hours or less.

  • How do I listen to and play back audio?

    In Livescribe™ Desktop, notes that have associated audio appear as green ink by default. Livescribe calls this ink “active ink” because you can click on it with your mouse to listen to audio that was recorded with your notes. This is the similar to tapping on your notebook paper with your smartpen to listen to your recorded audio. When you mouse over ink that is active, the mouse cursor will change to a pointing hand cursor to help you identify where you can click to begin audio playback. If you added notes while playing back a session, Livescribe™ Desktop shows this ink as blue, by default. This ink is also active. You can click on it to play back the audio at the point where you added the new note.

    Playback audio on Windows
    Playback audio on Mac
  • How do I search for words?

    You can search a single word or consecutive words. To search, type the text you wish to search for into the Search All text box (if you have changed the default, the text box may be displaying Search Current or Search Selected instead) in the upper-right of the Main Toolbar.

    By default, this search method finds whole words in any of your notebooks or journals. For example, entering “top” would find instances of “top” only. Search would not find other words that contain the letters “top”, like “topographic” or “mountaintop”. Search is not case sensitive, so if you search for “Top”, it will return the same results as “top” and “TOP”.

    Search for word(s) using the search box
  • How do I print my own notepad?

    In order to print your own dot paper, you need to have Livescribe™ Desktop version 2.0 or later and an Adobe PostScript-compatible color laser printer with a print resolution of 600 dpi or greater.

    • Within Livescribe™ Desktop, click on Pages so you're viewing your notes. In the menu, select Tools.
    • On a Mac, choose Print Your Own Notebook. If you are using Windows, choose Printable Notebooks.
    • Choose the notepad you'd like to print.
    Print your own notepad on Windows
    Print your own notepad on Mac

Applications

Please note that apps are only compatible with Echo and
Pulse smartpens.

  • How do I buy apps?

    To add applications to your smartpen, you will need to purchase applications via the Livescribe™ Online App Store or via a Livescribe Retail Partner (where available).

    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial for Windows
    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial for Mac
  • How do I download and install apps to my smartpen?

    Once you've purchased or redeemed applications via the Livescribe™ Online App Store, you will be prompted to dock your smartpen and open Livescribe™ Desktop to begin the download and installation process.

    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial for Windows
    Click on the arrow to watch tutorial for Mac
  • What is Livescribe Connect?

  • Livescribe Connect Quick Start

  • Sending Notes and Audio to Email with Livescribe Connect

Livescribe Connect™ & Pencasts

Livescribe Connect allows you to easily send interactive notes and audio, as a pencast, to people and destinations all from your paper or Livescribe Desktop. Right from your paper or Livescribe Desktop.

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