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USER GUIDE
USER GUIDE
CEC Key • Version 3.2
Ebook on USB
Les Éditions CEC inc. • Tous droits réservés
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE CEC KEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
Removing the CEC Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3
CEC Key Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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CEC Key Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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THE EBOOK
The Interface at a Glance – Book Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Multimedia Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Whiteboard Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
The Interface at a Glance – Whiteboard Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Related Content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Updating the Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Activating the CEC Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Additional Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix: Shortcut Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Release notes 3.2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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THE CEC KEY
The CEC Key enables you to browse through the ebook and to project pages onto a large
screen. On each page it is possible to:
• personalize the lessons
• save your notes
• follow several Internet hyperlinks
• use versatile annotation tools: pencil, marker, notes
• maximize or mask portions of a page
In addition, whiteboard mode allows you to personalize and manage courses and exercises
using the tab menu.
The CEC Key is easy to use: just insert it into one of your computer’s USB ports to automatically access the ebook and the Complice Virtuel resources.
You can use the CEC Key with or without Internet access, and no software installation is
required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• PC with a USB 2.0 port
• 800 x 600 or higher resolution*
• Windows XP or higher
To Access Complice Virtuel Documents and Internet Links:
• Adobe Reader, version 8.0 or higher
• Microsoft Office Word, version 2003 or higher
• Web browser (Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc.)
* The Windows taskbar must be set to “Auto-Hide the Taskbar”.
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GETTING STARTED
To launch the ebook, insert the CEC Key in one of your
computer’s USB ports. USB ports are usually identified by
the symbol at right:
When you insert the key, Windows automatically detects the
new hardware.
USB ports are unidirectional, which means that a key
can only be inserted one way. Never try to force the
key, since this may damage the key or port.
The CEC Key launch screen should appear on your desktop.
The Windows “Autorun/Autoplay” function may be
deactivated. If so, double-click on the “My Computer”
icon on the desktop. If you do not have a “My Computer”
icon on your desktop, click on the “Start” menu in the
­bottom left-hand corner of the screen.
Your computer may not recognize the CEC Key. If the key is
connected to a USB concentrator or a USB hub, plug it directly into one of the computer’s USB ports.
If Windows still does not recognize the CEC Key, your USB
port may be damaged, or the key may be defective. In the latter case, please contact Éditions CEC technical support to
correct the situation.
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REMOVING THE CEC KEY
When you have finished with the key, please follow the procedure to safely remove it. Removing the key while the program
is saving could damage the key and cause you to lose your
data.
Procedure for Safely Removing the Key
1-C
lose all applications opened by the ebook (probably
Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader).
2-C
lose the ebook by clicking on the “X” in the upper
right-hand corner.
3-C
lick on the “Safely Remove Hardware” icon on the
system’s status bar (a green arrow in Windows XP).
4-O
n the list in the window, click on the “USB Mass
Storage Device” associated with the key. Depending
on your computer’s configuration, the key will be
represented by a letter.
5-W
hen Windows indicates that you can safely remove
the key, close the window and remove the key.
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CEC KEY IDENTIFIER
When you start the CEC Key software for the first time, you
must register an identifier at least eight characters long (usually
family name and first name), then click on the ­“Validate”
­button.
A new window will appear, allowing you to validate or
­modify your identifier. Click on “Modify” to enter a new
identifier. Put some thought into your identifier. Once it is
validated, it can no longer be modified.
Once you have entered and validated your identifier, the CEC
Key software will launch. Your identifier will appear in the
upper left-hand corner of the ebook.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I simply remove the key from the computer to close the program?
If the key is removed before Windows has closed the program, your data could be corrupted.
This happens when the key is removed while the program is reading or writing data.
What do I do if Windows says that it cannot close the program?
Close all the applications that are using the key. If Complice Virtuel files are open in Word
or Adobe Reader, close them before removing the key.
If Windows still cannot close the program, close the Windows work session, then remove
the key.
Can I use the key to store personal documents?
No. The key is to be used exclusively to store ebook data. Using the key to store personal
documents may render the key unable to update its contents. You will then be unable to save
notes, whiteboards or their content.
What do I do if the computer cannot open a DOC or PDF file?
To open a DOC or PDF file, you must have the necessary software. In the case of a DOC file,
you can use Microsoft Word. There is also Openoffice.org, which is available free of charge
on the Internet. In the case of PDF files, we strongly recommend that you use Adobe Reader,
available free of charge on Adobe’s website.
Can I use the CEC Key on a Mac?
The CEC Key is compatible with Windows XP and later versions of the operating system.
If you have a Mac with an Intel processor, you can install Windows on a “Boot Camp”
partition or using emulation software such as Parallels Desktop. Les Éditions CEC does
not offer technical support in these situations.
For further questions, consult the CEC Key FAQ sheet at: www.clecec.com/faq (available in
French only).
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CEC KEY SOFTWARE
Version 3.2 of the CEC Key includes four separate software programs: the Teacher’s Key (an
improved version of version 1.1), the Answer Booklet, the Student Key and the Reader.
While the Student Key, the Answer Booklet and the Reader are separate from the Teacher’s
Key, they are included on the USB key and can be projected onto a large screen. With the
exception of a few tools and functions, the interfaces are similar from one program to the
next.
Teacher’s Key: The Teacher’s Key includes all of the tools and functions described in the
­following pages, except the Answer Booklet. The Teacher’s Key allows you to project
the ebook onto a large screen and provides access to a range of tools needed to explain the
­subject. It includes annotation tools, as well as note, spot, zoom, Complice Virtuel, whiteboard mode and additional tools in some collections.
Student Key: The Student Key is a simpler version of the Teacher’s Key, and can also be projected onto a large screen. It includes annotation tools, note, spot, zoom and whiteboard
mode. Access to Complice Virtuel files, however, is not allowed.
Answer Booklet: The Answer Booklet allows you to display the answers to the questions.
Where possible, a “☑” button is displayed on every Answer Booklet page. The Answer Booklet includes all the same tools as the Teacher’s Key.
Reader: You can decide whether or not to display the text on each page of the reader using
the “Text” button at the top of each page. The Reader includes all the same tools as the
teacher’s key.
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THE INTERFACE AT A GLANCE – BOOK MODE
Library
Go To Page
Information
Update
One Page
Table of Contents
Previous Page
Full Screen
Zoom
Exit
Bookmark
Two Pages
Next Page
Previous Page/Next Page
Whiteboard Mode
Annotation Tools
Web Link Tool
Notes
Complice virtuel
Spots
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TOOLS
Annotation Tools
Selection Tool: The default cursor tool, the selection tool
allows you to move within the ebook. It also allows you to
move text and objects around in whiteboard mode.
Pencil or Marker: These cursors allow you to write or draw
directly in the ebook or on a whiteboard. By default, these
two tools draw straight lines, but they can be configured to
draw curves. Text and graphics are automatically saved.
Eraser: This cursor allows you to erase pencil or marker marks
in the ebook or on a whiteboard. The shortcut “Ctrl-E” erases
all lines on the active page or whiteboard.
Eraser (Erase All): The “X” button allows you to erase all
the lines on the two active pages of the ebook.
Instructional Tools
Notes: Click on the “Note” icon, then on the ebook where
you want the note to appear. All notes are saved to the
ebook. You can erase them by pressing the “X” button. To
move a note, use the area above the note. Use the “-” and
“+” buttons to maximize or reduce the size of the note.
Spot: Click on the “Spot” icon to mask or highlight the current page. Use the selection tool to adjust the size of the spot.
Click on the “Spot” icon to deactivate the spot. Each page of
the ebook can contain a distinct spot, which is saved on the
CEC Key.
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Instructional Tools (cont.)
Complice Virtuel: Click on the “Complice Virtuel” icon to
access the collection’s reproducible content. This content
may include DOC or PDF files, or hyperlinks to different
web pages. An Internet connection is needed to follow the
hyperlinks. Only the Teacher’s Keys provide access to the
Complice Virtuel.
Navigation Tools
Zoom: Click on the “Zoom” icon to enter zoom mode. Use
the selection tool to click and drag the book. If you are using
the pencil, marker or eraser, press “Shift”, then click and
drag. (For instructions on zooming in and out using the
book’s navigation bar, the mouse wheel or shortcut keys, see
Appendix.)
Go To Page: Enter the number of the page you want to view
in the box at the top of the screen then press “Enter”.
Navigation Arrows: Use the arrows on the screen to move
back or forward one page in the ebook, or use the “right and
left arrows” on the keyboard to browse through the book.
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Additional Tools
Answer Key: When an answer key is available for a page, the
answer key button “☑” is displayed at the top of the page.
Click on the answer key button “☑” to see the answers. Note
that the answer key tool is available only in the Answer Booklets.
Web Link: This tool allows you to insert a hyperlink in a page
of the ebook. To insert a hyperlink, select the “Web Link”
icon, then click on a page. In the title field, enter the name of
the hyperlink. Then enter the URL, for example, www.
wikipedia.org. Click on the “Confirm” button at the bottom
of the window to save the web link.
To close the web link window, click on the “X” button in the
upper right-hand corner. To move the window, use the move
button to the left of the “X” button. Click and hold, then
drag the window to the desired spot and release the mouse
button. The web link tool requires an Internet connection.
Rotation: Use the rotation tool to rotate the displayed page
90 degrees. Every time you click the “Rotation” button, the
page rotates 90 degrees. Press the button four times to return
the page to its original position. This function is available
only in the CEC Key software for the Contemporary World
collection.
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Parameters*
Table of Contents: Click on the icon to access the table of
contents.
One Page Mode: Click on the icon to switch to one page
display mode.
Two Page Mode: Click on the icon to switch to two page
display mode.
Full Screen Mode: Click on the icon to maximize or reduce
the size of the book window.
Technical Specifications: Click on the “Information” button
(the little “i” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen) to
get the technical specifications for the CEC Key software (the
version number, for example).
*Full screen mode is also functional in whiteboard mode. The table of contents, one
page mode and two page mode are available when the whiteboard is aligned left or
right, or when it is transparent.
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Multimedia content
Audio Content: Some collections include audio content. To
access this content, click on the “Audio” button on the page.
When you click the “Audio” button, an audio player with
three buttons appears on the page. The “play” button (triangle) allows you to start the recording, the “stop“ button
(square), to stop it, and the “volume” button (on the right),
to adjust the volume. Your computer must be equipped with
speakers or connected to the appropriate audio equipment.
Web Content: Some collections include web content, available
if you have an Internet connection. Click on the content link,
either in the Complice Virtuel or the bookmark menu on the
left, or on the right of some of the pages.
PDF and Word Content: Some collections include PDF or
DOC files. You can access these files by clicking on the file
link, either in the Complice Virtuel or the bookmark menu on
the left, or on the right of some of the pages. Note that you
need the appropriate software to read DOC and PDF files.
Adobe Reader allows you to read PDF files and is available
free of charge at www.adobe.com. To read DOC files, you can
use Microsoft Word.
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WHITEBOARD MODE
Whiteboard Mode: Click on the “Whiteboard” icon to enter
whiteboard mode. In whiteboard mode, the whiteboard
automatically covers the entire ebook. You can, however,
use both at the same time. To do so, align the whiteboard
on the left or right side of the screen using the properties
panel or the arrows on each side of the screen. Or, you can
make the whiteboard transparent so that you can see the
ebook underneath. Some collections include additional
tools, such as mathematical tools.
Whiteboard Properties
Name: Enter the title of the whiteboard in this field.
Units: Select the unit of measurement (millimetres, centimetres, metres) for the whiteboard.
Alignment: Align the whiteboard (left, right, centre).
Colour: Set a background colour for the whiteboard.
Opacity/Transparency (80%): Select an opaque whiteboard
that covers the entire ebook, or a transparent whiteboard
that reveals the ebook underneath.
Grid: Activate or deactivate the background grid for the
whiteboard.
Magnetism: Snap items (texts, shapes, etc.) to the grid when
activated.
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List of Whiteboards
Add: To add a new whiteboard, which will automatically be
saved onto the CEC Key, click on the “Add” button. A new
tab is created in the tab menu.
Delete: To permanently delete a whiteboard from the CEC
Key, select a whiteboard from the list, then click on the
“Delete” button. When you delete a whiteboard from the list
of whiteboards, the corresponding tab in the tab menu is
automatically deleted, regardless of whether it is open or
minimized.
Open: To open a whiteboard that has been closed or minimized, select a whiteboard from the list, then click the
“Open” button.
Text Tool
Name: Enter the title in the text box.
Text: The text in the box will appear simultaneously at the
designated location on the active whiteboard.
Size: Three text sizes are available.
Colour: Eight colours are available.
Opacity: The default opacity value is 100%. You can modify
the degree of transparency of a text box by reducing the
­opacity percentage.
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Tab Menu
Tab Menu: The tab menu is displayed only in whiteboard mode. It includes the open tab,
minimized tabs and all the buttons below. Each tab corresponds to a whiteboard created by
the user. The whiteboard tabs are very similar to those in a variety of web browsers (Firefox,
Google Chrome, Safari, etc.). Turn to The Interface at a Glance – Whiteboard Mode on the
following page to see where the different buttons on the tab menu are located.
Display Properties: This button allows you to open and close the properties window. The
properties window allows you to modify the parameters of a whiteboard, the text tool, or
additional tools in some collections.
Previous/Next Tab: Allows you to navigate between the different tabs (open or minimized) in
the tab menu. To minimize or activate a tab, click on it.
Close a Tab: Allows you to close a whiteboard tab that has been opened or minimized. When
you close a whiteboard, it is not deleted from the CEC Key and remains available from the
list of whiteboards.
Add a Tab: Click on this button to add a new whiteboard. By default, the first whiteboard
created will be titled “Whiteboard 1,” the second, “Whiteboard 2,” and so on. You can
change the whiteboard’s title in the “Name” field in the properties panel. When you add a
new whiteboard, a new tab appears in the tab menu, and the whiteboard is automatically
saved onto the CEC Key.
Delete a Tab: Click on this button to permanently delete the active whiteboard from the CEC
Key. The tab will disappear from the screen and the list of whiteboards.
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THE INTERFACE AT A GLANCE – WHITEBOARD MODE
Previous/Next Tab
Display Properties
Close a Tab
Minimized Tab
Add a Tab
Open Tab
Delete a Tab
Whiteboard aligned left or right
Annotation Tools
List of Whiteboard Tabs
Text Tool
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Complice virtuel
Whiteboard Mode
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More Information About Whiteboard Mode
Annotation Tools: You can use the annotation tools (selection tool, pencil, marker, eraser)
in whiteboard mode. However, when you are in whiteboard mode you cannot use the ­pencil,
marker or eraser in the ebook. You must first exit whiteboard mode by clicking on the
“Whiteboard Mode” button in the menu at the bottom of the screen.
Spot and Notes: The spot and notes are not available in whiteboard mode. You cannot delete
or modify an ebook note while you are in whiteboard mode. The same applies to the spot.
Zoom: You cannot use the zoom in whiteboard mode.
Complice Virtuel: The Complice Virtuel and related documents are available only in the
ebook.
Shortcut Keys: Many of the shortcut keys are not available in whiteboard mode. A complete
list of shortcut keys is included in the appendix to this document.
Go To Page: This function is available only in the ebook. If the whiteboard is aligned left or
right, or if it is transparent, you can activate this function to navigate in the ebook.
Navigation Arrows: The navigation arrows are available only in the ebook. If the table is
aligned left or right, or if it is transparent, you can use the navigation arrows to browse
through the ebook.
Library: When you download a document from the library, whiteboard mode closes automatically. However, changes made to the whiteboard are saved first.
Technical Specifications and Update: The “Information” and “Update” buttons on the
CEC Key are active in whiteboard mode.
Exit: You can exit the CEC Key software from whiteboard mode.
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RELATED CONTENT
You can access Complice Virtuel content directly when a
bookmark appears at the top of the page, except in whiteboard mode.
Click on the bookmark to access PDF or Doc files or web
pages. The key launches the appropriate application.
LIBRARY
Click on the “Library” icon at the top of the window to
access the different volumes in your collection.
Click on a volume to open.
INTERNET CONNECTION
You can use the CEC Key without an Internet connection.
A connection is only necessary to follow Internet links
in the Complice Virtuel or to update the contents of your
collection.
Firewall Software
If your computer contains a firewall program, it may ask you
for permission to connect to the Internet.
For example, with the ZoneAlarm program, the key will
attempt to connect to the Internet. If access is denied, the
CEC Key will be unable to open the Complice Virtuel links
or update its contents.
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UPDATING THE COLLECTION
When the “Update” icon is flashing, that means that an
update of the contents of your collection is available.
Click on the icon to download new content. The time it
takes will depend on the size of the files to be downloaded
and the speed of your Internet connection. It is important
to leave the key plugged in during updates. Removing the
CEC Key during an update could alter the data and damage
the software.
ACTIVATING THE CEC KEY
If you have received or purchased a key for a trial period,
the key will stop functioning at the end of that period. For
additional information, see the end-user licence agreement.
If you purchase the materials, the key can be reactivated.
To identify the CEC Key, see CEC Key Identifier on page 5
of this User Guide.
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ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE
If you encounter difficulties with the key and still do not
know what to do after reading this guide, see the CEC Key
FAQ page at www.clecec.com/faq (available in French only).
If the problem persists, our technical support team will be
happy to help you. Just fill out the form at www.clecec.com/
aide, describing your problem and the context as clearly as
possible.
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APPENDIX: SHORTCUT KEYS
In Book Mode
S: Selection tool
C: Pencil
F: Marker
G: Eraser
P: Full screen
Ctrl + Shift + Delete: Resets the application to view the terms and conditions upon restart.
M: Spot
N: Note
Tab: Next tool
Ctrl + E: Erase all notes
Left arrow: Previous page
Right arrow: Next page
In Zoom Mode
Up arrow: Zoom in
Down arrow: Zoom out
Shift + up arrow: Extreme zoom in
Shift + down arrow: Extreme zoom out
Ctrl + arrow (up/down/left/right): Move the book
Shift + Selection tool: Move the book
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In Whiteboard Mode
S: Selection tool
C: Pencil
F: Marker
G: Eraser
P: Full screen
Ctrl + Shift + Delete: Resets the application to view the terms and conditions upon restart.
Ctrl + E: Erase all notes
Left arrow: Previous page
Right arrow: Next page
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Release notes 3.2 Improvements
1. Addition of a new hyperlink tool that allows you to insert a hyperlink in a page of the
ebook.
2. Addition of audio and video content in some collections.
3. Improvement of the spot tool so that there are more ways of masking and isolating
content in a page of the ebook.
4. English interface (for some collections).
5. Ability to zoom in and out in whiteboard mode.
6. Correction of the start-up problem with certain network configurations.
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