Monthly Archives: November 2011

Got White-Out?

“White-out” has been for covering mistakes in a document. In Notebook, you can use “white-out” for that and more.

To make the white-out pen: Click on the pen tool on the menu. Select one of the colors you won’t miss when you make it white. With that color selected, press the “Properties” tab on the side bar. You need to change the “Fill Effects” and the “Line Style” to white. Also with the “Line Style” chosen, make the thickness of the pen wider. Be sure to click “Save Tool Properties” at the bottom of the Properties tab. This will mean that the white pen is always there unless you change it again.

To make the white rectangle: on the Shapes tool select the rectangle and then change the “Fill Effects” and The “Line Style” to white. Be sure to click “Save Tool Properties” at the bottom of the Properties tab.

Now, think “Hide and Reveal”. Use the white pen with a white background. “White-out” some text or numerical answer or piece of information. To draw attention during class, erase the “white-out” at the appropriate time to reveal the text or numbers below! If the text to be covered is large, use the white rectangle to cover and slide aside to reveal the text!

*If you are fond of a colored background, say orange or turquoise, then make your pen and rectangle the same color to use as your reveal tool.
**You will have to remember what you “hid” so you can do the big “reveal”.