Sometimes we want to transfer text to the SMART Notebook page but Notebook seems not to accept the text in its original form. Either the sentence order gets chopped up or the font is changed from the original. The answer to that problem is, אין הכי נמי – you’re exactly right, it’s a problem. Notebook has simply not yet been programmed to deal with Right to Left languages – at least not in an English interface – and can’t handle punctuated text. It also only accepts Unicode fonts, which leaves out most Rashi fonts, for example.
So what does the rebbe or morah do to get punctuated multiple sentences or non-unicode font Hebrew text onto the Notebook page? The answer is: A picture can speak a thousand words.
SMART Notebook and the SMART Board Tools come equipped with an image capture toolbar, in particular the area capture. Capture an image of the desired text and put it where you want on the page. The best way to get exactly what you want is to paste the text into DavkaWriter, format it as you like and then take a snapshot.
And that will make any piece of text you want to put in your Notebook lesson “Picture Perfect.”