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Working with the SMART Ink Document Viewer

Your SMART education or business software includes the SMART Ink Document Viewer.

About the SMART Ink Document Viewer

You can use the SMART Ink Document Viewer to view and write or draw over your PDF files. You can navigate your files and magnify pages. You can also save and print your files, including your ink notes.


When you install SMART software, the SMART Ink Document Viewer becomes your default PDF viewer. If you want to use another PDF viewer, right-click the PDF file, and then select Open With.

To start the SMART Ink Document Viewer

To open a file

  1. Press Open File .

    The Open dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to and select the file you want to open.

  3. Press Open.

To write with pen tools

  1. Pick up a pen from your interactive product’s pen tray or press an ink color button on your interactive pen display.

  2. Write over your open file.


    You can use your SMART software’s floating toolbar to change ink properties.

Using the SMART Ink Document Viewer toolbar

The SMART Ink Document Viewer toolbar contains all the tools you need to view your PDF file.

To move the toolbar

  1. Press Move .

    A drop down menu appears.

  2. Select Top, Bottom, Left or Right.

To zoom in or out

To adjust the magnification and page view settings

  1. Press the magnification arrow .

    A drop down menu appears.

  2. Select Fit Page, Fit Width, Two Page View or a magnification percentage.

To display the previous page

To display the next page

To save a file

  1. Press Save .

    The Save As dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to where you want to save the file.

  3. Type a name for the file in the File name box.

  4. Press Save.


    If you wrote over the file, your digital ink saves as a permanent part of the file. When you open the file again later, you’re unable to modify the ink.

To print a file

  1. Press Print .

    The Print dialog box appears.

  2. Select your printer from the Printer drop-down menu.

  3. Optionally, adjust the Page Range, Page Scaling and Print Option settings.

  4. Press Print.

Also in this section

Accessing SMART Ink tools

Writing or drawing with SMART Ink

Using SMART Ink after you disconnect your interactive product

Using application ink tools

Using SMART Ink with Microsoft Office

Working with SMART Ink Notes