Converting Files with IBM Lotus Sametime Print Capture
If IBM® Lotus® Sametime® cannot automatically convert a file for display, use Print Capture to convert your file to a Lotus Sametime file (FST, or "file for Sametime"). See the list of file types to determine if Lotus Sametime can automatically convert your file. Print Capture is a "virtual printer" that allows you to convert files for display. Before using Print Capture, you must download and install it on your computer.
Note Some servers require you to use Print Capture to convert a file before you add it. For more information about whether you must convert your file, contact your system administrator.
To download and install Print Capture, begin on the Lotus Sametime Welcome page. To get to the page, enter the following address in a Web browser: http://servername/stcenter.nsf, where "servername" is the name of the server.
Tip You must enter the fully qualified Domain Name System (DNS) name of the server. For example, if your server is http://www.sametime.com, you must enter the full name; you cannot enter "sametime" or "sametime.com." (See your administrator if you do not know the fully qualified DNS name of the server.)
Note You can also download Print Capture from the Slides tab of the New Meeting page. Click the "IBM Lotus Print Capture" link to go to the Download page. Follow steps 3 - 4 above.
You can open a file in any Windows program and use Print Capture to convert the file to FST (or "File for Sametime") format for whiteboard display. Print Capture allows you to configure the color, size, orientation, and resolution of the file to meet your specific needs. You can also generate files that are much larger than your screen can display, so that you can use full-page documents or drawings at full resolution during your meeting. This larger-than-screen capability allows you to use large drawings without sacrificing detail.
To create a file for display:
Note To modify paper size, resolution, orientation, or color, click Properties or Preferences in the Print dialog box, and then click OK.
Note Each page of your document that is denoted by a page break becomes a separate page in the whiteboard file.
Note If you are using Lotus Sametime Print Capture on Windows XP, ensure that you do NOT select the "Print to file" option. If you use the "Print to file" option, your file will not display correctly on the whiteboard.
The Print Capture help includes more information about Print Capture features. The method to access the print capture help depends on your computer's operating system.
To access the print capture help in Windows 2000:
To access the print capture help in Windows XP: