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  • Page 1 Software Manual ET16 Series...
  • Page 2 Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this manual are correct and up to date. However, the manufacturer makes no guarantee regarding the accuracy of its contents, and reserves the right to make changes...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using Eee Bar ..........................7 Eee Manager ..........................8 Easy Mode ....................9 Launching Easy Mode ........................9 Returning to Windows or shutting down ................... 9 Easy Mode desktop ...........................10 ASUS Easy Update .................. 11 StarSuite 8 ....................12 Initializing StarSuite 8 ........................12 Using StarSuite ...........................14...
  • Page 4 Sharing documents ..........................31 Other functions ..........................31 Eee Cam settings..........................31 Eee Memo ....................32 Launching Eee Memo ........................32 Shifting between Eee Clock and Eee Memo ..............32 Writing a note .............................33 Managing the deleted notes ......................35 Eee Cinema ....................36 Music ..............................36 Browsing for music ........................37...
  • Page 5 Browsing for videos ........................42 Watching videos ........................42 Movies..............................43 Settings ..............................43 Eee Splendid ................... 44 Experimenting with Eee Splendid ....................44 Testing a mode ..........................44 Creating a profile........................45 ASUS AI Direct Link................. 46 Enabling the incoming folder .......................46 Connecting to another computer ....................47...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    ASUS AI Direct Link • Opera To perform an action in any software tool, use your finger, the stylus pen, the keyboard or, the mouse. All illustrations and screenshots in this manual are for reference only. Actual product specifications and software screen images may vary with territories. Visit the ASUS website www.asus.com for the latest information.
  • Page 7: Eee Bar

    Bar resides on the desktop allowing you to launch applications �uickly. �ou can also select a power saving mode for the system and control the front LED light. Eee Bar is automatically launched when the OS starts, and by default it is hidden. Click an empty space on the desktop to display Eee Bar.
  • Page 8: Eee Manager

    ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (ASHE) Allows you to select a power saving mode from Super Performance, High Performance, and Power Saving. Click Yes to the confirmation box. Allows you to turn on/off the front LED light or adjust its brightness. Eee Top ET16 Series...
  • Page 9: Easy Mode

    Launching Easy Mode When entering Windows OS, you will be asked if you want to enter Easy Mode. If you choose not to for now, you can launch Easy Mode any time by clicking the Easy Mode icon on Eee bar.
  • Page 10: Easy Mode Desktop

    Easy Mode desktop The Easy Mode desktop is organized into the following function tabs: Communication, Fun, Work, and Tools. Click a function tab to display the applications you need. Eee Top ET16 Series...
  • Page 11: Asus Easy Update

    ASUS Easy Update ASUS Easy Update is a software tool that automatically detects and downloads the latest BIOS, drivers, and applications for your Eee Top. From the Windows® notification area, right-click the ASUS Easy Update icon. Select Schedule to set how often you want to update your system.
  • Page 12: Starsuite 8

    StarSuite 8 StarSuite 8 is a complete office suite software package that allows you to edit a document, calculate on a spreadsheet, prepare presentation slides, make charts or sketches, and build your own database. StarSuite is a functionally identical version to StarOffice. In areas other than East Asia, you will have StarOffice 8 instead of StarSuite 8 installed on your computer.
  • Page 13 Click an option to registrate and click Finish to complete the initialization. The registration is voluntary. After you initialize StarSuite 8, the StarSuite 8 Quickstarter icon will appear in the notification area. �ou can right-click this icon to open StarSuite 8 applications. Eee Top ET16 Series...
  • Page 14: Using Starsuite

    To edit an existing file, click Open existing presentation. Click Next to continue. �ou can click Create to skip all the wizard instructions. If you want to create a presentation with a template, click Form template. For first-time usage, it takes time to initialize the templates. Click Next to continue.
  • Page 15 Select a slide design and click Next. Click the Preview check box to preview the slide design. Select a slide transition and the presentation type. Click Create to start StarSuite Impress. Prepare your presentation slides in the StarSuite Impress window.
  • Page 16: Starsuite Writer

    StarSuite Calc StarSuite Calc is a spreadsheet application that helps you calculate, analyze, and manage your data. Click Start > All Programs > StarSuite 8 > StarSuite Calc to start StarSuite Calc. StarSuite Math StarSuite Math hekps you create formulas. Click Start > All Programs > StarSuite 8 >...
  • Page 17 Select an action to proceed after saving the database and click Finish. Select a location to save the database file. Build your database in the StarSuite Base window. Eee Top ET16 Series...
  • Page 18: Softstylus

    SoftStylus SoftStylus is a finger-writing recognition application that enables you to write down messages, e-mails, and other notes with your finger or the supplied stylus pen. There is also a virtual keyboard available for you to type. Getting started Open the application you are going to write into, StarSuite Writer in the following examples.
  • Page 19: Using The Virtual Keyboard

    Write with your finger or the supplied stylus pen in the recognition window. Recognition window The most likely input data is shown in the document window. Meanwhile, the recognition engine generates several alternatives in response to any text input. If the recognition is incorrect, select the correct text.
  • Page 20: Configuring Properties

    Configuring properties Click the Properties icon on the toolbar to configure settings. General The General tab describes the software title, build number and copyright information. Clicking the Launch SoftStylus when Windows Starts check box will launch SoftStylus automatically when the OS starts.
  • Page 21: Recognition

    The Appearance tab allows you to adjust Transparency of Window and Pen Width by moving the respective sliders and then click OK when done. �ou can also select an Ink Color. • Transparency of Window: modifies the transparency of the recognition window from not transparent to invisible.
  • Page 22: Opera

    To launch Opera, click the Opera icon on Eee Bar. Browsing web pages �ou can scroll up/down the web page by moving your fingertip up/down on any space of the page. Note that Text Selection must be Off in the status bar.
  • Page 23: Selecting Text

    • To add a Speed Dial entry from bookmarks, drag an item from the Bookmarks panel and drop it onto any of the thumbnails. • To open a page, click the corresponding thumbnail. • To delete a Speed Dial entry, click the cross on the upper right corner of the thumbnail. Eee Top ET16 Series...
  • Page 24: Widgets

    �ou can also do the following to save a web address as a Speed Dial entry. Click one of the nine thumbnails. A dialog box appears. Select a web page from the list or type a new address, and then click OK.
  • Page 25 Opera widgets run within Opera. When you close Opera, the widgets will also be closed. If you close a widget, you can re-open it from the Widgets panel. �ou can also rearrange your widget collection or delete widgets you no longer want.
  • Page 26: Eee Cam

    Eee Cam Eee Cam, working alone or with instant messaging software (Windows Live Messenger, Skype, etc.), provides interesting effects and useful add-ons for your webcam. Eee Cam allows you to perform the following functions: • Add effects to your webcam image or video, including emotion effects, frames, filters, and distortions.
  • Page 27: Launching Eee Cam

    Eee Cam has the following two modes depending on the way you launch this program. Certain functions are available only under a specific mode. • Stand Alone Mode: When Eee Cam is launched by clicking the desktop icon, it will be opened in the larger-screened Stand Alone Mode.
  • Page 28: Applying Special Effects

    Eee Cam provides special effects and drawing tools that you can apply to your live webcam image in both Stand Alone Mode and IM Mode. When applied, a remote party will see the effects right away. �ou can also apply these effects to the snapshots or webcam videos.
  • Page 29: Drawing Tools

    The Burst feature is available only in Stand Alone Mode. To take photos, click the Snapshot/Burst button, and the photo(s) will be displayed in the captured content pane and saved by default to My Documents > Eee Cam.
  • Page 30: Recording Videos

    Recording videos With Eee Cam you can capture a live web cam video complete with special effects, or set up a timed video recording. Video-recording is available only in Stand Alone Mode. • Capture: Capture a live web cam video.
  • Page 31: Sharing Documents

    Sharing documents In IM Mode you can share documents for viewing during a webcam session (in PPT, JPG, BMP or PNG formats). To begin sharing a document: In IM Mode window, click the Sharing tab. Click the Import button or drag the file(s) you want to share in the pane.
  • Page 32: Eee Memo

    • To launch the Eee Memo board, touch the yellow Eee Memo icon on the bottom center of the screen and move your finger to the left. • To go back to Eee Clock, touch the white Eee Clock icon on the bottom center of the screen and move your finger to the right.
  • Page 33: Writing A Note

    Launch the Eee Memo board. Touch a colored post-it note paper to begin writing your note. Select a Pen Color from black, red, blue, and green by touching the respective icon and write on the note paper. �ou can select the Eraser icon (�ellow) to clear what you wrote. When done, select OK.
  • Page 34 The notes you wrote will be posted on the Eee Memo board. �ou can drag a note to anywhere you want over the board. To delete a note on the board, simply drag it to the wastebasket on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Page 35: Managing The Deleted Notes

    Managing the deleted notes For notes in the wastebasket, you can delete them one by one or delete them all. �ou can also recycle a deleted note. Touch the wastebasket and three options appear: • Delete All (Red): Select to empty the wastebasket.
  • Page 36: Eee Cinema

    To launch the program, click the Eee Cinema icon on Eee Bar. Music The Music function allows you to listen to music files (in MP3, WAV, and WMA formats) or audio CDs (an external USB optical drive is re�uired) with visualizations and create playlists (in .wpl format) for your favorite songs.
  • Page 37: Browsing For Music

    �ou may use the playlists you create in Windows® Media Player. If you want to play a music CD, you will need to connect a USB optical drive to the computer. When you insert a music CD into the optical drive, it will begin to play automatically.
  • Page 38: During Playback

    Backspace on the keyboard. Recent Music From the Eee Cinema main menu, select Music > Recent Music to view the music you recently listened to. To remove an item from the list, select the item and then select Clear History.
  • Page 39: Photos

    Browsing for photos Select Browse By to browse for photos by Folder, Date (date taken or last modified), or Rating (the ratings you gave). Use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to change the size of the folder/photo thumbnails.
  • Page 40: Viewing Photos

    Individual photo To view an individual photo, select the photo and it will display in a paused slideshow. Use the buttons on the bottom of the screen to Zoom In/Zoom out or Rotate the photo, or select Menu to display more options.
  • Page 41: Fixing Photos

    �ou can apply fixes to your photos, including rotating photos and removing red-eye. To do so, select the photo you want to fix and then select Menu > Fix. �ou can also select Auto Fix for Eee Cinema to automatically fix a photo’s properties, such as overly lit or dark photos.
  • Page 42: Browsing For Videos

    Watching videos To play a video, simply select the video to start playing it. �ou can also select Menu to display more options. Use the playback control bar to control the playback. �ou can select the Take a snapshot button to take a snapshot in JPG format and save it to the Pictures folder on your computer.
  • Page 43: Movies

    Movies The Movies function allows you to play DVDs. To play a DVD, you will need to connect a USB optical drive to the computer. When you insert a DVD into the optical drive, it will begin to play automatically.
  • Page 44: Eee Splendid

    To launch the program, click Start > All Programs > ASUS > Eee Splendid > Eee Splendid. The left pane shows what a sample image is like on your screen, while the right pane shows what the image is going to be like after you apply an Eee Splendid mode.
  • Page 45: Creating A Profile

    �ou can create your own settings by clicking the My Profile button and adjust Colorfulness and Color Temperature by moving the respective sliders. �ou can also base your settings on a preset mode. When done, click the Save button to save the results.
  • Page 46: Asus Ai Direct Link

    ASUS AI Direct Link allows file-sharing with high transfer rate among computers in a home network. �ou need to install AI Direct Link to all your home PCs using the support DVD, and then connect them to the same network.
  • Page 47: Connecting To Another Computer

    The name of the computer found is listed. Click Open to open its shared folder. If necessary, enter the authorized user name and password. Click OK to log in and have full access to this shared folder. Eee Top ET16 Series...
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