Using the Highlighter Pen and Laser Pointer

  • iPad
  • Windows

Users can use the highlighter pen and laser pointer tools to indicate important information when presenting CLM content.

The laser pointer can be enabled alone or in conjunction with the highlighter pen:

  • If only the laser pointer is enabled, selecting and holding the highlighter pen button only displays the laser pointer option, and selecting the icon directly enables the laser pointer
  • If both the laser pointer and highlighter pen are enabled, selecting and holding the highlighter pen button displays all options, including the laser pointer option and available highlighter colors

The highlighter pen and laser pointer are not available when sharing CLM content in the CRM Engage app. See Hosting an Engage Meeting Online for more information.

For example, Sarah Jones displays CLM content about Cholecap to Dr. Clinton Ackerman. Sarah presents a slide containing information about using Cholecap and wants to emphasize the serious side effects, so she selects the highlighter pen and highlights the information.

Ensure initial configuration is complete to use this functionality.

Using the Highlighter Pen

To help users who are presenting to large groups of attendees using a projector, the highlighter pen tool provides drawing capabilities so these gestures can be translated in a visible manner when pointing to the touch screen.

When displaying a CLM presentation in full screen, the highlighter pen button displays in the top left corner of the screen, indicating the current mode:

  • When selected, the button displays the color of the highlighter and the user can draw on the screen. All Veeva controls are still available, but HTML content cannot be interacted with as the drawing displays on a layer on top of the content.
  • When the user selects the highlighter icon again, the icon is disabled. The drawings are cleared and all content returns to an interactive state.

When navigating to another slide, the drawings are also cleared.

Highlighter pen drawings are never saved.

Using the Laser Pointer

To help companies meet compliance standards, the laser pointer tool allows users to call out items in a presentation but without the ability to write on the screen. This eliminates the risk of non-compliant communication.

For example, Sarah Jones regularly presents CLM content via a projector and screen to multiple HCPs simultaneously. To meet her company's compliance standards, she cannot use the highlighter pen to point out content on the screen. Sarah's admin enables the laser pointer and Sarah uses this option during presentations.

The laser pointer follows the presenter's finger or mouse. The pointer immediately disappears when the user removes their finger from the screen or releases the mouse button.

When the laser pointer is selected, a red pointer displays on top of the highlighter pen icon.