Here is a list of frequently asked questions related to Roger’s Math Whiteboard version 3.14159:
Q: How do I add the images to a zip folder?
A: Here are some links that explain how to accomplish this on Windows & Mac, Chromebooks, and Ubuntu.
Q: Why are my pages out of order?
A: Roger’s Math Whiteboard will import images in exactly the same order that they are in when you select them all and open them. If they are not in the correct order when you select and open them, they will be imported out of order. To correct this, please go through this slideshow about changing the sort order. If you are still not able to sort the images properly, you may have to rename each individual image in such a way that the computer can correctly sort the group of images. Typically using a pattern such as 001, 002, 003… for the names of the images will work.
Q: I'm having trouble downloading or installing Roger's Math Whiteboard. Where are the instructions for this?
A: Here they are: First see what operating system you are using by going to www.whatsmyos.com. After figuring out what OS you are using, select the applicable installation slideshow below:
Here is the Install Slideshow for Windows.
Here is the Install Slideshow for Mac (OS X).
Here is the Install Slideshow for Ubuntu/Linux.
Here is the Install Slideshow for Chrome OS.
Q: I want to create a desktop shortcut to quickly open Roger's Math Whiteboard. How do I do that?
A: The Install Slideshows in the answer to the question above cover that where possible.
Q: I don’t have Microsoft PowerPoint. Can I still import PowerPoint content?
A: Sure! You can download and install LibreOffice, and follow the instructions on our Features List page for importing LibreOffice Content. If you cannot install/remove programs on your school computer, you can use LibreOffice to export the images on your personal computer and then transfer the exported images to your school computer.
Q: Can I open/import a PDF file into Roger's Math Whiteboard?
A: Probably, but you will need to convert the PDF document into a set of PNG images first. If you have access to fast and reliable internet you can use Adobe's free online tool for converting PDF files into various image formats. Note that their tool may take some time and patience to process large PDF files. Once you have downloaded the zip file full of PNG images, you can extract them into an arbitrary empty folder, and then open that set of images with Roger's Math Whiteboard. If you lack access to fast reliable internet, you may consider traveling somewhere where you can do the conversions for the semester and then saving each zip file onto a usb flash drive or other storage device before the semester starts. That way you can access what you need without having to convert it each time. If that isn't practical, and you don't mind installing programs and/or using the command line you can explore the answers here or here or perhaps here for an on-device way to convert PDF files to sets of PNG images. We recommend that you do some experimentation before the semester starts if you will be regularly converting PDF files into sets of PNG images for use with Roger's Math Whiteboard.
Q: Where did the auto-save feature go?
A: Unfortunately, porting the app out of the Electron framework necessitated the removal of this feature. If you really need it, you are welcome to continue using the Electron-based app available from our old website. Just be aware that we probably won't be maintaining that version going forward.
Q: Do I still need to use the Electron Framework with version 3.14159?
A: No. The Electron framework is only needed for version 2.718.281.828. If you have downloaded version 3.14159 you do not need the Electron framework. Version 3.14159 only needs a modern desktop version of either Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.
Q: Do I need to attribute the templates to this program if I use them?
A: No. The author of all of the insertable templates within Roger's Math Whiteboard, Roger Frybarger, Has placed them all under the Creative Commons CC0 "Public Domain Equivalent" license. This means that you are free to use them for any purpose whatsoever without attributing them to him or to this program. you may even use them for commercial purposes if you wish.
A: We don't have one simply because the program doesn't collect any information. The only information we can see is how many people have downloaded it. The program itself is intended to work entirely offline and as such it doesn't send any information back to us.
Q: How can I help Translate this program into another language?
A: At the moment, it is best to contact the current project maintainer through our feedback page. We plan to make this process easier sometime soon, but that project is dependent the health & available free time of our programmer Roger Frybarger.
Q: I have a question that wasn’t answered here. What should I do?
A: Please go to our feedback page and submit your question.