(Last Updated On: August 28, 2023)

Active window area is the window of an application that you are currently working with. This feature is helpful when you create video demonstrations of interactive simulations, in which there are specific windows that you want to capture or export. 

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For example, you want to create a manual about how to create a new project in Saola Animate by recording interactive simulations. After recording, you will receive a slide-based project. By using the active window feature, you can emphasize crucial information. ActivePresenter 9 will detect the area you are working in so that users can follow easily. Then, the app allows you to export the active window only in document format.   

Active window area

Tables of content:

View Active Window

To view the active window, do either of the following:

  • Open the View tab > View Active Window (1a).
View tab
  • Right-click anywhere on the Canvas and select View Active Window (1b).
View active window

Then, the active window is marked by a red dashed border as in the image above.

Tip: When recording interactive simulations, you can place the annotations that are automatically added during the capture inside the active window area.

Edit Active Window

Sometimes, you may need to edit the active window. To do that, open the View tab > Edit Active Window (2a). Alternatively, right-click anywhere on the Canvas and select Edit Active Window (2b). Then, drag the red dashed border to resize the window area. 

Edit active window area

Export Active Window Only

As mentioned above, ActivePresenter 9 allows you to export the active window only when you export projects to images, or document formats. In the export dialog, remember to select the Only Export Active Window Area checkbox. 

Export active window area only

That’s all about the active window feature in ActivePresenter 9. Try it and feel free to contact us if you need any support, or ask us in the online community.

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