Pointofix Presentation Software

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 1, 2009
Updated • Nov 22, 2009
Software, Windows

windows software Not every software program that is used in presentations supports onscreen aids to visualize or highlight key areas. Microsoft PowerPoint and a few others do but what if Firefox, Internet Explorer or a desktop software are used in the presentation?

That's where Pointofix comes into play. The portable software program provides access to onscreen tools that can aid during presentations. It will display a small always on top window with a start button. A click on that button will display the controls of the presentation software that can be used to paint various forms, symbols and colors on the screen.

The program should work with every software program as long as it is not been started in full screen (games for example are not working but a maximized Internet Explorer window is). Available onscreen presentation tools include drawing arrows, lines, rectangles and other objects on the screen. It is furthermore possible to add checkmarks and text, change the color of the onscreen items and magnify or zoom to highlight key areas further.

Pointofix is a German software. International users need to download the language pack that is offered on the website of the developers. This language pack will change the interface language from German to other languages such as English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian or Swedish. All that needs to be done is to rename the desired language file to pointofix_translation.ini and move it into the directory of the presentation software.

Pointofix is compatible with most Windows operating system. The software is also provided with an installer for users who prefer to install their software programs.


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    WiildOs 1.3.2 is out,
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  2. Pietro Pilolli said on April 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    I want share with you the existence
    of a free annotation tool that run on windows and linux with a geometric shape recognizer


  3. Lalit said on October 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    As a trainer, I do presentations all the time demonstrating various applications, etc and this will be excellent! Thanks

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