ZoomIt – great presenter's aid


One of things to learn during conferences is about the tricks used by fellow presenters to make their presentations better fun. One of the nicest things I picked up was a tool used by Duncan Mills (Oracle), called ZoomIt. It is a tool that will allow you to quickly enlarge the portion of the screen where the cursor currently is located by using a shortcut key. It is fairly lightweight tool that is easily installed. It can be downloaded from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897434.aspx.

Once you have installed the tool it can do:

  • zoom in (and out again)
  • allow you to draw lines, circles, rectangles etc. to emphasize elements and areas on your page
  • allow you to type on the screen

Some examples:....

Now press the hot key (CTRL+1 by default)

and the page is zoomed into. Next I type t to enter type mode:


and finally try drawing mode (CTRL+2):


About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.

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