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Virtual Teleprompter Instructions

Updated: Aug 6, 2022

Thanks for downloading our application. We hope you enjoy using the application as much as we do creating it!


Step by step instructions

Preparing for your presentation

1. Open the "Virtual teleprompter" from the start menu.

Virtual Teleprompter start menu item

2. To get started, click the green "Proceed" button in the top left corner.

Virtual Teleprompter home screen

3. Copy and Paste your speech or talking notes from MS Word, OneNote, Notepad, Email etc in the virtual teleprompter text-box.

Note: click in the text-box and press Ctrl+V on your keyboard to paste the copied text.

Virtual Teleprompter speech screen

4. Make any final formatting adjustments such as bold, italitc, underline and then press the green "Start" button

Virtual Teleprompter setup screen

5. Change the font by hovering over the Font menu item.

You can increase or decrease the font size, change the font color to Black, White, Green, Yellow or Magenta.

Virtual Teleprompter font settings

6. Change the teleprompter transparency by hovering over the transparency menu item.

You can make the back-light lighter or darker to suit.

Virtual Teleprompter transparency settings
Zoom teleprompter overlay

7.Alignment options

The "LTR (Default)" option sets the text direction left-to-right which is suitable most languages.

The "RTL" option sets the text direction right-to-left for Hebrew and Arabic languages.

The "Center" option will center the text.

Virtual Teleprompter alignment settings

8. Other buttons and options.

Click the "Reset speech" button to start over from the top of the speech and restart the timer.

Click the "Go back" button to go back and edit your speech.

Click the "Exit" to shut down the application.

Press Enter, Space Bar or Left Click to start or pause the scrolling.

Press the UP and DOWN Arrows on your keyboard to adjust the speed of the scrolling.

Use the Scroll Bar to easily jump backwards and forwards through the speech.

9. Position the teleprompter ontop of your meeting application i.e. Webex, Teams, Zoom etc so you have a nice overlay.

Teleprompter overlay for webinar


During your presentation

Great! You’ve done all your preparation, and now you’re on-air! Viewers watch live events because they want to learn or understand the presenters thinking process, problem-solving approach, strategy, or to learn something new. That brings us to the next tips to use during your event:

  • Start using the Virtual Teleprompter so you can avoid trying to memorise notes, minimise stress, anxiety and feel confident.

  • If you need to share your screen or presentation we strongly suggest sharing a specific app. This tip is crucial if you have multiple windows open. For instance if you need to share a PowerPoint presentation to your audience and use the Virtual Teleprompter.

    • In order to share a specific app you need to select the option that says "share an application" rather than "share screen". When you share an application i.e. PowerPoint, only the Powerpoint application will be shared to attendees regardless of whatever else you have on screen at the time.

    • In the Webex screenshot below you can see the different sharing options are Screen 1, Screen 2, and all the individual apps that you have open. If you are only intending to share a PowerPoint presentation then the strong recommendation is to share the Powerpoint app itself (not the entire screen i.e screen 1). In general, sharing the app also sends through a better quality image to the attendees and it also avoids any other content being shown by accident like chat messages, pop-up reminders, teleprompters etc.

    • This will allow you to share the PowerPoint and not be worried about other applications being shared by accident.

Sceenshare the virtual teleprompter in Webex

Additional information

Detailed instructions for screen sharing can be found on the respective support pages:

Webex screen sharing - Webex support page.

Zoom screen sharing - Zoom support page.

Microsoft Teams screen sharing - Microsoft support page.

The benefits of using a teleprompter - Virtual Teleprompter Benefits page.

Thanks for using our application. If you have any feedback or issues please let us know via the contact form on our homepage.

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