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****** Page 1 ****** Acer Chromebook 1 1 Chrome User’s Manual
****** Page 2 ****** 2- 0 2015. All Rights Reserved. Acer Chromebook 11 Covers: CB3-131 / C735 This revision: July 2015 Sign up for an Acer ID and enjoy great benefits 1 . Ensure you are connected to the Internet. 2. Open acer.com and select your country. 3. Select Support > REGISTER A PRODUCT. 4. Sign up for an Acer ID or sign in if you already have an Acer ID. Register your Acer product After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with important data. Keep this email in a safe place. Manage your registered products Once you have completed the registration process, you can log onto account.acer.com using your Acer ID and password to see and manage all your registered products. Note It may take a few days for your information to be updated to the database. O Important This manual contains proprietary information that is protected by copyright laws. The information contained in this manual is subject to change without notice. Images provided herein are for reference only and may contain information or features that do not apply to your computer. Acer Group shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained in this manual. Model number: Serial number: Date of purchase: Place of purchase:
****** Page 3 ****** TABLE OF CONTENTS Register your Acer product . .2 Manage your registered products .2 Getting started 4 Turn on your Chromebook………………….. 4 Select your language settings 4 Connect to a network…………. 4 Accept the Terms of Service… .4 Sign in to your Google 5 Browse as a guest . 5 Your Acer Chromebook tour 6 Front view 6 Keyboard 7 Function keys. 8 Touchpad 8 Left side view 9 Right side view ….. ….. …… 10 Bottom view 11 The Chrome OS Desktop 12 Window controls 12 Shelf 13 Launcher…. .. 13 Pinned apps 13 Status area. 14 15 Apps & extensions Managing apps. 15 Installing new apps from the Chrome Web Playing video or audio files. Other Supported File Types. Chrome OS tips and tricks Documents How to create documents Finding your documents…. Table of contents – 3 19 19 20 20 20 21 Store Removing apps from Chrome OS. Pin an app to the shelf . Unpin an app from the shelf… Google Drive 15 15 16 16 16 Difference betmeen Drive and Files apps . 16 Creating a new document ……………………. 17 Sync files from Downloads to Google Drive… 17 Enable offline access to Google Drive files 18 Gmail Composing an email .. YouTube 19 19 19 How to share documents with other users 21 How to start a video chat ….. ….. ….. ….. … 22 How to listen to music. 22 How to watch videos, TV, or movies… 23 Working with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powepoint) documents 24 Open and edit Microsoft Offce files using Google’s office compatibility mode . 24 Convert Microsoft Office files to Google Drive formats…. 24 Export Google Drive documents as Microsoft Office files….. . 25 Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoft’s Office Online apps from the Chrome Web Store . . 25 How to use your Chromebook when there’s no internet 25 Gmail Offline 26 Google Drive 26 Settings 28 Changing the language settings 28 Changing the clock settings. 29 Customizing appearance. 29 Customizing the wallpaper 29 Customizing the theme 29 Setting up a printer . 30 Updating Chrome OS 30 Automatic update .. 30 Manual update 31 Reseting your Chromebook……….. 31 Help 32 Online and offline help. 32
****** Page 4 ****** 4 – Getting started GETTING STARTED Turn on your Chromebook On the Chromebook, the power button is located at the upper-right corner of the keyboard. A “welcome” screen will appear when the Chromebook first boots up. Select your language settings Use the “Select your language” drop-down list to choose your default language setting. If there is more than one way to type in your language, you may be prompted to select a keyboard input method as well. Connect to a network Select a wireless network from the “Select a network” list to connect to the Internet. If network access is protected, you will need an access password to connect to it. Accept the Terms of Service Once connected to a network, accept the Terms of Service. Your Chromebook will then download any available system updates, so you automatically get the latest Chrome OS features.
****** Page 5 ****** Getting staffed – 5 Sign in to your Google Account If you already have a Google Account, enter your username and password in the sign-in box that appears and select the Sign in button. Sign in to your Chromebook Enter your err.Bil More options NEXT Google Important Sign in with your primary Google Account. This account will be set as the owner and is the only account that will be able to change certain Chrome settings. Create a new Google Account You can create a new Google Account if you don’t already have one. Select More options > Create new account to set up a new account. A Google Account gives you access to useful web services developed by Google, such as Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar. Browse as a guest You can also use the Chromebook without a Google Account by selecting Browse as a Guest.
****** Page 6 ****** 6 – Your Acer Chromebook tour YOUR ACER CHROMEBOOK TOUR Now that you are done setting it up, let us show you around your new Acer Chromebook. Front view 1 2 3 Icon 1 2 Item Microphone Webcam Description Internal microphone for sound recording. Web camera for video communication. A light next to the webcam indicates that the webcam is active.
****** Page 7 ****** Icon 3 Item Power indicator Battery indicator Keyboard view 2 0 Icon Item Keyboard 1 2 Your Acer Chromebook tour – 7 Description Indicates the computer’s power status. Indicates the computer’s battery status. 1. Charging: The light shows amber when the battery is charging. 2. Fully charged: The light shows blue when in AC mode. 3 0 Description For entering data into your computer. Touch-sensitive pointing device which functions like a computer mouse. Pressing down anywhere on the pad Touchpad / click functions like the left button of a button mouse. Pressing down anywhere with two fingers functions like the right button ofa mouse.
****** Page 8 ****** 8 – Your Acer Chromebook tour 3 Icon (I) Item Power key Description Turns the computer on and off. Function keys The computer uses function keys or key combinations to access some hardware and software controls, such as screen brightness and volume. The dedicated function keys each have a specific function. Icon O Touchpad Function Previous Next Reload Full-screen Next window Brightness down Brightness up Mute Volume down Volume up Description Go to the previous page. Go to the next page. Reload the current page. Open the page in full-screen mode. Switch to the next window. Decreases the screen brightness. Increases the screen brightness. Turns off audio output. Decreases the volume. Increases the volume. The built-in touchpad is a pointing device that senses movement on its surface. This means the cursor responds as you move your fingers across the surface of the touchpad. Action Click Two-finger tap (or alt-click) Gesture Press down on any part of the touchpad. Tapping the touchpad with two fingers or pressing (and holding) Alt on the keyboard and tapping the touchpad with one finger both equal a “right-click” on a computer mouse.
****** Page 9 ****** Your Acer Chromebook tour – 9 Action Gesture Place two fingers on the touchpad and move Two-finger swipe them up and down to scroll vertically, left and right to scroll horizontally. Select the item you want to move with one finger. With a second finger, move the item. Release Drag and drop both fingers to drop the item. (This gesture works for files, not windows or icons.) Left side view I-I-1¯1 12 3 4 5 Icon 1 2 3 4 5 Item DC-in jack HDMI port USB port SDTM card reader Speaker Description Connects to an AC adapter. Supports high-definition digital video connections. Connects to USB devices. Ifa port is black it is USB 2.0 compatible, if it is blue it is also USB 3.0 compatible. Accepts Secure Digital (SD T”) cards. Note: Push to remove/insta/l the card. The card reader uses one card at a time. Delivers stereo audio output.
****** Page 10 ****** 10 – Your Acer Chromebook tour Right side view Icon 1 2 3 4 Item Speaker Headset/speaker jack USB port Kensington lock slot Description Delivers stereo audio output. Connects to audio devices (e.g., speakers, headphones), or a headset with microphone. Connects to USB devices. Ifa port is black it is USB 2.0 compatible, if it is blue it is also USB 3.0 compatible. Connects to a Kensington- compatible computer security lock. Note: Wrap the computer security lock cable around an immovable object such as a table or handle ofa locked drawer. Insert the lock into the notch and turn the key to secure the lock. Some keyless models are also available.
****** Page 11 ****** Bottom view o O Icon o o Item Speakers Your Acer Chromebook tour – 11 o o O Description Deliver stereo audio output.
****** Page 12 ****** 12 – The Chrome OS Desktop THE CHROME OS DESKTOP Window controls t*’nrtS eo«tOOS ACER STORE SPECIAL Save as Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets (format depends on the type of document).
****** Page 25 ****** Chrome OS tips and tricks – 25 Export Google Drive documents as Microsoft Office files 1 . Press the Search key on your keyboard. 2. Select All Apps (or type “Docs”). 3. Select Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides (depending on the document you want to create). 4. After creating the content of your document, select File > Download as and select the type of format you want to save as. 5. The file is saved to the download section of the Files app. Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoft’s Office Online apps from the Chrome Web Store Another option for working with Microsoft Office files is to use Microsoft’s own free web-based Office Online tools. You can download the Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online apps from the Chrome Web Store (you’ll need to create a Microsoft account if you don’t already have one). Then, you can login and create files or upload files you have already created and edit them. Note Office Online programs save files you create exclusively to Micrsoft’s own OneDrive cloud storage. Though you can download a file you create and then move it to Google Drive or a removable storage device, you cannot save it directly to those locations. Also, to work on a file you’ve already created, you must first upload it to OneDrive by selecting Open from OneDrive from within whichever Office Online product you are using (you can install the OneDrive app from the Chrome Web Store as well). How to use your Chromebook when there’s no internet The Chrome Web Store contains useful offline apps (see Installing new apps from the Chrome Web Store on page 15). You’re able to filter your app search by selecting the Runs Offline checkbox. For
****** Page 26 ****** 26 – Chrome OS tips and tricks those times you don’t have an internet connection, these apps help you stay productive and entertained. A few of the pre-installed options are described below. Gmail Offline Note The first time you use Gmail Offline you MUST be connected to the internet to enable offline viewing. 1 . Press the Search key on your keyboard. 2. Select All Apps (or type “Gmail Offline”). 3. Select the Gmail Offline icon. 4. Use the app like you normally would. It’ll update and send your emails the next time you log on to the internet. Google Drive Important Any changes you make to a current document or any document you create while offline are saved locally on your computer and will not be seen if you open the document from Google Drive on another computer or device. The changes will only be reflected in the Google Drive online version of the document the next time you connect to the internet and access Google Drive. 1. Press the Search key on your keyboard. 2. Select All Apps (or type “Google Drive”). 3. Select the Google Drive icon.
****** Page 27 ****** Chrome OS tips and tricks – 27 4. Open a Google document you have already created or create one as you normally would (see Creating a new document on page 17). Notice the offline icon displays next to the file name reminding you that you are working on this document while not connected to the internet. 5. Make your desired changes. The next time you are online and have Google Drive open, your local changes will upload to Google Drive. Note If you make changes to a Google document while offline and someone else makes changes to the document as well (for example, if the document is shared with someone else), the next time you are online and have Google Drive open, your changes will merge with the other person’s changes. You can’t open and access every type of file you have saved in Google Drive when there is no internet connection. To enable offline access to file types other than Google documents when offline, see Enable offline access to Google Drive files on page 18
****** Page 28 ****** 28 – Settings SETTINGS Use the settings menu to adjust the various options for your Chromebook. To access the settings menu do the following: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings 3. To show the advanced settings, scroll to the bottom and select Show advanced settings… Changing the language settings 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings 3. Select Show advanced settings… 4. Scroll down and select Language and input settings… 5. Select Add to add additional languages.
****** Page 29 ****** Settings – 29 6. To enable a language for keyboard input, under Input Method select the checkbox next to your desired input method. 7. Select Done when finished. Changing the clock settings You can change the time format and time zone on your Chromebook. If the date or time is incorrect on your Chromebook, try adjusting the time zone. To change the time zone: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings. 3. Select Show advanced settings… 4. Scroll down and select the drop down box next to Time zone. Customizing appearance Customizing the wallpaper 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings. 3. Select Set wallpaper. 4. Select a preloaded wallpaper or select Custom, plus sign, and then Choose File to select your own image. 5. Once selected, select OPEN. You can also choose Surprise Me to have the wallpaper change randomly. Customizing the theme 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings 3. Select Get themes.
****** Page 30 ****** 30 – Settings 4. You’ll be taken to the Chrome Web Store, where you can find extra resources for the Chrome browser. 5. Once you find a theme that you’d like to try out, select it and then select ADD TO CHROME. Setting up a printer You can use the Google Cloud Print service to send print requests to many types of traditional cabled printer and wireless “cloud ready” printers; however, not all printers are supported. To learn more about Google Cloud Print and how to set up your printer, reference Google’s own Chromebook Help to find comprehensive information on this topic. To access Chromebook Help, do the following: 1 . Press the Search key on your keyboard. 2. Select All Apps (or type “Get Help”). 3. Select the Get Help icon. 4. Select Printing Updating Chrome OS Automatic update Each time you turn on your Chromebook, it automatically checks for updates. When an update is available, this update icon will appear in the status area. To apply the update: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Restart to update. 3. Your Chromebook will shutdown and automatically restart, with the update applied.
****** Page 31 ****** Settings – 31 Manual update To manually check for an update or check what version of Chrome OS you are using: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings 3. At the top select About Chrome OS 4. In the dialog that opens, select Check for and apply updates. If any updates are available, they will be displayed on the page. O Important Do not modify your Chromebook’s hardware yourself. Doing so will cause the update function to no longer work. Please get in touch with your dealer or an authorized service center. Visit acer.com to find an authorized service site. Reseting your Chromebook There may be times when you want to reset your Chromebook (for example, removing your personal information and settings). Completely reseting your Chromebook is known as “Powerwashing”, which is basically factory resetting your computer. After powerwashing, your Chromebook will look like it did out of the box (including all apps that came pre-installed). To powerwash your Chromebook, do the following: O Important Powerwashing your Chromebook will remove all local settings, data, and programs from your hard drive. Backup any data on your hard drive that is not saved online by moving it to Google Drive and waiting for it to sync. 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select Settings. 3. In the Powerwash section, select Powerwash. 4. Select Restart.
****** Page 32 ****** 32 -Help Online and offline help Additional help is available both online and offline. Chromebook Help is installed on your Chromebook and doesn’t require internet access. It covers basic troubleshooting as well as more detailed information about Chrome OS and using your Chomebook. 10 Discover how to make the most of your new Chrome device Video chat and phone calls Note Some sections in Chromebook Help have web links, which require you have internet access to view the additional information. To access Chromebook Help, do the following: 1 . Press the Search key on your keyboard. 2. Select All Apps (or type “Get Help”). 3. Select the Get Help icon.
****** Page 33 ****** Alternatively, you can access Chromebook Help by doing the following: 1. Select the Status area of the shelf in the lower-right corner of the screen (where your account picture appears). 2. Select the question mark “?” Help -33 Sign Connected to KBOI 3)-Tech-2.4GHZ > O Bluetooth disabled Settings Tue, Mar 31, 2015 Battery full
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