Wacom – DTF-720 – Installation Guide & Operating Instructions

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DTF-720

interactive pen display
Installation Guide & User’s Manual

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Wacom DTF-720 interactive pen display
Installation Guide & User’s Manual
Version 2.2, Rev G2009
Copyright

Wacom Co., Ltd., 2009
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced except for your express personal use.
Wacom reserves the right to revise this publication without obligation to provide notification of such changes.
Wacom does its best to provide current and accurate information in this manual. However, Wacom reserves the
right to change any specifications and product configurations at its discretion, without prior notice and without
obligation to include such changes in this manual.
The above year indicates when this manual was prepared. However, the date of release to the users of the
“manual” is simultaneous with the introduction into the market of the applicable Wacom product.
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of these products.

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Introduction and overview
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INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

The Wacom

®

DTF-720 interactive pen display combines the benefits of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
with the control, comfort, and productivity of Wacom’s cordless, battery-free pen technology. This gives
you a direct pen-on-screen interface for your computer.
The basic components of the DTF-720 include a Wacom pen tablet internally mounted behind a 17.0″
diagonal TFT color display, and a Wacom pen.
The DTF-720 also comes equipped with a VGA pass-thru (RGB-O

UT

) port, enabling you to
simultaneously connect a VGA monitor or projector to the pen display.
This manual describes how to install the DTF-720 hardware and software. It also describes how to use
the DTF-720 and pen.

Please follow all instructions carefully.
The computer treats the DTF-720 as two separate devices (the display and the pen tablet).

Therefore, the installation process is completed in two stages:

First install the DTF-720 as a display.

Then install the DTF-720 as a pen tablet.
Both stages require hardware and software installations and adjustments.

Please follow all
instructions carefully.
IMPORTANT:

Y ou MUST install the Wacom pen tablet driver software for correct pen-on-screen
functionality.
To learn about using the Pen Tablet control panel to customize your pen display tablet and pen settings
on Windows or Macintosh computers, see

Customizing

on page 19.
The following kinds of information are not included with this product: information about your specific
computer hardware or operating system, or information about your application software. Y our best
source for this information is the set of manuals and discs that came with your hardware, operating
system, or application.

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Precautions
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PRECAUTIONS

To ensure the safe usage of your product, be sure to follow all instructions, cautions, and warnings
found within this manual. Failure to do so could cause the loss of data or damage to your computer.
Failure to do so could also void your warranty, in which case Wacom shall have no responsibility to
repair or replace the product.

PHYSICAL LOCATION
ENVIRONMENT

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ARNING

This symbol indicates an item that, if disregarded, may lead
to loss of human life or serious injury.

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AUTION

This symbol indicates an item that, if disregarded, may lead
to human injury or damage to personal property.
Exercise due care and diligence whenever engaging in a described action.

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ARNING

Do not use the DTF-720 interactive pen display in a facility control system that
requires extremely high reliability;

it may cause other electronic devices to malfunction, or
other devices may cause the pen display to malfunction. Where use is prohibited, power off
the DTF-720 to prevent the possibility of it causing other electronic devices to malfunction.
Wacom does not accept any liability for direct or consequential damages. For details, please
refer to your Warranty located at the end of this manual.

Temperature and humidity

• Operating temperature and humidity: 5˚ to 35˚C, 20 to 80% RH
• Storage temperature and humidity: -10˚ to 60˚C, 20 to 90% RH

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Do not use or store the DTF-720 where:

• Temperature changes are severe or exceed specifications (e.g., outdoors or inside
a vehicle).
• The DTF-720 and pen are exposed to direct sunlight or heat from an appliance, or are
exposed to water or any other kind of liquid.

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Do not use the DTF-720 in a dusty environment;

this may damage the unit.

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Precautions
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USAGE
HANDLING

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ARNING

Only use the power adapter that came with the DTF-720.

If a different type of power
adapter is used, the DTF-720 will not work properly or may be damaged.

Using a different
type of power adapter also has the potential to result in fire.

Use of a different power
adapter will void your warranty.

C

AUTION

Be sure to use a grounded power source when applying power to the DTF-720.
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Do not connect or disconnect the video or power cables while the DTF-720 or your
computer are turned on;

this may damage the display or computer video card. In this case,
Wacom shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product.

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AUTION

This product is for use with a VGA video card;

using an inappropriate video card may
damage the DTF-720.

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Do not block the rear panel ventilation holes;

this may overheat and damage the unit.

When not using the DTF-720 for long periods of time, unplug the power adapter from
the AC outlet.
W

ARNING

High Voltage. Do not open or disassemble the DTF-720 pen display.
There is a risk of electrical shock when the casing is open.

This will also void your
warranty and Wacom shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product.

W

ARNING

If the LCD screen has been damaged, DO NOT touch any liquid that may be leaking
from it;

this liquid is an irritant. In case of contact with skin, eyes, or mouth, rinse
immediately with running water for at least 15 minutes or more. If contact is made with the
eyes or mouth, also consult a physician.

W

ARNING

– LAMP(S) INSIDE THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN MERCURY AND MUST BE
RECYCLED OR DISPOSED OF ACCORDING TO LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL
LAWS.

The DTF-720 pen display has a backlight which contains mercury (Hg).

Be sure to dispose of properly, and to manage any disposal of this unit in accordance with
your local ordinances and laws.

W

ARNING

Prevent children from swallowing the pen tip or side switch.

The pen tip or side switch
may accidentally be pulled out if children are biting on them.

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AUTION

Do not disassemble the pen.

This may cause the device to malfunction. In this case,
Wacom shall have no responsibility to repair or replace the product.

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AUTION

Do not scratch the display screen.

Avoid placing sharp objects on the display screen
surface.

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AUTION

When adjusting the tilt angle of the DTF-720, be careful to avoid catching your finger in
the gap of the movable portion of the stand.
C

AUTION

Do not lift the DTF-720 by the stand; this may damage the stand mechanism.

When lifting or moving the DTF-720, always do so by grasping the main body casing.

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AUTION

Avoid intensive shock or vibration to the DTF-720 or the pen.

Hitting or dropping the
DTF-720 may damage the display screen or other components.
Hg

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Precautions
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C

AUTION

Do not put heavy articles on the pen display or push against it with a strong force;

this
may damage the display screen or bend the stand.

C

AUTION

Do not place heavy articles on the DTF-720 cabling, repeatedly bend the cables
sharply, or apply heavy stress to the cable connectors;

this may damage the unit or
cabling.

C

AUTION

If the pen tip becomes sharp or angular, it may damage the coating on the display
screen.

Please replace the pen tip if necessary.

C

AUTION

Do not use any organic solvent (e.g., alcohol) or even mild detergent to clean
the display screen. Use of these cleaners can damage the coating on the screen.
Please note that damage of this kind is not covered by the manufacturer`s warranty.

• To clean the display screen, use an anti-static cloth or a slightly damp cloth.
When cleaning, apply only a light amount of pressure to the display screen and do not
make the surface wet.
• To clean the DTF-720 casing or pen, use a soft cloth with mild detergent (such as dish
washing liquid) diluted with water.
• Before cleaning, always disconnect your product from the AC power source.

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AUTION

Do not expose the DTF-720 to high voltage electrostatic discharges or to a build-up of
an electrostatic charge on the LCD screen.

This may result in temporary discoloration and
blotching of the display. If discolorations occur, leave the display on and the discolorations
should disappear within a few hours.

Reuse, recycling and recovery.

Y ou are urged to recycle this product when replacing it with
a newer product or when it has outlived its useful life by bringing it to an appropriate collection
point for recyclable materials in your community or region. By doing this, you can help
improve the environment of your community as well as minimize the potential negative effects
created, should any hazardous substance that may possibly be present within waste material
reach the environment during the disposal process.
Within the European Union, users are required not to dispose of Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) as unsorted municipal waste, according to the Directive
2002/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003, or the
corresponding local laws of the Member States. Products for which this is applicable will be
marked with the WEEE symbol shown at the beginning of this note unless this is not feasible
because of the size or the function of the product. Wacom products are subject to the
Directive 2002/96/EC and therefore you should always collect them separately and bring
them to the appropriate collection point in your community or region.
Wacom pen display products comply with the European Union RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC
(RoHS Directive).

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Contents
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CONTENTS

Introduction and overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Physical location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Your new DTF-720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Interactive pen display components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Step 1: LCD monitor installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
LCD monitor cabling diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Pen tablet installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
USB cable installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Pen tablet cabling diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Software installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Working with your DTF-720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Setting up your work area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Pen components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Pen operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Opening the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Control panel overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Customizing the pen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Calibrating the DTF-720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Customizing the Pop-up Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Control panel details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting double-click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Customizing the side switch button functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjusting the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Factory presets, auto-sync, and user settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
On screen display (OSD) settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Adjusting pitch and phase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Power saving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Testing the DTF-720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Display troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
General display problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
VGA problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pen tablet troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
General problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Windows-specific problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Macintosh-specific problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Technical support options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Obtaining driver downloads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Caring for the DTF-720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Replacing the pen tip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using an alternate mount or stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Pen and digital ink capabilities in Windows Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
About the Windows Vista Tablet PC Input Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Uninstalling the DTF-720 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Product specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
General specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Pen tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Power adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Pen (model FP-320) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Ordering parts and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Radio and television interference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Industry Canada (Canada only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
CE declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Warranty
(Worldwide, except for Europe, Africa and Middle East) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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Your new DTF-720
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YOUR NEW DTF-720

PACKAGE CONTENTS

Carefully unpack all items and place them on a desktop or stable work surface. Verify that your
package contents are complete.

Note:

Images not shown to scale. Some product configurations may come with different pens having no side
switches. Some configurations may include additional CDs or DVDs containing application software. To install
these applications, review the instructions that came with those CDs or DVDs. Retain the package box for use
when storing or shipping the DTF-720.
DTF-720 interactive pen display, main unit
Power adapter (POW-A107)
and
Power cable (SCD-A039-01)
USB cable (STJ-A250)
VGA to VGA cable (STJ-A228)
Pen with replacement nibs (FP-320)
and
Pen tether (PKB-A016)
Installation Guide & User’s Manual
(this manual)
Wacom Pen Tablet Driver CD
(contains the driver software)

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Your new DTF-720
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INTERACTIVE PEN DISPLAY COMPONENTS

Y our product has many features and components with which you will want to become familiar.

FRONT VIEW

The display and tablet sensor function as an integrated output and input device. The display supports
resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 pixels at 16.7 million colors. The tablet sensor reports pen coordinates,
pressure, and switch information.
On Screen Display (OSD) controls
These controls, located on the upper
edge of the tablet, enable you to adjust a
variety of display settings. See Adjusting
the display on page 28 for more
information.
Power LED
Lights blue when power has been supplied to the DTF-720
and a video signal is present.
Glows orange when no video signal is detected by the
DTF-720. (e.g., Y our computer is turned off, starting up, or
has entered a power management mode in which video
signals are not sent.)
Power switch
Turns power to the unit on or off.
Status LED
Lights blue when the pen is in
the active area of the pen
display tablet and the pen tip
is pressed. Note that the USB
cable must also be plugged
into an active USB port before
the LED will light.
Integrated display and tablet
Use the integrated USB
ports (one located on each
side of the unit) to connect a
USB device (e.g., a USB
Flash Drive or a USB remote
controller).
Be sure to fully install the DTF-720 hardware and software before connecting any other devices to the unit.

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REAR VIEW

Important:

Always store the pen display on a stable surface or in its original packing carton
when not in use. Be sure to adjust the stand to the low tilt position before packaging the
DTF-720. If you do not close the stand, the notched mechanism may be damaged during
transportation and storage.
Do not lift the unit by the stand; this may damage the stand mechanism. When lifting or moving
the DTF-720, always do so by grasping the main body casing.
Video, USB, and
power connectors
Kensington security slot
Allows easy attachment of a security cable.
Pen tether attachment point
If you will be using the pen
tether, connect it to the
attachment point located on the
left or right side of the unit.
Stand adjustment lever
Pull this lever to adjust the
stand. Release the lever
to lock the stand in place.
CAUTION
Be careful to avoid catching
your finger in the gap of the
movable portion of the stand.
Stand
The stand can be used
to adjust the tilt angle of
the unit.
Pen storage compartment

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Installation
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INSTALLATION

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Before installing the DTF-720, make sure your computer meets the following minimum system
requirements:

PC.

Windows Vista

, XP , XP x64, or 2000. VGA video connector, available USB port, and
CD-ROM drive.

Macintosh.

OS X, v10.4.0 or greater. VGA video connector, available USB port, and CD-ROM
drive.

Notes:

Th

e

DTF-720 can be used alone or with another display. Y ou may connect a second VGA device such
as a monitor or LCD projector to the DTF-720 RGB-OUT port. When using this port, the second device will
mirror the image on the DTF-720. Complete the DTF-720 installation before connecting a projection device to
the unit.
Depending on the capabilities of your video card and operating system, you may be able to set up the
DTF-720 as a mirrored, extended, or independent display. Refer to your video card documentation for more
information on its capabilities.
When you are working with more than one monitor, the DTF-720 will map to the monitors based upon how
your system is configured. By default, if you are in mirror mode, the pen tablet will map to the entire space on
each display or monitor. Please refer to your hardware and operating system documentation for details on
configuring your computer and operating system for use with multiple monitors.
There are two primary steps to the installation process:
• Step 1: LCD monitor installation
• Step 2: Pen tablet installation
Be sure to follow ALL instructions carefully.
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STEP 1: LCD MONITOR INSTALLATION
In the first stage of the installation process, the DTF-720 is installed as a monitor on your system.
As you work through the first stage of the installation process, please refer to the LCD monitor cabling
diagram on the following page when making cable connections.
Important: Do not connect the USB data cable until instructed to do so.
• Turn off your computer.
Caution: Never connect or disconnect the video or power cables while your computer or DTF-720
are powered on – this can damage the display or video card.
• If your computer has only one analog (VGA) video connector, you will need to unplug your previous
monitor or add a second VGA card.
• Connect the power adapter to the DTF-720. Then connect the adapter’s power cable and plug the
adapter into an AC outlet. See – B – and – C –
• Turn on the DTF-720. The power LED will light orange.
• Plug one end of the VGA cable into the DTF-720. Plug the other
end of the cable into the VGA connector on your computer’s video card.
See – A – in the connection diagram on page 12. Be sure to tighten
the thumbscrews on the connectors.
VGA connector
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LCD MONITOR CABLING DIAGRAM
DTF-720, rear view
– B –
DC IN
(12V)
– A –
VGA cable
Video card
Rear panel of your computer
RGB-IN
Do not attach the
USB data cable until
instructed to do so.
Power adapter – C – To AC outlet
CAUTION
Use only the power adapter that came with the DTF-720; use of an improper power adapter
may damage the unit.
Do not connect or disconnect the video or power cables while the DTF-720 or your
computer are turned on – this can damage the display or computer video card.
Make sure that the display refresh rate does not exceed 75 Hz.
RGB-OUT
VGA port
The RGB-OUT port is used to
connect a second VGA device such
as a projector or monitor that mirrors
the pen display. Be sure to fully
install the DTF-720 hardware and
software before connecting a
projection device to the unit. Do not
connect or disconnect any cable
while the DTF-720 or your computer
are turned on.
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• Next, turn on your computer.
For Windows systems: The DTF-720 will automatically install as a default monitor.
• As necessary, configure the display control panel settings for the proper size and color resolution.
The maximum (native) resolution of the DTF-720 is 1280 x 1024 pixels. The display size and color
resolution may be constrained by the capabilities of your video card. See the video card
manufacturer’s documentation for details.
Windows: If you are using the DTF-720 as a secondary monitor, you may first need to enable the
DTF-720 in your Display Properties control panel.
• To fine-tune the display, please refer to Adjusting the display, beginning on page 28 for more
information.
• After the LCD monitor portion of the DTF-720 is working to your satisfaction, move on to Step 2:
Pen tablet installation to install the pen tablet portion of the DTF-720. For troubleshooting tips, see
page 33.
Notes:
Each DTF-720 LCD panel is produced under very stringent quality standards. Production techniques cannot
guarantee an absolutely perfect TFT display, and some panels may exhibit a certain number of pixels that
show an incorrect color. See the specifications on page 50 for more information.
If an image has fine striping (such as screen stripes), it may appear to flicker or display a moiré pattern.
Do not apply excessive pressure on the display surface, it may cause the appearance of a moiré or pooling
pattern. If this occurs, use less pressure on the display screen when working with the pen.
When a still image is displayed for a long period of time, an after-image may remain for a short time.
To prevent this, Wacom recommends using a screen saver or other power management feature.
Important: To extend the life of the backlight, set your computer’s power management to turn
off the display when it is not in use for extended periods of time.
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STEP 2: PEN TABLET INSTALLATION
USB CABLE INSTALLATION
Plug the square end of the USB cable into the DTF-720 port labeled USB. Plug the other end into an
available USB port on your computer or on a USB hub attached to your computer. See – D – in the
diagram below.
PEN TABLET CABLING DIAGRAM
DTF-720, rear view
To USB port
Y our computer
– D –
USB port
To power adapter. See page 12.
To video connection. See page 12.
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SOFTWARE INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT: Y ou MUST install the Wacom pen tablet driver software for correct pen-on-screen
functionality.
To install the tablet software:
• Save your work and close all open applications. Temporarily disable any virus protection programs.
• Insert the Wacom Pen Tablet Driver CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. If the software
installer menu does not automatically display, double-click on the INSTALL icon located on the CD.
• Click on the INSTALL TABLET link and follow the prompts to install the driver software.
• Reactivate your virus protection program.
• After the software installation has been completed, make sure you can use your pen on the
DTF-720 display to move the screen cursor.
When you place the pen tip on the display screen, the screen cursor should immediately jump to a
corresponding position approximately beneath the pen tip. Lift the pen tip and place it on the
display screen surface in a different location – the screen cursor should again jump to the new
position. This is known as absolute positioning, and enables you to position the screen cursor
without having to drag your pen across the display screen surface.
• Be sure to check the Read Me file for updated information. If you have trouble installing the
DTF-720, see the Troubleshooting section beginning on page 33.
Notes:
For Windows Vista, driver installation automatically activates the new pen input functions available within
Windows Vista and Office 2007 (except for Windows Vista Home Basic).
For Windows Vista, XP , and Macintosh OS X, user-specific preferences are supported. After logging in, each
user can customize their personal settings in the Pen Tablet control panel. Switching to another user will
automatically load the settings for that user.
To uninstall the tablet driver, see Uninstalling the DTF-720 on page 49.
Next, adjust the pen display tablet calibration to precisely align the screen cursor to the pen tip.
See Calibrating the DTF-720 on page 22.
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WORKING WITH YOUR DTF-720
As you work with the DTF-720 interactive pen display you can rest your hand lightly on the display
screen, just as if it were a drawing board or sheet of paper.
Because the DTF-720 surface will be a little higher than your desk, consider adjusting the height of your
desk or chair to assure comfortable use of the device.
SETTING UP YOUR WORK AREA
To minimize fatigue, organize your work area so you can work comfortably. Position the DTF-720, the
pen, and your keyboard so they are easily accessible without unnecessary reaching. The pen display
and any other displays should be positioned so you can view them comfortably with a minimum of
eyestrain.
Here are some other points to keep in mind:
• Take short breaks between tasks to stretch and relax your muscles.
• Use a gentle grip when working with the pen.
• Alternate tasks throughout the day.
• Maintain a good posture at all times. Minimize awkward postures and repetitive movements that
cause discomfort. Change your position if you feel any discomfort due to your work position.
• Alternate between different modes of use.
Note: Wacom makes no representation, promise or guarantee that Wacom products will cure or prevent, in
whole or in part, mouse-induced repetitive stress symptoms, injuries or conditions. Individual results may vary.
Always obtain competent medical advice to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific
situation.
Tips:
• Be careful that you do not pull the cables out of their connections by accidentally moving the
DTF-720 too far from the computer.
• The pen tether can be used to ensure your pen stays with your pen display tablet. Simply loop one end of
the tether through the tether hole located on the pen, and the other end of the tether through the tether
connection point located on the left or right side of the tablet.
• The DTF-720 can also be mounted to articulated arms or other third-party stands meeting the VESA 75
specification for display stands. For details, see Using an alternate mount or stand on page 46.
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USING THE PEN
The Wacom pen is cordless, battery-free, and senses the amount of pressure you apply to the tip.
Hold the pen like you would a normal pen or pencil. Make sure the programmable DuoSwitch is in a
convenient location where you can toggle it with your thumb or forefinger, but not accidentally press it
while writing or drawing. As you work, you can rest your hand lightly on the DTF-720 display screen,
just as if it were a drawing board or sheet of paper. Y ou can tilt the pen in any way that feels most
comfortable for drawing.
PEN COMPONENTS
The components of your pen function in the following manner:
Pen tip: The pen is activated as soon as it is brought within 5 mm (0.2 inch) of the pen display screen.
This allows you to position the screen cursor without touching the pen tip to the display screen.
When pressure is applied to the pen tip, the tip switch is turned on and the pen simulates a primary
mouse button click. The tip click pressure can be adjusted in the Pen Tablet control panel.
DuoSwitch: The DuoSwitch is programmable, and can be used to perform the same click and double-
click functions as the tip switch. Toggle the DuoSwitch in either direction to activate the upper or lower
button functions. Y ou can use the DuoSwitch whenever the pen tip is within 5 mm (0.2 inch) of the
display screen surface; you do not need to touch the pen tip to the display screen in order to use the
switch. By default, the upper switch is set to DOUBLE CLICK and the lower switch is set to RIGHT CLICK.
Important: Use only the pen that came with your DTF-720 pen display. Other pens may not
function properly. Also, the DTF-720 pen tip is specifically designed for use with the DTF-720
pen display – the tips on other pens could damage the protective coating on the DTF-720
display screen.
See Customizing the pen on page 20 for information on customizing the pen settings.
Pen tether connection point
DuoSwitch (side switch)
Some product configurations may
come with a pen that has no
DuoSwitch. In that case, you can
ignore all explanations within this
manual regarding the side switch.
Tip switch (replaceable nib)
Note: When the pen is not in use, place
it in the pen storage compartment or lay
it flat on your desk. To maintain the
sensitivity of your pen, do not store the
pen in a container where it will rest on
its tip.
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PEN OPERATIONS
Pointing and selecting: Move the pen above the DTF-720 display screen to position the screen
cursor. The pen tip needs to be within 5 mm (0.2 inch) of the display screen surface; you do not need to
touch the display surface to move the screen cursor. The cursor jumps to the location where you place
the pen (absolute positioning). Press the pen tip on the display screen to make a selection.
Note: Y ou must calibrate the pen display tablet to correctly align the screen cursor with the pen tip. (See
Calibrating the DTF-720 on page 22.) If the screen cursor does not jump to a position close to the pen tip
when you place the pen on the display screen, then the pen tablet driver may not be installed or is not loading.
Install the pen tablet driver software if necessary. Otherwise, see Troubleshooting, beginning on page 33.
Clicking: Tap the display screen once with the pen tip, or touch the pen to the display screen with
enough pressure to register a click.
Windows tip: Y ou can make navigating with the pen easier by configuring Windows to select when the pen is
over an icon and to launch the icon with a single click. To turn on this feature first open a folder.
For Windows Vista, from the ORGANIZE pull-down menu choose FOLDER AND SEARCH OPTIONS. From the
GENERAL tab select SINGLE-CLICK TO OPEN AN ITEM (POINT TO SELECT).
For other Windows versions, from the TOOLS pull-down menu choose FOLDER OPTIONS…. From the
GENERAL tab select SINGLE-CLICK TO OPEN AN ITEM (POINT TO SELECT).
Double-clicking: Press the upper side switch, or quickly tap the display screen twice in the same place
with the pen tip. Double-clicking is easier when the pen is perpendicular to the tablet screen. To fine-
tune the double-click area, see Adjusting double-click on page 24.
Dragging: Select an object, then slide the pen tip across the display screen to move the object.
Using the side switch: The pen is equipped with a DuoSwitch. This switch has two programmable
functions that can be selected by rocking the switch in either direction. Y ou can use the DuoSwitch
whenever the pen tip is within 5 mm (0.2 inch) of the display screen surface; you do not need to touch
the pen tip to the display surface in order to use the switch. The upper switch is set to DOUBLE CLICK,
and the lower switch is set to RIGHT CLICK by default.
Drawing and writing with pressure sensitivity: The pen responds to the nuance and inflection of
your hand movements, enabling you to create natural-looking pen and brush strokes within applications
that support this feature. To draw and write with pressure, select a pressure-sensitive tool from your
application’s tool palette. As you work on the screen surface, use various amounts of downward
pressure on the tip of the pen. Press lightly for thin lines or softer color. Press harder for thick lines or
dense color.
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CUSTOMIZING
After you master the basics of using your pen on the DTF-720 interactive pen display, you may
want to customize the way the pen works. The Pen Tablet control panel makes it easy to customize the
DTF-720 and pen.
OPENING THE CONTROL PANEL
To open the control panel, use the DTF-720 pen on the pen display tablet:
Windows. Click on the Windows START button and choose ALL PROGRAMS. (For Windows 2000,
choose the PROGRAMS group.) Then select TABLET and choose the PEN TABLET PROPERTIES option.
Macintosh. Open SYSTEM PREFERENCES from either the Dock, the Apple menu, or from the
APPLICATIONS folder. Then click on the PEN TABLET icon.
After opening the control panel, see Control panel overview on page 20.
Notes:
For Windows Vista, XP , and Macintosh OS X, user-specific preferences are supported. After logging in, each
user can customize their personal settings in the Pen Tablet control panel. Switching to another user will
automatically load the settings for that user.
When more than one Wacom tablet is installed on a single computer, any changes made in the Pen Tablet
control panel will be applied only to the tablet that was last used before opening the control panel.
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CONTROL PANEL OVERVIEW
Use the Pen Tablet control panel to customize your product. Experiment with different settings to find
what works best for you. Any changes you make will take effect immediately, but you can always click
DEFAULT to return to the factory settings.
Tool tips are available for most control panel items. Position the screen cursor over an item and let it
rest there; in a few moments the Tool Tip will pop up.
Additionally, your keyboard tab and arrow keys can be used to navigate the control panel.
CUSTOMIZING THE PEN
Note: When customizing your pen, choose those options that match the buttons on the pen with which you are
working.
Returns the PEN tab settings to their
factory defaults.
Closes the control panel.
Customizes the
amount of pressure
needed to click or
draw with the pen.
Adjusts the size of
the double-click
area. See page 24.
Selects the pen side switch button
functions. See page 24.
When checked, an
audible “click” sound will
be heard whenever a
pen click occurs and
your computer speakers
are turned on.
Displays information about
the control panel and driver.
Hint: To create broad brush strokes or to click with a light touch, use a soft tip
setting. A soft setting provides a wider range of pressure values with most
pressure-sensitive applications. In some applications, a soft pressure setting can
make the pen overreact – any small press on the pen is magnified on the screen.
If you experience this, try a firmer tip setting. A firm tip setting will give you
maximum control while drawing thin lines.
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Y ou can change the SIDE SWITCH MODE for
the way you like to use the pen when making
right-clicks or other click functions. Click on
the ADVANCED button. In the dialog box that
appears:
• Select HOVER CLICK to perform click
functions without touching the pen tip to
the tablet surface.
• When CLICK & TAP is selected, you must
first press the pen button and then touch
the pen tip to the tablet surface in order
to perform a click function. CLICK & TAP
enables the precise placement of your
click functions.
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CALIBRATING THE DTF-720
Y ou must calibrate the pen display tablet in order to align the screen cursor position with the position of
the pen on the display screen. This is required to adjust for parallax caused by the display screen cover
glass and coating. Set the DTF-720 in its working position, then follow the procedure below.
Important: Make sure the display is properly
adjusted before calibrating the tablet.
See Adjusting pitch and phase on page 31, and
Adjusting the display beginning on page 28.
• In the Pen Tablet control panel, select the
CALIBRATE tab.
• If you are working with multiple monitors, select
the MONITOR corresponding to the DTF-720
display. (Only monitors that are set to one of the
resolutions supported by the DTF-720 will
appear in the list.)
• Click on the CALIBRATE… button to activate the
calibration screen.
• Hold the pen and position your head as you
normally do when working with the pen display.
Use the pen tip to click on the center of the
crosshairs in the upper-left corner.
• Then click on the center of the crosshairs that
are displayed in the lower-right corner.
• Test the alignment by positioning the pen at a
few different points on the display. Click OK to
accept the calibration. Click TRY AGAIN to
recalibrate.
Be sure to read the directions in the calibration
screen for detailed instructions and additional
options. The calibration setting applies to all
applications.
Crosshairs
Adjustment pattern for pitch and phase.
See Adjusting pitch and phase on page 31
for details.
Notes:
If you prefer to see the screen cursor slightly offset from the actual position of the pen tip, calibrate by
clicking on a spot showing that offset from the crosshairs. For example, to have the screen cursor appear
1/10th of an inch above and to the left of the pen tip, calibrate by clicking on a spot 1/10th of an inch below
and to the right of the crosshairs.
To calibrate two pen displays, first touch the pen to pen display #1 and open the control panel without
touching the pen to pen display #2. In the control panel, select the correct monitor and calibrate pen display
#1. Close the control panel, touch the pen to pen display #2, and again open the control panel without
touching the pen to pen display #1. Select the correct monitor and calibrate pen display #2.
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CUSTOMIZING THE POP-UP MENU
Use the POP-UP MENU tab to define the available functions on the Pop-up Menu list.
To display the Pop-up Menu, set a pen button to the POP-UP MENU function. Whenever you press that
button, the Pop-up Menu is displayed. Select from available items in the Pop-up Menu by clicking on
them. To close the Pop-up Menu without making a selection, click outside of the Pop-up Menu.
Displays a list of functions
that have been added to
the Pop-up Menu.
To change the order of an
item, drag it to a new
location. Double-click on
an item to make edits.
Select a button function to add to the
Pop-up Menu list. See page 24.
Removes the
selected item
from the list.
Sets the FONT and
FONT SIZE of the
Pop-up Menu.
Returns all tab settings to their default values.
Important: This action will delete all
Pop-up Menu items that have been
defined.
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CONTROL PANEL DETAILS
ADJUSTING DOUBLE-CLICK
Double-clicking with the pen tip can be made easier by expanding the tap area that accepts a double-
click (the double-click distance), or by using the pen’s side switch to automatically double-click when
pressed. A large double-click distance may cause a delay at the beginning of your brushstrokes in
some drawing applications. If you notice such effects, try setting a smaller double-click distance and
using the side switch to double-click.
Hint: Press the upper switch to double-click. This is easier than tapping twice with the pen tip.
CUSTOMIZING THE SIDE SWITCH BUTTON FUNCTIONS
Y ou can set the pen’s DuoSwitch to simulate a variety of functions. Just select an option from the pull-
down menu for either the upper or lower side switch. Y our changes take effect immediately. When you
bring the pen tip within 5 mm (0.2 inch) of the pen display tablet surface without touching the tablet and
press the side switch, the selected function occurs. The following list describes the available options.
CLICK. Default setting for the pen tip. Simulates a primary mouse button click.
DOUBLE CLICK. Default setting for the upper position of the side switch. Simulates a double-click.
For easier double-clicking, use this function instead of tapping twice with your pen tip.
MIDDLE CLICK. Simulates a middle mouse button click.
RIGHT CLICK. Default setting for the lower position of the side switch. Simulates a right mouse button
click, which displays a context menu.
CLICK LOCK. Simulates holding down the primary mouse button. Press the side switch once to initiate
click lock. Press the switch again to release click lock. Click lock is useful for dragging objects or
selecting blocks of text.
4TH CLICK (BACK). Simulates a 4th mouse button click, which on Windows systems typically issues the
BACK command in browser applications.
5TH CLICK (FORWARD). Simulates a 5th mouse button click, which typically issues the FORWARD
command in browser applications.
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PAN/SCROLL. Enables you to position a document or image in any direction within the active pane by
pressing a pen switch set for PAN/SCROLL and then sliding the pen tip across the DTF-720 display
screen.
TABLET PC INPUT PANEL. (Tablet PCs and Windows Vista systems that support the Tablet PC Input
Panel.) Opens the Tablet PC Input Panel when you press a tool button set to this function.
JOURNAL. (Windows Vista and Tablet PC systems that include Microsoft Journal.) Opens Microsoft
Journal.
POP-UP MENU. Displays a Pop-up Menu on your screen. See Customizing the Pop-up Menu on
page 23 for more information.
ERASE. Sets a button so that when the button is pressed, the pen tip will act like an eraser in
applications that support the ERASE function.
INK TOGGLE. (Macintosh.) Toggles the Ink ANYWHERE function of Inkwell on and off.
Inkwell automatically recognizes and converts your handwriting into text and inserts it into a document.
Note that Ink must be turned on for this function to work. See your Macintosh help for information on
working with Inkwell.
MODE TOGGLE…. Toggles between the pen tracking mode (pen mode) and mouse mode. The tracking
mode you select determines the relationship between pen movement and cursor movement.
When you select PAN/SCROLL, you are prompted
to set a scrolling speed that will be used in
applications that do not support grabber hand
(pixel-level) panning within a document or image.
A slower setting reduces the scroll rate and is
useful for close-up and detail work where you
need precise control of the image.
The Mouse Mode Details dialog box will appear when
you first set a tool button to MODE TOGGLE….
• With the pen display tablet correctly calibrated in
pen mode, the screen cursor should always follow
the physical pen tip on the screen. This is the
default setting.
• When toggled to your computer’s mouse settings
(mouse mode), the screen cursor is not directly
“linked” to the pen tip and is positioned like a
mouse, requiring a “pick up and slide” motion to
move the cursor on the screen. On multiple
display systems, mouse mode will allow you to
access the other display(s) with your pen.
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MODIFIER…. Enables you to assign modifier key(s) (such as SHIFT, ALT, or CTRL for Windows, or SHIFT,
OPTION, COMMAND, and CONTROL for Macintosh). Many applications use modifier keys to constrain the
size or placement of objects.
KEYSTROKE…. Enables you to simulate keystrokes. Selecting this option displays the DEFINE
KEYSTROKE dialog box where you can enter a keystroke or keystroke sequence to play back.
In addition to choosing one or more
modifier key options, you can select the
CLICK box if you want a mouse click to
occur whenever you press the tool button.
Y ou can manually enter a keystroke or keystroke
combination in the KEYS entry box. Keystroke
combinations can include letters, numbers, function
keys (such as F3) and modifier keys (such as SHIFT,
ALT, or CTRL for Windows, or SHIFT, OPTION,
COMMAND, and CONTROL for Macintosh).
Y ou can also select special keystrokes or keystroke
combinations from the ADD SPECIAL drop-down
menu.
After defining a keystroke sequence, click OK.
Important: Because the ENTER (Windows)
and RETURN (Macintosh) keys can be
selected as a defined keystroke, they
cannot be used to select OK. Y ou must use
your pen to click on the OK button.
If prompted, enter a name for the keystroke
definition. the name will be displayed with the
respective control or in the Pop-up Menu list, as
applicable.
Clears the
keystroke entry
box.
Deletes only the last entry in
the keystroke entry box.
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OPEN/RUN…. Opens a dialog box where you can select a specific application, file, or script to launch.
PRESSURE HOLD. Locks the pressure at the current pressure level until the side switch is released.
For example, you can paint with pressure sensitivity until you reach the brush size that you like. Y ou can
then press the switch and continue painting with the same size brush until the switch is released.
EXPOSÉ. (Macintosh.) Tiles all open windows.
DISABLED. Disables the button function.
DEFAULT. Returns a button to its default setting.
Click BROWSE… to locate an application,
file, or script to launch. The selection you
make appears in the APPLICATION TO RUN
box.
Click OK to accept the selection. The dialog
box will close and the OPEN/RUN… option
will be assigned as your pen button option.
If your selection is for the Pop-up Menu, it
will be displayed in the Pop-up Menu list.
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ADJUSTING THE DISPLAY
FACTORY PRESETS, AUTO-SYNC, AND USER SETTINGS
Factory presets: For optimal display quality, set your video card to the DTF-720’s native resolution of
1280 x 1024 pixels. See page 50 for signal specifications.
Auto-sync: The DTF-720 attempts to automatically synchronize to the incoming signal. Auto-sync will
function when the horizontal frequency is between 30 to 80 kHz and the vertical frequency is between
50 to 75 Hz. If the DTF-720 does not automatically synchronize with the incoming signal, you can use
the On Screen Display (OSD) RESET AUTO ADJUST option to initiate display synchronization. Further
screen display adjustments can be manually made using the OSD controls.
User settings: When you manually set the display using the OSD function, the settings are stored
within the DTF-720 for use the next time the unit receives a similar signal. This is applicable to all
display modes.
ON SCREEN DISPLAY (OSD) SETTINGS
The OSD function enables you to adjust and optimize a variety of display settings at the touch of a
button. The OSD controls are located on the upper left edge of the unit.
The basic process for working with the OSD is as follows:
• Press the MENU button to open the OSD main menu.
• Use the + or – buttons to select an option. When the option you want to adjust is highlighted,
press the ENTER button. The current settings and adjustment sub-menu for that option will appear.
• Use the + or – buttons to adjust the option settings.
• After making your changes, press the ENTER button to save. To exit, press the MENU button.
Note: All settings are automatically saved when the OSD menu closes. If you make changes to the display
appearance and cannot return to the original settings, use the RESET RECALL option to return the DTF-720 to
its original factory defaults.
Menu button
Opens or closes the OSD menu.
Selection buttons
Use these buttons to select an option that can be activated
when you press the ENTER button. After activating a selected
option, press the + button to increase a selected item value,
and press the – button to decrease it.
ENTER button
Activates or deactivates the
selected OSD menu option.
+ –
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When you open the OSD menu, the following options are displayed as icons:
CONTRAST. Select to
increase or decrease
image contrast.
BRIGHTNESS. Select to
increase or decrease
image brightness.
PHASE. Select to
reduce or eliminate
horizontal distortion
lines.
To automatically adjust,
use the RESET option.
PITCH. Select to reduce
or eliminate vertical
distortion lines.
To automatically adjust,
use the RESET option.
RESET. Provides two
options: Use AUTO
ADJUST to reset only the
image parameters.
Use RECALL to reset all
screen options to the
factory default.
Selecting the EXIT
icon exits the RESET
window without
resetting anything.
VERTICAL CENTER.
Select to move the
screen image up or
down.
To automatically adjust,
use the RESET option.
HORIZONTAL CENTER.
Select to move the
screen image left or
right.
To automatically adjust,
use the RESET option.
MENU POSITION.
Select to move the OSD
menu around the
display screen.
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BACKLIGHT. Select to
increase or decrease
the backlight brightness
level.
COLOR. Provides color
temperature settings for
9300˚, 6500˚, and 5000˚
Kelvin.
DIRECT displays the
received signal as it is
without any adjustment.
When DIRECT is
selected, the
BRIGHTNESS and
CONTRAST settings are
also set to DIRECT and
cannot be adjusted
manually.
The USER option
enables you to adjust
Red, Blue, and Green
independently.
Choose a setting and
press ENTER to activate
your selection.
Change the USER
setting by selecting the
ENTER icon.
In the user adjustment
COLOR window, change
Red, Green, or Blue to
calibrate color.
Select the EXIT icon
to exit.
LANGUAGE. Select to
choose a language
option for the OSD.
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ADJUSTING PITCH AND PHASE
Some computers and video cards may not allow the auto-sync function to fully work when the DTF-720
is first connected. If some portion of text appears blurred, adjust pitch and phase by following the
procedure below. For crisp images, set the resolution of your video card to 1280 x 1024.
• In the Pen Tablet control panel,
select the CALIBRATE tab.
• If you are working with multiple
displays, be sure the display
corresponding to the DTF-720 is
selected in the MONITOR menu.
• Click on the CALIBRATE… button to
activate the calibration screen.
• Using the OSD controls, open the
OSD Menu and select the PITCH
icon. Then adjust the pitch level so
that the pattern of fine vertical
stripes displays evenly. (For details
on changing the OSD settings, see
On screen display (OSD) settings on
page 28.)
• In the OSD Menu, select the PHASE
icon. Adjust the phase level so that
the adjustment pattern shows
clearly.
• After completing these adjustments,
press the ENTER and MENU buttons
to exit the OSD Menu.
Click on the CANCEL button or press
ESC to exit the calibration screen.
Adjustment pattern for pitch and phase.
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POWER SAVING
The DTF-720 conforms to VESA power saving guidelines.
When using the DTF-720 with a Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) compliant computer or
graphics card, the display will automatically comply with the below power saving parameters.
When these power-saving functions are in effect, the screen display is darker than usual.
* Depending on the specifications and settings of your computer and video card, the power light may only change
to orange when in standby and suspend modes.
Computer mode H-sync V-sync Video Power consumption Power lamp
Power ON Y es Y es Active 37 W, max. Blue
Standby mode No Y es Blanked 2 W, max. Blue/Orange*
Suspend mode Y es No Blanked 2 W, max. Blue/Orange*
OFF mode No No Blanked 1 W, max. Orange
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Most of the time your pen display tablet will work flawlessly. But if you are having trouble, Wacom
recommends you do the following:
1. If the Wacom tablet driver failed to load properly, first perform the recommended action in any error
message that may appear on your screen. If that does not solve the problem, continue with the
troubleshooting procedures in this chapter.
2. If the DTF-720 does not function properly, refer to the troubleshooting section below. See also
Display troubleshooting on page 35, or look in the Pen tablet troubleshooting on page 37.
Y our problem may be described there and you can try the solution offered.
3. Open the Wacom pen display Read Me file for updated information.
4. If you are having a compatibility conflict between the DTF-720 and a new hardware or software
product, see Obtaining driver downloads on page 43 for information on downloading an updated
software driver. Wacom periodically updates the software driver to maintain compatibility with new
products.
5. Check the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the Wacom web site for your region.
6. If you have tried the suggestions in this manual and still cannot resolve the problem, then contact
Wacom for Technical Support. See the Read Me file for information on where to obtain support for
your region.
TESTING THE DTF-720
1. If the DTF-720’s power LED does not light, check the following:
• First verify that the green light on the power adapter is on. If the light is

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