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This article describes how to use the Chat tool included with NetMeeting.
NetMeeting includes a Chat tool that allows online meeting participants to communicate with each other using standard text messages. Chat is particularly useful when one or more meeting participants is unable to use the audio features of NetMeeting. Chat includes the following features:
Starting ChatTo start Chat, click Chat on the Tools menu in NetMeeting, click the Chat button on the toolbar, or click the Chat icon on the menu from the NetMeeting icon on the taskbar.
Using ChatSpecifying the Chat Window Font:
To specify a different font or font size, style, or effect to be used for the messages and information display in the Chat window on your computer only, click Font on the Options menu, and then select the settings you want.
Specifying the Information Display Items and Message Format:
To specify the items included in the information display associated with each message in the Chat window, or the format used for the messages, follow these steps:
To save the current contents of the Chat window so they can be opened in a spreadsheet or word processing program, follow these steps:
If you double-click a previously saved chat file to open it, the file is automatically opened in the appropriate program associated with the file's extension. NetMeeting saves files with a .txt extension unless a different extension is specified.
Using "Whisper" or Sending a Message to Only One Person:
When several people are in a meeting, you can send a message (called a whisper) to only one of them by clicking that person's name in the Send To list before pressing ENTER.
Article ID: 154407 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.2
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