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The Desktop Whiteboard lets you quickly sketch any diagram with a hand-drawn feel. Ideal for sharing mockups, wireframes, system diagrams, UI workflows, casual brainstorming, concepts, and more. You can save your sketches as pixel-perfect SVG or PNG for rendering on any slide.
The whiteboard is powered by the amazing Excalidraw Sketch Tool and integrated seamlessly for working offline within GitPitch Desktop. This guide provides a simple How-To for working with the whiteboard:
When viewing a slide deck within GitPitch Desktop you can launch the whiteboard in two different ways:
When you press W or click on the pencil icon the whiteboard will automatcially open in a new tab in your browser as shown here:
The button controls in the top-left corner of the whiteboard support the following features:
When drawing on the whiteboard the following shape and text tools are available:
Simply click on a tool and then use it to draw on the whiteboard. We recommend learning by experimentation. Excalidraw is a highly intuitive sketching tool where the basic shapes (when in focus) expose rendering properties that can be quickly customized to suit your needs.
Using the export button in the top-left of the whiteboard you will be presented with a panel to save your sketch to SVG or PNG. A number of export options are presented on this panel as shown in the following screenshot:
Clicking on the PNG or SVG button will cause your sketch to be downloaded as an image file in your browser. Before downloading you can name the image file. And by disabling the With Background checkbox you can generate an image with a transparent background.
Once you have saved your sketch as an SVG or PNG file you can immediately render that image on any slide using standard GitPitch image support:
Simply copy the sketch image file into your local working directory alongside your presentation assets and see your slides come to life with a delightful human touch.