Sharing Screens and Files in Lync for Windows

Overview

This post lists the steps required to share using Lync in Windows.

Requirements

  • Microsoft Lync for Windows
NOTE: If Microsoft Office 2010 is installed on your computer, you will be using Lync 2010. If Microsoft Office 2013 is installed, you will be using Lync 2013.

Contents

Sharing in Lync

Steps to Share Screens

  1. Sign on to your Lync account using your CampusID@gsu.edu username and password.
  2. Double-click on the contact you want to share with.
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  3. Click Share and choose the monitor you wish to share.
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NOTE: The user you are trying to share with will then be notified that you are requesting permission to share, they should click Join.

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Steps to Share Polls

  1. Sign on to your Lync account using your CampusID@gsu.edu username and password.
  2. Double-click on the contact you want to share with.
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  3. Click Share and select New Poll.
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NOTE: The user you are trying to share with will then be notified that you are requesting permission to share, they should click Join.

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You may also share a new poll within a group chat by clicking Share New Content and then selecting New Poll.

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Steps to Sharing Files

  1. In the chat window, select the paper clip icon.
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NOTE: The screen below will appear. Select the file you wish to share.

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Steps to Sharing a PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Select the paper share drop down menu and then click PowerPoint Presentation.
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NOTE: The screen below will appear. Select the file you want to share.

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Steps to Sharing a Whiteboard

  1. Select the Share drop down menu and select New Whiteboard.
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Steps to Sharing a Program

  1. Select the Share drop down menu and select Program.
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  2. Select the program(s) you wish to share and click Share.
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Steps to Preview Your Sharing

  1. Click Preview to see what you are sharing.
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  2. Select Hide Stage to hide the preview.
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Contents

Sharing in Lync

Steps to Share Screens

  1. Sign on to your Lync account using your CampusID@gsu.edu username and password.
  2. Double-click on the contact you want to share with.
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  3. Hover over Windows_sharing_lync_2.3 and choose the Desktop you wish to share.
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NOTE: The user you are trying to share with will then be notified that you are requesting permission to share, they should click Accept.

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Steps to Share Polls

  1. Sign on to your Lync account using your CampusID@gsu.edu username and password.
  2. Double-click on the contact you want to share with.
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  3. Click Share and select New Poll.
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NOTE: The user you are trying to share with will then be notified that you are requesting permission to share, they should click Accept.

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Steps to Sharing Files

  1. In the chat window:
    1. Hover over  Windows_sharing_lync_2.3
    2. Click Attachment
    3. Click Insert files
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NOTE: The screen below will appear. Select the file you wish to share.

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Steps to Sharing a PowerPoint Presentation

  1. Hover overWindows_sharing_lync_2.3 and then click PowerPoint Presentation.
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NOTE: The screen below will appear. Select the file you want to share.

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Steps to Sharing a Whiteboard

  1. Hover over Windows_sharing_lync_2.3and select New Whiteboard.
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Steps to Sharing a Program

  1. Hover over Windows_sharing_lync_2.3 and select Program.
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  2. Select the program(s) you wish to share and click Share.
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Steps to Preview Your Sharing

  1. Hover over Windows_sharing_lync_2.3 and click Show Stage to see what you are sharing.
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Help

If you have questions, or need assistance, please contact the IS&T Help Center at 404-413-HELP (4357) or help@gsu.edu.