Tools

If you are using a version earlier than v2.3 please use the following link: Tools.

Located on the bottom toolbar of the Layout Designer, the Tools button contains a menu of actions that can be applied to the components of Layouts.

Tools

Versions earlier than 3.0.0 Sharing will be labelled Permissions

Audio

Upload Audio files to the Library so that they can be selected to attach to Widgets.

  • Click on the Audio button and click to add or drag and drop to the target Widget on the Layout Timeline.

Attach Audio

  • Use the drop-down menu to select an audio file from the Library.

When assigning audio to a Widget you can enter Volume as well as a Loop parameter to determine whether the audio will loop for the duration of the existing Widget or just play through once. The audio will be stopped when its parent Widget finishes playing.

Once audio has been assigned to a Widget, a speaker icon will be visible for the media item in the Region Timeline.

Audio Icon

Click on the speaker icon to edit the assigned audio.

If Audio is assigned to a Widget, which is the only Widget in its Region, the audio will stop once the Widget duration has expired but the Widget will remain on screen until the rest of the Layout has expired!

Expiry Dates

Please note: Expiry Dates are currently not supported on the Linux Player.

Click on the Expiry Dates button and click to add or drag and drop to a Widget to enter Start and End dates and times. Use the checkbox to additionally delete the Widget at the set end time.

Expiry Dates

Widgets that have Expiry Dates assigned can be identified by the a calendar icon, shown in the corner of the media item on the Layout Timeline.

Assigned Expiry Dates

Click on this icon to make edits to expiry dates/times as necessary.

Expiry Date Status Icons

  • Set to StartStart date has been set for a future date/time.

  • Set to ExpireExpiry date has been set.

  • Delete on ExpiryWidget has been marked to be deleted on reaching the expiry date.

  • Expired Widget The Widget has expired but remains on the Layout.

    Once the End date has passed the Widget will be removed from the Region. Expired Widgets that have not been set to Delete on Expiry will remain visible in the Layout Designer so that Start and End times can be re-adjusted if needed.

It is important to note that the Layout will be marked invalid and not sent to Players if a Region is empty due to Widget expiry. It should also be noted that if at the time of download there was a valid Layout but the Player has since gone offline, the Layout will show with an empty Region.

Transitions

Transition Type and Duration can be applied to a Widget by clicking to add or drag and drop.

Transitions are supported for Android/webOS ,Tizen Players and Window Players from v2 R252. Transitions are currently not supported on the Linux Player.

Fade/Fly In

Select a Transition and Duration to be applied when the media item starts.

Transition In

Fade/Fly Out

Select the finish Transition and Duration to be applied to the media item when further Widget's are set to follow in the Layout Timeline.

Transition Out

Default Transition Type's and Duration can be entered by an Administrator on the Settings page using the Defaults tab, which can then be applied to all Widgets.

Applied defaults can be overridden for Layouts by unticking the box on the Edit Layout form.

Tools Edit Layout Form

  • Assign and complete Transitions as before.

When Transition Defaults are applied to a Widget the Edit form will show blank fields. Only manually entered Transitions will show on Edit Transition forms.

If there are no more Widgets to follow or the Layout is in the process of being removed then the Exit Transition will apply as configured in Region Options.

Sharing

If you are using a version earlier than 3.0.0 Sharing will be named Permissions

Enable/Disable View, Edit and Delete access for Users/User Groups for Widgets and Regions by clicking to add or by drag and drop.

Permissions

Please see the manual page for Features and Sharing for further information on Sharing options!


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