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June 19, 2020

How to use Google Slides with OptiSigns Digital Signage

Google Slides is a very popular ways to create and share your presentation. You can also use it on your Digital Signage screen. For more ideas on how to use Google Slides to create Professional looking Digital Signs, click here.

In this article we'll show you how to use Google Slides on OptiSigns.Here are the high level steps:

1) Create and prepare your Google slides

2) Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns

3) Assign it to your screens

If this is the first time you use OptiSigns, you can read here to get set up.

Otherwise, let's dive in.

1) Create and prepare your Google Slides

Open your Google Slides presentation or create new a new presentation that you like.

If you need help in using Google Slides, click here.

After you done creating the Google Slides, click Share.

Then click "Change to anyone with the link"

Then click "Copy link"

2) Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns

Go to our portal:

Click File/Asset

Click App:

Click Google Slides:

Give it a name for you to remember, you can use the same Google's slide's name. In this case we put "Lobby Google Slides Presentation"

Paste the URL you got from previous Step here.

You then can set up:

Update Interval: default is 600s (10 minutes). This mean the app will refresh the link every 10 mins for any changes in your presentation. If you have a lot of slides, you may want to change this interval to something longer.

Auto-advance slidesinterval: default is 5s this means that the slides will auto advances every 5 seconds.

Click Save

You will see your Google Slides Presentation is added.

3) Assign it to your screens

Now go back to Screen tab.

Click Edit on the screen you want to display the slides on.

In the Type drop-down click "Assets":

Select the Google Slides App asset you just created.

Click Save

That's it! Your Google Slides is now playing on your screen.

If you make changes to the slides, and save it, the screen will updated every "Update Interval".

If you having trouble, please feel free to reach out to us:

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