Screen layout

A screen layout consist of one or more areas. Every area has its own playlist and in these playlists the user can publish material that will be shown on the screen. There is a library with existing screen layouts to choose from or you can create your own screen layout. If you create your own screen layout you can choose the placement and size of the different areas. 

Before you can use your screen layout on your screen you need to create a screen location and connect it to your screen layout. For more information about how you create a screen location and how to connect it to your screen layout go to the following article.

Concepts

Area: Every area has its own playlist.

Layout: A layout consist of one or more areas.

Base content: Every screen layout can contain base content. By publishing base content, all screens using this screen layout no matter the screen location or screen group will show it. Base content can be used to publish backgrounds, logos and similar to build a good design for your screen.

Add a new screen layout

  1.  Click on screens and choose screen layout
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  2. Click add new Aug-21-2019_14-19-04.gif
  3. Choose a layout or create your own
    You can now pick between our existing screen layouts or create an on your own.
    If you choose an existing layout you will give it a name that is going to reflect its area of ​​use. After that the layout is available on your account. 
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  4. Create your own layout - settings
    If you choose to create your own layout you will need to specify some settings.

    Layout name: Enter a name for your layout.

    Resolution: Enter the resolution of the screen.

    Portrait: For screens mounted in portrait mode when the screen has a full HD resolution 1080x1920 pixels.

    Landscape:
    For screens mounted in landscape mode when the screen has a full HD resolution 1920x1080 pixels.

    Custom: If you have screen that isn't full HD you can adjust the resolution of the layout here.
    Size: The resolution of the screen you got.
    Rotation: If you have a screen mounted in portrait you need to rotate the layout. All screens have the settings to show the picture in landscape mode.
    If the screen is rotated clockwise while mounted you need to rotate the layout counter clockwise and vice versa.

    Background color: The layouts color that is behind all areas.

    Information: Add a information text for the layout.
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  5. Create your own layout - Create areas 
    Every area that is created has its own playlist. Every playlist can be filled with content, for example pictures, webb links, movies, feeds and widgets.

    Click the button "add area" to add a new area to your layout. You can have an unlimited number of areas in your layout. 

    When you add an area a blue box appears in the layout.

    The area can be moved anywhere inside the layout by moving the blue box. You can even enter the X & Y position the area top left corner shall have, where X=0 & Y=0 is in the top left corner on the layout. 

    The size can be changed by pulling the anchor points of the blue box or by enter size in pixels under size.

    The sound is deactivated on every area and its playlist by default. Activate the sound on the area by clicking "Sound activated".

    An area should be hidden if it contain design like a a watch, date, or logotype that shouldn't be changed often. Hidden areas can be found inside publish but is grouped under "show hidden areas"

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    An example of a completed layout with four areas.

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Change between different screen layouts

For an existing screen layout you can connect further screen layouts. These can be scheduled to be shown on different days or times.
To add screen layouts follow these steps: 

  1. Choose your layout
    Click on Edit layout on your layout and click add screen layoutAug-21-2019_14-55-43.gif

  2. Choose a layout or create you own.
    You can now choose to use a made screen layout or to create a new that we did earlier.
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  3. Name your layout
    Give the new screen layout a name. 
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    Activate or schedule the new layout

  4. Navigate to publish
    Go to the main menu and choose Publish then your screen location or screen group.
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  5. Click on show all screen layouts
    Hover the mouse on the thumbnail of the layout and click on Show all screen layouts
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  6. Schedule your new screen layout.
    Click on "Won't appear" under your new layout.
    There you will have the option to schedule when your second layout will be shown.
    You can read more about how scheduling works here
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