In this article we'll show you how to use Google Slides on OptiSigns. Here are the high level steps:
- Create and prepare your Google slides
- Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns
- 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.
Once you are done with creating the slides.
Click File->Publish to web
Pick the duration you want for "Auto-advance slides".
Check "Start slideshow as soon as player loads.
Check "Restart the slideshow after the last slide".
Then Click "Publish"
Click OK to confirm that you want to publish
You will get a link like below. Copy that link to clipboard. We will use it in OptiSigns Digital Signage.
If you make changes to the slides, you don't have to regenerate the link again.
2) Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns
Go to our portal: https://app.optisigns.com
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 "Google Slide Presentation for Lobby TV"
Paste the URL you got from previous Step here.
The Update Interval default is 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.
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.
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".