How to use Google Slides with OptiSigns

Google Slides is a very popular ways to create and share your presentation. You can also use it on your Digital Signage screen.
 
Changes to your Google Slides can be automatically updated on your screens through 1 of 2 ways:
  1. Share the link and paste into OptiSigns: you can set a refresh interval so OptiSigns will check the link.
  2. Log in with Google & select the presentation: Google will notify OptiSigns when there are changes to your presentation and OptiSigns will automatically updates it.

 

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.

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Edit the Google Slides to your linking.

 

2) Add Google Slide App on OptiSigns

Go to our portal: https://app.optisigns.com

Click File/Asset, then click Apps

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Click Google Slides:

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There are 2 ways to get your Google Slides on to your Digital Signs with OptiSigns:
  1. Share the link and paste into OptiSigns: you can set a refresh interval so OptiSigns will check the link)
  2. Log in with Google & select the presentation: Google will notify OptiSigns when there are changes to your presentation and OptiSigns will automatically updates it.
Option 1: Share Google Slide link and paste to OptiSigns.
In your Google Slides, click "Share"
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Then click "Change to anyone with the link"
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Then click "Copy link"
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Then go back to OptiSigns and Paste the link to the URL text box:
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You then can set up
Name for you to remember, you can use the same Google's slide's name. In this case we put "Lobby Google Slides Presentation"
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.
Auto-advance slides interval: default is 5s this means that the slides will auto advances every 5 seconds. 
 
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Click Save

You will see your Google Slides Presentation is added.

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You can skip Option part below and move on to Step 3, assign the presentation to your screen.
 
Option 2: Sign in with Google.
Click "Sign in with Google"
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Sign in and allow OptiSigns to connect:
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Select the Presentation you want to use:
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Give it a name & configure the settings.
Update Interval = 0 means OptiSigns will update when changes are made on your Google Slides.
Note, it may take 20-30s from the time you save the presentation to the time it show up on your screens.
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Click Save.
And your Google Slides Presentation will be created.
 

3) Assign it to your screens

Now go back to Screen tab.

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

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In the Type drop-down click "Assets":

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Select the Google Slides App asset you just created.

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Click Save

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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: support@optisigns.com

 
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