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Publish files

Publish content
In PLAYipp, you can upload a variety of file types, widgets and web content. This can be mixed in a playlist so that it scrolls between all content. If you want the same content to be displayed statically in a area, you leave it alone in the playlist, then only it will be displayed until you add something more or remove it. If you want to read more about how the playlist works, you can do so here: The playlist  In addition to uploading images, videos, files, etc., you can create content directly in playipp. This is done with Quicknote templates and various integrations. Quicknote templates allow you to create messages with text and images to be displayed on your screen. Integrations retrieve information from other systems and display them in ready-made widgets. You can read more about how to create Quicknote templates here: Create a QUICKnote template  You can read about integrations in these articles: Integrations and functions As I said, you can upload a variety of different ones and mix them exactly as you want. We have created a guide for each type of file so you can easily follow. You can find them here: Pictures: Publish pictures  Videos: Publish video  PDF, Powerpoint and office documents: Publish PDF, Powerpoint, Office-document  HTML files: Publish HTML-files  Web links, HLS and youtube: Web links, Youtube & HLS stream 
Publish PDF, Powerpoint, Office-document
ATTENTION! Instead of using PowerPoint, we recommend using our Templates (formerly Quicknotes) tool to post images and text. Then you can easily edit the presentation afterwards and ensure that you get the right font. We recommend saving your PowerPoint as a PDF for the best experience before uploading it to the playlist. If the file contains animations, choose to export your PowerPoint as .mp4 (video) and then upload the video. If you still choose to publish a PowerPoint, it needs to be adapted to get the right resolution on the screen. This requires a formula as PowerPoint uses cm instead of pixels. It is automatically calculated and displayed under Tips & trix on the right side. To upload a PDF, powerpoint or office document, follow these steps: NOTE the steps below upload a PDF but it is the same step for powerpoint or office document 1. Click here 2. Click "Publish" 3. Click the location or group you want to publish to 4. Click the area you want to publish to 5. Click "Add new" 6. Click "PDF" 7. Click "Choose files" 8. Choose the file you want to upload 9. Here you can change name of the file 10. Here you can change the time per page 11. Here you can choose what folder to save the file to 12. Click "Next step" 13. Choose if you want to schedule your video or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  14. Click "Publish"
Publish web links, Youtube & HLS stream
To publish a web link, clip from YouTube or stream via HLS on PLAYipp's digital information screens, all you need is a link to the web page, clip or stream. You can also use website screenshots to display web pages. Then you can script a login, choose what buttons should be clicked, etc. You can read more about website screenshots here: Website screenshot  ATTENTION! Unfortunately, we are currently unable to play YouTube clips on Samsung screens. We are working to find a solution to this. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. 1. Click on “Signage” 2. Click on “Publish” 3. Choose the screen location or group you want to publish to 4. Click on your area you want to publish to 5. Click on “add new” 6. Choose Webpage, Youtube or HLS stream. 7. Paste the link to the content you want to show and click next. 8. Now you need to give the object a name. This name will be shown in the playlist. You also need set a play length and choose what folder to save the object to. 9. In this step you will be able to schedule the object if you want to. If you want the object to show until further choose always show. You can read more about how schedules work here: Scheduling  10. The link or clip will soon be displayed on the screen
Publish video
Tip! For best results; use videos that have the same, or higher resolution than what it will be published on. Recommended file format is .MP4 1. Click here 2. Click "Publish" 3. Click the location or group you want to publish to 4. Click the area you want to publish to 5. Click "Add new" 6. Click "Video" 7. Click "Choose files" 8. Choose the video you want to upload 9. Here you can change name of the video 10. Here you can choose what folder the video is saved to 11. Click "Next step" 12. Choose if you want to schedule your video or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  13. Click "Publish"
Publish pictures
Tip! For best results; use images that have the same or higher resolution than the surface image to be published on. The same applies if you drastically reduce the size of an image. Then many details can disappear. 1. Click here 2. Click "Publish" 3. Click the location or group you want to publish to 4. Click the area you want to publish to 5. Click "Add new" 6. Click "Images" 7. Click "Choose files" 8. Choose the image you want to upload 9. You will now be asked to crop the image. If you don't do that, it will be adjusted automatically. If we click yes, we will be able to crop the image itself. 10. If you click here, the image will center the image and adjust it as large as possible without cropping anything. 11. If you click here, the image will scale to 1:1 12. If you click here, the image will fill the entire surface and crop as much as necessary to fill the entire surface. 13. By clicking and dragging here, you can zoom the image yourself. 14. By clicking and dragging the image, you can move it and choose how it should be cropped. 15. When you are done with how you want to crop the image, click "Save” 16. Here you can change the name of your image that you upload. 17. Click here to change the playing length of the image. Playlength is how long the image will appear in the playlist before the next item appears. 18. Here you can choose which folder the image should be saved in. 19. Click "Next step" 20. Choose if you want to schedule your widget or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  21. Click "Publish"
Publish HTML-files
1. Click here 2. Click "Publish" 3. Click the location or group you want to publish to 4. Click the area you want to publish to 5. Click "Add new" 6. Click "HTML files" 7. Click "Choose files" 8. Choose you file you want to upload 9. Here you can change name on your file 10. Click here to change the playing length of the image. Playlength is how long the image will appear in the playlist before the next item appears. 11. Here you can change the folder to save the file to. 12. Click "Next step" 13. Choose if you want to schedule your widget or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  14. Click "Publish"

Quicknote

Use a QUICKnote template
Publish and use a QUCKnote template This article goes through how to publish and add information in an already created QUCKnote template. Create new and more QUICKnote templates by navigating to Screen > QUICKnote templates . Select the layout and specific area for which you want to create a QUCKnote template. Learn more about creating new QUICKnote templates here: Create a QUICKnote template  Publish a template to a screen location or screen group 1. Select Publish in the main menu. 2. Select a group or a location to publish to. Click on the area in the layout to be updated. 3. Click +Add new select Templates. Select an already created template or use an empty QUCKnote template. The "empty QUCKnote template" option is only visible to users who have this viewing right added on their account. All templates created and saved for the current area appears as optional alternatives. Overview of the QUICKnote tool 1. Field Fold out the field menu 2. Settings Fold ut the settings menu 3. Grid Activate/Deactivate the grid 4. Undo Undo latest change 5. Zoom Zoom in/out 6. Title in the playlist Object name in playlist  7. Object name in playlist Object view time in playlist 8. Publish Publish template and schedule 9. Close Close without saving 10. Files Fold out the media library 11. Symbols/Forms Can be used to create a graphic design. Use the opacity on a rectangle to create a background for headlines and so on.  The construction of templates A template is created by using fields. The fields that can be edited are marked with a dashed frame. The example below contains a text field and an image field that can be edited, while the title is locked and cannot be changed. Whether a field is locked or editable depends on the template right setting in the current field. These settings are specified when building the template. If any setting options shown in the overview image above dosen´t appear, the template must first be unlocked. Unlocking a template can only be performed by those authorized to do so.  To edit a text field: 1. Double-click the text to mark it. Then you can edit the text    To edit an image field: 1. Click on the image field. The "Change Image" button, located at top center, will now be visible. If the image field already contains an image, any cropping may now appear outside the image field frame. 2. Click Change Image. The file library opens up. 3. Select an already uploaded image from any of your folders or upload a new image. Crop an image in a image field 1. Crop an image in an image field. Make sure both croup mode and cropping mode are enabled (the icons will turn blue). 2. Grab one of the image's corner points and enlarge the image by dragging the corner point outward. 3. All parts of the picture that is outside the image frame will turn grey.  4. When you're satisfied with the image size you can also drag and drop the image to change its location in the image field. 5. Disable crop mode to give the image its new crop and location in the image field. 6. Once you have filled in information in the fields you want to use click publish in the upper right corner and proceed to the scheduling. Read more about scheduling here. Note! * When cropping an image by dragging its headers zooms in the image. If the image has a lower resolution than the template's image field the image can be perceived as pixelated as it appears on a screen. * If you pull in an edge point instead of a corner point the picture will be scaled off disproportionately.
Create a QUICKnote template
Note To use a QUICKnote template to publish information, read the following article Use a QUICKnote template  Create a QUICKnote template A QUICKnote template is always created for a specific area. You can create an unlimited number of templates for each area. Templates are an easy way to publish information quick and easy. Use QUICKnote templates instead of posters, powerpoint or other document files. To create a new template or change existing ones. Select Signage > QUICKnote templates and choose your area. If you do not see this option, you do not have the right to create or change in QUICKnote templates. Then contact your account administrator.  Overview of QUICKnote tool (Picture 1/2) When working with templates and fields you can only work within the white working area. You can't drag any fields outside the white working area. 1. Add field. Drag the field that you want to use from the field list to the template. 2. Select and enable mesh grids. When activating a mesh, the fields in the template are moved to fixed positions instead of moving freely. Drag a field into the template by drag and drop. 3. Show / Do not show field edges. The stretched edges that show a field spread are never displayed on a screen. The dashed edges are only available for visualization in field propagation in the template manager. 4. Zoom. Zoom in / out of the template 5. Name or rename the template. Click on the name to name the template. Give the template a name that shows its scope or type of information the template is supposed to contain. 6. Quick Menu. Click on a field in the template to get quick options for the most common settings for the field. The company's fonts and colors. All of the fonts and colors available are set in the main Menu > Signage > Typeface and colors. Below the pop-up menu, each field's right-hand option also displays the symbol of a padlock. When creating a template, each field's properties can be locked down so that the template works and is used as desired. 7. Set display time. Set the display time the template should have when it's published. The display time can always be edited later in the playlist. 8. Save the template. All saved templates are found under each area in Publish. Signage > Publish > Select location or group > Select area > + Add > Templates 9. Close the template tool. Overview of QUICKnote tool (Picture 2/2) 1. Fields menu. All fields used in a template are listed in the field menu. The field at the top of the list is the top layer in the template. Click the field name to rename the field in the field list. 2. Settings. Under settings, you can give the template a name and set display time on the template. These settings are exactly the same as under points 5. and 7. under Figure 1 above. 3. Field order - Change order and couple fields. Grab the fields and move the fields up or down the list by drag and drop. Also couple fields with each other by dropping fields on top of each other in the field list. Please note that the field that you want to drop another field on must be lit gray for the coupling function to work. Couple fields with each other to for example prevent text in one field from overwriting text in another field. Also to prevent text for overwriting an image. It is possible to couple all types of fields. 4. Field Settings. Each field added have more settings available. Click between the field name and field tendencies to open the settings menu. 5. Media library. Upload directories or single images to the media library by drag and drop from the desktop. Depending on user rights, sometimes, not all directories on the account may appear. 6. Symbols / Shapes. Symbols and shapes can be used to easily create graphic elements on a template. Use the opacity setting on a rectangle form to create a background element behind captions, etc. + Add Click on add to get a list of all the different fields that you can add to your template. Text: Textbox. Moving text: Moving text may be useful for alerts and to pay extra attention to specific information. TIP! By using HTML encoding found under field settings, image 2 point 4, and create scrolling slideshows linking to pictures on the web. Date: Shows today's date. TIP! Create a QUICKnote template containing only one date field. Then publish the date template into a dedicated date area in a layout. Clock: Displays the current time. TIP! Create a QUICKnote template containing only one clock field. Then publish the clock template in a dedicated clock area in a layout. Image: Adds a picture field. Shape: Forms and symbols can be used to easily and quickly create graphic elements into a template. Use transparency / opacity for example a rectangle to create background elements behind captions. Stamp: Shows who published the information and / or what date the information was published. Background: Use a color or image as the background in a template. TIP! Use the opacity setting on the background to create templates that look more customized to the layout.
Unsplash
With Unsplash you can add stock photos from unsplash into a QUICKnote. To be able to add pictures from unsplash you need to have the user rights to upload pictures. To add a picture from unsplash you follow these steps: 1. Click here 2. Click here 3. A modal will appear at the top of the modal you can search for pictures 4. Once you have found a picture you hover click select 5. Click here and give the picture a name 6. Click here and choose a folder to save the picture to 7. Click add image 8. Now you can navigate to the folder we saved the picture to 9. in my this case we saved to a folder called grundmaterial 10. And here our picture is. You can now use it as any other picture that you have uploaded.

Widgets

Widgets
Widgets are smart playlist objects that retrieve information from other systems. A widget can, for example, display the weather for 3 days ahead, your latest posts on Instagram, departures in local traffic, calendars from Outlook or Google and much, much more. Most widgets require an integration or function. Integrations and functions can be found in the main menu. (do you not see that option in the main menu and then have to talk to your account administrators) You can read more about our integrations and functions here: https://helpcenter.playipp.com/category/121/ Feeds The feeds can be used by several integrations to display feeds eg: Instagram, Facebook, RSS and Omnia, Microsoft yammer, Spintr and wordpress. You can see how to add a feed widget here: How to add a feed widget  Events Events are used to display information from calendars such as: BRP, Beework, Google calendar, Microsoft calendar, Visbook. You can see how to add an Event widget here: How to add a event widget 
How to add a feed widget
Feed widgets can be used in several integrations to display feeds eg: Instagram, Facebook, RSS, Omnia, Microsoft yammer, Spintr and wordpress. First, you need to add an integration against a system. You do this via Integrations and then select your system that you want to integrate with. You can see how to do that in these articles: Integrations and functions To add a feed, follow these steps: 1. Click "Add new" 2. Click "Widgets" 3. Click "Feeds". 4. Click on the design you want to use. Different designs can be customised in a few different ways. We recommend using New Feed Landscape or New Feed portrait. 5. Choose your feed. 6. Click here to edit the settings for image (if there is any). 7. Click here to edit the settings for the header. 8. Click here to edit the settings for the text. 9. Click here to edit the settings for the footer. 10. Click here to edit the settings for the background. 11. Click here to edit the settings for the dots. 12. Click "Next step" 13. Click here and give the widget a name. 14. Choose a folder do save the widget in. 15. Click "Continue to schedule" 16. Choose if you want to schedule your widget or if you want it to always show. You can read more how to schedule content here: Scheduling  17. Click "Publish"
How to add an event widget
Event widgets can be used in several integrations to display events such as: BRP, Beework, Google calendar, Microsoft calendar and Visbook. First, you need to add an integration against a system. You do this via Integrations and then select your system that you want to integrate with. You can see how to do that in these articles: Integrations and functions To add a widget, follow these steps: 1. Click "Add new" 2. Click "Widgets" 3. Click "Events" 4. Click on the design you want to use. Different designs can be customised in a few different ways. 5. Choose your calendar here 6. Click "Next step" 7. Choose the name of the widget 8. Select the folder to save the widget. 9. Click "Continue to schedule" 10. Choose if you want to schedule your widget or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  11. Click "Publish"
Up and down counters
Are you longing for the next company party or want to know how long it has been since the last party? Then we have both up and down counters that you can show on your screens. Follow these steps to see how you add a counter to your screen. 1. Click here 2. Click "Publish" 3. Click on the location or area you want to publish the counter to. 4. Click the area you want to publish to 5. Click "Add new" 6. Click “Widgets” 7. Click “Counter” 8. Choose one of the templates you want to use. Different templates have different designs och settings. 9. Here you can choose up or downcounter. 10. Here you choose the time / date you want it to count to 11. Here you find all the settings to change the design and the rest of the settings. 12. Click "Next step" 13. Click "Continue to schedule" 14. Choose if you want to schedule your widget or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  15. Click "Publish"
ICal Calendar
Ical is one of several sets to display one or more calendars on a screen. We have integrations with Google's and Microsoft's calendars. You can see how to set them up here: Google: Google Calendar  Microsoft: Microsoft Calendar  If you have an Ical link and want to load and display it on a screen, follow these steps: 1. Click “Signage” 2. Click “Publish” 3. Click on the the Screen location or group you want to publish calendar to. 4. Click the area you want to publish the calendar to. 5. Click "Add new" 6. Click “widgets” 7. Click on “ICal Calendar” 8. Click on the template you want to use. In this example we will use “Flexible simple" 9. Click on “ICal calendars” 10. Paste your ical link to this field. Note: In some cases you may need to enter the Email for the owner of the calendar. 11. Click "Next step" 12. Give your widget a name and select a folder ro save the widget to. 13. Click "Continue to schedule" 14. Choose if you want to schedule your widget or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  15. Click here

Other

The playlist
The screen is divided into different areas through the layout, Each area that you create in the layout has its own playlist connected to it. It is in these playlists that you publish all content. To enter the playlist, follow these steps: 1. Click here 2. Click "Publish" 3. Click on the location or area. 4. Click the area you for the playlist. You are now in a playlist. The playlist is built so that it shows the first active item, Shows it for the play length (mm:ss) it is set to and then shows the next one, When it gets to the bottom of the playlist, it will start over at the first item again. (Red arrows) If you want to change the order of the items in the playlist, click and drag the handles on the left side (Green arrow) Sometimes you will come across objects with a padlock. This means that they belong to a group and must be edited in that group, you can read about that here: My objects are locked with a padlock, how do I unlock them?  At the right, there is a colored button. It can have 4 different colors. Green means it is currently active and should be displayed on screen. Orange means it is scheduled and will be displayed. Red means it is scheduled and has been shown but is not scheduled to be shown in the future. You can read more about scheduling here: Scheduling  Gray means it is disabled. Then someone has entered via the "..." button. and selected disable. If you want to activate it again, click on the “…” button and click activate again. (see below)
Priority
If you want only one or a few items to be displayed during a specific period instead of the already existing items in the playlist, you can use priorities and scheduling together. An example could be to show a lunch menu between 10-13 or information about whether there will be a fire drill on Friday. Priority works by showing only the active items with the highest priority level. If the object is deleted or if the scheduling has ended, the priority level will drop to the next level with active objects. You can also set a higher priority level for objects. This can be good if you always schedule items. If the scheduling extends to all standard objects, then you can have an object as a reserve (Fallback) which is displayed if nothing else is active. By default, these three priority levels are available to choose from: Standard: The default level that all new items receive. Prio: A step higher than the standard level, if you set items as "Prio" then only those items will be displayed. Backup: One step lower than the standard level, displayed if no other item is active in the playlist. To change the priority, follow these steps: 1. Click here on the "..."-button   2. Click on "Edit priority"   3. Click here.   4. Choose the priority level you want to change to.   5. When you have changed priority level on an object there will appear a divider that shows what items that are playing and those who has lower priority and does not appear on the screen.
Power save mode
The power save mode allows you to set when you want your screen or screens to be powered on. To put the screen in a power save mode, for example when the office is closed, is good for the environment and prolongs the screens longevity. Note! The power save mode are not supported on all screens. If you find that the screen doesn't power off or power on properly we recommend using the screens own power save mode instead. 1. Click “Signage” 2. Click on the location or group you want to activate power save mode on. 3. Click on a area. It doesn't matter which area you click on. 4. Click here 5. Click “Power save mode” 6. Click here You have 3 different types of schedules to choose from. When you set a schedule, you choose when the screen should be on. the rest of the time it goes into power saving mode. (if no schedules are setup the screen will be on 24/7) You can read how they work here: Scheduling
Scheduling
In order to be able to automate when your content should be displayed, schedules are used. With these, you can then choose when the content should be displayed. There are three different scheduling options. From & to date, Always show and Advanced schedule. We will get to these a little further down. Tip! You can add multiple schedules to the same object! In the playlist, there is a button on each item that indicates its scheduling status. The color of the scheduling button indicates whether the item is currently showing, will be showing, is finished, or disabled. Active The item is active and is being displayed. The item will be displayed until it is removed or disabled in the playlist. Until... The item is active and currently displayed but has a schedule. The item will be displayed until the specified date. the button will then turn orange if there is another schedule in the future or red if there is nothing to schedule. From... The item is not currently displayed but is scheduled to be displayed from the specified date and time. Finished The item has been scheduled to finish and is no longer displayed on the screen. Inactive The item has been deactivated by a user. you can read more about that here: The playlist  From & to date The scheduling mode From & to date is used when you want an object to be shown between two different times and/or dates. For example: Wed 25 Oct 2017 at 00:00 to Sun 29 Oct 2017 at 23:59 1. Choose the date and time when you want the object to appear on the screen. The object will appear on the screen immediately if no date or time is chosen in the schedule. 2. Choose the date and time when you want the object to stop appearing on the screen. The object will appear on the screen until further notice if no date or time is chosen in the schedule. Always show The object will appear on the screen until someone removes or inactivate it in the playlist. Advanced schedule With an advanced schedule you can create custom schedules. If you want an object to appear only on Fridays or under lunch break on weekdays. There are two different advanced schedules: Same hours each day and Different hours each day. Same hours each day 1. Choose which days that the object will appear. When a day is marked blue the object will appear on the screen on that day. 2. Choose between which hours the object will appear on your chosen days. 3. Choose the date and time that the schedule will start. The schedule will start immediately if no date or time is chosen in the schedule. 4. Choose the date and time when the schedule shall stop. The schedule will be active until further notice if no date or time is chosen in the schedule. Different hours each day 1. Choose which days that you want the object to appear on the screen. When a day is marked blue the object will be shown that day. 2. Choose between which hours the object will appear on the chosen days. 3. Choose the date and time that the schedule will start. The schedule will start immediately if no date or time is chosen in the schedule. 4. Choose the date and time when you want the schedule to stop. The schedule will be active until further notice if no date or time is chosen in the schedule.
Copy object to other playlist
If you want to move items from one playlist to another, there is a function just for that. You can use this function to both copy between the same area on different screens or different areas on the same screen. To move items between two playlists, follow these steps: 1. Click this button to display all options for the item 2. Click on “Copy to other playlist” 3. Go to the new playlist that you want to paste the object to. 4. Click "Yes" 5. Click on this button
Soft transitions
If you want a Soft transition between your objects, you can activate it on your area. Then there will be a Fade In/Fade Out transition between all items in the playlist. To enable this, follow these steps: 1.  Click "Signage" 2. Click "Screen layouts" 3. Click this icon. 4. Click "Edit" 5. Click on your area. 6. Click "Advanced" 7. Enable soft transitions. 8. Click "Save & close" The player will now update the content and enable Soft transitions.
Kilkaya
Kilkaya can be used without an integration on PLAYipp screens. You will need to create a link from Kilkaya which you then post as a web link in playipp. Start by creating this link. you see how to do it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PjGjp-fqds4KznHZIz3HiFzy6PHu2ycHTC-3af1gj3o/edit#heading=h.dkz3ggywtmoq When you have a weblink you need to add it as a weblink to a playlist. To add it follow these steps: 1. Click "Signage" 2. Click on the location or group you want to publish the link on. 3. Click on the area you want to show publish to. 4. Click "Add new" 5. Click "Web page" 6. Paste the link from Kilkaya here. 7. Click "Next step" 8. Here you can give the link a name so it makes it easier to identify the link 9. Click here to set the playlength that you want the link to show in the playlist 10. Choose a folder to save the link to 11. Click "Next step" 12. Choose if you want to schedule your link or if you want it to always show. You can read more how you schedule content here: Scheduling  13. Click "Publish" The link is now published on your screen and will start showing soon.
Publish google docs file
You can publish files from google sheets that auto update. Simply follow the steps below