How to set up a slideshow

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1. Overview

Similar to a PowerPoint presentation, slideshows allow users to define their own selection of dashboards or other views in sequence.

In Dundas BI, a slideshow lets you display a dashboard or other view for a configurable duration before it is swapped out with the next view or dashboard in the sequence, and so on. This provides an easy way to display important dashboards on a flat panel in a corporate hallway setting, operation centers, kiosks, etc. Large screen displays are a good way to engage users and encourage a certain behavior by providing informative views and creating healthy competition.

2. Create a new slideshow

To create a slideshow, go to the main menu, click New, and then click Slideshow.

Create a new slideshow
Create a new slideshow

3. Add views to the slideshow

In the Slideshow Designer screen, click Add Item.

Click Add Item
Click Add Item

Select a dashboard or other view to be added to the slideshow.

Select a dashboard to add to slideshow
Select a dashboard to add to slideshow

Add the remaining views to the slideshow. Each view is also referred to as a slide.

Slideshow with 3 slides added
Slideshow with 3 slides added

You can reorder the slides by dragging them, or remove a slide by clicking the (x) icon, similar to how items on the home screen can be customized.

Finally, click Modify Slides from the toolbar to exit the editing mode. This is a toggle button. You can click it again to go back and edit the slides.

Slideshow is ready
Slideshow is ready

4. Configure slideshow options

In the Slideshow Designer screen, click Configure from the toolbar to set various slideshow options such as:

  • Name of the slideshow
  • Duration for each slide in seconds
  • Slide Reload Interval (Seconds - 0 for Never)
  • Repeat slideshow after slides have finished

Slideshow configuration options
Slideshow configuration options

5. Preview and play the slideshow

In the Slideshow Designer screen, click Preview from the toolbar to play the slideshow.

Preview and play the slideshow
Preview and play the slideshow

There is a convenient set of controls at the bottom of the slideshow for pausing or playing the slideshow, and previous/next buttons.

6. See also

 

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