How to set up a slideshow

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1. Overview

Similar to a PowerPoint presentation, slideshows allow users to display their own selection of dashboards or other views in sequence. This may be useful in a presentation, but can also allow you to rotate through multiple dashboards for monitoring purposes on a flat panel in a corporate hallway, in an operation center, in a kiosk, etc.

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 editor, 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.

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

Slideshow is ready
Slideshow is ready

4. Configure slideshow options

When editing a slideshow, click Configure in the toolbar to set various slideshow options such as:

  • Name of the slideshow
  • Duration for each slide in seconds
  • Slide Reload Interval in seconds, if you want each slide to also reload itself at some interval before moving to the next
  • Repeat — loops through the slides continuously

Slideshow configuration options
Slideshow configuration options

5. Preview and play the slideshow

When editing, click Preview from the toolbar to play the slideshow.

Preview and play the slideshow
Preview and play the slideshow

A panel appears automatically by default when moving the mouse toward the bottom of the screen, containing convenient options for pausing or playing the slideshow, and previous/next buttons.

To access additional options, including for returning to the slideshow editor, right-click (or long-tap) the slideshow to access its context menu:

Slideshow context menu
Slideshow context menu

6. See also

 

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