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Located on the bottom toolbar on the Layout Designer, the Tools tab contains actions that can be applied to the components of Layouts.
Regions can be simply added to Layouts by clicking on the Region button or drag and drop to the Layout Navigator.
Upload Audio files to the Library which can then be selected to attach to Widgets. Click on the Audio button and click to add or drag and drop to the target Widget on the Layout Timeline.
Use the drop-down menu to select an audio file from the Library.
When assigning audio to a Widget you can enter Volume as well as a Loop parameter to determine whether the audio will loop for the duration of the existing Widget or just play through once. The audio will be stopped when its parent Widget finishes playing.
Once audio has been assigned to a Widget, a speaker icon will be visible for the media item in the Region Timeline.
Click on the Expiry Dates button and click to add or drag and drop to a Widget to enter Start and End dates and times. Use the checkbox to delete the Widget at the set end time.
Widgets that have Expiry Dates assigned can be identified by the clock icon shown in the corner of the media item on the Layout Timeline.
It is important to note that the Layout will be marked invalid and not sent to Players if a Region is empty due to Widget expiry. It should also be noted that if at the time of download there was a valid Layout but the Player has since gone offline, the Layout will show with an empty Region.
Transition Type and Duration can be applied to a Widget by clicking to add or drag and drop.
Select a Transition and Duration to be applied when the media item starts.
Select the finish Transition and Duration to be applied to the media item when further Widget’s are set to follow in the Layout Timeline.
Default Transition Type’s and Duration can be entered by an Administrator on the Settings page using the Defaults tab, which can then be applied to all Widgets. Applied defaults can be overridden for Layouts by unticking the box on the Edit Layout form.
Assign and complete Transitions as before.
Set view, edit and delete permissions for Widgets and Regions by clicking to add or drag and drop.
Please see the manual page for Permissions for further information.