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Playing your first presentation

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Playing your first presentation

1.  From the main Repeat Signage screen, make sure you are on the 'Presentations' tab page and then click on the 'Play presentation' button.  You should see the file 'First Presentation.rsp' created if you did the Creating your first presentation tutorial.  Double click 'First Presentation.rsp' to play the presentation. 


Changing Repeat Signage Player options so that Repeat Signage is always the top application

1.  From the main Repeat Signage screen, on the menu click on 'File' then 'Settings'.

This will open the System settings screen.  There are lots of tabs for altering the system settings. 

IMPORTANT NOTE - Repeat Signage has a context-sensitive help system which means that appropriate help if available whenever you press the F1 key on your keyboard.  For example, every tab on this System settings screen has it's own help page.  So whatever tab you choose, you can press F1 and it will give you information about that particular tab. 

2. 
Look at the tabs at the top of the screen and select the 'Player' tab.

3.  Put a tick in the 'Keep player on top of other applications (recommended)' tick box.

4.  There are a number of other tick boxes on this page.  Press the F1 key on your keyboard or click on the 'Press F1 for help' button and just spend a minute looking at the options.

5.  Click on the OK button to save the changes to the system settings. 

6.  Play your presentation again.  When it is playing, then if you use the 'Alt+Tab' keyboard combination (holding down the Alt key on your keyboard and then every time you press the tab key on your keyboard it allows you to change the current program of view the Windows Desktop), then it will allow you to change to any running programs but Repeat Signage will then pop itself back in front full screen so that you can only see the presentation.


Note - With the PowerPoint scheduler control, Repeat Signage will keep itself on top only when PowerPoint files are not playing, otherwise it will cover up the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. 


If you are using Repeat Signage on a dedicated computer that is only for displaying digital signage, then it is advisable to disable or remove any pop-up type software such as Windows Live Messenger and disable any pop-up messages on anti-virus software etc. 


Play presentation on a website

Underneath the 'Play presentation' button is the 'Play presentation on a website' button which is enabled In the Standard and above editions.   This allows you to put the URL of a presentation you have hosted on a website.  For example:

http://www.repeatserver.com/Users/RepeatSamples/Data/Colleges01-16to9-1280x720.rsp

We have some of our sample presentations hosted on a free Repeatserver.com account.  Have a look at the following link for presentations that are hosted on RepeatServer.com:

http://www.repeatserver.com/Users/RepeatSamples/

and our Sample presentations on websites which is a list of online presentations which you can use to test this button.

Please note that on some websites, the website will need a MIME type configuring otherwise you may get a 'Cannot download your chosen file' message.

With the Standard and above editions, you can play a presentation which has been uploaded to a website.  The reason you may want to do this is so that you can get a Repeat Signage player computer at a remote location to play a hosted presentation and then you can upload a new version to the website when you have made changes, and the remote player will automatically downlo    ad and play this new version.
 

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