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Touch screen button wizard - Picture tab

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Touchscreen control has been discontinued.

Touch screen buttons

Touch screen buttons are pictures.   You have a choice here of selecting a picture that you already have to creating your own buttons using our Repeat Icons system that allows you to combine icons and text to create buttons.  This also includes some template buttons to get you started quickly

By default, the 'Select Repeat icon' is selected and will display a default button picture.  Use the 'Select Icon wizard' to change this button.  The is also a Template wizard on the screen that appears that will allow you to select pre-made buttons and create your own templates.

Once you have created a button or selected a picture file, the use the 'Next' button to move to the 'Select size' tab which will then allow you to choose the size in pixels of your button.

If you already have buttons, then use either of the:

Local or network drive' 


Select this option and then you can use the Browse button to find files on your hard disk (on the C: drive, for example) or on a network drive if available. 

 

'In same folder as presentation'


This check box is only enabled if you have saved your presentation.  Ticking this box means that when you use the browse button you will just look in the same folder as the presentation.  This allows you to use relative paths (such as MyPicture.jpg) rather than absolute paths (such as c:\Pictures\MyPictures.jpg).  See Using Repeat Signage with Dropbox.com for why you may want to use this option.


'On a website'  (Standard and above editions ONLY)


The Browse button opens up a browser window to allow you to find a file on an Internet website (or on a local network Intranet site).  The file will automatically be downloaded and put in your system cache so that Repeat Signage can display it.  The next time you load this presentation, then Repeat Signage will check to see if there is a newer version of your file.  If there is then it will download the newer version to the system cache and play it.

 

Login required tick box - You can use login URLs to which allow you to login to certain sites and then display a protected page.  See login URLs.

If you are using this screen to select Repeat Signage Presentations (.rsp), Repeat Signage Play Lists (.rspl), Repeat Signage Touch Screen Presentations (.rst), then you may get a 'Cannot download your chosen file' message.  Please note that on some websites, the website will need a MIME type configuring in the websites hosting control panel.

 

RepeatServer.com  Standard and above editions ONLY)

This shows you the files you have hosted on your free RepeatServer.com account.  With the Standalone edition, this is only enabled for RSS feeds.  To set up an account, then see the 'Repeat Server' tab on the Repeat Signage main screen

 

'On an FTP site' or 'In a file on an FTP site'  (Standard and above editions ONLY)


If you don't know what an FTP site is, then click here.  You will need to add a new FTP site to your presentation first.  You will need the following information:

 


Select 'On an FTP site' and use the Add button to enter this information on the FTP site record page.  After you click OK, then you can use the Browse button to visit your FTP site and select a file to display.  The file will automatically be downloaded and put in your system cache so that Repeat Signage can display it.  The next time you load this presentation, then Repeat Signage will check to see if there is a newer version of your file.  If there is then it will download the newer version to the system cache and play it.