Repeat Signage V5 help

External files used in your presentation screen

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This screen shows you all the external files such as picture, video, audio, RTF, PDF and text files used in your presentation.  When a presentation loads, it looks for new versions of these files so that the latest information is always displayed.  You can use this screen to see all the external files and also to update them quickly. 


Black lines - These are files used in the presentation and the original files exist on this system.  These files will be displayed without problems.

Blue lines - These are web browser controls where you will only see the website page if you have Internet access.  These files are not stored in the system cache.

Green lines - The original file that was inserted into the presentation is not available.  However, there is a copy in the system cache, so these file will be displayed.

Red lines - The original file is missing and we don't have a copy in the system cache.  This file will not be displayed at all and will affect the look of the playing presentation.

View button

Highlighting a file and clicking on the 'View' button will open the file using whatever default program your copy of Windows has for the particular file type.  A text file, for example 'c:\MyText.txt' will open using the Windows Notepad program on most systems.  Windows has a list of 'File associations' that says a file with a file extension of 'txt' should be opened with Windows Notepad. 

Edit button

Highlighting a file and clicking on the 'Edit' button will open the file for editing using whatever default program your copy of Windows has for the particular file type.  A picture file, for example 'c:\MyPicture.gif' will load in Windows Paint by default (unless you have another graphics package on your system).  This is different to using the View button as this will usually display the file using Internet Explorer or Picture Preview.

Edit cached button

This will allow you to open the cached version of the file.  See Repeat Signage System Cache for more information.  This button is only really useful if the original file is missing from your system.  For example, when someone else sends you a presentation to edit and that file that contains allow the pictures, videos, etc, with in itself.

Error list button (only appears if there are errors)

This will give more information on errors.  The information that appears is in geek-speak and is useful for sending to our Support Department which will help them to identify the source of problems.
RSS feed files

You should not use this screen for editing RSS feeds.  On the main Repeat Signage screen use the 'Tools' then 'RSS Feed Manager' to create and publish RSS feeds for use in your presentations.

Tools menu - Restore missing files from cache to their original locations

If you have any 'MISSING BUT CACHED' entries, this may be because you have opened a presentation created on another computer with contained content files, such as pictures and videos, within the presentation.  These are automatically placed within the Repeat Signage System Cache so that the presentation and find and play the files.  This option allows you to extract them from the cache to their original locations, so that they can be edited.

Trouble shooting problems

Read the information below on 'Changing Windows file associations' it may be that your copy of Windows does not have a file association for your type of file.

Changing Windows file associations

To change the default program a type of file opens with, you need to use Windows Explorer (Start button then 'Computer' or 'My Computer' depending on your version of Windows'.   Find a file, such as a picture file, then double click it.  Windows will open it with it's default program.  To change this default, then right mouse click the file and select 'Open With' and then 'Choose program' .  You can then select a program from the list, or you may need to use the 'Browse' button' you manually file the program's .exe file under the 'c:\Program files\<program to use>' folder.  Put a tick in the 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file' tick box and then click on the 'OK' button.