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Control properties - Controls tab

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IMPORTANT NOTE - If you have just added a Controller to your presentation to see what it does, then this will only work with other existing controls, such as the Text label or Picture controls which have been set up to use play lists.  We suggest you go through the tutorial on the Controller help page to get an understanding of what this does.

Controls tab

This screen lists all of the other controls in your presentation, such as Picture and Text Label controls that are using a play list.  If you have other controls but are not seeing any in the list, then it is likely that these controls are just displaying a static item such as a still picture.  You would need to double click these controls and then use the 'Use playlist instead' tick box to set up a play list.  Only when you have other controls that use a play list will you be able to use this controller.

If you already have another Controller in your presentation then its slave controls won't appear in the list.

Tick the other controls listed that you want to synchronise their play lists together.  When you have done this, then use the Play list tab page to add play list items to your controller.

Control grid columns

Items - The number of items in the play list for the slave control.

Ticks - On the 'Play list' tab, this shows you when particular slave controls will be 'pushed' to move to the next items.  The tick number is the number of times the controller will 'push' this control. 

Total run time - The total running time of the play list for this slave control.  Note - If two slave controls have different length play lists, then the longest one will be used before looping and starting again.  The last item on a slave control that isn't the longest will be left on screen until the end of the loop.


Turn controller off when in designer - This stops this controller from sending 'next item please' control signal to it's slave controls.   This can be useful when doing a lot of data input on large monitors so that the computer is not busy changing items and slowing your data input down.

Do play list timing data input directly on slave controls - On the 'Play list' tab of this screen, you can add tasks and select which controls to move to their next play list items.  This is fine for simple syncing of controls.  An example of a simple syncing would be a Picture control with 10 images in it's play list and a Text Label control with 10 bits of text which correspond with the 10 pictures.  All your controller would need on the play list tab is a single entry to say move both controls to their next play list item say every 5 seconds and since both controls have the same number of items, they would always stay synchronised.   However, if you have say 6 picture controls and want of them changing, others staying the same, all changing together sometimes, etc, then you could end up with a lot of items especially if you are working to a specific plan.  In this case it is easiest to get each Picture control and add all the items in, along with when they need to be displayed, and then repeat for the other picture controls.  Then use this Do play list timing data input directly on slave controls tick box so that this controller generates its own play list based on it's slave controls and does all the hard work for you.