Did we find a way to set multiple pages in a schedule without specifying the duration of each?

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The management of the duration for a page in a schedule with several presentation pages is something annoying to manage. Brainstorming with a colleague (thanks Damien), we may have found a workaround that seems to work at least for what we tested.

First of all the ideal is to have only one presentation page on the schedule because it is not required to specify the duration. However, if you have several templates, it is not possible and you have to specify all the pages in the schedule and thus to specify the duration for each of them.

Here is  a tip we did:

  1. Create all your different pages using the presentation editor
  2. When you have all of them, create new page named for instance Masterpage and create full page placeholder.
  3. IN that placeholder add a presentation item. Presentation item allows you to encapsulate an existing presentation in a placeholder.
    Select the first page in the Presentation item configurator. 
    Select there the duration if it uses static content or use 'Play Until done' if it includes vidoes
  4. Add a new Presentation item for each page you want to have in the schedule.
    Redo step 3.
  5. Now, go to the schedule and specify the Master page and that is it.
    It worked for us ...

Note: If you want a specific time line for a specific presentation page, you can not do it in the schedule. Do it in the placeholder of the masterpage changing the presentation item timeline.

Thanks for your feedback about
Any side effect doing so ?  

Thanks.
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Thanks Thierry - great tip on scheduling using presentation in a presentation.

This also works great for folks that want to control access to certain presentations by user.

You can set up sub companies and assign users to those companies and put only the presentations you want them to edit in those companies.  Then you put their presentation in YOUR presentation at the parent level.  Now anytime they log in an update their content, it automatically shows up on your Master page on all your displays.

Now you had another user take care of content on your display without requiring you to do anything and you also make sure that user only has access to presentations you want them to.
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Thanks for sharing experience Ray.
Is the presentation item works across companies even if they are not in the same tree.
Suppose I have :
RootCompany/CompanyA/CompanyA.1
RootCompany/CompanyB/CompanyB.1

Can I use the presentation id in CompanyB.1 for a presentation managed on Company A.1 would know the ID of ?
Thanks.
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Hi - yes that works - you just need to get the presentation ID from the presentation settings.  When you are using presentation item within one company, it's easy - you get a pop up with a list of all your presentations.   But you can manually type in a presentation ID as well.  Just click on presentation settings and copy the presentation ID from there and paste it into your master page.