How can Google Drawing work with Rise Vision?

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I am new to Rise Vision and I got a recommendation to use Google Drawing so I have more fonts and editing, but I don't understand how it would work with Rise Vision. It seems as though I would have to save what I do as an image and then put it into the presentation as an image. And I can do that using Paint.net or PowerPoint just as well. So I just wanted to be sure there wasn't something special I am missing. Like if there was a way for it to take what I create and put it into Rise Vision. I hope I am making sense. Reading over this I almost have myself confused. 

I mean is there a benefit in using Google Drawing over any other editing software like Photo Shop or Paint.net. 

Side Note not related: I also got asked about having sound play through on the TV when we hook it up as we will have some videos. One of the IT guys I work with said we can hook it up by HDMI, but that won't put sound through and that we could use an adapter maybe. I'm not sure. He is not in so I can't talk with him about it so I thought I'd just add maybe. Thanks for your help!!
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You could try to use the html widget and then in google drawing just copy the embed code and apply it to the html widget. I have not tried it but it "should" work?
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Okay, I could try that. Thanks for your help. :) 
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So that did work, but it made scroll bars. I'd have to mess around with it more to figure out how to not have that. First time using Google Drawing.

Although, I'm not even sure I would use this or not. I was just asked to check it out, but I can just use a photo editing program to make the same thing. I guess the difference would be a link of code vs an image. 

Well thank you for your help. 
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yes the embed code has a width="" and height="" typically if you adjust those along with the "save" size when you embed it, you can get the scrollers to go away.
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Okay, thank you! 

I did get the scroll bars to go away. :) 
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Thanks for jumping in to answer that one Arthur!
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I did it a bit differently and it works :
  • Create your Google Drawing
  • Publish to the Web (File/Publish to the Web)
    (Using a customer Google Account. If you work for a company that use Google for Work, some limitation may apply on publishing)
    - Select the size you want
    - Copy the link (PNG format) in clipboard.

  • Create a page in RiseVision, add an image widget
    You need to check the options 
    - Remove validation
    - Scale to fit  
    - Paste the link from the clipboard.
  • Save and preview the RiseVision page.
    This works for me
Now, advantage Google Drawing versus Photoshop :
  • Photoshop and Google Drawing are different.
    Photoshop is bitmap and Drawing is vector based (more similar but less powerful then Illustrator)
  • Google Drawing is nice for a fast and easy to draw sketch
    Don't expect too much about art design ...
  • Advantage of Google Draw is that you may change the drawing on-line and thanks to the on-line publishing, the image is update (almost) instantly.
    With Photoshop or Illustrator, you need to open the file, modify it, saved it locally to your hard drive using an intermediate bitmap format. Then puload and update it on RiseVision storage.
    Harder to do
  • On the other hand, as said before, don't expect to use Google Draw to win the best signage design of 2016 ;-)  
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Thanks for that info Thierry!
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To speak to your second thought about sound.. HDMI will pass through sound if there is sound in your presentation. I've had no problems playing YouTube videos with sound in Rise Vision. If you are wanting to play sound from a different source, you may need some type of adapter.
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Thank you all for your help! All very good helpful information. 

The sound thing I am glad you mentioned because I would have had to put out another post or search around for that answer. We are hooking up HDMI and one of our techs thinks it won't work, but I guess I should just try it for myself! :) I do have YouTube videos in it and that is what we were wanting sound for. I used the YouTube widget.

We are using an old laptop at the moment for testing purposes, as the company just looked into this within the last couple of weeks, and I got asked about using a Chrome Box. All I got asked was to check into it, but I'm not actually sure what I am supposed to check into. I guess that isn't very helpful. I am thinking they were wanting to see if that would work with Rise Vision, which I am sure it would. 

The only reason I was checking into Google Drawing was because I got asked to check it out. Otherwise I was using Paint.net because I don't have the Adobe software on my computer here at work, but another computer here does. 

This is all new to me as I just started working on this a couple of weeks ago when asked if I could do it so I apologize and thank you all for your help. It was all very helpful! :)