How to set up Google Slides in your Presentation

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Google Slides is a tool that is the equivalent to Microsoft’s PowerPoint. Most users are now transferring over to Google’s platform, as Slides allows better functionality and simplistic navigation. If you have an existing PowerPoint presentation, Google makes transfer incredibly straightforward. In this article I will be going over how to get your slides set up on your Rise Vision presentation.

If you would like to use an existing PowerPoint presentation, let’s head over to the Slides dashboard and locate the File Picker icon (folder on the upper right).

Now, locate your .PPT file and hit upload. You will then be brought into the Slides editor where you will be able to navigate and edit your PowerPoint presentation.

If you would like to create a new Google Slides presentation from scratch, simply click the “Blank” option under “Start a new presentation” or select a template as outlined above in your dashboard.

You can set the resolution for your presentation by clicking File and selecting Page Setup from the dropdown.

Once you are finished making your changes and your presentation is ready to go, we must ensure that it is published to the web in order for it to show on your display. Hit File and select ‘Publish to Web...’ in the dropdown.

You will then be brought to a configuration window. Hit ‘Embed’ beside the ‘Link’ tab.

Set your Slide Size to the dimensions that would scale best with your Presentation. For example, if your Presentation is 1920x1080, make sure to change the Slide Size to match this.

Auto-advance slides:
is the duration of time between transitioning to the next slide.

Copy the embed code provided. This is very important, as we will be using this code in our presentation editor to display your slides. Select all and copy.

Now, let’s add the slides to our presentation. There are two ways to do this - via the HTML Widget and the Web Page Widget.



HTML Widget

Open your editor and click the Placeholder icon.

Look for and select the HTML Widget. Once you’ve added the widget to the placeholder, click ‘Configure’ and enter your embed code into the text area between the body tags:

Web Page Widget

Open your editor and click the Placeholder icon.

Look for and select the Web Page Widget. Once you’ve added the widget to the placeholder, click ‘Configure’ and enter your embed code link into the URL area of the widget.

Save your work. You’re finished! Your slides should be up and running.


Remember: you must restart your media player by hitting the ‘Restart Player’ button on your display’s page in order to see changes made to your slides.

We hope this is helpful. If you have any questions about Google Slides, feel free to ask below or contact us via Support.

Thanks!



Google Slides tips and articles from the Community
:

https://community.risevision.com/rise... from Deep Meadow Variety

https://community.risevision.com/rise... from Robert Schoneman

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This last suggestion doesn't work for me. I created a presentation with three HTML items in it, each with an iframe embed of a Google Presentation (with start=true in the src URL). Each item is marked "play until done". 

If a slide is set to "loop=false", it will play until the end of the slide, and then sit there and never progress to the next item in the list.

If a slide is set to "loop=true", it will merrily loop the slide and never progress to the next item in the list.

What is going wrong?
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Ashleigh, I unpublished and then re-published that item. I still get slides not continuing to the next item in the list. I am, however, confused by you saying that you "unchecked PUD and got it working".  If you uncheck PUD, you have to set an explicit duration. I thought that was the point of this thread -- that PUD should work with slides?

The reason I bring this up is that IF Play Until Done doesn't work with google slides (and other items), whenever you make a change to the length of a google slide you must *also* go into Rise and change the duration of that item in the HTML widget. This is non-intuitive and not helpful for our less technical users (who are doing good to make slides at all). 
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Right Robb, That's where Jennifer is getting misinformed at the start of this thread, PUD has been stated as working for a stack of Google Slides. I'm trying to say that it has never worked that way, and to clarify that it doesn't work for Google Slides. Unless something on your end has changed, which I've been asking from the get-go.

Jennifer what I would recommend is doing individual Google Slides with the start tag as false, so that only Slide 1 plays. You'll need to schedule multiple Google Slides documents on Rise Vision's end.

Hope that helps,
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Jennifer,

I still can't access the document. That is strange. Could you try republishing in an incognito window?

Edit: I apologize, I was wrong and must of had something misconfigured. I have deleted my initial post. You are correct, and at this time the only option is to include a manual duration.

If other users are interested in the PUD functionality for the HTML item, please like this post so we can work on this in the future.

Thank you,

Ashleigh
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I would LOVE a PUD feature for a Stack of Google Slides. It would simplify the scheduling of multiple Google Slides immensely on Rise's end.

Another thing to mention in my testing, when working from the Loop Option with Google Slides, the content will not update until the Widget/Gadget has been refreshed on Rise Visions end. If Rise is looking into this, have your developers look into having your HTML Widget or Web Page Widget to understand that the Google Slide stack has been edited and refreshing the content. Otherwise, no refresh would be needed.

At present state, I'm using 1 Google Slide per Gadget, with a static duration set on Rise's end for each slide. I am not using the Time, Loop, or Start arguments on the Google Slide Public URL. I am still using the Web Page Gadget with 5min refresh, as the Widget does not produce the cosmetic results I'd like to keep on our displays. See thread below on that topic...which at the moment is at a standstill.
https://community.risevision.com/rise_vision_inc/topics/web-page-widget-not-displaying-content-on-pl...

I would be interested in trying out the HTML Widget to see if it has the same issues from my attached thread that the Web Page Widget has. Right now the Web Page Gadget works flawlessly.

Thanks all for the help and input!
Joe Kirchner
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Joe,

Thank you for your feedback.

Could you link me to the presentation that has the environment you are describing? This will help us better address your concerns.

Ashleigh
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If you see a grey navigation bar below the presentation, try adding &rm=minimal&slide=id.p at the end of the link
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