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Google Docs in your Digital Signage content

Google Docs

Google Docs is a tool for online document collaboration, this article will show you how to embed the documents.

The purpose of Google Docs in your digital signage content is many. For example, you could have documents you’d like to easily share with all people in an office or perhaps you have general information you’d like to keep updated using Google Docs for patients, customers, or visitors.

No matter what the purpose is, it’s very easy to get your Google Docs in your content. Create your document, update your document, and then publish the document to the web so that you can embed it in your digital signage content.

Here is how to add Google Docs to your content.

  • Select File -> Publish to the web
  • Make sure the Link tab is selected
  • Click Publish
  • Copy the link URL
  • In our editor add a new website and paste the URL
  • Open your playlist in, add the Website plugin, and paste your public URL into the Website address.

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  • Alignment and Cropping
    • Fit to canvas - Maximize the image to fit the canvas
    • Align Left - Align the image to the left
    • Align Center - Align the image to the center
    • Align Right - Align the image to the right
    • Align Top - Align the image to the top
    • Align Center - Align the image to the center
    • Align Bottom - Align the image to the bottom
    • Locking Objects - Lock images
  • Website – If the website is hosted on a server, use the “Website” option and paste the URL.
  • HTML code – If you have an HTML code snippet, you can paste the snippet to the code pop-up. Where to find widgets?
  • Pre-load website – The player will start loading the plugin 15 seconds before it will be displayed, so when the slide is displayed, the website has already loaded and is ready to display. If the website you want to display has some load animation or video set to autoplay, you can disable this option so that the animation does not run while the plugin is pre-loading.
  • Enable scrolling – By default the scrolling behavior is disabled so that the scroll bar is not visible. If you want users to interact with the site, you can enable scrolling.
  • Refresh periodically – The website is refreshed every time the slide is shown, however, you can set the refresh interval to refresh more frequently.
  • Refresh Interval Seconds - Set how many seconds between refresh
  • Zoom – Depending on how the website is built, it may render differently on certain devices. By adjusting zoom, you can make the page fit better.
  • Positioning – Manually adjust the placement of your shape pixel by pixel.
  • Sizing – Manually adjust the size of your shape pixel by pixel
  • Add Script - This is where you add and edit your scripts, learn more.

Can I embed Office 365 documents?

To embed Office 365 online Word document, go to File -> Share -> Embed, click “Generate” in the window that pops up. Enter the desired width & height in the embed customization, copy the generated embed code. Add a new website widget, select the “HTML Code” option, and click the “Add HTML” button, paste the HTML code that you copied from Office 365.

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