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Google Slide Integration for Digital Signage

Google Slides

Google Slides is a very powerful tool for making and collaborating on PowerPoint presentations.

Google Slides can be added to your content in two ways. You can use our Website Plugin or you can export your presentation as a .pptx file and upload it to your library.

To add Google Slides to your content follow these simple steps.

Live playback

Live playback is the recommended method as it maintains the presentation animations and slide transitions. Also if you edit the slides, changes will be automatically updated to your screens.

  • Select File -> Publish to web
  • Select the Embed tab (If you use the URL from the Link tab, web preview, and Android players can not load the content from Google Slides)
  • Set desired slide duration and make sure both check-boxes are checked
  • Copy the URL (Only the part that is highlighted in the example below)

<iframe src=" ..... " width="600" height="450" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy" referrerpolicy="no-referrer-when-downgrade"></iframe>

  • Open your playlist in, add the Website plugin, and paste your URL into the Website address.

Local playback

Local playback is preferred if you wish to move presentation maintenance to our built-in editor. However, keep in mind that once imported into your library, each slide will be converted to an image, so you can not edit text after importing.

  • Export the presentation as a PowerPoint .pptx file (File -> Download as)
  • Upload the .pptx file to your library
  • Open your playlist in
  • Click Assets
  • Mouse over one of the files and check off the small checkbox, you are in a multi-select mode now and can select additional slides in the order by just checking the checkboxes.
  • Select the option Create slide per asset
  • Set a duration and a transition for all slides and click Create slides.

Learn more about Multi Create.

  • 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 online PowerPoint?

Office 365 presentations can be embedded also with the website plugin. Go to File -> Share -> Embed. You’ll be presented with a window to generate HTML, click on the Generate button. Select the the desired size of the plugin and copy the generated HTML code. In the website plugin select the HTML code, click the Add HTML button and paste the code generated by the Office 365.

How do I hide the Google Slides toolbar?

When you paste the Google Slides link, the editor will show you an additional button where you can toggle on and off to hide the toolbar.

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