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MS PowerPoint app - Digital Signage Content made easy with PowerPoint
Integrate your Digital Signage Displays with Microsoft 365 PowerPoint
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Written by Katariina
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Valotalive has a built-in integration with Microsoft 365 PowerPoint. The application can be activated in the service with a few clicks. After this the display will follow your updates on the PowerPoint file that is in OneDrive. It is that simple.

App main features

✔ Activate your PowerPoint App in Valotalive

✔ Authenticate securely with Azure AD credentials

✔ Choose your PowerPoint file with ease using OneDrive file picker

✔ Your PowerPoint application will display your slides as they are

Valotalive PowerPoint App with secure authentication – choose your file from OneDrive

App settings

✔ One application in Valotalive is paired with one PowerPoint file

✔ Activate as many apps in Valotalive as you like to target different content on different screens

✔ Set a display time for pages, i.e 10 seconds

✔ Choose to display page numbers (optional)

MS PowerPoint app - Activate and use

Easiest way for activating a content App is from Valotalive Dashboard. Just click the icon of the content you wish to activate and proceed. More detailed info of the first steps can be found here:

Settings on the Apps' Configuration tab

  1. Authorize using OAuth2 Authorization

  2. Choose your PowerPoint file

    OneDrive file picker is accessible after authentication. This allows you to choose the right file to display.

    Need admin approval?

    If you run into problems when authentication please check the instructions on User Consent & Admin Approval and other tips how to setup MS Azure from these articles:

  3. SHOW ADVANCED settings

    1. Seconds per item

      How many seconds each item should be visible.

    2. Show page numbers

      With multiple page presentation this setting shows page numbers:
      page number /number of pages

Complete the work by adding the app to a flow or directly to a display.

The MS PowerPoint App will take screenshots of the presentations every 15 minutes showing the screenshots on the displays.

Pro tip!

Create two PowerPoint presentations of the same topic:

  • “Presentation_EDIT.pptx” for editing and

  • “Presentation_LIVE.pptx” for the displays, ie. linking this with Valotalive PowerPoint App

Modify the presentation on the EDIT document, and when ready, copy-paste the contents to the LIVE document.
This prevents unfinished presentations from ending up on the displays.

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