Valotalive has a built-in integration with Microsoft 365 PowerPoint. With this you can get your display to follow your updates on the PowerPoint directly from OneDrive. The application can be activated in Valotalive dashboard with a few clicks.
App main features
✔ Secure authentication with Azure AD credentials
✔ PowerPoint files are easy to pick with OneDrive file picker
✔ Your Valotalive PowerPoint application will display your slides as they are
✔ Any updates on PowerPoint presentation will be updated to the displays within a short lead time
✔ 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
Theme does not play a role in the PowerPoint app:
Valotalive PowerPoint app takes screenshots of individual presentation pages and shows contents the same way it is on the presentation.
Authorize using OAuth2 Authorization
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:
SHOW ADVANCED settings
Seconds per item
How many seconds each page is shown on one (1) show cycle.
Best practice is between 10-20 seconds.
Show page numbers
With multiple page presentation this setting shows page numbers:
page number /number of pages
Expand to full screen
Removes margins to maximize the size of the image on the screen.
Rename the App
Rename the app by clicking the name on top of the page.
The best practice is to name the App to match the selected data source, in this case the name of the Powerpoint presentation you are pulling information from.
The MS PowerPoint App will take screenshots of the presentations every 15 minutes showing the screenshots on the displays.
Create two PowerPoint presentations of the same topic prevents unfinished presentations from ending up on the displays. Valotalive will pull any changes to displays in 15 minute cycles.
“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.
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