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In this section, you create the final layouts to be displayed on your screens by combining already created playlists, uploaded media files and widgets.

Managing Layouts

In the "Layouts" section you can see a list of the layouts (shows) already created in your Yodeck account. The layout information is organized in the following columns:

  • the Name of the Layout
  • the Timestamp (date and time) that the Layout was created or last modified
  • an Actions column, with 4 buttons for making changes

In this list, you can:


EditChange the details of a layout by clicking the blue "edit" button. 
Here, you can also substitute the actual layout, and it will be changed wherever it is used. 
Check out the "Adding a layout" section below for details on the fields.

DuplicateCreate a copy of the layout.

DeleteDelete a single layout. The layout will be removed and it will not be available in the portal for future use. 
Delete multiple layouts. Click on the layouts you want to delete and press on the delete button of just one. 

Move to another Workspace

You can move layouts to different Workspaces. Choose the Workspace of your choice and click Move.

*This feature is only available in the Enterprise plan.

SearchSearch for a specific layout using the search tool.

Adding a Layout


To add a layout, you click on the "+ Add layout"  button found at the bottom of the layout list. A new page will open displaying many pre-designed layout templates that we have created for you and are ready to use.

Feel free to choose any of the available Layouts and start editing it by changing images and adding whatever text you'd like to use. By the way, you can create your custom Layout by clicking the button below.

What are Templates?

Templates are pre-formatted Layouts that we have created for you in order to use them directly on your TV screens. These signage templates come with a wide range of both static and dynamic content options. Whether you want to incorporate static elements like photos or text that remain the same each time they are displayed on your Yodeck players, or you want to incorporate dynamic content that automatically updates depending on the weather, time, or location of your sign, both are options available to you. Templates use media that are not stored in your account, but in the cloud in order to be available for all of our users. Of course, you can edit them the way you like or even create a new custom layout on your own. 

Based on the orientation of your TV screen, you can choose from a variety of Landscape or Portrait size Templates. 

Import a Layout template or a custom Layout

By clicking the layout template of your choice, a window will pop up displaying a preview of it. If you like it, you can Import it to your account by clicking the "Import Template" button or go back to pick a new one by clicking the "Back to Templates" button.

Let's start editing our first Layout. By clicking the "Import Template" button the layout editor will open.

First, you are requested to name your new Layout. 

Below the "Name" box, there are three buttons where all your Playlists, Media files, and Widgets can be found to add them to the layout if you do not like something in the existing one.

Adding new media to the Layout editor

To add a Playlist/Media file/Widget click on the relevant icon and a window will appear where you are requested to:

  • Select the Playlist or Media file or Widget of your choice
  • Choose the fitting options on the screen.



    Your options are:

    • "Fit": show the whole content within the area assigned (may add some space or black bars at the edges, but will not distort images or videos)

    • "Crop": zoom-in so that it covers the whole area assigned (may crop some edges, but it will not distort images or videos)

    • "Stretch": show the whole content, stretching it to match the area assigned (no cropping, empty spaces or black bars, but it might distort images and videos)

  • Optionally, Enable Transparency of the region. This is useful for content with transparency and the "fit" option above.

Once the Playlist/Media file/Widget is selected, you can:

ActionsIconsExplanation
Edit

Edit the settings of the selected media by opening a new editing form of the selected media
Change

Change the media fitting options or replace it with another media
Delete

Delete the selected media from the Layout editor

Change size/location of your media on the Layout editor

You can use the arrows on the screen to change the size and/or location or your media. Alternatively in the "Layout Editor" section, you can be as accurate as you wish by entering manually the Top/Width, Left/Height measurements.

You also have the option to disable or "Enable the Grid" on your screen simulator, which will alter the way you place the item by dragging it. By disabling the grid you can place the item anywhere on the screen simulator.

By clicking thebutton, the Layout that you have created will fill your entire TV screen. In that way, you have the option to "Preview" the final output that will be shown on your TV screen, and also make the right adjustments by moving any Media in any direction or position of your choice. It's like the usual Layout editor but in a Full-screen mode.


Layering


Under the "Layering" section, all the items (playlists, widgets, media files) added in the layout are listed in the order you added them, with the "top layer" is the last added. This order of layering is very easily modified by dragging and dropping items in the desired hierarchy.


Layers that have the Transparency option enabled, in the Layering order will be shown with a non-solid color but with small squares on the background.

Clicking "Save" will save the layout.

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