How to add widgets and overlay video or images to your Designs

When customizing and creating digital signs with our Designer tool, you can add widgets, date, time, and scrolling text or overlay videos or images to make your Designs more dynamic.

For example, a lobby or building directory signs would need weather, date, time & scrolling text

A restaurant can mix in videos for more eye-catching appeal for menus.

To add widgets and overlay video or images to your Designs:

Create a new Design or open your own.

Click Widgets, then click the widget you want to add.

In this case, we selected Weather.

You can see the Weather widget is added in the middle of the canvas.

Select it, and click Format Options:

The Format Option panel will show up on the right side of the screen.

You can adjust the settings for the widget. With Weather: you can adjust the location, style, font, color, background, etc.

In this case, we just want a simple weather widget so we select Plain style, and make the Opacity 0%. You will have a widget like below.

Then you can resize by adjusting the corners and move it to the desired location by dragging and dropping it. 

That's it! you have added a weather widget to your design.

Weather information on the design will be kept up to date when it's displayed on the screens.

You can try other widgets and see how they work, each will have its own unique settings.

You can put the newly created Design in a Playlist, Schedule too.

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