Repeat Signage software - Getting started

Quick and easy to use. Windows platform. Step-by-step walk-through

Below is a walk-through to creating a simple, dynamic digital signage presentation, comprising heading, playlist of images and a news feed.    There is a 6-minute Create Edit and Play Presentations video if you prefer to view how to get started with Repeat Signage.

Getting started with Repeat Signage

Repeat Signage simple to use digital signage software for Windows computers. Simple enough for school children, yet powerful for professionals.

You may find your Microsoft skills are easily transferable to Repeat Signage.  For example, when you insert pictures, you can resize and move them around the screen (drag and drop) to build up your presentation design.  Double click the pictures, text, etc., for further options.   You can insert a variety of documents, spreadsheets, real-time and date, webcam, audio and other digital media.

Free trial download

Evaluate Repeat Signage for yourself. Download a trial edition onto your Windows computer. No need to leave any details.

You can then create a dynamic digital signage presentation and play this on your screen for 10 minutes before a ghosted 'trial version' message is displayed. This is removed if you decide to purchase the software.

Download Repeat Signage here.

Ready to start?

From the 'Welcome' screen, select 'Presentations'.

Create dynamic presentations

To create a digital signage presentation, select 'Create New Presentation'.

This screen also allows you to 'Open an Existing Presentation' when you want to edit it, and 'Play Presentation' plays it on screen.

Design for any shape or size display screen

Choose which size computer screen you would like to create your presentation for. By default the software uses your computer screen size and you can change this later.

(Note: Selecting the 'A screen on another computer' gives a list of screen pixel sizes in landscape or portrait, or you can input your own screen resolution, for example, 1920 x 1080.)

Click 'Next'.

Choose a template

Select a template, for example, a healthcare template, then double click the images and text and replace with your own.

For this demonstration, we'll select 'Blank' template. Click 'Create'.

This opens up the Designer screen

Ready to design your presentation

The floating toolbox in the top right corner, is where you add your content. You can drag the toolbox anywhere on the screen and shrink it to make it smaller.

Let's bring in some content. It is easier to keep place all your images and files you want to use, in one folder on your computer, for easy access.

Insert Banner - playlist of pictures

From the toolbox select 'Insert', then 'Insert Banner (pictures or pictures with text)'. This opens the Select Location screen. 

Click on 'Add from this computer', browse to where your images are, select a few, then click 'Open'.  You will then see a list of your selected images.  Click OK.

Alternatively, choose 'Add folder' if you want to add a whole folder of images.

Banner02 displays pictures with optional 1 line of text and 50 transitions. Fader01 is a large screen, high performance picture fader with no text.

Resize and position your pictures

You will now see your pictures on screen, playing one after the other.  Select the images to move these around the screen. Drag the corner to resize or if you want full screen, right mouse click and select 'Size', 'Full Screen'.   I chose full screen.

Double clicking into each control, for example the Banner control, gives you further options. Double click the Banner control (your pictures) and in the 'Banner General' tab, you can adjust the transition speed in the 'Delay between slides' box, for example, 1 second, to 5 seconds.  Each picture now displays on screen for 5 seconds.

Insert a text label

From the toolbox, select 'Insert', then 'Insert text label (single line of text)'. This opens up the Insert text label box. Type your text in the box. Click OK. Your text appears on screen. Double click into the text control, and change the font size, background colour and font colour.  Click OK. 

You can adjust the height of the text label by selecting the corner and resizing. Right mouse click and select 'Size', then 'Screen width' to resize the width.  Move (drag) your text to the top of the screen or whether you want to position it. 

Add an RSS news feed

From the toolbox, select 'Insert' then 'Insert RSS reader'. You can browse to locate your .xml file.  Click OK. 

To add an RSS manually, click on the 'Location choice' tab, and then 'Manually add playlist items'.  RSS Scroller03 just displays one line of text (Title).  RSS Scroller04 displays two lines of text. 

I used RSS Scroller03. Type your text in the Title. Copy this into the Summary box (Ctrl C to copy; Ctrl V to paste).  Click OK. Select the 'RSS General' tab for options how you want your text to appear. I chose 'Scroll from left'.  The 'Preview' box gives you a preview. From the 'Font' and 'Colour' tabs, make your preferences. Drag the news feed into position and right mouse click, 'Size', 'Screen width'.

Save your presentation

And you're almost finished. From the toolbox, select 'File' and 'Settings'. This opens the Presentation Settings box. Click on the 'Save Contents File' box, which keeps all your pictures etc., within the presentation file. There is an option to change your screen size if you are designing for a different size display screen. Click OK.

To save your file, select 'File' and 'Save As' and name your presentation.

Then select 'File' and 'Exit'. This takes you back to the main screen.

My first presentation

This brings you back to the Presentation Screen. If you want to edit your presentation, select 'Open existing presentation'. To play your presentation, select 'Play presentation'.

Click on the picture to view a recording of the presentation (MP4 00.52 seconds). Or, if you prefer to view how to get started, then a 6 minute video (MP4) will walk you through achieving this.

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We are very happy with the impact that the screens have had and the simple software and hardware setup meant we were able to do everything in house keeping the costs down. Using Repeat Signage digital signage software has saved us hundreds if not thousands of pounds compared to paying for an outside company to install and provide content for our screens."
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"Repeat Signage enabled us to design screens that were flexible and easy to update. Initially we used PowerPoint but this didn’t give us the flexibility we needed so we purchased Repeat Signage.

After initial design work by myself I’ve managed to pass all updates on to our receptionists. Staff that want messages displaying on the screens simply hand their requests into reception and the receptionists handle all the updates. Due to Repeat Signage’s easy user interface staff required very little training and found that their current Microsoft Office skills were transferable to Repeat Signage.

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