You can set any Seidat presentation to autoplay. Few handy situations might include trade fairs, mass events or presentation playing in a common room for example.
Turning on and off the autoplay
- Start by going to the presenting mode or opening a Seidat Link or Seidat Live link.
- Press the slide map on the bottom right corner (picture 1.). Note that if the slide map is hidden, hover the mouse in the right corner to see the slide map.
- Once you have pressed on the map with your mouse or finger on a touch device, the navigator center will open. Now press the clock icon (picture 1.) and the autoplay will turn on (picture 2.).
- The presentation will now stay on one page for as long as the autoplay duration has been set from presentation settings (see next paragraph for more info, picture 4.). On default, the duration is set to 5 seconds.
- If the slide map is not disabled you can see the autoplay button on the bottom left corner of the screen (picture 3.). Pressing it will play/pause the presentation. You can also play/pause the presentation by pressing the space-button on your keyboard.
- To turn off the autoplay press the map again to open the navigator center and press the clock icon.
- Note that you can still scroll through the presentation normally even when the autoplay is active.
Setting the autoplay duration
- Go to presentation settings located on the left toolbar. The presentation settings are indicated by the gear icon (picture 4.).
- Set the autoplay duration in the field. The minimum is 1 second, but there is no upper limit.
- The duration will be saved automatically. If you copy the presentation the autoplay duration will be copied also as it is set.
Autoplay on shared links
- You can send a Seidat Link with autoplay turned on by default by using query parameters.
- Set autoplay on by default by adding ?autoplay=1
- Note that if you have multiple query parameters place in a link, you need to separate them by &. There can be only one ? in the URL.
- Example: https://app.seidat.com/presentation/shared/SDbek8BncTMpEhWk8?autoplay=1
- Trade fairs. Set up a screen behind the stand and have a presentation played in the background. It is smart to leave too detailed information slides off from the presentation by making a copy of the master presentation and removing the slides.
- Mass events. Have a presentation playing in the venue when guests are arriving showcasing your business or product, etc.
- Info screens. If you want to create cheap and easy info screen to your office, it can be easily done with Seidat. Create a simple presentation with all slides on the top level. Use as much as possible embedded content in the presentation, such as weather, NPS figures, local menus, news, local transportation schedules, videos, company key figures from Google Datastudio or Google Sheets for example.