Just been taking a look at EW2009 trial version.
It's not clear how to do these two things:
[*] Have an announcement loop that automatically progresses from one image to another
[*] Be able to pause on one specific slide from that loop
There seems to be no way to get the schedule to loop through 10 images, say. The only way to get a loop of announcement images is to put them into a Powerpoint slide, complete with timed transitions between slides and telling it to loop back to the start. Am I right? I have achieved this. I can also double click any of those slides to jump to one specific slide. But then it takes note of the timed transition and then moves the slide onwards.
So how do people deal with setting up a loop of slides that is free running at the beginning of the service, and then, during the news section of the service where we highlight one or two of those announcements, being able to select one specific slide for display without it then moving off that slide to the next one after the set time?
I note that pressing the "Black" or "Logo" button during a powerpoint with timed transitions causes the transitions to pause and it picks up where it left off. But that pauses on a black screen. Is there any way to pause it without it going to black - with it leaving the slide that was showing? One extra "Pause" button up there next to the other two would get me placing an order for this product today!
I am on the verge of junking MediaShout for EW2009 but this capability is rather basic and it seems to be missing.
So, really, how do other people get round this? Do you always need an operator to keep changing slides during the announcement loop section? Or do you double up on powerpoint slides - one without timed transisiotns and one with? And how do you ensure you don't introduce errors and confusion into either of these methods?
Be really interested to hear your thoughts and maybe I've missed something obvious,
Thanks a lot, Mark