This document is for a legacy product that has been discontinued

This is documentation for SmarterSign Direct which has been discontinued.  For support of all other current products, visit https://support.smartersign.com/

Creating New Content

Creating content in SmarterSign is both easy and fun. When you first start out in the creation process, you can either start from a blank canvas (START FROM SCRATCH) or from one of the beautiful, customizable templates provided (START FROM A TEMPLATE). To begin the process, simply click on the CREATE NEW CONTENT button in the upper right hand section of the HOME tab.

START FROM SCRATCH

Creating content from scratch will provide you with a blank canvas to begin your design process. You can add a background and use the drag-and-drop tools to add content to your design. You can also import and use your own media (images, animations and video files) as part of your design. Follow the steps below to create a PROGRAM from scratch:

  1. Click on the “Blank Program” thumbnail in the upper left hand portion of the window.
  2. Select an orientation (Landscape or Portrait) and a resolution for your new PROGRAM. If you are not sure of the resolution then select 1080p. This is the most common resolution for displays and the content will scale to your display if it is not the same as what you have selected.
  3. Begin adding elements to your design. You can find more information about the tools available on the PROGRAMS TAB section of this self-help
START FROM A TEMPLATE

The easiest way to get started is from one of our beautiful templates. Follow the steps below to create a PROGRAM from a template:

  1. Browse the templates available in the library.
  2. Click on the thumbnail of the preferred design.
  3. Click the “BEGIN CREATING” button.
  4. Edit the content to meet your needs.
  5. When you are done, click the “SAVE” button and save the new content in your library.
  6. You can now schedule the new content for playback on the SCHEDULES tab

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