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Postby Cliffyerex » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:55 pm

Searched about Digital Bulletin Board, but doesn't seem to be anything on it. Can Open Office Impress be made into a digital bulletin board or would I be best off to see free software? I'm a novice.
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Re: Digital Bulletin Board

Postby acknak » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:19 pm

Greetings and welcome to the community forum!

What is a digital bulletin board? Maybe you could point to an example?

If it's something people would access over the web, then I don't think OO is going to be much help with it. Well, you could use OO to make content (text, images) but that's about all it does.
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Re: Digital Bulletin Board

Postby Cliffyerex » Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:07 pm

The Digital Bulletin Board or Signage is what you would see in many foyers that would post to clients or tourists a calendar of activities, bulletins of events. Some would have a scrolling feature or fade out with a banner at the bottom that might scroll or such. My purpose is for a 55+ life lease building with an amenities floor where we have dinners, lectures, gym activities, library and even small concerts for about 80 people or so.
I found this one, but it seems to need the web to operate. http://www.digitalsignage.com/
We wished to use an old computer with Windows XP to run the program. We have a 40" HD LED TV for this purpose. We mounted it near the elevators and mailboxes for best exposure.
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Re: Digital Bulletin Board

Postby acknak » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:02 am

Ok. So some people have asked about using OO Impress for this, which is similar to MS Powerpoint.

However, Impress does not do well with an automatic, never-ending presentation. You have to start the presentation manually; if it stops for any reason, it has to be restarted manually. If you can live with that, then it may work for you.

There may be some macro programs around that help with starting/re-starting. I know it's been discussed but I don't know what the status is.

Alternatively, if your needs are simple (just static slides, no animations), then you might use OO to create a series of images and then use a slide show software to display them. Or same with pdf; you just need a pdf viewer that can loop continually.
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Re: Digital Bulletin Board

Postby Cliffyerex » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:30 am

Thanks for your assistance :D
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