OneLan digital signage - Guidelines for content providers

The OneLan digital signage system is an effective new way to promote your news or event on campus.

By following these simple guidelines you can get your message out easily and quickly.

Size:

Your slide should be a JPG file of at least 1518x853 pixels.

If you do not have access to Photoshop, you can create your JPG in PowerPoint. However, before you do, you might want to change PowerPoint's settings, since PowerPoint defaults to low resolutions when converting images to JPGs.

To change PowerPoint's default settings (you only have to do this once):

  1. Make sure PowerPoint is closed
  2. Open your Start menu and type ‘regedit’ into the search box, then hit Enter
  3. Expand the 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Office | 14.0 | PowerPoint | Options' nodes.
  4. With the ‘Options’ node selected, click ‘Edit’ from the top menu. Select ‘New’ then click ‘DWORD’
  5. Type ‘ExportBitmapResolution’ and press Enter.
  6. Right-click the new ExportBitmapResolution entry and select ‘Modify’.
  7. Type in 300. This will be your new dpi default. Select ‘Decimal’ then click ‘Okay’.
  8. Close the Registry window. That’s it! You can now open PowerPoint and design your slide.

PowerPoint image creation:

  • Open a New document in Power Point
  • Click the Design tab
  • Click Page Setup
  • Change the Slide Sized for dropdown box to On-screen show 16:9
  • Once finished, save your slide as a JPG File Interchange Format.
  • Select Current Slide or Every Slide depending on your requirements.

Content:

Treat the slide as a poster rather than a leaflet - Keep the information to the essentials, including:

  • a short title
  • a brief summary
  • QR code or web address for more information
  • a contact.

Please ensure your text and images are consistent with the University's style guides.

Design:

Your design should be engaging whilst following our Visual Identity Standards. If in doubt, use a plain slide with a white background.

As the digital signage system comes with a banner which includes our logo, do not include it in your content.

As you want the content of your slide to work when seen from a distance, use large text and simple, striking images.

Then email your file to comms@bath.ac.uk

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