FOLDERS AND FILTERS




INTRO

In this chapter we are going to talk about Folders and Filters. With Folders and Filters you can find better ways to manage your content. So now here under the screens into the signage studio what I will like do is to create two separate folders, one for the Flower Shop and one for the Demo Screen.



So let’s say we want to put the Flower Shop under LA folders, so go and select the Flower Shop, go to its properties, type LA and press Enter.

And the Demo Screen we will go and put in NY. So you can see we have two separate folders and we can view each one by selecting the folder that it's in.



Now you can imagine if you have a lot of different screens, this can become very useful. You can also create sub-folders so I can go over here, select LA and under LA I can put West LA and press Enter and you can see that the Flower Shop screen configuration is now under LA and then West LA and then we have the actual screen.

Now let’s go and add another screen, so we will just click on the + Sign and you can see there is an option right here to assign the screen already to a Folder. We will just skip it for now, click on Finish.

So by default it just comes up under the root so you see the 800x600 screen configuration we just created is just directly under the root.

Now go and select it and put it under the NY folder, press Enter. You will notice that the NY folder now holds both screen configurations.

Now if you want to get really fancy we can go NY/A/B/C, press Enter and you can see that I can create unlimited number of Folders and put all my content there.

So now we can take our newly acquired knowledge and use it on the campaigns as well. So we will switch to Timelines and select our Flower Shop campaign, go to its properties and type LA and press Enter. And now we to go to the Campaign Demo and this time and type just NY, press Enter and sure enough we have the same folder structure as before.



Now if we wanted to delete a particular folder, all you have to do is simply select the items, so in this case Flower Shop, delete the name from the properties panel for that folder , press Enter and now it's directly under the root.





This future really shines when you managing Stations. If you have hundreds even thousands of Stations that you need to manage, each Station is bound to a particular campaign. So in this case we have two campaigns one in LA and one in NY. So if you switch to Stations, you can drill down and look at only the LA campaign stations, you will see only four stations are running the LA campaign which is really the Flower Shop because that's what the Flower Shop is associated with the LA folder.



If we switch to NY, we are looking at the Campaign Demo and there are two stations that are bound right now to the Campaign Demo.

So essentially putting the campaigns inside folders allows you to filter as well through the stations. So again if you are managing a lot of different stations, this can become very useful.


So up to this point we have covered the Stations in the Campaigns as well as the Screens. Next let’s talk about the Resources and the Scenes. So we will show you how to actually use the Folders and the Filters to manage that, and it works pretty much in the same way but you actually have a little more options.
So here under the Resources we have the same management of folders just like before. So if we select the particular file in this case an image and we put that in the Images Folder you can see it now if we select that folder we have a single file a single image in it.



If we want to add another one, this time what we can do is instead of actually having to type in the name, we can actually take it and drag and drop it. This is something we couldn't do it before.



So we have a little bit more flexibility when it comes to the Resources. Next let's go and create another folder, we will go and select a whiskey image and put it under Ads, press Enter. Now if we wanted to take this Whiskey image and actually drop it into images away from Ads, all we have to do is simply select it and drop it over your under images and there it is.

Now under the Ads you can see we have nothing so you now have to get rid of this directory and all we have to simply go to File, Sync and it will remove the Ads directory.



Another neat capability of the Resources folder management is to be able to filter so if we select the root for example and we go and then type in 202, we will see only the file that have that particular text or string in their name.

So the Resources module allows you greater flexibility since you can actually drag and drop, and you can also filter using the filter box. And when it comes to Scenes you can actually use the same capability, and you can see that now we have the same folder system and we can filter just like before. So if we select the Weather and type 37 the scene will be found.



Let’s go and drop couple of more things in there, as our Limited Time Offer Scene, put it under the Weather.



So both the filtering capability and the drag and drop are really powerful when you have a lot of different Scenes or a lot of Resources and you can quickly find exactly what you are looking for and move them around in different folders. Now the last thing we wanted to show you is multi selection so we will switch back to the Resources although you can use it in Scenes as well, and simply hold onto CTRL button on Windows and you can select multiple files and you can for example drag and drop them.



Another thing you can do is you can multi select and for example delete, so you can multi delete and multi drag and drop again by holding down the CTRL button.

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