Editing a composition
|When adding a block to the timeline, the settings for the block will be opened immediately.
To add a block to the timeline, the following options can be used:
Tapping a block in the toolbar (adds a block at the end of the timeline)
Dragging a block from the toolbar (inserts the block in the chosen location)
Either of the options above will show the options to customize the blocks. See Editing the settings of a block for more information.
Configured blocks can be copied to a virtual clipboard and pasted at the end of the timeline.
|The copy-tool will only be enabled if at least one block has been selected in the timeline.
Tap the option to copy the selected blocks (multimedia and wait-block in this case) to the clipboard in memory.
Tap the on the block in the timeline to open the settings for the block (e.g. Speech-block).
Enter the new settings for the block and tap the icon to apply the changes to the block.
For more information on available settings for specific types of blocks, see the block list.
There are multiple ways of deleting blocks from the timeline:
Dragging a block outside the timeline
Using the tool Delete selection
Select the block(s) to remove by tapping them to enable the tool. The selected block(s) will have an additional edge around them.
|The color of the edge will be based on the currently selected theme/color of ZBOS Control.
Tap the (now enabled) tool Delete selection to remove the blocks from the timeline.
Removing all blocks from the timeline
|This option will create a new composition and will not save the current composition.
Tap the tool Clear workspace to clear the timeline.
The blocks in the timeline will be played in the following sequence:
To change the order in which the blocks (should) play, simply drag them from their current position to the new position in the timeline.
Tap the icon at the top of the workspace to display the following settings:
Tap the option 'Can be stopped' to toggle whether the user can stop the composition(1)
Select an option for the 'Power management' to select what the device should do (see chapter Power settings)
Toggle the option 'Infinite' to repeat the composition indefinitely once it has been started.
Enter the number of times the composition should play once it has been started(2).
(1): An additional button is shown on the tablet of the device for the user to stop the composition.
(2): This option will not be available if the option 'Infinite' has been toggled on.
Tap the dropdown box next to the option Power management to display the following options:
Select the option 'Go to charging station immediately' to have the device stop the composition go to the charging station if a low battery level has been detected.
Select the option 'Go to charging station at the end of the composition' to have the device finish the current (loop of the) composition before going to the charging station if the device is low on power.
Select the option 'Never go to the charging station' to keep the composition playing even if a low battery charge is detected.
|The 'low battery level' can be adjusted in the settings for the kiosk on the device.