Sign Builder

Overview

The Enplug Sign Builder provides templates for simple, fast, and attractive signs for your business. By linking data spreadsheets or creating your own through our app, you can connect content to your templates for a simple setup process. 

 

Contents of this article:

Accessing Sign Builder

Create a Sign Using a Template

Create a Sign Using a Blank Canvas

Adding Content

Canvas Tools & Shortcuts

Accessing Sign Builder

1. Add Sign Builder to your dynamic app playlist

  • Click on “Apps” > “More Apps

  • Select “Sign Builder

2. Create a sign

  • Click the blue "Add Sign" button

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Create a Sign Using a Template

You can view all of our preconfigured sign templates for displaying your content. To find a template that will best fit your purpose, you can use the filters on the left menu to narrow down the list of available templates, search by key terms, and sort by screen orientation, category, and creation date. Each template is 100% customizable so you can add edit or remove text, images, backgrounds, etc., once adding it to your canvas. 

1. Select a template 

Note: When you open a template and there are multiple preview pages, as shown below, it is a dynamic template ready for data import. For more information on this process, visit our  Sign Builder - Dynamic Images and Custom Triggers article.

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2. Name the sign

3. If the Zoning app is enabled turn on "Banner" and/or "Ticker" layout options to optimize your screen resolution. You might need to re-adjust the elements on the template to make sure they fit in the canvas. For more details about zoning, please visit our Zoning app article

4. Now you can edit the template using the tools on the element menu, or link data under the data tab to customize content. 

Visit our Sign Builder - Dynamic Images and Custom Triggers article for more information about linking data to your template.

 

Create a Sign Using a Blank Canvas

You can also make your own sign, using the blank canvas option. 

1. Click the "+" symbol to add a blank canvas

2. Name the sign

3. Change the background color(s) and style

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5. Follow the steps in the next section to add content to your sign, or link data to import or 

Visit our Sign Builder - Dynamic Images and Custom Triggers article for more information about linking data to your template.

 

Adding Content

You are ready to add content to your sign! There are multiple media types to help you build your sign on the Canvas. They are text, countdown/up timer, date, shape, and images.

 

1. Click "Text" to add words to your sign. You can customize the color, size, and font

2. Click "Countdown/up" to add a timer to your sign. The count-up timer can be used as a "days since" timer

  • Select the "Display" tab to turn off/on time interval

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  • Select the "Format" tab to change the date/time format

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  • Select "Date" tab to set the date and time

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3. Click "Date" to add a date to your sign. Choose from various date/time formats

4. Click "Shape" to add shapes to your Canvas. You can customize fill and outline colors

5. Click "Image" to upload images from your computer or browser

6. Click "Image Placeholder" to add images linked to triggered content via a data spreadsheet. For more details about using the dynamic image placement option, please visit our Sign Builder - Dynamic Images & Custom Triggers article

 

Canvas Tool & Shortcuts

You can move, scale and rotate elements you have placed on the sign canvas.

1. Select the element you want to adjust

2. Hover your mouse over the selected element to use these tools

  • Rotate

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  • Move

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  • Resize

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3. Use these shortcuts to help refine your material:

  • Lock precise degrees: Press "Shift" while rotating
  • Move components: Use arrow keys 
  • Multi-select items: Hold "Shift/Ctrl/Cmd" while selecting items
  • Bold text: Ctrl/Cmd + b
  • Italicize text: Ctrl/Cmd + i
  • Save: Ctrl/Cmd + s

 

 

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