How to play scrolling text?

There are two ways to scroll text:

1. In BrightAuthor use Ticker zone for displaying text:
(in Ticker zone you can show .txt files, RSS feeds, Twitter and variables)


  • Add a Ticker zone to your BrightAuthor presentation (Edit > Layout)
  • Navigate to Edit > Playlist, select the Ticker zone, and click Zone Properties.
  • Set the Text Appearance to Scrolling.
  • Click OK to exit the Edit Zone window when finished.


2. Implement text scroll in HTML/CSS/Javascript language, then use the HTML5 object in Images zone in BrightAuthor for playback of webpage.


Note: BrightAuthor preview doesn't support scroll text. The presentation should be published and tested on the real BrightSign player instead of previewing in BrightAuthor.

Text scroll feature is also available in BrightScript via the roTextWidget object and JavaScript via the BSTicker object.

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    Joshua Mcginty

    I don't see that as an option. I'm running

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    wang xiao tong

    I didn't see that too, also 

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    Paula Clarke

    I have found this, however, it is not clear how to add the text to this once the area has been set up. It is unclear how the text can be added into the ticker zone.

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    Jessa Rasko

    My edit zone looks similar to wang xiao tong, there is no option to scroll. Can someone please explain why!

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    BrightSign Support

    Old BrightSign models (series 1, 2) do not support scrolling text. You should have a newer BrightSign model and your presentation must be created for that new model.

    To add a text file to Ticker zone, see screenshot below:

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    please expand on this? so we got it set to scrolling, where do you type your text?

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