Category: Training

Use This Calculator to Discover Font Size

You want customers to read the messages on your display. Remember, they only have about 3 to 6 seconds to do it. That means you need to know your font size when it appears on the display. Now there’s a simple way to find out. The Daktronics software team just uploaded a Font Size Calculator ...

Software Help Is a Keystroke Away

Use your web browser and go to http://www.daktronics.com/venus1500support to find all kinds of cool stuff! Venus® 1500 software download and updates (updates are free) A search field for our Knowledge Base Our FAQs – your question may already be answered Venus 1500 guides and manuals How-to videos Coming soon! The Font Size Calculator will tell ...

We Can Help You Get Your Folders in Order!

In our previous post, we talked about how great it is to have your presentation organized. Then you can find content you’ve created right away to use again. This article will give you more direction in getting everything in order. First, take stock of what you have. Go to the Content Tab and right click ...

Easily Locate Presentations to Reuse

“The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down.” Beryl Marham, author This is a painful way to find something! Daktronics wants to make it easy for you to find your Venus® 1500 content. We know how busy you are. If you’ve had your software for a while, odds are you ...

When You Need a Helping Hand

Did you know you can submit a question about your Venus 1500 software and a trainer will call or email to help you? Outstanding support is a feature of our software. We’ve made it easy for you to find the Contact a Trainer request button. Find it on:     Venus 1500 support page     Main support page ...

Easy-to-Read Messages

In addition to font choice (covered in our previous post), the following tips will make your text messages easy to read: Place a black outline around the text on a color background  (see Figure 1). Angle a drop shadow for optimum contrast with the background  (see Figure 2). Apply these techniques to corporate-approved and product-specific ...

Fonts That Work

Today, we want to tell you how to make sure your messages are easy to read. Choose legible fonts Script looks pretty on bath towels and wedding invitations – not so much on LED displays! Base your font choices on readability from 500 feet away. Our software offers a lot of font choices, but you ...

Knowledge Is Power

Learn how to use your software! Seminar software training Have you received an email from your sign company or Daktronics regarding a web seminar? That is your invitation to register for a  software training. A class may have up to fourteen Venus 1500 users, along with the trainer. Here is some important information about your ...

A NEW TOOL FOR YOU!

We’re offering our software users a new site for self-guided training to successfully set up and operate Venus 1500. Even those of you who have taken Venus 1500 instruction with a trainer will want to use it as a great reference tool. Whenever you want to brush up on topics, such as scheduling or working ...

Add Color Using Text Boxes – Part 2

Creating color blocks A color block adds interest and changes up your messages. What’s a color block? A text box with a color fill.  It creates a solid center for text that contrasts with a moving video or image. Here’s how to create a color block: Import a video or image. Add a text box. ...