Category: Venus 1500

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. ...

Add Color Using Text Boxes – Part 1

Fill text boxes or add borders with color to organize your presentations and make them more attractive and easier to read. By using the Content Studio color picker, you can precisely match existing colors with the click of your mouse—and then save them as a Custom Color. Adding filler color In this beer advertisement, the ...

Welcome to the Daktronics Venus 1500 blog page

A Blog Created By Software Trainers for Venus 1500 Users We’re software trainers at Daktronics who spend a lot of time helping people create great-looking content. We wanted to start a blog to help you along your creative journey with best practices, tips, and hidden tricks within the software. If you were invited here, you ...