Everything you need to know about Databeat PowerPoint plugin

Databeat PowerPoint Publisher is an add-on that can be installed on your PC enabling users to use PowerPoint to design and publish on-screen content from a single application. This article will include what you need to know to get started.

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What is Databeat PowerPoint Publisher?

Databeat PowerPoint Publisher simplifies content management for digital signage. It allows users to create, schedule, and publish content directly from PowerPoint to screens. With convenient templates and remote management capabilities, it's a user-friendly solution for businesses aiming to elevate their visual communications.

How to download and install PowerPoint plugin

  • Open your browser, and download Databeat PowerPoint Publisher
  • Run through the setup process to install the plugin. 
  • Open PowerPoint and verify that the plugin is successfully installed. 

Verify installation of the PowerPoint Publisher Plugin

How to use Databeat PowerPoint Publisher

Step 1: Choose a canvas to start a new presentation or upload an existing one.

You can create a new presentation from the beginning or upload a completed one.

Starting from scratch allows you to pick from preset canvas sizes by clicking "New," or customize your settings from the "Format" menu. 

Proceed directly to step 2 if you already have a presentation prepared for uploading.

Step 2: Login

You must log in with your user credentials to publish your presentation on an info screen. These credentials are the same ones you use to access DatabeatOMNI, and you can choose to log in through either first-party or third-party methods. 

Click on "Publish" to open the login window. 

Login PowerPoint Publisher

Users have the option to log in either through third-party authentication or by using their username and password. If you encounter any problems during the login process, refer to our troubleshooting guides for assistance.

Step 3: Settings

Publish to

Customer: Choose the account where you want to upload your content. This option is only adjustable if your user has access to multiple accounts. 

Channel: Choose the channel where you want to publish your content.

Playblock: Select the playblock where you would like to upload your content. This option is only adjustable if the channel has multiple playblocks. 

Publish to Databeat PowerPoint Publisher


Browse through all the media files currently uploaded in the selected channel. You can easily preview and delete files as needed.

Mediafiles Databeat PowerPoint Publisher


Plan and schedule for when you want your uploaded content to display.

Schedule Databeat PowerPoint Publisher

Release & Expire Dates

To manually adjust the release and expiration dates, simply click on the drop-down menu and choose a different date from the calendar. The expiration date will by default be set to 3 years after the default release date (today).

Tip: Select "Today" on the expiration date to change from 3 years to today's date.

Calendar Databeat PowerPoint Publisher

Format and duration

Choose how long you want each slide to be displayed and determine whether you prefer it to be uploaded as a video or an image. 

Duration of files

The duration of a slide is by default 10 seconds, and this affects each individual slide. For video playback, consider this example: if you add two slides and choose to upload a video, the total video length will be 20 seconds.

With the use of the "Transitions"-tab in PowerPoint you can change the duration of a video by changing from "On mouse click" to a defined value. 


Don't forget to save your PowerPoint presentation before publishing. We require users to store their presentations locally for a successful upload. 

Press "Publish" to upload your PowerPoint slides. A system message will inform you about the uploading process in the bottom left corner. Do not exit the application before the process is completed. 

Troubleshooting and FAQ

Browse a list of frequently asked questions and answers about Databeat PowerPoint Publisher.