Create a SmartDeck Asset

Modified on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at 09:29 AM

To create a Smart Deck follow the below steps:

1. If the source file you have is a powerpoint file you will need to convert the file to a PDF and then split every page of the PDF into separate pages.

2. To convert the Powerpoint file open the file in Powerpoint and save the file as PDF

3. Open the PDF using Adobe Acrobat Reader. On the right hand side click "Organise Pages"

4. Click "Split" and set the number of pages as 1 then click "Split".

5. Create a container folder named "Smart Deck" and within  that folder make another folder named "content"

6. Place the separated PDF's and the entire converted PDF into the content folder

7. Ensure the name of the separated pdf files are appended with "pageX" ensuring the text is lowercase not uppercase. Ensure the full PDF matches a similar naming convention of the separated PDF files without and appended "pageX".


Document.pdf (Full PDF)

Document_page1.pdf (Separated Pages PDF)

8. In the Smart Deck folder create a new file named "nexti_metadata.plist" and ensure you set the below in the file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
<plist version="1.0">
  <string>[ENTER NAME OF ASSET]</string>
  <string>[ENTER NAME OF FULL PDF FILE].pdf</string>

9. Save the above file one you have entered your settings then create a new file named "nexti_toc.plist" and set the below in the file:

  table_of_contents = (
      title = "[ENTER NAME OF PAGE]";
      link = "[ENTER PAGE NUMBER]";

10. Save the "nexti_toc.plist" file once populated with all your pages and proceed to compress the Smart Deck Folder

11. Upload the asset to your relevant wall in SAM

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