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Search: Media Resources

CustomShow users can search for Media Resources in the Media Library and in the Editor Console, specifically when using the Media window to add or import image, video, or flash elements to a slide.

Media Library

Selecting Resource Search in the Media Library will display the options for searching. The options include a search field specified by the CustomShow user, the location of the resource(s), the media type of the search, and the desired sorting for the results.

Any accessible resource will appear as a search result, even if the user searching for the resource content cannot edit the resource(s).

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Search Basics

The Media Resource search returns results based on either a resource's CustomShow name or a resource's original filename. The resource's CustomShow name, file path, resource type, and last modified date are displayed in the search results when any result is located.

Selecting a resource from the results provides the expected options based on what a user's permissions provide. While in the Media Library, users can still rename, download, delete, or preview content as needed. When searching in the Editor Console, users can still add resources to slides without needing to navigate elsewhere.

Location

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The My Resources location option is selected by default. This search option returns results that are found either in the user's My Resources folder or sub-folders within. Other location options can be selected here, which allow users to search in the following areas as well:

  • Library
    • Selecting the Library option allows a user to search the contents of all available Library folders and their sub-folders for a specific media resource.
  • Personal Folders
    • Selectable only to Administrator level users, selecting the Personal Folders option allows an Admin to search additional folders within the Administrator's user group for more results.
  • All
    • Selecting the All option searches every folder a user has access to across the application. This includes all Personal and Library folders in the Media Library.

Type

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The All type option is selected by default. This search option returns results that are of the selected media resource type. Other resource type options can be selected here, which allow users to narrow down results on the following types:

  • Video
    • Selecting the Video option displays results that have been imported into CustomShow as a video resource.
  • Images
    • Selecting the Image option displays results that have been imported into CustomShow as an image resource. This option includes animated GIF resources.
  • Flash
    • Selecting the Flash option displays results that have been imported into CustomShow as a flash animation resource.

Sort

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The Relevance sort option is selected by default. This sorting option returns results that are based on a relevancy score from the entered search. Other sorting options can be selected here, which allow users to sort by the following:

  • Name
    • Selectable both in Ascending or Descending order, these search results are ordered alpha-numerically based on the Resource's CustomShow name. The name of a Resource can be renamed if the user can edit the resource, and right-clicks on the resource to Rename Resource.
  • Path
    • Selectable both in Ascending or Descending order, these search results are ordered alpha-numerically based on the Resource's CustomShow filepath. Should a resource's location be changed, this path value will update accordingly.
  • Date
    • Selectable both in Ascending or Descending order, these search results are ordered by the last modified date of the resource. When a resource is modified again, the date and time will update accordingly.

Adding Media to Slide

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When editing a slide in the Editor Console, users can still search for Media Resources and use the results to add elements to a slide quickly and easily.

Selecting the Media option in the Editor will display the Media Popup, which acts similarly to the Media Library. From here, a user can select the Resource Search option and perform a search to narrow down results.

Search results can be added to a slide in the same manner as a normal resource. By selecting one or more resources, a user can click on Insert or drag-and-drop the selections on to a slide as needed.

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