Welcome to the Venus 1500 Learning Center-a self-guided training site to learn the software at your own pace. Simply follow the ten links for step-by-step instructions. Complete the steps to set up and operate your Venus 1500 control software.
If self-guided training doesn't appeal to you, we also offer professional trainer-guided instruction. Please check out the
One-on-One Webinar training options.
How to get your Venus 1500 software up and running.
Launching Venus 1500 v4
Configuring a Display
Creating a New Presentation
Inserting and Deleting Layouts
Undo and Redo
Content Studio Zooming
Content Studio Shortcuts
Registration & LicensingHow do I register my Venus 1500 software?
Help FileHow do I access the Venus 1500 Help File?
Configuring a Display How do I configure my Daktronics display?
Adding or Deleting a LayoutHow do I add or delete a layout in Venus 1500?
Media Kit DownloadHow do I download my free Media Kit?
How to use the Venus 1500 software platform.
Home Tab - Overview
Content Tab - Overview
Changing Content Views
Schedule Tab - Overview
This tutorial gives you a brief walkthrough of the Venus® 1500 version 4 Home Tab, a dashboard of what is happening on the message display for a quick reference of your system.
View Home Tab Tutorial
How to use text in your display content.
Inserting a Text Box
Moving and Copying Text
Inserting Symbols and Special Characters
Adding Text to a LayoutHow do I add text to a layout in Venus 1500?
Time, Temp, & DateHow do I put the time, temp, & date on my display?
How to format text in your display content.
Changing Font Type
Changing Font Size
Changing Font Color
True Type Font Features
Modify TextHow do I change the look of text on my display?
Scrolling TextHow do I scroll text across my display?
How to use graphics and videos in your display content.
Inserting Graphics Media Library
Venus 1500 Content Guide
Inserting Graphics From a File
Inserting Video Media Library
Inserting Video From a File
Editing Video Playback
Inserting Creative From Buy.Daktronics.com
How to use objects in your display content.
Aligning and Ordering Objects
Collecting Multiple Items to Move or Copy
How to use transition effects in your display content.
Applying a Transition Effect
How to schedule your display content.
Scheduling Continuous Mode
Sending: Continuous ModeHow do I play a presentation in Continuous Playlist Mode?
Sending: Scheduled ModeHow do I play a presentation in Scheduled Playlist Mode?
Removing: Continuous ModeHow do I remove a message in Continuous Playlist Mode?
Removing: Scheduled ModeHow do I remove a message in Scheduled Playlist Mode
Choosing Scheduling ModeHow do I switch to Scheduled or Continuous Playlist Mode?
Printing a ScheduleHow do I print a schedule in Venus 1500?
How to perform advanced operations for your display content.
Content Studio Options
Cropping Videos or Graphics
Cropping Video Duration
How to create and edit a feed.
Inserting an RSS or Atom Feed - Ticker
Inserting an RSS or Atom Feed - Data List
Editing a Feed
Verifying a Feed
Configuring & Editing an XML Source
XML Exercise File
XML: Creating a Tabular Layout
The blog gives you additional tips and tricks for running your software. Learn about the best color and font practices to use on your display and get access to more tools and training options.
Venus 1500 Blog
Need to update your version of Venus 1500? Watch the
video to find out how, or download
the latest update from our website.
Wondering what to do if your computer crashes or you get a new one? Check out this
video to find out how to get your Venus 1500 software working again.
If your equipment is working properly and you have a question on how to use the features of Venus 1500 software, one of our software trainers would be happy to give you a callback to assist you. The typical response time is less than four hours during Daktronics corporate business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm CST).
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