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About

Found in the Help Menu of the Ribbon, the About window provides you with information about your version number, license code or trial status, and the End User License Agreement (EULA) and Copyright information for Bibles and any additional software used within MediaShout.

Add a comment to this Cue

In the Script Area below the thumbnail and icons of each cue is a place to add a Comment for the Cue. This comment only appears to the operator and is used solely to provide additional information to an operator using MediaShout (for example: “Fire this cue when the Pastor calls for it”).

Add a comment to this Page

Similar to “Adding a Comment to this Cue”, at the bottom of the Edit Area (below the Zoom and Main/Stage Toggle) is a text box where you can leave comments for a specific page for the operator.

Add a New Page

In each Cue in the Script Area is a “+” icon below the thumbnail. Clicking this button will add a new page to the existing cue. This new page can then be renamed by double-clicking on the name in the page list below that.

Add this Cue to Cues Library

The star-shaped icon in every Cue in the Script Area is designed to allow you to save ANY cue in your script to a master Cues Library for future use and access. This is designed for any Lyric Cues you want to save for future use or Sermon Series slides or even regular Announcement Slides. That way you don’t have to open old scripts to try and find previous cues that you want to reuse. For long-time MediaShout users, this is the modern version of Boxer or the Cues Deck found in older versions of MediaShout. See Cues Library for more information.

Align Text Horizontally

Selecting a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to align text Left, Center, Right, or Justified. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information.

Align Text Vertically

Selecting a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to align text Top, Center, or Bottom. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information.

All Caps

Highlighting a portion of text in a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to toggle All Caps on. This will make all highlighted text be capitalized. Clicking the toggle again will make all text lowercase. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information. Note: if your text has mixed upper and lower case, toggling will only do all upper case or all lower case, not mixed case, so you will lose any mixed-case formatting you originally had.

Angle

Selecting an object (text box, image, video, etc.) in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to adjust the angle of the object by rotating it between 0 and 359. The starting point by default on all objects is 0. Setting it to 90 will rotate the object clockwise 90 degrees. Conversely, rotating it counter-clockwise past 0 will jump to 359. You can also adjust the angle in the FX window for the selected object.

Apply Formatting to All Pages

When working with an object in the Edit Area, right-clicking on it will bring up a context menu. For special objects that carry over multiple pages (like the text boxes containing Lyric Stanzas or multiple pages of a Bible Cue), you can be presented with an “Apply Formatting to All Pages” option. Clicking this will apply all the formatting settings for the selected Text Box or object to all linked text boxes on other pages within this cue. For instance, if you make your text on Verse 1 of a Lyric be bold and want to apply that to all stanza text boxes within this Lyric Cue, then using the option will complete that process for you. For long-time MediaShout users, this is like the Apply to Cue button from previous versions. Note: Applying Formatting only applies to the selected object and will not affect other objects in that cue that are the same type (like other text boxes).

Assistant App

The Assistant App is found in the Help Menu of the Ribbon. This app is a separate download for iOS and Android devices. It is designed to give you additional tools and help with MediaShout as well as shortcuts to various support articles and forums. Note: the iOS Remote App is not yet supported in Version 7.

Background Color

When working with a Cue in the Edit Area, in the Layers Tab of the right group of tabs, below all the layers is the Background button. Selecting that will open the Background Window. There you can change the Color of the Background if you prefer through various means, including using an Eye Dropper (by default it is black). See Eye Dropper for more information. Note: the Background Color sits on the lowest layer below Background Images or Videos. If you have an image or video already placed in the background, you will need to click the button in the bottom right to remove the media to see the color. Alternatively, you can also adjust the Opacity of your Image or Video to use the Background Color to tint your media file.

Background Image

When working with a Cue in the Edit Area, in the Layers Tab of the right group of tabs, below all the layers is the Background button. Selecting that will open the Background Window. There you can select an Image for the Background and also adjust it’s Scaling, Opacity, Filters, Blur, Brightness, and Contrast. To remove an image as the Background, click the Remove Image button in the bottom right of this window.

Background Video

When working with a Cue in the Edit Area, in the Layers Tab of the right group of tabs, below all the layers is the Background button. Selecting that will open the Background Window. There you can select a Video for the Background and also adjust it’s Scaling, Opacity, and Speed. You can also choose the thumbnail used for the video in the Edit Area and Script Area by clicking the camera icon on whatever frame you would prefer (by default it uses the first frame). To remove a video as the Background, click the Remove Video button in the bottom right of this window.

Background Window

When working with a Cue in the Edit Area, in the Layers Tab of the right group of tabs, below all the layers is the Background button. Selecting that will open the Background Window. There you can select a Color, Image, or Video for the Background. Note: the Color is the lowest layer and will be behind a selected Image or Video. To see a color, you will need to remove a Background Image or Video by clicking the button in the bottom right.

Blur (Background)

While working with an Image Background in the Background Window, you can adjust the Blur of the image to soften it by dragging the Blur Slider to the right. See Background Window for more information.

Bold

Selecting a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to apply Bold to the font. This can be toggled on or off for the selected text box or highlighted text within the text box. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information.

Brightness

While working with an Image Background in the Background Window, you can adjust the Brightness of the image to enhance the whites of an image by dragging the Brightness Slider to the right. See Background Window and Contrast for more information.

Bring to Front

Selecting an object (text box, image, video, etc.) in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to Bring to Front so that object is the top-most layer on the page. See also Send to Back, Order, and Layers for more information.

Bullets

Placing your cursor in a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to apply Bullets. This can be toggled on or off for the selected text box or highlighted text within the text box. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information.

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