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Height

Selecting an object (text box, image, video, etc.) in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to adjust the Height of an Object. The minimum Height is 50 pixels. You can also adjust the Height in the FX Window for the selected Object. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on an Object. See Presets for more information.

Help Menu

The Help Menu is in the top of the Main Ribbon and includes various help and links for support with MediaShout. See About, Knowledge Base, and Submit a Ticket for more information.

Highlight Color

Selecting a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to apply a Highlight Color to the text. You can choose any color available to place behind the text as a highlight directly behind the text. These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information. Note: This is different than the Text Box Background Color as it will fill the whole text box with a color.

Image Folder

In the Settings Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon, you will find an option for the Image Folder. This folder is your default image folder and will be used when inserting images as well as what populates the Image Library on your Control Screen. See Image Library for more information.

Image Library

The Image Library is part of the Library Tab on the right side of your Control Screen. It is a collection of images found in the user-defined Image Folder in the Settings. You can drag and drop any image from this Library into your Edit Area to add it as an Object to the current page being edited. See Image Folder for more information.

Import Lyrics

In the Insert Lyric Window at the bottom left is a row of icons. The sixth icon is the Import Lyrics button. This is where you can import lyrics either from a MediaShout 7 lyric export or from a V6 lyric export (.ssc). See Export Lyrics for more information.

Import PPT/PPTX as Images

In the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon, you will find the Import option and in the sub-menu, Import PPT/PPTX as Images. This will convert your PowerPoint presentation (.ppt or .pptx) into a single cue in MediaShout 7 with each page represented by an Image Object that is equal to a flattened version of the page from PowerPoint. See Import PPT/PPTX presentation for another way to import your PowerPoint presentation. Note: Importing as Images does flatten your PowerPoint slides, so you will lose all animations, transitions, and builds.

Import PPT/PPTX presentation

In the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon, you will find the Import option and in the sub-menu, Import PPT/PPTX presentation. This will attempt to parse your PowerPoint presentation into different objects on multiple pages within a single cue with each object fully editable. Although transitions and animations are not carried over, you can apply various FX and transitions to the Objects in MediaShout as desired. See Import PPT/PPTX as Images for another way to import your PowerPoint presentation. Note: All elements may not be parsed correctly so some elements may appear incorrectly or may not even import.

Increase Indent

Placing your cursor in a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to Increase Indent. This can give the appearance of paragraphs or hanging indents when combined with Decrease Indent. See Decrease Indent for more information.

Insert Bible Cue

The Insert Bible Cue can be found as the third icon in the Main Ribbon (in the Cues section). Clicking this button will open the Insert Bible Window where you can choose a Bible Translation, Book, Chapter, Verse(s), Reference Objects and more and insert it into your script. This window can also be opened from the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon. See Dual Bible and Type Bible Reference for more information. Note: The Insert Bible Cue is disabled when in Presenter View of MediaShout 7.

Insert Blank Cue

The Insert Blank Cue can be found as the first icon in the Main Ribbon (in the Cues section). Clicking this button will prompt you to name your new cue. Once named, it will be placed in the script with no objects. From here, you can add text boxes, media files, and more to create your cue. You can also open this from the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon. Note: The Insert Blank Cue is disabled when in Presenter View of MediaShout 7.

Insert Lyric Cue

The Insert Lyric Cue can be found as the second icon in the Main Ribbon (in the Cues section). Clicking this button will open the Insert Lyric Window where you can choose a Song Lyric from your database, search SongSelect (additional subscription), or create your own Lyrics. This Lyric database only contains the contents of the Song Lyric and does not contain fonts, formatting, background, objects, etc. This window can also be opened from the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon. See SongSelect Service, My Library, and Create Lyric for more information. Also, see Cues Library for saving Lyric cues with formatting for future use. Note: The Insert Lyric Cue is disabled when in Presenter View of MediaShout 7.

Insert Media Files

The Insert Media Files can be found as the fifth icon in the Main Ribbon (in the Objects section). Clicking this button will open a Windows Dialog to search for the image or video file you want to insert into the current Page in the Edit Area. You can also open this from the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon as well as from the right-click menu in the Edit Area. Note: The Insert Media Files is disabled when in Presenter View of MediaShout 7.

Insert Menu

The Insert Menu is in the top of the Main Ribbon and includes the ability to insert various cues and objects. See Insert Lyric Cue, Insert Bible Cue, and Insert Text Box for more information.

Insert Text Box

The Insert Media Files can be found as the fourth icon in the Main Ribbon (in the Objects section). Clicking this button will create a new text box in the Edit Area. You can then type or copy/paste the text into this text box and format as preferred. You can also open this from the Insert Menu at the top of the Main Ribbon as well as from the right-click menu in the Edit Area. Note: The Insert Text Box is disabled when in Presenter View of MediaShout 7.

Italic

Selecting a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to apply Italic formatting 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.

Key Object Plug-in

The Key Object Plug-In is a place where you can create specialized objects that can be turned on or off manually and sit above your layers in your Cue. These Key Objects are created in this Plug-In and then are edited in the Edit Area by going to the Key Objects Tab of the Layers in the Control Screen. See Clocks, Timers, General Text, News Ribbons, and Logos for more information.

Knowledge Base

Found in the Help Menu of the Ribbon, the Knowledge Base will take you to our support website (internet access required) where you will find many articles on various elements of MediaShout 7.

Language

In the Settings Window is a Language selection for the Control Screen of MediaShout 7. This affects all text and windows used in the Operator side of MediaShout. It does not affect any text being displayed. It is just to make the program available to users of different languages. Currently, only English is available with plans to include Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Chinese at a later date. If you have a language you would prefer to see the program in, please let us know.

Launch Screen

When launching MediaShout 7, you will always come up to the Launch Screen. This screen is designed to get you started quickly and easily by allowing you to open recent scripts, create new scripts, or find help really easily.

Layers

The Layers section of the Layers Tab is where all Objects on the current Page in the Edit Area will be displayed. These Objects are ordered so that the top-most Object in the Layers section is the top-most object in the Edit Area (above all other objects). The bottom Object in the Layers section is the lowest Object (besides the Background). You can rearrange layers by dragging them, turn a layer on/off by clicking the “eye” icon to the left of the layer, and lock the layer to prevent any editing by clicking the lock icon to the right. You can also delete a layer or adjust the opacity of a selected layer very quickly. See Key Objects Plug-In and Background Window for more information.

Layers Tab

The Layers Tab is on the right side of the Control Screen and contains the Layers Section as well as the Key Objects section. From here, you can rearrange Objects in their layer as well as turn ON or OFF Key Objects as desired. See Library Tab and Viewers Tab for more information.

Library Tab

The Library Tab is on the right side of the Control Screen and contains the Image Library and Video Library. The contents of these libraries are populated from the Image Folder and Video Folder in the Settings. Media Objects in the Library can be drug to the Edit Area to add as Objects to the current Page.

Line Spacing

Selecting a text box in the Edit Area will give you the option in the Editing Ribbon to adjust the Line Spacing (the amount of space between lines of text). The dropdown will give options between 1 and 5 (the default is 1). These settings can also be saved to a Preset for future use on a text box. See Presets for more information.

Lock Aspect Ratio

Selecting an object (text box, image, video, etc.) in the Edit Area will give you the option Lock the Aspect Ratio of an Object. When the Lock Aspect Ratio button is selected and you grab the sides, top, or bottom handles of an object and drag, then the corresponding sides, top, or bottom will increase at a ratio that matches that to keep things in scale.

Lock Edits

In the Layers section, you can select an Object and then click the lock icon to the right of the object to Lock Edits. This will prevent the Object from being moved, formatted, or edited in any way in the Edit Area. You can also Lock Edits by right-clicking on an object and choosing Lock->Lock Edits from the context menu. You can unlock an object by clicking on the icon again or via the right-click menu. See Layers for more information.

Log Out from SongSelect

In the Insert Lyric Window at the bottom left is a row of icons. The eighth icon is the Log Out from SongSelect button. If you have logged into your SongSelect account, this is how you can reset it if you need to change to a different account or update your login information. See SongSelect Service for more information.

Logo

By accessing the Key Objects Plug-In, you will find one of the options to be Logo. This will allow you to assign an image to a Key Object that can be turned on or off from the Key Objects section of the Layers Tab. This is typically used for a church logo or icon that is designed to appear on all pages (i.e. like a bug in the bottom right). See Key Objects Plug-In for more information.

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