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MediaShout 6 User Guide

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Getting Started

This section will give you all the information you need on how to install MediaShout and be up and running quickly.

Installation and Setup

User Interface

This section will cover all the details of the user interface, so that you can configure MediaShout 6 to your liking.

Control Screen Ribbon (Basics) Ribbon (Advanced) Settings Dialog

Scripts and Cues

Trying to figure out how to setup that presentation? This section gives you all the finer points of building your presentation.

Scripts Cues Inline Editor Cue Templates

Working with Media in a Cue

In this section, you learn all about inserting and editing lyrics, scripture, images, videos, audio, and so much more!

Lyrics Lyric Library Bibles Text Elements Objects


Change Object Format Settings

Change Object Format Settings

MediaShout provides powerful text editing tools for creating presentations. To access these tools, open a cue into the Inline Editor then click inside a text area to select it. The formatting tools appear on the Home tab.

The format of text, images, video, and audio assigned to the Main or Other Object layer of a cue can be changed in the Inline Editor.

 

Changing text format settings

 

To change the format of a Lyric, Bible, Text, or Liturgy cue, follow these steps:

  1. In the Script Area, click a text-based cue.
  2. In the Inline Editor, click the text to open the Formatting tools group on the Home tab. The following options are available:
  • Apply to Cue: Click to apply text formatting changes to all pages in the cue.
  • Font Family: Select from any fonts installed on your computer.
  • Size: Select the font size.
  • Line Spacing: Choose the line spacing, 0.5 line, one line, 1.5 lines, or 2 lines.
  • Font Color: Choose automatic or select a color from the swatches.
  • Shadow: Toggles text shadowing on and off. (Click fx for settings.)
  • Outline: Toggles text outlining off and off. (Click fx for settings.)
  • Bulleted or Numbered List
  • Bold, Italic, or Underlined
  • Alignment: Choose from 9 options for text placement within the text box. 
  • fx: click to open the Text Object Effects pop-up window. The following options are available:
  • Size: Set the width, height and X and Y axis for precision sizing and positioning.
  • Rotation: Use the rotation tool to select the exact degree of rotation.
  • Display: Set object appearance Immediately, After Delay (Time), or On Step (Number).
  • Transition In and Transition Out: Set the transition effects and time delay settings.
  • Opacity: Use the slider to adjust the transparency of the text.
  • Shadow: Select to create a drop shadow effect. Select the color, direction, distance and shadow opacity.
  • Outline: Select to outline text. Choose the color and size of the outline.


 

Changing image format settings

 

When you create a video or graphic cue, the content is added as an Other Object.


To edit an image, follow these steps:

  1. In the Script Area, click a cue that contains an image.
  2. In the Inline Editor, click the image to open the Formatting tools group on the Home tab. The following options are available:
  • Sizing: Choose between Custom, Full Width, or Full Stretch.
  • Keep Aspect Ratio: If Custom is selected, select this to keep the image from becoming distorted when resized.
  • Flip Vertical or Flip Horizontal: Flips the image. Clear to reset the image to its original orientation.
  • Rotation: Set the image rotation in degrees.
  • fx: click to open the Image Object Effects pop-up window. The following options are available:
  • Location: Browse to a new file or remove the image completely.
  • Size: Set the width, height and X and Y axis for precision sizing and positioning.
  • Rotation: Use the rotation tool to select the exact degree of rotation.
  • Flip Vertically and Flip Horizontally: Flips the image. Clear to reset the image to its original orientation.
  • Display: Set object appearance Immediately, After Delay (Time), or On Step (Number).
  • Transition In and Transition Out: Set the transition effects and time delay settings.
  • Color tools: Set opacity, brightness, contrast, and color hues.
  • Reset: Click to reset the image to its original state.

 

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