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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 Elements Text Objects


Create a Cue Template

Create a Cue Template

If you spent a lot of time setting up the look and feel of a cue, save the cue as a template. Then you can apply the template to other cues so you don't have to waste time formatting them.

 

Creating a cue template

 

To create a new cue template, follow these steps:

  1. Open a cue in the Inline Editor in either Main view or Stage view.
  2. Edit the cue.
  3. On the Templates tab, click Save Template As, or if you are editing a Stage template, click Save Stage Template As.
  4. Name the template, then press Enter.


The cue settings will be saved as a new Main or Stage template.


 

Creating a Twitter cue template

 

Twitter templates are created using Twitter Tokens. These are Twitter-specific objects that can be added to the template then formatted individually:  Profile Picture, Profile Header, @Twitter Handle, Tweet Text, and Tweet Date.

Follow these steps to create a Twitter template:

  1. On the Templates tab, click Edit Twitter. A new blank cue opens into the Inline Editor.
  2. On the Home tab, click Insert Twitter Token. Add as many tokens as you want.
  3. To edit a token, select it in the Inline Editor. Formatting tools appear on the ribbon. Edit as needed.
  4. (Optional) Add a background or Other Objects and edit as needed.
  5. To save the template, on the Templates tab, click Save Template As. Enter a name then press Enter.
  6. The new template will show in the Main Template gallery (and whenever Edit Twitter is selected).
  7. Click Go to Script to close the Twitter template editor.


 

Making a template available for other cue types

 

When you create a new template, it is only available for that type of cue. To allow the template to be used by other cue types, on the Templates tab, select any of the following cue types, Bible, Lyric, Text, or Liturgy.


 

What gets saved to a cue template?

 

These are the items that are saved when you create a cue template:

  • Font family, color, and size for text in the Main Object and Other Object layers
  • The background layer (all other Other Objects are removed)
  • Cue background color
  • Transitions and in and out settings
  • For Lyric and Bible cues, pagination set on the Home tab in the Cue Options group.
  • Copyright and reference information (tokens) for Lyric and Bible templates.

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WARNING: Applying (or re-applying) a template to an existing cue replaces the settings, pagination, properties, and all Other Object content of the existing cue with those of the selected template.

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