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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

Bible Passages

Bible Passages

MediaShout can display Bible verses from any version stored in the Bible Library. The passage text is copied from the selected version and inserted into the cue where it can be formatted and edited. Edits made in the cue will not alter the original Bible text because text changes are not saved to the Bible Library.


Additional help for using Bibles

The following topics contain more information about using Bibles in MediaShout:

  • To configure settings that control the Bible Library and what Bible versions are available in the Inline Editor, see Bibles Settings.
  • For instructions on selecting, searching for, and inserting Bible passages, see Bible Library.



Inserting a Bible passage as a cue


To insert a Bible passage as a cue, on the Home tab, click Insert Bible. See Bible Library for instructions on how to search for and select a passage.

For help with adding a background, sound, or other objects to a Bible cue, see Adding, Layering and Editing Objects.


Displaying passage references


Follow these steps to change the visibility of the Bible passage reference:

  1. Open the cue in Inline Editor.
  2. Select the Reference text box. If you can't see it, right-click the Inline Editor, then select Objects > Bible Reference.
  3. On the Home tab in the Objects group, then click Object Visibility.
  4. Select which pages you want the reference to show on or select Show on All or Hide on All.


Formatting Bible passage references


The Bible Passage reference is added to the cue with the font formatting and location designated by the template that was selected when the Bible cue was created. 

To change the reference location, in the Inline Editor, drag the text box that contains the reference to the footer or header. To change the text formatting, use the tools found on the Home tab in the Formatting group to  change the fonts, alignment, add effects... any formatting changes you can make to text can be made to a reference. To apply the new formatting to every page in the cue, click Apply to Cue.

While still in the Inline Editor, follow these steps to construct the scripture reference:

  1. On the Home tab in the Objects group, click Insert Token.
  2. Construct the scripture reference using the Bible database field options. (e.g., Book Ch:Vv).
  3. Format the reference using the text tools on the ribbon, if needed.


Auto-paginating a Bible passage


Follow these steps to auto-paginate a Bible passage:

  1. Click the Bible cue in the script to open it into the Inline Editor.
  2. On the Home tab in the Cue Options group, select one of the following options:
  • One verse per page. Constrains each verse to its own page, reducing the font size on all pages, if necessary, to ensure that the longest verse appears on a single page.
  • One verse per paragraph. Starts each verse in a new paragraph.
  • Allow splitting. Starts each verse on its own page, but allows a long verse to overflow to subsequent pages, if necessary.
  • Wrap text. Treats the passage as a single block of text, overflowing to subsequent pages, as necessary.


Displaying verse numbers in the passage text


To display verse numbers, on the Home tab in the Cue Options group, select Verse Numbers in Text.


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