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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

Add Lyrics from Scratch

Add Lyrics from Scratch

You can add a song to the Lyric Library by typing it from scratch. For example, you may have written your own song and want to add it to the library. Once you add it to the Lyric Library, it is ready to be added to the script as a Lyric cue.


Adding lyrics from scratch


To add a song to the library by typing it from scratch, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home tab, click Insert Lyric.
  2. Below the Song list, enter a Title for the new song then click +New Lyric.
  3. Enter the information into the wizard and then click Create. The New Lyric Wizard contains the following fields:
  • Song ID. MediaShout auto-assigns a unique song ID. (Locked)
  • Title. Enter a title for the song. Try to make the title unique so it is easier to find it in the Lyric Library.
  • Author. Enter the author's name.
  • Copyright. Enter the copyright information.
  • CCLI#. If this song is registered with CCLI, enter the license number.
  • Hymnal Page. If the song is a hymn, enter the hymnal name and page number where the song is located.


Entering lyrics and creating stanzas


When you create a new lyric, Verse 1 is automatically created for you. Type the lyrics into the Verse 1 box located in the center column.

To add more stanzas, follow these steps:

  1. Click Create New Page.
  2. To change the stanza type, click the Pencil then select a new one from the list.
  3. Type the lyrics for the stanza.
  4. Repeat until all stanzas are added.
  5. (Optional) In the right column, select a new template for the Lyric cue.
  6. (Optional) To insert the new song into an existing cue, select Insert to Selected Cue.
  7. Click Insert.

To permanently delete a stanza from the song, highlight the stanza in the center column then click the red X.


Setting the stanza play order


Once you finish creating the stanzas, you can set the play order:

  • In the right column, drag and drop the stanzas to create a new play order.
  • To delete a stanza from the play order, highlight the stanza in the play order list in the right column, then click the red X.


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