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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



Keys overlay the content that is currently playing on the screen. For instance, you can use a key to superimpose a countdown clock over a photo, insert a message that notifies a parent to go to the nursery, or add a logo image that shows in the bottom corner of every cue.


Creating a Key Cue


To create a new Key Cue, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home tab, click Insert Elements > Blank.
  2. Open the cue into the Inline Editor.
  3. On the Home tab, click Insert Object then select any object (such as text or an image). Edit the object in the Inline Editor, as needed.
  4. To save the Key, on the Advanced tab in the Keys group, click the Create New User Key from Current Page button next to the key name field.
  5. Enter a name then click Create.
  6. If it isn't selected, select the new cue from the Cue Name list.
  7. Click M to fire the Key Cue to Main or S to fire it to Stage.


Entering keyed text


To superimpose a text message on the main display screen, do the following:

  1. On the Advanced tab in the Keys group, enter text into the message box.
  2. Click the M to send the message to the Main screen or S to send it to Stage.
  3. To remove the message, click the M or S again.


Using the Countdown Clock


To superimpose a countdown clock on the main display screen, do the following:

  1. Enter the time into the timer field.
  2. Click the M. The countdown starts immediately.
  3. To remove the clock, click the M again.


Editing keyed text or countdown clock


To change the formatting of keyed text, follow these steps:

  1. In the Key Text or Countdown Clock section, click the E. The key opens into the Inline Editor.
  2. Change the text formatting options, then click Go to Script.


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