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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

Ribbon Overview


In MediaShout 6, the menus and toolbar have been replaced with the ribbon. If you aren't familiar with using a ribbon, for instance from using Microsoft Office products, this topic outlines how to use the ribbon and how to find your favorite tools and functions.


Understanding the Ribbon Layout


The ribbon is arranged using tabs, each containing similar tools represented by labeled icons. On each tab, the icons are arranged into named groupsClicking an icon on the ribbon opens a pop-up window (for instance, the Insert Text window) or performs a function (such as saving the script).

The ribbon in MediaShout 6 contains the following tabs (click the link for detailed instructions):

  1. File - The File tab is similar to a File menu. It contains links for opening, saving, printing, packing your scripts, and more. 
  2. Home - The Home tab contains the most-used functions in MediaShout, opening, saving, inserting cues, and locking scripts.
  3. Templates - The tools on this tab allow you to quickly apply templates to cues or change template settings.
  4. Settings - This tab is where you find the link to the General Settings area as well as tools for setting up displays, playback, viewers, the control screen, and workspaces. Some of the options set in the General Settings area can also be changed using tools on the Settings tab. 
  5. Advanced - Find advanced controls here, such as Twitter settings, Cloud sync, setting up audio playlists and announcement loops, Key cues, the Mask editor, volunteer mode, advanced visual modes, and new in MediaShout 6,  Lyric reporting for sending usage reports to CCLI.


Using the Quick Access Toolbar


The Quick Access Toolbar contains controls for Undo and Redo, location of the toolbar, and hiding the ribbon. It is located above the ribbon by default. To show it below the ribbon, click Customize Quick Access Toolbar (the down arrow) then click Show Below the Ribbon

In MediaShout 6, this toolbar is not customizable.


Hiding the Ribbon


If you are working on a small screen, such as a laptop, you can hide the ribbon to make extra room for the Control Screen. 

On the Quick Access Toolbar, click Customize Quick Access Toolbar then click Minimize the Ribbon. Temporarily expand the ribbon by clicking a tab.

To restore the ribbon to full view, click Customize Quick Access Toolbar then click Restore the Ribbon


The Info Button


To access information about MediaShout, click the Info button, located at the top right corner of the Control Screen. The About MediaShout dialog box lists version, registration, and licensing information and the MediaShout support phone number. See License Manager for more information about licensing and registering your software.


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