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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

Script Area

Script Area

The Script Area is the large section located in the left-hand side of the Control Screen. Use the Script Area to create, edit, preview, and play scripts, which are presentations made up of one or more cues.

In MediaShout 6, scripts appear as tabs in the Script Area. Multiple scripts can be open at the same time. To switch to a different script, click its tab. Drag and drop to reorder tabs.


Viewing scripts


Scripts in the Script Area can appear in full, notes, or sort view:

  • Full: In full view, the thumbnail and note for each cue is visible. To see the script in full view, click the Full button at the bottom of the Script Area.
  • Notes: In notes view, the note for each cue is visible, but there is no thumbnail. To see the script in notes view, click the Notes button at the bottom of the Script Area.
  • Sort: Sort view is new in MediaShout 6 and is comparable to the Slide Sorter view in Microsoft® PowerPoint. To open cues in sort view, click the Sort button at the bottom of the Script Area.  NOTE: You can not play cues from the Sort View, only rearrange them in the script.

You can collapse cues where only the title bar for each cue is visible. This can make it easier to work with large scripts. To switch to compact view, on the Settings tab in the Control Screen group, select Script Compact View  to toggle it on. Clear Script Compact View to toggle it off. 

To view individual pages of a multiple-page cue, click the cue. The pages show in the Pages Area in the center of the Control Screen below the Inline Editor.

By default, the script scrolls automatically so the current cue playing to the audience is visible in the Script Area. But in some cases you may want to disable auto-scroll. On the ribbon, click the Settings tab then clear Auto-Scroll to disable it. For additional scrolling options, see Script Settings.


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