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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 Basics

Script Basics

MediaShout presentations are made up of cues inside a script. Think of cues as the building blocks of your scripts.

Typically, you work with scripts in the Script Area, which appears on the left side of the control screen. Scripts can be created, opened, and saved in using the File tab, or opened and saved using the Home tab.

Note: For detailed information about working with cues, see the topics under Cues.


Creating a script


To create a new script, do one of the following:

  • Click File > New.


  • Press Ctrl+N (Cmd+N on Mac).

  • Press the plus icon at the top of the Script Area.

A new, blank script is created in the Script Area.


Saving a script


To save the script, do the following:

  1. Click File > Save.


    Press Ctrl+S (Cmd+S on Mac).
  2. Choose a file name and location, then click Save.


Opening and closing scripts


To open an already existing script, do one of the following:

  • Click File > Open or Home > Open then select the script file.

To close a script, click Close (located on its tab).




  • Press Ctrl+Z (Cmd+Z) to undo recent changes you made to the script.
  • Press Ctrl+S (Cmd+S) to save the active script.
  • You can have multiple scripts open at the same time. Switch between scripts by clicking the tabs.
  • In the Scripts tab area, click the down arrow next to + (Create New Script) to show a list of recent scripts.
  • To reorder the scripts in the Script Area, drag and drop the tabs.


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