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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



Text can be displayed embedded in the cue itself or superimposed over other cue types on-the-fly using Keys.

Other text-based cues are specially designed for displaying Song Lyrics, Bible passages, and Liturgies.


Inserting a text cue


To add a text cue to the script or to replace paginated text in an existing cue, follow these steps:

  1. In the Script Area, highlight the cue you want the new Text cue to follow, or highlight an existing cue to replace the text.
  2. On the Home tab, click Insert Text. The Insert Text pop-up window opens.
  3. In the left column, type or paste the new text.
  4. Highlight the text then click Create Page. The new page(s) appear in the center column. You can also create the cue page-by-page by highlighting a portion of the text at a time then clicking Create Page. Repeat this process until all pages are created.
  5. (Optional) Change the cue template.
  6. (Optional) Click Replace Selected Cue to insert and overwrite the text in an existing cue.
  7. Click Insert.


Editing the text on a page


Use the Inline Editor to edit the text on a page. Open the cue in the Pages Area the click the page you want to edit to open it in the Inline Editor.


  • To check the spelling on the highlighted page, right-click the text in the Inline Editor then select Check Spelling.
  • To create a new page break, in the Inline Editor, place the cursor where you want the break then press CTRL + Enter, or right-click, then select Page Break.



Adding non-paginated text


See the Text Box topic for instructions on inserting non-paginated text into cues and using the font formatting and FX tools.

Note: Paginated vs. Non-Paginated Text - A paginated text area works like Microsoft Word. When you type into the text area and get to the end of the page, a new page is automatically created. A non-paginated text area works like Microsoft PowerPoint. On a slide, when you type into the text box and get to the end, it cuts off the overflow text; it does not create a new slide.


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