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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 Elements Text Objects

Text Box

Text Box

Use text boxes to add non-paginated text to cues. Text boxes reside in the Other Objects layer of cues, so they can be layered with images, other text boxes, audio, video, or references (which are a special kind of text box).

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.


Adding a text box to a cue


To add a text box, follow these steps:

  1. Select the cue in the Script Area.
  2. Select the page you want to add text to in the Pages Area to open it in the Inline Editor.
  3. On the Home tab, click Insert Object > Text Box.


Editing a text box


Text boxes can be moved, resized, and layered with other objects. 

  • To move a text box, hover over a border until the cursor changes to a crosshair. Drag the box to a new location. Guides will appear to help you align the text box.
  • To resize a text box, click one of the 8 handles then drag the border.
  • To layer a text box, click the box then click Object Arrange. Select to move the box forward or backward in the stacking order. See Adding, Layering, and Editing Objects for more information.
  • To delete a text box, right-click the box then select Delete from Cue.

Note: For help with formatting text, see Change Object Format Settings.


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