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SCREEN VIEWING MODES (9)


1. Normal View. Clicking this icon causes the window to be displayed in normal view. This is the standard view we use for a dual screen system.
2. Outline View.
Clicking this icon causes the outline pane to be expanded and the preview pane to be reduced. We do not use this feature.
3. Slide View. Clicking this icon causes the slide view pane to be expanded and the outline pane to be reduced for easier viewing and editing while setting up a presentation.
4. Slide Sorter View. Clicking this icon causes the window to display thumbnails of each slide within a presentation. To change the order of a slide in slide sorter view, hold down the left mouse button on the slide to be moved and drag to the new location. We do not use this view while setting up songs. We will use it when sorting or rearranging announcements.
5. Slide Show. Clicking this icon causes the presentation to play. When in dual screen mode the presentation will show on the second screen and the primary monitor will display the outline view. From this point on you must use your keyboard to move through the slides. Use the Up - Down arrow or type in a slide number and hit enter.


INSERT MENU


Slides from Files. We use the insert slides from files command to insert an individual song file or announcement. This process is describe in depth under Song List Setup.


FORMAT MENU


1. Slide Color Scheme. This option lets us change the default color of the text and shadows for a song list. This process is described in detail under the instructions in PPT Backgrounds.

2. Background. This option lets us change the default background for the music list. This process is described in detail under the PPT Backgrounds.

3. Apply Design Template. This option lets us use pre-design templates. 


SLIDE SHOW MENU


1. Set Up Show. This option allows us to configure PowerPoint to show the slide show through the projector when using a dual screen card. This process is described in detail under Show on Setup. We can also set slide shows to loop forever for announcements. 

2. Slide Transitions. You can use this command to change the slide transitions between your announcements or sermons. We suggest not using slide transitions in your song lists as it tends to distraction from the worship.


DRAW TOOLBAR


1. Draw Menu. Displays the draw menu. The draw menu provides options for creating, grouping, nudging, alignment, rotating and changing objects.

2. Select Object. The cursor allows for selecting objects. Click this icon, then click an object using the left mouse button.

3. Text Box. To draw a text box, click this icon, hold down the left mouse button on the starting point and drag. Use this command for creating text for your announcements or sermon notes.

4. Font Color. To apply color to text, select the text then click this icon. To change the color, click the arrow located beside the icon. Use this to change the color of the font for announcements or sermon notes. We do not use this command for our songs as it will override the color scheme settings.

5. Object Shadow. Places a shadow on a selected object or text. This is the shadow we use for the songs. It will adapt to the slide color scheme settings, and gives us greater control than the shadow text command.


FORMATTING TOOLBAR


1. Font . The currently selected font is displayed here. To change the font, click the arrow located beside the field and make a selection from the options provided. The songs are all formatted using Halvett Black Condensed, which we have found to be the most readable font for music.

2. Font Size. The current font size is displayed here in points. To change the font size, click the arrow located beside the field and make a selection from the options provided. You can also type a number in the box. If the song at 34 points is just trailing onto the next line change the font size to 33.

3. Font Options. These buttons change the font to bold, italic and underline.

4. Shadow Text. We suggest not using this option as it has limited control and overrides the color scheme settings.

5. Aligning Text. Use these buttons to align your text.


PICTURE TOOLBAR


1. Contrast. Increase/decrease contrast in selected photo.

2. Brightness. Increase/decrease brightness in selected photo

3. Crop. Allows for cropping an inserted photo.

4. Format Picture. Displays a window, providing options for cropping, image control, position sizing, and borders.

5. Set Transparent Color. Allows you to set a transparent color for the selected picture. This is a good tool to use for putting your church logo on to the announcements or welcome pages.

 
   

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