Manual do EasiSlides Inglês - Total

 Contents

 

 Welcome

    Main Window Layout

 Getting Started

    Use Song Numbering

    Add Song to EasiSlides

       Add a Song to the database

    Build a Worship List

       Select a Worship Session

       List Songs from the Songs Folder

       Add Items to the Worship List

       Add Bible Passages to Worship List

       Add InfoScreens

       Edit the Worship List

       Add Background Image

       Setting Options for the Songs

       Preview and Edit Worship List Songs

       Edit and View Session Notes

    The EasiSlides Show

       Start the Show

       Display Panel Settings

       Navigating the Songs

       Traditional/Simplified Chinese Switch

       Message/Parental Alerts

       Shortcut Keys During the Show

       End the Show

 General Features

    Manage Worship Sessions

    Add a Song to the Database

    Setting Rotations

    Edit a Song in the Database

    Copy Songs in the Database

    Move Songs in the Database

    Delete Songs in the Database

    Find Songs in the Database

    Re-arrange Song Folders

    Background Images

    InfoScreens

    Play Media

    Individual Formatting

    Default Formatting

    Setting Rotations

    Generate Worship List Document

    Format the Worship List Document

       Storing and Formatting Dual-Region Songs

    Options

       Main Window Settings

       Show Settings

       Monitor Settings

       Alert Settings

       Folder Options

       Bible Settings

       Licence Details

       Keyboard Option

    EasiSlides Regions

       Database/InfoScreen Item

       Word Document/Text File

 Working with Powerpoint Items

    Add a Powerpoint Song

    EasiSlides-Aware Powerpoint Files

    Edit a Powerpoint Song

 PraiseBook Generator

    PraiseBook Generator Window

    Formating the PraiseBook

 HTML Generator

    Getting Started

    Output Settings

 Tools

    Import

    Import Folder

    Import an Access Database

    Export Song Folder

    EasiSlides Formatted Files

    Create EasiSlides Format Files

    Recover Deleted Songs

    Empty Deleted Folder

    Smart Merge

       What is Smart Merge?

       Run Smart Merge

    Compact & Repair Database

    Clear All Formatting In Database

    Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings

 Additional Information

    EasiSlides Windows Folders Setup

    Move EasiSlides Working Folder

    Manually Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings

    Uninstall EasiSlides Completely

    Glossary

 

 

 

 

Manual EasiSlides

 

Help Files for EasiSlides v4.0

Welcome to EasiSlides! EasiSlides is a Song Lyrics Projection Software designed for projecting lyrics, with a video projector, onto a large screen to assist Christian Worship. Additional Features include:

·         Dual-Ligual Lyrics - project lyrics in two different languages at the same time should you have such lyrics in your database.

·         Multimedia Support - Play Audio File or Video Background, Live Feed from an attached Camcorder, Auto Rotate lyrics in timing with audio/video file.

·         PraiseBook Generator - Produce your own PraiseBooks, ready formatted and indexed, within seconds.

·         HTML Generator - Produce all the necessary HTML files to publish the lyrics on your website.

·         Notations - Store your own guitar chords with each song and generate your own Praisebook complete with those chords.

·         Three Monitors Output - If your PC has three video outputs. EasiSlides can use the main output for the EasiSlides Main Window, the second output for the congregation and the third output will display lyrics/notations to the choir and musicians.

See Main Window Layout for a screen shot of the EasiSlides Main Window

If you are new to EasiSlides, a good starting point will be Getting Started.

 

 

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EasiSlides Main Window Layout

 

 

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Getting Started

EasiSlides is an easy to use Song Projection & Production Software. This Getting Started Guide summarises the basic basic functionalities of EasiSlides:

·         Use Song Numbering

·         Add a song to EasiSlides

·         Build a Worship List

·         The EasiSlides Show

 

 

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Use Song Numbering

You can, if you wish, assign your own Song Numbers to any of the songs in the EasiSlides database.

If you have assigned song numbers to the songs, you can get EasiSlides to list songs by the assigned Song Numbers instead of listing them alphabetically. To list by song numbers, at the EasiSlides Main Window, select Edit->Use Song Numbering. A tick will appear against the option. The result will be the following:-

  1. Songs in the Songs Folders will be listed by Song Numbers, with the assigned Song Number displayed against each song.
  2. The PraiseBook Generator will use the assigned Song Numbers instead of generating its own.
  3. The HTML generator will use the assigned Song Numbers instead of the auto-generated ones.

To stop using the Song Numbering facility, at the EasiSlides Main Window select Edit->Use Song Numbering again to untick the option.

Note 1: To assign a song number to a song, use the Edit Song function.

Note 2: Assigning Song Numbers to songs is optional. EasiSlides will function as normally without the songs being numbered.

 

 

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Adding a Song to EasiSlides

EasiSlides comes supplied with a database of songs. You can add your own songs to the database as and when required. To add a song to the EasiSlides Database, you need to use the Song Input Editor:

·         Add a Song to the Database

 

 

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Add a Song to the Database

The Header Information:

  1. From the Main Screen, Select the Folder Tab, then click the Add button:
  2. When the EasiSlides Editor appears, most of the fields will be blank. At this stage, you can changed the Font name and size for the Main Font and for the Notations Font. These settings are for the editor only and will not affect the way the song appears when it is used during worship. The settings will be retained for subsequent editing of other songs.
  3. Enter the Song Title and select the Folder to store the song. You can also enter other optional information such as Song Number, Writer, Copyright and Licence Admin information (eg. CCLI).
  4. The Song Number is a numeric field to store your own Song Number.
  5. The Title 2 field is for an alternative name for the song and is useful in situations where the Main title is non-English and therefore Title 2 can be the English title. EasiSlides will make use of both Title and Title 2 fields when searching for music files. The button beside Title 2 will help you to search on Titles in the database and if you select one form the searched list, EasiSlides can also insert the Book/User Reference from the selected title.
  6. The Book Reference is initially used by EasiSlides to hold song number references for the song in Songs of fellowship, Complete Mission Praise and The Source. For example, the song All Heaven Declares will have the Book Reference of “SF10, MP14, TS8” which means the song is at:
    - Songs of Fellowship No. 10
    - Complete Mission Praise No. 14
    - The Source No.8
  7. The User Reference is a user field for you to use for whatever purposes you want. The Search option can search on this field.

The Song Lyrics:

  1. You can use the button, or use drag and drop to drag, to import a Word or text document from a Windows folder into the Lyrics area. If so, the Document name will become the Title and the contents of the Word/text Document will be inserted into the Lyrics Area.
  2. Type up the lyrics for the song in the Lyrics Area. There are two Lyrics areas - Region 1 and Region 2. Use the following buttons to indicate verse number, chorus, etc. (Note: Apart from the New Screen indicator, all other indicator can only appear once in the lyrics)

..

Insert a Verse Number heading

Insert Chorus/Chorus2 Heading

Insert Bridge/Bridge2 Heading

Insert PreChorus/PreChorus2 Heading

Insert Ending Heading

Insert New Screen - this actually inserts a blank line in the lyrics which is automatically translated to a New Screen during the Show.

Undo, Redo typed text

Please see EasiSlides Regions Explained for more information on Regions.

  1. The Sequence information tells EasiSlides the order the various verses, chorus, bridge, ending are to be sung. If you leave the Sequence blank, EasiSlides will show the lyrics in the order the lyrics are typed in. Use the following buttons to arrange the Sequence as appropriate:

Add the selected indicator(s) to the Sequence List

Smart-Add all the indicators to the Sequence List. EasiSlides will make an educated guess at what the Sequence should be.

Rearrange the order of the selected item in the Sequence List

Remove the item from the Sequence List

  1. To add Notations, insert a blank line above the line of lyrics and at the blank line, click the button which will insert the notation symbol into your blank line. Now add your notations as desired. Typical notations are guitar chords. An alternative way to add guitar chords is to click on the lyrics where you want a guitar chord to appear above it, then right click mouse and select from list of available chords. You will need to ensure the button is clicked to see the guitar chords popup menu. Below is an example of chords for the song "Away in a manger":

  1. The Verse Format button is for translating simple verse indicators to EasiSlides format one. Below is an example of text with simple verse indicators on the left and clicking the Verse Format button to produce the result on the right:

  1. If you wish, you can use the , buttons to transpose the guitar chords you have typed. If you had selected a capo setting and/or a Song Key, EasiSlides will also transpose those settings for you.
  2. If you type in Chinese, you can use the button to switch your Traditional Chinese text to Simplified Chinese and vice versa.
  3. If you wish to set up Rotate Timings for the Song, please read the article Setting Rotate Timings.
  4. Click the to save the Song to the Database. The system will inform you if there is an error in the lyrics or squence. If there are no errors, the system will save the song to the EasiSlides database.

Setting Rotations:

For information on Rotations, please see the topic Setting Rotations.

Note 1: You can store duplicate Song Titles. In such an event, you may wish to use brackets, eg. "(altd)" in the title to identify songs with the same name.

Note 2: When transposing chords, EasiSlides will only consider the letters A to G as a chord if there is a space, a "/" (for Bass), a "[" or a "{" before it. For example [G] is Chord G, as is {G}, as is G on its own. However, CG will only be considered as Chord C because the G after it is assumed to be part of C because there is no space in between. However C/G will both be transposed because C is the Chord and G is the Bass Note. Please be aware that you can not use the symbols "(" and ")" in the Notations because it is used by EasiSlides as internal indicators.

Note 3 : A consistent format for the Title would be useful, ie. all titles to be based on first few words of the first line of song (Song "Because He Lives" would be stored under "God Sent His Son")

Note 4 : With the first press of the switch, if the text is either completely Traditional Chinese or a mixture of Simplified/Traditonal Chinese, EasiSlides will switch all the text to Simplified Chinese. If all the text had been Simplified Chinese then EasiSlides will switch all text to Traditional Chinese.

 

 

 

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Build Worship List

The Worship List is a list of songs to be displayed during a Show. It holds details of the songs to be displayed, their display order and information such as the Display Panel settings. The steps for building a Worship List are:

  1. Select a Worship Session
  2. List Songs from the Song Folders
  3. Add Items to the Worship List
  4. Add Bible Passages to the Worship List
  5. Add InfoScreen
  6. Edit the Worship List
  7. Add Background Image
  8. Setting Options for the Songs
  9. Preview and Edit Worship List Songs
  10. Edit and View Session Notes

 

 

 

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Select a Worship Session

  1. At the EasiSlides Main Screen, click the Worship Session box to get a list of available Worship Sessions:

  1. If you wish, you can add, edit, rename or delete any of the Worship Sessions by clicking the Manage Worship Sessions button:
  2. As soon as you select the desired Worship Session from the Worship Session box, a list of songs (if any) will be displayed under the selected Worship Session.
  3. You can clear the list of songs by right-clicking at the Worship List area and select the Clear Worship List option.
  4. You can now add, remove and rearrange the songs on the Worship List as as when desired.

 

 

 

 

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List Songs from the Song Folders

  1. At the Songs Folders drop-down box, click on the folder you want. In the following example, click on the Folder "Others":

  1. The songs in the selected folder will be listed.
  2. Songs are listed according to the Listing Style selected for the particular folder. Styles available are:

- unpressed

Songs titles in western characters are listed Alphabetically. CJK titles are listed according to the number of strokes in the first and subsequent characters.

- pressed

Songs titles in western characters are listed Alphabetically. CJK titles are listed according to the number of words in the song title. A space or a left bracket in the title indicates end of song title. For example, , has a word count of 3 since there is a space after the third character.

  1. You can generate a songs listing in either RTF document format or Tab-delimited text file format. To get a listing, go to File->Listing of Selected Folder. When the filename window opens, in the Save As Type box select either Rich Text Document or Tab-Delimited Text File, and then enter the output file name. Click Save and the document will be saved, and then opened for you. The RTF document will just consist of titles whilst the Tab-delimited Text File will include additional information which you can use in a spreadsheet if so desired.

Note: Listing Style will have no effect if EasiSlides is in Use Song Numbering mode.

 

 

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Add items to the Worship List

  1. To add songs from the database to the Worship List, make sure you have the Folders tab selected, then simply hightlight a song in the Songs List area and click the button, or you can use drag and drop from the songs list to the worship list.

  1. You can make multiple selections in the Songs List area and then click the button to add all the selected songs to the Worship List, or you can use drag and drop.
  2. Double-clicking on a song in the Songs List area will also add that song to the Worship List.
  3. You can also add other external files (Powerpoint, Word, Text Files or InfoScreens) from a particular windows folder to the Worship List. To do so, click on the Add External Document to Worship List button and you can then select the desired file for adding to the Worship List. Alternatively, you can drag the desired items from a Windows folder and drop them into the Worship List. Apart from adding the above-mentioned external files, this option also allows you to select another Worship List and add its listing contents into the current Worship List.
  4. To select and start the Show in one go, just select the song(s) on the Songs List, right click in the Songs List area and select Add & Show option.  EasiSlides will add the selected song(s) to the Worship List and start the Show at the selected song.

Note 1: To make use of Powerpoint and Word, you must have Powerpoint and Word software installed on your PC.

Note 2: When using Word and Text Files, EasiSlides will extract the text and display them using the settings from the first Song Folder settings. You may, if you wish, override them by setting their own individual settings.

 

 

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Add Bible Passages to the Worship List

  1. To add Bible Passages to the Worship List, first of all select the Bibles tab. If you don't see any Bibles listed (see the image below for what you should see), then you will need to Install the Bibles first. If you can see the Bibles, select the appropriate tab for the Bible version you want to use.

  1. Now select the Book you want (all the verses for the selected Book will be listed). To select passages from the book, use the Passages TextBox (beside the Book name) to type in the required passages, then click the button. The format of the Passages Textbox are shown using the following examples:

The passages you want:

You type:

Or:

Or:

Chapter 12

12

 

 

Chapter 12 to Chapter 14 (inclusive)

12-14

12 14

 

Chapter 12 verse 2

12:2

12.2

 

Chapter 7 verses 4 to 13

7:4-13

7 4 13

7.4-13

Chapter 13 verse 5 to Chapter 14 verse 3

13:5-14:3

13 5 14 3

13.5-14.3

  1. Alternatively, you can use the mouse and left click on the start verse. Hold the left button down and move the mouse cursor down the verses listed stopping at the last verse you want. Let go of the left mouse button and the passages will be highlighted.
  2. To see the highlighted passages in a diffferent Bible version, just click the appropriate version tab (eg. ASV) and EasiSlides will automatically display the selected passages in the newly selected Bible version.
  3. If you wish, you can add a second Bible version to the selected text so that two versions of the same passages are shown on screen. To do this, right click on the higlighted text and select "Add Region 2 Verses" followed by the version required.
  4. Once you have selected the desired passages, you will see a preview of them in the preview area. To add the highlighted passages to Worship List, simply click the button.

Note: You can only select continuous passages. If you wish to select a number of different passages, just repeat steps 2-5 to build up a series of items on the Worship List.

 

 

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Add/Edit InfoScreen

Use InfoScreens to type up/store Welcome Screens, Order of Services, Announcements, Testimonies and any other non-database items. Editing InfoScreens is exactly as that of editing a Database item except with InfoScreens, the data is stored in an XML file rather than in the EasiSlides database.

The Header Information:

  1. From the Main Screen, Select the InfoScreens Tab, then click the Add button, or select an existing InfoScreen and click the Edit button
  2. When the EasiSlides Editor appears, most of the fields will be blank. At this stage, you can changed the Font name and size for the Main Font and for the Notations Font. These settings are for the editor only and will not affect the way the song appears when it is used during worship. The settings will be retained for subsequent editing of other songs.
  3. Enter the Song Title and select the Folder you want the InfoScreen to be associated with. The format of the lyrics will be based on the song folder you select. You can also enter other optional information such as Song Number, Writer, Copyright and Licence Admin information (eg. CCLI).
  4. The Song Number is a numeric field to store your own Song Number.
  5. The Title 2 field is for an alternative name for the song and is useful in situations where the Main title is non-English and therefore Title 2 can be the English title. EasiSlides will make use of both Title and Title 2 fields when searching for music files. The button beside Title 2 will help you to search on Titles in the database and if you select one form the searched list, EasiSlides can also insert the Book/User Reference from the selected title.
  6. The Book Reference is initially used by EasiSlides to hold song number references for the song in Songs of fellowship, Complete Mission Praise and The Source. For example, the song All Heaven Declares will have the Book Reference of “SF10, MP14, TS8” which means the song is at:
    - Songs of Fellowship No. 10
    - Complete Mission Praise No. 14
    - The Source No.8
  7. The User Reference is a user field for you to use for whatever purposes you want. The Search option can search on this field.

The Song Lyrics:

  1. You can use the button, or use drag and drop to drag, to import a Word or text document from a Windows folder into the Lyrics area. If so, the Document name will become the Title and the contents of the Word/text Document will be inserted into the Lyrics Area.
  2. Type up the lyrics for the song in the Lyrics Area. There are two Lyrics areas - Region 1 and Region 2. Use the following buttons to indicate verse number, chorus, etc. (Note: Apart from the New Screen indicator, all other indicator can only appear once in the lyrics)

..

Insert a Verse Number heading

Insert Chorus/Chorus2 Heading

Insert Bridge/Bridge2 Heading

Insert PreChorus/PreChorus2 Heading

Insert Ending Heading

Insert New Screen - this actually inserts a blank line in the lyrics which is automatically translated to a New Screen during the Show.

Undo, Redo typed text

Please see EasiSlides Regions Explained for more information on Regions.

  1. The Sequence information tells EasiSlides the order the various verses, chorus, bridge, ending are to be sung. If you leave the Sequence blank, EasiSlides will show the lyrics in the order the lyrics are typed in. Use the following buttons to arrange the Sequence as appropriate:

Add the selected indicator(s) to the Sequence List

Smart-Add all the indicators to the Sequence List. EasiSlides will make an educated guess at what the Sequence should be.

Rearrange the order of the selected item in the Sequence List

Remove the item from the Sequence List

  1. To add Notations, insert a blank line above the line of lyrics and at the blank line, click the button which will insert the notation symbol into your blank line. Now add your notations as desired. Typical notations are guitar chords. An alternative way to add guitar chords is to click on the lyrics where you want a guitar chord to appear above it, then right click mouse and select from list of available chords. You will need to ensure the button is clicked to see the guitar chords popup menu. Below is an example of chords for the song "Away in a manger":

  1. The Verse Format button is for translating simple verse indicators to EasiSlides format one. Below is an example of text with simple verse indicators on the left and clicking the Verse Format button to produce the result on the right:

  1. If you wish, you can use the , buttons to transpose the guitar chords you have typed. If you had selected a capo setting and/or a Song Key, EasiSlides will also transpose those settings for you.
  2. If you type in Chinese, you can use the button to switch your Traditional Chinese text to Simplified Chinese and vice versa.
  3. If you wish to set up Rotate Timings for the Song, please read the article Setting Rotate Timings.
  4. Click the to save the Song to the Database. The system will inform you if there is an error in the lyrics or squence. If there are no errors, the system will save the song to the EasiSlides database.

Setting Rotations:

For information on Rotations, please see the topic Setting Rotations.

Note 1: InfoScreens are actually XML Text Files with some EasiSlides formatting information. The files are stored in C:\EasiSlides\InfoScreens and therefore you may, if you wish but with caution, use Windows to amend, delete, rename them as desired.

Note 2: When transposing chords, EasiSlides will only consider the letters A to G as a chord if there is a space, a "/" (for Bass), a "[" or a "{" before it. For example [G] is Chord G, as is {G}, as is G on its own. However, CG will only be considered as Chord C because the G after it is assumed to be part of C because there is no space in between. However C/G will both be transposed because C is the Chord and G is the Bass Note. Please be aware that you can not use the symbols "(" and ")" in the Notations because it is used by EasiSlides as internal indicators.

Note 2 : With the first press of the switch, if the text is either completely Traditional Chinese or a mixture of Simplified/Traditonal Chinese, EasiSlides will switch all the text to Simplified Chinese. If all the text had been Simplified Chinese then EasiSlides will switch all text to Traditional Chinese.

 

 

 

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Edit the Worship List

The order of the songs during the Show is dictated by the order the songs are listed in the Worship List. The following buttons provides you with the facility to remove and re-arrange the songs on the Worship List:

Move the selected Song up the Worship List

Move the selected Song down the Worship List

Remove the selected song(s) from the Worship List

 

 

 

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Add Background Image

You can add a picture background for most item types on the Worship List. The only exception is Powerpoint item which has its own internal image controls. Each item can have its own picture background or you can have one common background for all the items on the Worship List. If you are previewing an item on the Songs List or Bible Passages, you can also add a background image to that item it prior to adding it to the Worship List.

Listing Available Images:

  1. At the EasiSlides Main Window, either click an item on the Songs List or Worship List so that the item appears in the Preview area. Now click on the Images tab:

  1. Select the desired image folder and a set of the stored images will be displayed.

Use Image for Item being Previewed:

·         If you want to use a image for the item being previewed (either on the Songs List, worship list, or Bible Passages).

·         Decide which image you want to use.

·         Left mouse click on the image you want. You should now see the background image, along with the item, in the preview window.

Use Image for All Items:

·         If you want to use a image for all the items on the worship list, ie. set the default image.

·         First all of, right click on the Worship List and click on "Unselect All" so that no item appears in the Preview window.

·         Next, left click on the image you want to use. You should now see the desired image in the preview window which will apply to all items (excpet those with Individual Settings) on the Worship List.

Use other Images not stored in EasiSlides:

·         You can use images stored anywhere on your PC and use them as background for your items.

·         Open your Windows folder where the images are held.

·         Left click on the image you want to use. Keep left button down and drag image to either an item on the Worship List or to the item being displayed in the Preview area.

·         Let go of the left button to use the backround image.

Formatting Image Layout:

·         If you add an image from the Scenery Folder, the image will be added using Best Fit Image layout

·         If you add an image from the Tiles Folder, the image will be added using Tile Image layout

·         If you add an image from other folders, the image layout will be based on the item's formatting

·         You can format the image layout at the Individual/Session tabs.

 

Please see Background Images for more information on Image folders and where to store your own images.

 

 

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Options

There are a number of options to change the way EasiSlides operates. To access the Options Window:

From EasiSlides Main Window select View->Options

  1. Main Window
  2. Show
  3. Monitor
  4. Alerts
  5. Folders
  6. Bibles
  7. Licence
  8. Keyboard

 

 

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Preview and Edit Worship List Songs

You can preview a song on the Worship List by clicking on it once. The lyrics for the song will be displayed in the Preview Area (middle pane of the EasiSlides Main Menu) along with how it will look during the Live Show. If the item is a Powerpoint file, the preview will show a picture of the first slide (the preview slide will show completed animations, if any).

·         To edit a song, right-click on the desired item on the Worship List and select "Edit ...".

·         When an item is displayed in the Preview area. Verse buttons for the item will automatically appear. You can click on the buttons to jump to the appropriate verses/chorus.

·         Additionally, when you click on the lyrics in the Preview area, EasiSlides will show the slide associated with the lyrcis you have clicked.

·         When you click the Preview Lyrics Area, you set it in "focus". When in focus, you can use the following keyboard keys to move between songs and slides:

Home

Select First item on Worship List

Page Up

Select Previous item on Worship List

Page Down

Select Next item on Worship List

End

Select Last item on Worship List

Left Arrow

Go to First slide of selected item

Up Arrow

Go to Previous slide of selected item

Down Arrow

Go to Next slide of selected item

Right Arrow

Go to Last slide of selected item

Note: The above keys assume you have selected the Default Keyboard keys (under View->Options->Keyboard). If you had selected the Alternative Keyboard keys, then the Moving Between Items and Moving between Slides keys will be swapped with each other. See Keyboard Settings for more details.

 

 

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Edit/View Session Notes

For a worship Session, you wish wish to store some notes for the operator to view during the running of the Show. EasiSlides provides a Session Notes button for you to add/edit Session notes for each worship session.

·         To edit session notes, click button in the Worship List area of the EasiSlides main Window. A small window will open for you to add/edit your session notes. Click OK to save the notes.

·         To view session notes, click the button in the Middle Pane of the EasiSlides main Window. The bottom half half of the Middle Pane will display the stored session notes. Click the button again if you wish to turn off Session Notes.

 

 

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The EasiSlides Show

When you have completed the Worship List you are ready to start the EasiSlides Show:

  1. Start the Show
  2. Display Panel Settings
  3. Navigating the Songs
  4. Tradtional/Simplified Chinese Switch
  5. Message/Parental Alerts
  6. Shortcut Keys during the Show
  7. End the Show

 

 

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Start the Show

  1. To start the Show, press F12 or click the button on the Output Pane (right pane of EasiSlides Main Window). The Show will start at whatever song is displayed in the Output Area. If there is no song in the Output Area, then EasiSlides will start at the First Song on the Worship List.
  2. To start the Show at a particular song on the Worship List, double-click on the song desired on the Worship List
  3. To start the Show from the Songs List, select the song(s) on the Songs List, right click in the Songs List area and select Add & Show option.  EasiSlides will add the selected song(s) to the Worship List and start the Show at the selected song.
  4. You can also click on required song on the Songs List, or select Bible Passages, so that it appears in the Preview Area, then click the button in the middle Preview Pane. If Show is not yet started, click the button to make the item LIVE.

Note 1: If your PC has Dual-Monitor graphics support, EasiSlides will start the Show using the Monitor Option you have selected under View->Options->Monitors.

Note 2: If there are Powerpoint items on the Worship List, EasiSlides will preload all the required Powerpoint files before the Show starts. EasiSlides will close these files when the Show ends.

 

 

 

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Display Panel Settings

Depending on the options you have selected, during the Show, the Display Panel will appear in a format similar to the sample below. You can use the “d” key on the keyboard to switch on/off the Display Panel during the Show. If you are running Dual Monitor, you can use the EasiSlides Main Window to change any Display Panel Settings during the Show.

Note: Licence Administration Information (eg. CCLI) for the song, if any, will also be displayed on the first showing of the Song, regardless of Display Panel Settings unless "Enforce Display of Copyright on First Showing" is switched off at View->Options ->Licence

 

 

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Navigation Keys During the Show

1. Dual Monitor Mode

If you are running Dual Monitor, you can use the EasiSlides Main Window Output Area buttons to navigate to the various slides and songs during the EasiSlides Show.

2. Single Monitor Mode

For single monitor setup, you can use the following to navigate to the various slides and songs during the EasiSlides Show:

Keyboard Keys

·         Moving Between Items

·         Moving Between Slides

·         Jump to Verse/Chorus

·         Other Navigation Keys

 

Mouse Buttons

Left mouse button click

Next Slide

Right mouse button click

Previous Slide

Hold Left mouse button for more than half a second

Next Song

Hold Right mouse button for more than half a second

Previous Song

Note 1: PowerPoint Slides, when displayed, captures mouse clicks before EasiSlides can act upon them and therefore the features described below are only applicable to Database items on the Worship List. Also, if you have Powerpoint items for the Show, please be aware that Powerpoint takes over control briefly everytime a Powerpoint slide is displayed. You should therefore wait a moment in between each Powerpoint slide before using any of the above keys so as to give EasiSlides time to capture the control back from Powerpoint.

Note 2: When you move to a Powerpoint Item during a Dual Monitor Live Show, you may find that Powerpoint will retain focus and therefore the keyboard navigation keys you normally use in EasiSlides may not function properly. To avoid this problem, on showing of the Powerpoint item in dual monitor, you should use your mouse to click on the first slide in the Output area so as to get EasiSlides back in focus. You can then use the keyboard keys to navigate.

Note 3 : The above keys assume you have selected the Default Keyboard keys (under Options->Keyboard). If you had selected the Alernative Keybard keys, then the Moving Between Items and Moving between Slides keys will be swapped with each other. See Keyboard Settings for more details.

 

 

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Traditional/Simplified Chinese Switch

If you have Chinese characters being displayed during a LIVE Show, you can switch the displayed characters from Traditional Chinese to Simplified Chinese and vice versa. The switch is temporary and the original database item or file is not amended in any way. All source items with the exception ofPowerpoint Files can be switched, ie. InfoScreens, Word Document, Text File, Database item and Bible Passages.

During Dual Monitor Show

  1. When an item is displayed in the Output Area, click the button to switch.
  2. Click button again to switch the other way.
  3. You can switch back and forth as much as you like but if you move on to the next item on the Worship List and later on move back to this item again, the text will revert back to the original characters.

During Single Monitor Show

  1. When an item is displayed on the Screen during a LIVE Show, press the F10 key on the keyboard to switch.
  2. Click F10 key again to switch the other way.
  3. You can switch back and forth as much as you like but if you move on to the next item on the Worship List and later on move back to this item again, the text will revert back to the original characters.

Note 1: At the first press of the switch, if the text is either completely Traditional Chinese or a mixture of Simplified/Traditonal Chinese, EasiSlides will switch all the text to Simplified Chinese. If all the text had been Simplified Chinese then EasiSlides will switch all text to Traditional Chinese.

Note 2: The switch described above is for temporary switching. If you wish to permanently switch the text to either Traditional or Simplified Chinese, you should use the Edit Song function which also has a Traditional/Simplfied Chinese switch and which you can save the data permanently to the database.

 

 

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Showing Alerts

Four types of Alerts are available during a Live Show:

·         Message Alert

·         Parental Alert

·         Reference Alert

·         Lyrics Monitor Alert (only applicable if Lyrics Monitor is present)

1. Message and Parental Alerts - Dual Monitor

  1. During a Dual Monitor LIVE Show, at EasiSlides Main Screen, click the Alert button .
  2. The Alert Window will open.
  3. The Message Alert is at the top part of the window and the Parental Alert is below it.
  4. For Message Alert (top portion of the window). type the desired message, or use downdown list to see and select a previous message.
  5. For Parental Alert (middle part of the window), type in the desired Parental Alert.
  6. To make message LIVE, press the appropriate Go Live button.
  7. Font Size, Name, Duration, flashing, Scrolling, Alignment and colours can be set using the Alerts Options.
  8. To stop the message, at the Alert Window click Stop Alert.

2. Message and Parental Alerts - Single Monitor

  1. During a Single Monitor LIVE Show, press the F9 key at the keyboard.
  2. The Alert Box will at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Type in the the desired message alert or parental alert then select scroll, flash option as appropriate.
  4. Click the appropriate Show button to show the Alert. Alert Box will close and you will be back at the Show Screen with the Alert Message displayed.
  5. To stop the alert, press F9 again and click Stop.
  6. Duration, Alignment and colours are set using the Alerts Options prior to the LIVE Show.

3. Reference Alert

  1. Reference Alerts are enable/disabled via Options->Alerts->Reference Alerts.
  2. When a Reference Alert is displayed during a Dual-Monitor Show, you can switch it off by clicking on the icon on the EasiSlides Main Window Output Area. Clicking on the same icon will show the reference again.
  3. If you are in a Single Monitor Live Show, you can use the "z" key on the keyboard to turn on/off the Reference Alert.

4. Lyrics Monitor Alert

  1. Lyrics Monitor Alerts are only available during a Dual Monitor LIVE Show.
  2. During a Dual Monitor Live Show, at EasiSlides Main Screen, click the Alert button .
  3. The Alert Window will open.
  4. The Lyrics Monitor Alert is at the bottom of the window.
  5. Type in the the desired message for the Lyrics Monitor and click .
  6. To stop the message, at the Alert Window click .
  7. Another method to send a Lyrics Monitor Alert is by ticking View->Options->Main Window->Show lyrics Monitor Alert Box. When ticked, there will be a small textbox at the bottom of the Output Pane on the Main EasiSlides Window. To send the alert, just type in the message and click the button. To Clear the message, click the button.

 

 

 

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Shortcut Keys During the Show

If you are running Dual Monitor, you can use the EasiSlides Main Window Navigation buttons and other settings to navigate and change settings during the EasiSlides Show. The following is a summary of navigation keyboards keys for the Preview/Output Pane (also for Dual Monitor Live Show) and Single Monitor Show:

Keyboard keys

Action

Home

First Song

End

Last Song

Page Up

Previous Song

Page Down, Tab

Next Song

Up Arrow

First Slide

Down Arrow

Last Slide

Left Arrow

Previous Slide

Right Arrow, Space

Next Slide

1 .. 9

Jump to Verse

0 or C

Jump to Chorus

T

Jump to Chorus2

E

Jump to Ending

B, W

Jump to Bridge, Bridge2

P, Q

Jump to Prechorus, Prechorus2

A

Auto-Rotate On/Off

J

Go to the next Non-Rotating Item

M

Media Pause/Resume

F2

Black Screen

F3

No Lyrics, Showing background only

F4

Show Live Cam (if connected)

F5

Re-start the current item from the start. (See note 5)

F9

Alert Window

F10

Traditional/Simplified Chinese Switch

F12

Quit EasiSlides Show

The following keys are only available in Single Monitor Mode Live Show

D

Show/Hide Display Panel

G

Gap Item On/Off

H

Show/Hide Headings such as Song Title, Verse Numbers, etc.

N

Show/Hide Notations

R

Region Select - select region's lyrics to display

O

Outline Font On/Off

S

Shadow Font On/Off

Esc, '-', F12

Quit EasiSlides Show

Note 1: Keys N, R and S are not applicable to Powerpoint items.

Note 2: You can display the above information during a Single Monitor Show by pressing the key F1

Note 3: If you have Powerpoint items for the Show, please be aware that Powerpoint takes over control briefly everytime a Powerpoint slide is displayed. You should therefore wait a moment in between each Powerpoint slide before using any of the above keys so as to give EasiSlides time to capture the control back from Powerpoint.

Note 4: The above keys assume you have selected the Default Keybard keys (under Options->Keyboard). If you had selected the Alternative Keyboard keys, then the Moving Between Songs and Moving between Slides keys will be swapped with each other. See Keyboard Settings for more details.

Note 5: During a Live Show, this will re-start the current item from the first slide and rotations and media, if any, for the item. Rotations and media will play until the end and then stops, ie. will not repeat nor move to next item. This will also turn off Auto-Rotation. For more details on rotations and playing media, please see Setting Rotations and Play Media.

 

 

 

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End the Show

If you are running Dual Monitor, press F12 or click the button on the EasiSlides Main Menu to end the Show.

For single montor setup, press F12, or the Escape key (usually labelled as Esc on the keyboard). You can also use the minus key '-' to quit the Show.

 

 

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General Features

This section details general features of EasiSlides. Some of the features detailed are also found in the 'Getting Started' help section.

Most these features are applicable to Database and Bible items only.

 

 

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Manage Worship Sessions

A Worship Session holds details on worship settings (such as Display Panel preferences) and the Worship List to use during a Show.

In a Christian Church/Fellowship environment, you could have a Morning Service, a Sunday School, an Evening Service, all of which will have their own songs, and preferences, during the meeting. The Worship Session gives each meeting's worship leader his/her own worship list and settings to use.

The Worship Session does not have to be Meeting based. For example, it could be the name of a Worship Leader, instead of 'Morning Service', to be used by him/her for any worship meetings he is going to lead.

·         To Manage Worship Sessions, click the button.

When the Manage Worship Sessions window appears on screen, you can do the following:

·         Create New Worship Session

Click the Create button create a new Worship Session. The Worship List for the newly created Session will be blank.

·         Rename Worship Session

Select one Worship Session and click the Rename button to rename the selected Session name to something else.

·         Delete Worship Session

Select one Worship Session and click the Delete button to delete the selected Session and the associated Worship List.

Note: Worship Sessions are actually Text Files with some EasiSlides formatting information. The files are stored in C:\EasiSlides\Admin\WorshipLists and therefore you may, if you wish but with caution, use Windows to amend, delete, rename them as desired.

 

 

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Add a Song to the Database

The Header Information:

  1. From the Main Screen, Select the Folder Tab, then click the Add button:
  2. When the EasiSlides Editor appears, most of the fields will be blank. At this stage, you can changed the Font name and size for the Main Font and for the Notations Font. These settings are for the editor only and will not affect the way the song appears when it is used during worship. The settings will be retained for subsequent editing of other songs.
  3. Enter the Song Title and select the Folder to store the song. You can also enter other optional information such as Song Number, Writer, Copyright and Licence Admin information (eg. CCLI).
  4. The Song Number is a numeric field to store your own Song Number.
  5. The Title 2 field is for an alternative name for the song and is useful in situations where the Main title is non-English and therefore Title 2 can be the English title. EasiSlides will make use of both Title and Title 2 fields when searching for music files. The button beside Title 2 will help you to search on Titles in the database and if you select one form the searched list, EasiSlides can also insert the Book/User Reference from the selected title.
  6. The Book Reference is initially used by EasiSlides to hold song number references for the song in Songs of fellowship, Complete Mission Praise and The Source. For example, the song All Heaven Declares will have the Book Reference of “SF10, MP14, TS8” which means the song is at:
    - Songs of Fellowship No. 10
    - Complete Mission Praise No. 14
    - The Source No.8
  7. The User Reference is a user field for you to use for whatever purposes you want. The Search option can search on this field.

The Song Lyrics:

  1. You can use the button, or use drag and drop to drag, to import a Word or text document from a Windows folder into the Lyrics area. If so, the Document name will become the Title and the contents of the Word/text Document will be inserted into the Lyrics Area.
  2. Type up the lyrics for the song in the Lyrics Area. There are two Lyrics areas - Region 1 and Region 2. Use the following buttons to indicate verse number, chorus, etc. (Note: Apart from the New Screen indicator, all other indicator can only appear once in the lyrics)

..

Insert a Verse Number heading

Insert Chorus/Chorus2 Heading

Insert Bridge/Bridge2 Heading

Insert PreChorus/PreChorus2 Heading

Insert Ending Heading

Insert New Screen - this actually inserts a blank line in the lyrics which is automatically translated to a New Screen during the Show.

Undo, Redo typed text

Please see EasiSlides Regions Explained for more information on Regions.

  1. The Sequence information tells EasiSlides the order the various verses, chorus, bridge, ending are to be sung. If you leave the Sequence blank, EasiSlides will show the lyrics in the order the lyrics are typed in. Use the following buttons to arrange the Sequence as appropriate:

Add the selected indicator(s) to the Sequence List

Smart-Add all the indicators to the Sequence List. EasiSlides will make an educated guess at what the Sequence should be.

Rearrange the order of the selected item in the Sequence List

Remove the item from the Sequence List

  1. To add Notations, insert a blank line above the line of lyrics and at the blank line, click the button which will insert the notation symbol into your blank line. Now add your notations as desired. Typical notations are guitar chords. An alternative way to add guitar chords is to click on the lyrics where you want a guitar chord to appear above it, then right click mouse and select from list of available chords. You will need to ensure the button is clicked to see the guitar chords popup menu. Below is an example of chords for the song "Away in a manger":

  1. The Verse Format button is for translating simple verse indicators to EasiSlides format one. Below is an example of text with simple verse indicators on the left and clicking the Verse Format button to produce the result on the right:

  1. If you wish, you can use the , buttons to transpose the guitar chords you have typed. If you had selected a capo setting and/or a Song Key, EasiSlides will also transpose those settings for you.
  2. If you type in Chinese, you can use the button to switch your Traditional Chinese text to Simplified Chinese and vice versa.
  3. If you wish to set up Rotate Timings for the Song, please read the article Setting Rotate Timings.
  4. Click the to save the Song to the Database. The system will inform you if there is an error in the lyrics or squence. If there are no errors, the system will save the song to the EasiSlides database.

Setting Rotations:

For information on Rotations, please see the topic Setting Rotations.

Note 1: You can store duplicate Song Titles. In such an event, you may wish to use brackets, eg. "(altd)" in the title to identify songs with the same name.

Note 2: When transposing chords, EasiSlides will only consider the letters A to G as a chord if there is a space, a "/" (for Bass), a "[" or a "{" before it. For example [G] is Chord G, as is {G}, as is G on its own. However, CG will only be considered as Chord C because the G after it is assumed to be part of C because there is no space in between. However C/G will both be transposed because C is the Chord and G is the Bass Note. Please be aware that you can not use the symbols "(" and ")" in the Notations because it is used by EasiSlides as internal indicators.

Note 3 : A consistent format for the Title would be useful, ie. all titles to be based on first few words of the first line of song (Song "Because He Lives" would be stored under "God Sent His Son")

Note 4 : With the first press of the switch, if the text is either completely Traditional Chinese or a mixture of Simplified/Traditonal Chinese, EasiSlides will switch all the text to Simplified Chinese. If all the text had been Simplified Chinese then EasiSlides will switch all text to Traditional Chinese.

 

 

 

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Setting Rotations

You can set a database item or an InfoScreen to rotate through its contents, slide by slide, during a Live Show.

To Set a Rotation Style for an item

  1. Edit the Database item or InfoScreen you wish to rotate and set the Rotate Style.
  2. In the editor, select the Rotate Style tab.
  3. If you select the Simple Rotation option, set a time, in seconds, for the time each slide is to appear on screen. A setting of 0 seconds effectively means No Rotation.
  4. If you select the Rotate Sequence Option, you can do the following:-
  5. The rotation is now set for the item. Save the item and exit.

To associate a Media Item with the Rotation

  1. If you wish to play a media file along with your rotation during a Live Show, you must associate the media file with the item, using the Media button at the Default Settings, or at Individual Settings. Please see Play Media for details.

To Enable Rotation for a Live Show

  1. Place the Rotating item(s) onto the Worship List.
  2. If you wish them to rotate one after another, place them together on the Worship List without any other items separating them.
  3. At the EasiSlides Main Window, select the desired AutoRotate Options:-
  4. Start the Live Show with the item you wish to rotate. During the Live Show, the item will start to Rotate based on the style you had set.
  5. If you had associated a Media File with the item, the Media will start in sync with the rotation and the effect is like that of a Karaoke System.

NOTE 1: If you have selected a non-repeating rotation option, ie. Auto-Rotate One Item or Auto-Rotate Group, when the rotation finishes, EasiSlides will either:-

·         Stop at the last slide if there is no Gap Item set, or

·         Stop at the selected Gap Item if there is a Gap Item set.

NOTE 2: If you choose the option Do not Auto-Rotate, it will also stop any media from playing automatically during the Live Show. If you wish to start the media and associated rotation manually when the item is displayed during a Live Show, press key F5. This will re-start the current item from the first slide and rotations and media, if any, for the item. Rotations and media will play until the end and then stops, ie. will not repeat nor move to next item. Please note that pressing F5 will also turn off Auto-Rotate if it was set on.

 

 

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Edit a Database Song

To edit a Database Song:

  1. Select the song you wish to edit in the Songs List by clicking on it.
  2. Click the button.
  3. The EasiSlides Song window will appear on screen.
  4. Update all the details for the song, including title and folder.
  5. Click button to save the changes, or click to save and then exit the editor automatically

Please see Add a Song to the Database for details on verse indicators, sequence and available fields.

 

 

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Copy Songs

You can make a copy of any of the songs displayed in the Songs List Area:

  1. Select the song(s) you wish to copy in the Songs List area.
  2. Click the button.
  3. A Window will open allowing you to either select a song folder to copy to, or to copy the song(s) as InfoScreen(s).
  4. Click on the desired Folder.
  5. Click the OK button and EasiSlides will copy the selected Song(s) to the chosen folder.
  6. The copied items in the new folder will be highlighted in the Songs List window.

The above instructions can also be applied to copying InfoScreens.

 

 

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Move Database Songs

You can move any of the songs displayed in the Songs List Area from their current Song Folder to another Song Folder:

  1. Select the song(s) you wish to move opy in the Songs Available area.
  2. Click the button.
  3. A Window will open asking you to select a Folder to move the songs to.
  4. Click on the desired Folder.
  5. Click the OK button and EasiSlides will move the selected Song(s) to the chosen folder.
  6. The moved items will be highlighted in the Songs List window.

 

 

 

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Delete Songs in the Database

To delete song(s) from the Folders, do the following:

  1. Select the song(s) you wish to delete in the Songs Available area.
  2. Click the button
  3. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion
  4. Click Yes to delete the selected songs.

Note: When you delete Songs, the deleted songs are placed in the Deleted folder. At a later stage, you can either recover the deleted song(s), or empty the Deleted Folder which will permanently delete all the songs in the Deleted Folder.

 

 

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Find Items

You can search the EasiSlides Database on Songs and Bible phrases:

Quick Search

  1. At the main Screen, select either the Folders tab or the Bibles tab.
  2. Type the search phrase in the search box (see image below) and press the enter key on the keyboard.
  3. If you had selected the Folders tab, the search will search all the folders and all database fields for the search phrase you entered. The results, if any, will be displayed in the Folders area
  4. If you had selected the Bibles tab, the search will search the currently selected Bible for the search phrase, using exact match option. The Bible Passages found will be displayed in the Bible Passages area.

Search Database Songs

  1. From Main Screen, click the button to bring up the Search Window
  2. Click the Folder search Tab
  3. Type the search phrase (EasiSlides will base its search on the whole phrase entered)
  4. Select/Deselect the folders you wish to search on.
  5. Tick and Untick other options as appropriate.
  6. Click the Search button to start search.
  7. A list of songs (if any) which matches the phrase, selected folders and ticked options will be displayed in the Songs List area.
  8. The Search Box will remain open for you to make further searches if required. You can work at the EasiSlides Main Window even if the Search Box is open.

Search the Bible

  1. From Main Screen, click the button to bring up the Search Window
  2. Click the Bible Search tab
  3. Select Bible Version and Book and type in the Search phrase.
  4. Select the search option as appropriate.
  5. Click the Search button to start search.
  6. A list of Bible Passages (if any) which matches the phrase and search option, displayed in the Bible Passages Area.
  7. The Search Box will remain open for you to make further searches if required. You can work at the EasiSlides Main Window even if the Search Box is open.

 

 

 

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Re-arrange Song Folders

You can re-arrange the order of the Song Folders by doing the following:

  1. Select Edit->Re-arrange Song folders from the EasiSlides Main Menu.
  2. When Re-Arrange Folders Positions window appears, click on the folder you want to move and use the buttons to move it to the new position desired.
  3. Repeat the the above step for other folders you want to re-arrange.
  4. Click apply when you are content with the new order for the Song Folders.
  5. EasiSlides will take a few moments to complete the process. Once completed, you will see the re-arranged Song Folders in the Main EasiSlides Window.

 

 

 

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Background Images

EasiSlides provides the ability to display background images for Database items. A number of public domain images are supplied with the EasiSlides Software and they are grouped in their respective subfolders as:

·         Scenery

·         Tiles

Using your own images:

If you wish to use your own images for EasiSlides, you should store them in the EasiSlides Images Folder in Windows which is normally "C:\EasiSlides\Images\".

You can sub-divide the EasiSlides User Images Folder to group your user images into different groupings. For example, you wish to group your images into Cross and a second called Landscapes. In this case, all you have to do is to create two sub folders in the User Images folder to hold your images, like thus:

·         C:\EasiSlides\Images\Cross\

·         C:\EasiSlides\Images\Landscapes\

Using the above example, when you list the Images Folders within EasiSlides, you will now see:

·         Scenery

·         Tiles

·         Images

·         \Cross

·         \Landscapes

Apart from the EasiSlides Images Folder, EasiSlides also allows you to add background images stored elsewhere on your PC.

Please see Add Background Image for more information on how to use images for the Show.

 

 

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Add/Edit InfoScreen

Use InfoScreens to type up/store Welcome Screens, Order of Services, Announcements, Testimonies and any other non-database items. Editing InfoScreens is exactly as that of editing a Database item except with InfoScreens, the data is stored in an XML file rather than in the EasiSlides database.

The Header Information:

  1. From the Main Screen, Select the InfoScreens Tab, then click the Add button, or select an existing InfoScreen and click the Edit button
  2. When the EasiSlides Editor appears, most of the fields will be blank. At this stage, you can changed the Font name and size for the Main Font and for the Notations Font. These settings are for the editor only and will not affect the way the song appears when it is used during worship. The settings will be retained for subsequent editing of other songs.
  3. Enter the Song Title and select the Folder you want the InfoScreen to be associated with. The format of the lyrics will be based on the song folder you select. You can also enter other optional information such as Song Number, Writer, Copyright and Licence Admin information (eg. CCLI).
  4. The Song Number is a numeric field to store your own Song Number.
  5. The Title 2 field is for an alternative name for the song and is useful in situations where the Main title is non-English and therefore Title 2 can be the English title. EasiSlides will make use of both Title and Title 2 fields when searching for music files. The button beside Title 2 will help you to search on Titles in the database and if you select one form the searched list, EasiSlides can also insert the Book/User Reference from the selected title.
  6. The Book Reference is initially used by EasiSlides to hold song number references for the song in Songs of fellowship, Complete Mission Praise and The Source. For example, the song All Heaven Declares will have the Book Reference of “SF10, MP14, TS8” which means the song is at:
    - Songs of Fellowship No. 10
    - Complete Mission Praise No. 14
    - The Source No.8
  7. The User Reference is a user field for you to use for whatever purposes you want. The Search option can search on this field.

The Song Lyrics:

  1. You can use the button, or use drag and drop to drag, to import a Word or text document from a Windows folder into the Lyrics area. If so, the Document name will become the Title and the contents of the Word/text Document will be inserted into the Lyrics Area.
  2. Type up the lyrics for the song in the Lyrics Area. There are two Lyrics areas - Region 1 and Region 2. Use the following buttons to indicate verse number, chorus, etc. (Note: Apart from the New Screen indicator, all other indicator can only appear once in the lyrics)

..

Insert a Verse Number heading

Insert Chorus/Chorus2 Heading

Insert Bridge/Bridge2 Heading

Insert PreChorus/PreChorus2 Heading

Insert Ending Heading

Insert New Screen - this actually inserts a blank line in the lyrics which is automatically translated to a New Screen during the Show.

Undo, Redo typed text

Please see EasiSlides Regions Explained for more information on Regions.

  1. The Sequence information tells EasiSlides the order the various verses, chorus, bridge, ending are to be sung. If you leave the Sequence blank, EasiSlides will show the lyrics in the order the lyrics are typed in. Use the following buttons to arrange the Sequence as appropriate:

Add the selected indicator(s) to the Sequence List

Smart-Add all the indicators to the Sequence List. EasiSlides will make an educated guess at what the Sequence should be.

Rearrange the order of the selected item in the Sequence List

Remove the item from the Sequence List

  1. To add Notations, insert a blank line above the line of lyrics and at the blank line, click the button which will insert the notation symbol into your blank line. Now add your notations as desired. Typical notations are guitar chords. An alternative way to add guitar chords is to click on the lyrics where you want a guitar chord to appear above it, then right click mouse and select from list of available chords. You will need to ensure the button is clicked to see the guitar chords popup menu. Below is an example of chords for the song "Away in a manger":

  1. The Verse Format button is for translating simple verse indicators to EasiSlides format one. Below is an example of text with simple verse indicators on the left and clicking the Verse Format button to produce the result on the right:

  1. If you wish, you can use the , buttons to transpose the guitar chords you have typed. If you had selected a capo setting and/or a Song Key, EasiSlides will also transpose those settings for you.
  2. If you type in Chinese, you can use the button to switch your Traditional Chinese text to Simplified Chinese and vice versa.
  3. If you wish to set up Rotate Timings for the Song, please read the article Setting Rotate Timings.
  4. Click the to save the Song to the Database. The system will inform you if there is an error in the lyrics or squence. If there are no errors, the system will save the song to the EasiSlides database.

Setting Rotations:

For information on Rotations, please see the topic Setting Rotations.

Note 1: InfoScreens are actually XML Text Files with some EasiSlides formatting information. The files are stored in C:\EasiSlides\InfoScreens and therefore you may, if you wish but with caution, use Windows to amend, delete, rename them as desired.

Note 2: When transposing chords, EasiSlides will only consider the letters A to G as a chord if there is a space, a "/" (for Bass), a "[" or a "{" before it. For example [G] is Chord G, as is {G}, as is G on its own. However, CG will only be considered as Chord C because the G after it is assumed to be part of C because there is no space in between. However C/G will both be transposed because C is the Chord and G is the Bass Note. Please be aware that you can not use the symbols "(" and ")" in the Notations because it is used by EasiSlides as internal indicators.

Note 2 : With the first press of the switch, if the text is either completely Traditional Chinese or a mixture of Simplified/Traditonal Chinese, EasiSlides will switch all the text to Simplified Chinese. If all the text had been Simplified Chinese then EasiSlides will switch all text to Traditional Chinese.

 

 

 

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Play Media

You can play Media Files either from the Songs List directly at the EasiSlides Main Windows, or play it as a background during a EasiSlides LIVE Show.

1. Play Media File Directly at the Songs List

  1. Locate the desired item from the Songs Folder on the EasiSlides main Window left pane.
  2. If the symbol "<#>" appears against the item you want in the Songs List, it means there is an associated Media file for the item. If there is not, follow the instructions Associating Media File To Title (below) to associate the file.
  3. If there is an association, select the desired item on the Songs List and click the button.
  4. Windows should automatically play the media file using the Media Software, such as Windows Media Player or Real Player, you had set up on your PC.

2. Play Media File during a Live Show

You can set a media file to play during a Live Show via three methods:-

·         Media Tab

·         Default Settings

·         Individual Settings

Media Tab:

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane, select the Media tab.
  2. Click on the desired media file you wish to play during a Live Show.
  3. Click the Middle Pane Set button and if it is not checked, click the Individual Settings checkbox to enable Individual Settings
  4. Click the Media: button.
  5. Under Settings, you can set various sound settings (for Live Feed, only DV connections via firewire will have sound). Also you can set the media file to repeat from the start when it finishes, set the video to widescreen (if video and if the video file does not contain proper widescreen indicator but is a widescreen file).
  6. If you have chosen a valid media file option, you can click the Play button to listen/view the media option you have chosen.
  7. After you are selected and entered your media details, click OK to save the details. You will be returned to the EasiSlides Main Window.
  8. Now add the item to your worship list by clicking the button.
  9. During a Live Show, this media file will play automatically when it is Live.

Default Settings:

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane, select the Default tab.
  2. Click the Media: button.
  3. When the Assign Media Window appears, select your Source option:-
  4. Under Settings, you can set various sound settings (for Live Feed, only DV connections via firewire will have sound). Also you can set the media file to repeat from the start when it finishes, set the video to widescreen (if video and if the video file does not contain proper widescreen indicator but is a widescreen file).
  5. If you have chosen a valid media file option, you can click the Play button to listen/view the media option you have chosen.
  6. After you are selected and entered your media details, click OK to save the details. You will be returned to the EasiSlides Main Window.
  7. Now add the item to your worship list by clicking the button.
  8. During a Live Show, any items on the Worship List which doesn't have its own individual settings will be assigned with the default media settings and the media file will play automatically when that item is Live. (See Note 7)
  9. More information on Default Settings are found at Default Settings.

Individual Settings:

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane, select an item either on the Songs List or on the Worship List.
  2. Click the Middle Pane Set button and if it is not checked, click the Individual Settings checkbox to enable Individual Settings
  3. Click the Media: button.
  4. When the Assign Media Window appears, select your Source option:-
  5. Under Settings, you can set various sound settings (for Live Feed, only DV connections via firewire will have sound). Also you can set the media file to repeat from the start when it finishes, set the video to widescreen (if video and if the video file does not contain proper widescreen indicator but is a widescreen file).
  6. If you have chosen a valid media file option, you can click the Play button to listen/view the media option you have chosen.
  7. After you are selected and entered your media details, click OK to save the details. You will be returned to the EasiSlides Main Window.
  8. Now add the item to your worship list by clicking the button.
  9. During a Live Show, the selected media file will play automatically when that item is Live. (See Note 7)
  10. More information on Individual Settings are found at Individual Settings.

Note 1. If you have adjacent items on the Worship List which have the same media option and filename, EasiSlides will play the media continuously without any interruptions. This is useful if you want to show one common video/audio background for a series of items (such as announcements). This is applicable to both Default Settings and Individual Settings.

Note 2. The repeat setting is not the same as repeating the item during a Live Show. The repeat setting here is used for repeating the media only. If not set, the media will stop when it finishes even you still have the item on screen. If you want to repeat the item (going through each slide automatically) please see Settings Rotations for details.

3. Associating Media File To Title

If you wish EasiSlides to identify a media file for a particular item on your Songs List or Worship List, you need to set up an association between the media file and the item in EasiSlides. This involves a one-off task to do all your existing media files and then as an on-going task when you add new media files to your PC.

  1. Copy all the media files you wish to use in EasiSlides to the EasiSlides media Folder. This folder is, by default, set to c:\EasiSlides\Media\. You may, if you wish, point to an alternative location instead via View->Options->Main Window.
  2. You can create Sub Folders within the EasiSlides Media Folder to hold your media - EasiSlides will search all subfolders within that Media Folder when associating Media Files.
  3. Go through each media file in your EasiSlides Media Folder and rename it to the exact name you have for the Song Titile of the Song stored in EasiSlides. For example, if there is a Song Title "When I Survey" and you have a media file for that song, you must rename that media file to "When I Survey".
  4. If the Song Title is in a language other than English, especially if it was a CJK-language, you are recommended to type in the English Title of the song in Title 2 of the Song, and rename the media file to the Title 2. If EasiSlides can't match Title 1, it will automatically try to associate a media file using Title 2. (Please note that Powerpoint, Word and text items in EasiSlides don't have the option of Title 2)
  5. If you have done all the above correctly, when you list the songs in the EasiSlides Left Pane, the "<#>" symbol will appear against songs which have an associated media file.
  6. When you add new media files to your PC in future, you should repeat steps 3 and 4 for your new media files.

Note 3. There is actually nothing to stop you using non-English Media file names in EasiSlides. However, you may come across certain problems when dealing with those files outside of EasiSlides such as:-

·         Some Windows software tools don't support unicode filenames and therefore you might have problems transfering those media files to another computer.

·         Copying non-English filenames to older versions of Windows may not be possible.

·         Some zip programs and CD burner don't support unicode filenames and therefore you will have difficulty in zipping the media files or burning the files to CD/DVD.

·         Older versions of Windows media players will not recognise Unicode filenames and therefore might bring up an error when trying to locate and play the file.

Note 4. Media files are recognised by their file extensions. EasiSlides uses two lists to hold extensions of known media files which plays under DirectX. You may, if you wish, amend those two lists to add/remove media file extensions. The two lists are normally held at

·         C:\EasiSlides\Admin\Database\AudioExtensions.txt

·         C:\EasiSlides\Admin\Database\VideoExtensions.txt

Note 5. When EasiSlides looks for an associated media file to play, it will look for file extensions listed, in the, in AudioExtensions.txt. If it can't find any associated media files, it will look in for file extensions listed, in order, in VideoExtensions.txt. So, if you have two media files with the same name but different extensions, EasiSlides will use the media file with the extension it finds first in in AudioExtensions.txt and if it is not there, in VideoExtensions.txt.

Note 6. Please note that on some system you will need to set your Windows Display to 24-bit colour or lower for Video files to be displayed properly. This is a issue associated with the Microsoft 2.0 .NET Framework. Alternatively, if you use Dual Monitor and you are playing a Video File chosen from the Media Tab, you can run in 32-bit colour so long as you have Options->Show->No Panel Overlay for Media ticked.

Note 7. The Media File will only start to play automatically if your have Auto-Rotate set on. If Auto-Rotate is off, you can manually start the Media by pressing the F5 Key. For more details on rotations and navigation keys, please see Setting Rotations and Shortcut Keys During the Show.

 

 

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Individual Format

Apart from Powerpoint files, you can set individual formats for all the items used in EasiSlides. To format an item,

  1. Click the item on either the Songs List, worship List or from the Bible Passages.
  2. when the item appears in the Preview Window, click the Set button.

Select a song on the Worship List by clicking on it once. Then click the option "Use Individual Settings":

Load and Apply a Template to Current Preview Item. You can apply settings from a previously saved template to the current item.

Save Current Preview Settings to a Template. This will save your current settings to a template which you can re-use later.

The following setting are available:

·         No Headings - Do not show any headings

·         Show All Headings - Show Title, Verse Numbers and Other headings

·         Heading At First Screen Only - Only Show Title at the first showing of the item

·         Region 1 Only - Show Region 1 text only (if any)

·         Region 2 Only - Show Region 2 text only (if any)

·         Regions 1 & 2 - Show both Region 1 and Region 2 text (if any)

·         Align Top - Align text to the top

·         Align Centre - Centre text in the middle between top and bottom

·         Align Bottom - Align text to the bottom

·         Use Shadow Font

·         Use Outline Font

·         Interlace Region1 and Region 2 text (if any)

·         Show Notations (if any) - Please see Note 1 below.

·         Align Headings As Region 1 text alignment

·         Align Headings As Region 2 text alignment

·         Align Headings Left

·         Align Headings Centre

·         Align Headings Right

·         Transpose Chords Up/Down

·         Do Not Show Display Panel data (overriding Display Panel overall Settings but respecting Enforce Display of Copyright setting)

·         Tile Background Image - Tiling effect depends on the size of the original image

·         Centre Image - Enlarge/Reduce Image to see the whole picture (May leave border at screen edges)

·         Best-Fit Image - Enlarge/Reduce Image just enough to leave no border at edges

·         Clear Background Image

 

·         Set Background Colours

 

·         See Play Media for Details

 

·         Item Transistion - set the transition of the item when it is first shown

·         Slide Transistion - set the transition between each slide of the item

 

·         Set Left Margin of the text

·         Set Right Margin of the text

·         Set Bottom Margin of the text

·         Set Font, Colour, Alignment, Vertical Position and Colour for each Region

Note 1: A feature of EasiSlides is that if you have three dashes ("---") or more in your text, EasiSlides will consider them to be place-holders for Notations. If you have Show Notations on, those dashes will be displayed as part of the text. If you have Show Notations off, those dashes will be hidden. This feature also applies to generated RTF documents.

Note 2 : Changes to Individual Settings are saved automatically to the Database. Therefore, if you remove the item from the worship list, the next time you click on the item at the Songs List, the previously stored individual settings for the item will apply. In the same way, if you untick the Individual Settings checkbox, the settings for the item are also removed from the database. If you want to clear all the individual settings from the database, you can do so by using the option Clear All Formatting in the Database.

Session Settings - click here for more information

 

 

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Default Formatting

Default Formatting are applicable to ALL items except those with Individual Settings. At the EasiSlides main menu, select the Default tab.

If you wish, you can click the Apply to All Except InfoScreens button to remove all individual items settings from all items on the Worship List excluding InfoScreen Items. The following Session settings are available:

Load and Apply a Template to Current Session. You can apply settings from a previously saved session template to the current session.

Save Current Session Settings to a Template. Note that if you choose a file name of "Default", all further new Worship List be automatically use the settings based on the "Default" template.

·         No Headings - Do not show any headings

·         Show All Headings - Show Title, Verse Numbers and Other headings

·         Heading At First Screen Only - Only Show Title at the first showing of the item

·         Region 1 Only - Show Region 1 text only (if any)

·         Region 2 Only - Show Region 2 text only (if any)

·         Regions 1 & 2 - Show both Region 1 and Region 2 text (if any)

·         Align Top - Align text to the top

·         Align Centre - Centre text in the middle between top and bottom

·         Align Bottom - Align text to the bottom

·         Use Shadow Font

·         Use Outline Font

·         Interlace Region1 and Region 2 text (if any)

·         Show Notations (if any) - Please see Note 1 below.

·         Transpose all Chords, if any, to Capo 0

·         Align Headings As Region 1 text alignment

·         Align Headings As Region 2 text alignment

·         Align Headings Left

·         Align Headings Centre

·         Align Headings Right

·         Align Region 1 and Region 2 text

 

·         Set Colours of Region 1 and Region 2 Text

·         Tile Background Image - Tiling effect depends on the size of the original image

·         Centre Image - Enlarge/Reduce Image to see the whole picture (May leave border at screen edges)

·         Best-Fit Image - Enlarge/Reduce Image just enough to leave no border at edges

·         Clear Background Image

 

·         Set Background Colours

 

·         See Play Media for Details

 

·         Item Transistion - set the transition of the item when it is first shown

·         Slide Transistion - set the transition between each slide of the item

Display Panel Settings

·         Set Panel Text Colour as Region 1 text colour

·         Set Panel Text Colour if colour is not as Region 1

·         Set Transparent Panel Background

·         Set Panel Background Colour if background is not transparent

·         Show Display Panel

·         Show Title

·         Show Copyright Information (Please note that EasiSlides will show copyright information on first showing regardless of your setting here if Options->Copyright->Enforce Display of Copyright setting is ticked)

·         Show Item Position and Item Count on Worship List

·         Show Slide Position and Slide Count of current item

·         Show Titles of Previous and Next Items on the Worship List

 

·         Display Panel height (%) relative to Screen Height

 

·         Font Settings: Bold, Italics, Underline, Shadow, Outline and Font Name

Note 1: A feature of EasiSlides is that if you have three dashes ("---") or more in your text, EasiSlides will consider them to be place-holders for Notations. If you have Show Notations on, those dashes will be displayed as part of the text. If you have Show Notations off, those dashes will be hidden. This feature also applies to generated RTF documents.

Note 2: Each Session can have its own Session Settings and therefore the changes made here are only applicable to the current Session.

 

 

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Setting Rotations

You can set a database item or an InfoScreen to rotate through its contents, slide by slide, during a Live Show.

To Set a Rotation Style for an item

  1. Edit the Database item or InfoScreen you wish to rotate and set the Rotate Style.
  2. In the editor, select the Rotate Style tab.
  3. If you select the Simple Rotation option, set a time, in seconds, for the time each slide is to appear on screen. A setting of 0 seconds effectively means No Rotation.
  4. If you select the Rotate Sequence Option, you can do the following:-
  5. The rotation is now set for the item. Save the item and exit.

To associate a Media Item with the Rotation

  1. If you wish to play a media file along with your rotation during a Live Show, you must associate the media file with the item, using the Media button at the Default Settings, or at Individual Settings. Please see Play Media for details.

To Enable Rotation for a Live Show

  1. Place the Rotating item(s) onto the Worship List.
  2. If you wish them to rotate one after another, place them together on the Worship List without any other items separating them.
  3. At the EasiSlides Main Window, select the desired AutoRotate Options:-
  4. Start the Live Show with the item you wish to rotate. During the Live Show, the item will start to Rotate based on the style you had set.
  5. If you had associated a Media File with the item, the Media will start in sync with the rotation and the effect is like that of a Karaoke System.

NOTE 1: If you have selected a non-repeating rotation option, ie. Auto-Rotate One Item or Auto-Rotate Group, when the rotation finishes, EasiSlides will either:-

·         Stop at the last slide if there is no Gap Item set, or

·         Stop at the selected Gap Item if there is a Gap Item set.

NOTE 2: If you choose the option Do not Auto-Rotate, it will also stop any media from playing automatically during the Live Show. If you wish to start the media and associated rotation manually when the item is displayed during a Live Show, press key F5. This will re-start the current item from the first slide and rotations and media, if any, for the item. Rotations and media will play until the end and then stops, ie. will not repeat nor move to next item. Please note that pressing F5 will also turn off Auto-Rotate if it was set on.

 

 

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Generate Worship List Document

This option produces a RTF (Rich Text Format) document, which can be opened by MS Word and Wordpad, with the lyrics of all the songs on the Worship List. You can then print the a printer if you wish.

This option provides the Worship Leader, and others in the Worship Team, a formatted copy of the songs to be sung. This facility also provides a measure of contingency in a situation where the video projector is not working, and you can use EasiSlides to produce a formatted copy of the songs to the congregation (you will need printer/photocopier of course!).

To generate a Worship List Document:

  1. When you are satisfied that the Worship List is complete, click the button.
  2. Set formatting options for the document as desired.
  3. Click the Generate button to generate the document, or Index Only button to generate a list of index only, or Titles & Ref button to generate a summary of Titles and References.
  4. Once the RTF document is generated, it will be opened automatically by Windows using either MS Word (if you have it), or by other RTF-default editors (such as Wordpad) on your PC.

Note: Some document editor such as Wordpad might not fully-implement RTF-documents and therefore you may not get multi-column formatting. Other items such as font size, etc. should be OK.

 

 

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Format the Worship List Document

The following formatting options are available for generating your RTF Document:

·         Fonts Formatting/Size - this sets the appearance (bold, underline, italic, size, colour) of the fonts on the Document for the Song Number, Song Title, Copyright Information, Verses, Chorus/Bridge, Notations.

·         Show Details - use this to indicate whether or not you want Song Number, Song Title, verse Number, Copyright Information, Chorus Indicator, Bridge Indicator, Book Reference, User reference, Notations to appear in the document. The Capo 0 option is to force all Guitar Chords to transpose to the Key where no capo is required, ie. the Key/chords shown will be for use by a pianist. The Printer Spaces option is for adding blank spaces in the Notations so as to minimize alignment problems in Word 2000 (or earlier) when printing Notations.

·         Regions - use this to indicate which region's text you want to output.

·         Columns - use this to indicate if you want single column or double-column output. Please note that some RFT editors such as WordPad does NOT display double-column text.

·         Lyrics Pattern - use this to indicate how the song lyrics are presented:

o        Basic: Output the way it is stored in the Database, ie. don't use the Sequence Order

o        Sequence: Show lyrics with repeating chorus, etc. as per Sequence Order

·         Size - select either A4 or Letter size for your generated RTF Document.

·         Line Spacing:

o        Between each line: Number of blank lines between each lyrics line

o        Between each song: Number of blank lines between each song

o        One Line Spacing per Screen break: Sometime, long verses are broken into seperate screens where there is a natural pause in the lyrics. If ticked, One Line Spacing will output a blank line for every screen break. If not selected, verses that are broken up will be combined together on the document.

o        One Song per Page : When ticked, a page break will be inserted after each item

Click the Generate button to generate the document, or Index Only button to generate a list of index only, or Titles & Ref button to generate a summary of Titles and References.

 

 

 

 

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Setting Region 2 in a Word Document/Text File

You can also set Word and text documents so that the text is divided into Region 1 and Region 2. Lyrics for a song are normally typed up as follows (the example Cantonese song is “On A Hill Far Away”):-

Note that in the above example, Verse 1 is split into two screens (the blank line in Verse 1 indicates a New Screen).

To add English lyrics (or any other language lyrics):

  1. Insert the Region 2 ‘[region 2]’ indicator at the end of the current verse.
  2. Type the new verse in the language you want.
  3. Insert New Screen indicators where appropriate to match the original language. In the above example, there are two screens for verse 1 and therefore the second language lyrics verse 1 should also have two screens.
  4. Repeat the above for the chorus and remaining verse, etc.

The new lyrics should look something like the following:

During the Show, EasiSlides will automatically link the different screens under the different verses and chorus together as thus:

 

 

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Options

There are a number of options to change the way EasiSlides operates. To access the Options Window:

From EasiSlides Main Window select View->Options

  1. Main Window
  2. Show
  3. Monitor
  4. Alerts
  5. Folders
  6. Bibles
  7. Licence
  8. Keyboard

 

 

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Main Windows Settings

From the EasiSlides Main Window, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Main Window tab.

The following options are available:

  1. Maximum Settings. Settings for the Maximum Number of Bible verses are displayed, Maximum Number of Bible Search Results and Maximum Number of Edited Items on the Recent edited list. The Bibles verse maximum used to control computing resources because selecting a large number of verses in one go may tie up the computer for a period of time.
  2. Powerpoint. Settings for the maximum number of Powerpoint Items are the Worship List. Having too many Powerpoint items during a Live Show may tie up computer resources for a period of time. There is also an option to turn Show/Hide the Powerpoint Tab on the EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane.
  3. Media Files. Specify the folder where EasiSlides will search and list Media Files. This is the location where EasiSlides will associate Media Files with the Song Titles listed in the Songs List area. There is also an option to turn Show/Hide the Media Tab on the EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane.
  4. Preview Text Areas. Use this option to set Font Size, Notations and Line Between Screens in the Preview Areas. You can also set focused colour for the area you click on - this is particularly useful if during a Dual Monitor Live Show, the colour will let you know which area you have clicked on and therefore any keyboard keys pressed will be for that area.
  5. Other Settings. The Show Lyrics Monitor Alerts Box will display a text box at the bottom of the Output Pane. Messages typed in at this box will be sent to the Lyrics Monitor (for the choir, etc) if your PC has the necessary hardware/software for this additonal monitor. To send a message, enter text and click . To clear the message, click .
  6. Jump To Folder Icons. Select a song folder you wish to associate with each of these three options. The association will be set at the Main EasiSlides Window so that you can quickly jump to the associated song folder by the click of a button.

 

 

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Show Settings

From the EasiSlides Main Window, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Showtab.

The following options are available:

  1. Text Settings. Auto Text Overflow means EasiSlides will let text overflow to the next screen if they can't fit into one screen.
  2. Other Settings.
  3. Gap Between Items. This option sets the Gap between each item on the worship list.

Gap Option Selected

Default Media Option Selected

Item A Media Selected

Gap Between A and B

Item B Media Selected

No Gap

Doesn't Matter

Doesn't Matter

No Gap

Doesn't Matter

Gap Option Selected

No Media

No Media

Selected Gap Background will be displayed

Doesn't Matter

Gap Option Selected

No Media

Doesn't Matter

Selected Gap Background will be displayed

No Media

Gap Option Selected

No Media

Media X selected

Selected Gap Background will be displayed

Media Y selected

Gap Option Selected

No Media

Media X selected

Media X will play during the Gap

Media X selected

Gap Option Selected

Media Z selected

Doesn't Matter

Media Z will play during the Gap

Doesn't Matter

  1. Video Background. This option sets the Video Size and Vertical Position of any Video Media you play during a Live Show.

NOTE 1. There is an issue with displaying an overlay form (which EasiSlides does) on top of a Powerpoint Show if the colour setting is set to 32-bit colours. Normally for powerpoint to work in EasiSlides, you will need to set your colour depth to 16-bit colour. If you have dual monitor and you wish to keep using 32-bit colour, then you can switch off the overlay so that the Powerpoint Show can be seen.

NOTE 2. There is an issue with displaying an overlay form (which EasiSlides does) on top of certain Media Files if the colour setting is set to 32-bit colours. If you cannot see your media file when it is played during a live show, you should switch to 16-bit colours or, if you have dual monitor, switch off the overlay.

 

 

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Monitors Settings

From the EasiSlides Main Window, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Monitors tab.

EasiSlides provides two monitor outputs if your PC has the necessary hardware or software to make use of them:

  1. Live Output Monitor. Select which monitor to use for the Live Show. The Always Attempt Secondary Monitor checkbox is used to tell EasiSlides to use Secondary Monitor if it is available, regardless of the monitor selected. If Primary Monitor is used, Live Show will be in single-monitor mode. If Secondary Monitor is used, Live Show will operate in Dual-Monitor mode. If you have a Single Monitor System which has a widescreen, you can use the Custom Settings and Act as a Single Monitor option to ensure your projected output is at the right screen ratio and size.
  2. Lyrics Monitor. Select which monitor to use for displaying the lyrics for the choir praise leader. The Always attempt Secondary Monitor checkbox is used to tell EasiSlides to use Secondary Monitor if it is available, regardless of the monitor selected. You can use the Custom Settings to set a custom position for your Lyrics Monitor. Additionally, you can set the font size, colour and also enable/disable display of Notations.
  3. Live Cam Settings. If you have a Video Capture Device such as a camcorder attached to your PC, you can select it as your Live Cam Device at the Live Cam Settings Box. Note that the Volume controls are only applicable to devices connected via a firewire (DV) input. During a LIVE Show, you can press the F4 key (or the button if Dual Monitor) to show/turn off the live feed from the attached camcorder.

Note. For Live Cam Settings, please note that on some system you may need to set your Windows Display to 24-bit colour or lower for the Live Cam to be displayed properly. This is a issue associated with the Microsoft 2.0 .NET Framework. Alternatively, if you use Dual Monitor, you can run in 32-bit colour so long as you have Options->Show->Live Cam Settings->No Panel Overlay for Live Cam ticked.

 

 

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Alerts Settings

From the EasiSlides Main Screen, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Alerts tab.

The Alerts Options allow you to set the following properties:

  1. Message Alert Settings. Set Message Alerts settings for showing during a Live Show. You can set Font name, style, vertical/horizontal alignment, colour, background colour, duration, scroll and flash the message.
  2. Parental Alert Settings. Set Parental Alerts settings for showing during a Live Show. You can set Font name, style, vertical/horizontal alignment, colour, background colour, duration, scroll and flash the message. Main difference between Parental Alert and Message Alert is that you can set a pre-typed Header text for the Parental Alert.
  3. Reference Alert Settings. Set Reference to display when the item is first shown. You can either display the Title, Song Number, Book Reference or User Reference. Use Pick & Substitute to replace the displayed text with something more appropirate.
    1. For example, For Abba Father, Book Ref is “SF1, MP3, TS1”. You can select to show that Book Ref, or enable Pick & Substitute and Pick “MP”, Subsitute “Mission Praise ” - the result will be "Mission Praise 3" being displayed at the start of the song.
    2. Other options include setting Font name, style, vertical/horizontal alignment, colour, background colour, duration, scroll and flash the reference.

NOTE 1. Please see Message/Parental/Lyrics Alerts for details on displaying an alert during a Live Show

 

 

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Folder Options

From the EasiSlides Main Screen, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Folders tab.

You can update settings for each Song Folder:-

  1. Select Folder by clicking on the desired folder on the Folder list. Click the Use Folder checkbox if required.

  1. Rename the selected Folder. Click the Folder you want to rename, then either click the Rename button or press F2 on the keyboard. Enter the name desired and press Enter on the keyboard. Note that the Windows name of the said folder within the EasiSlides Folder will also be renamed.
  2. Header Font lets you set the format and size of the Header based on the Main Font size. Use the drop down option plus the Additional formatting buttons to set the header font format:-

    1. Use Region 1 Settings - The Header formatting will be as that of Region 1 Font
    2. Use Region 1 plus formatting below - The Header formatting will be based on that of Region 1 Font plus the additional formatting settings.
    3. Use Only formatting below - The Header formatting will be based entirely on the additional formatting settings.
    4. Italics options are:-

§         No Italics - NONE of the Headings will be in italics

§         Italics - ALL the headings will be in italics

§         Chorus Italics Only - Only the Chorus, PreChorus, Bridge and Ending Heading will be in italics. The Main Title and Verse headings will not be in italics.

  1. Region Positions for the selected Folder. Click the Folder you want to set lyrics positions for. Click the Use Folder checkbox if required. Change the position settings for the Region 1 or 2 lyrics, or change Left/Right margins, as desired by using the up/down buttons in the Region Positions box. Click on another Folder to change other settings if desired:

  1. Set Font, Bold, Italics, Underline, Right-To-Left and Size for the Selected Folder. Click the Folder you want to set font settings. Click the Use Folder checkbox if required. Change the font settings for the Region 1 or 2 lyrics as desired. Click on another Folder to change other settings if desired:

    1. Italics options are:-

§         No Italics - NONE of the text will be in italics

§         Italics - ALL of the text will be in italics

§         Chorus Italics Only - Only the Chorus, PreChorus, Bridge and Ending Text will be in italics. Other text will not be in italics.

    1. Right-To-Left (RTL) option is for languages which are written right-to-left. If set, when you open a database or infoscreen screen which is from a RTL folder, the editor will be set to RTL. The songs list for an RTL folder on the EasiSlides Main Window will also be listed RTL.
  1. Set Chorus, etc. Headings for the selected Folder. This option allows you to type in the headings, in your own language, for the PreChorus, Chorus, Bridge and Ending Headings. The Headings stored here will be used by the Show, PraiseBook Generator and HTMLGenerator. Click the Folder you want to set the heading for. Click the Use Folder checkbox if required. Type/Paste in the headings for Chorus, Bridge and Ending as desired, or by selecting one from the list of choices provided. Click on another Folder to change other settings if desired:

  1. Set Text Line Spacing for the selected Folder. This option lets you set the line spacing between each line of the lyrics for Region 1 and Region 2:

 

Note 1: Details on how to re-arrange Folders are available under Re-arranging Song Folders

 

 

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Bible Settings

From the EasiSlides Main Screen, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Bible tab.

The Bible Settings allows you to install EasiSlides-formatted Bibles into EasiSlides:

To Search and Add Holy Bible:

  1. Download the Bible files from the EasiSlides website and follow the supplied instructions. The Bibles will be placed in the EasiSlides HolyBible Folder.
  2. At the Add Holy Bibles section on the Bible Settings tab, click Search. A List of Bibles will appear. Click on the desired Bible on the list and click Add. The selected Bible will be now appear in the Current Bibles in EasiSlides section.
  3. You can now either click OK to save and exit the options or format the Holy Bible as per instructions below.

Format Holy Bible:

  1. In the Current Bibles in EasiSlides section, click on the Bible you wish to set formatting for.
  2. In the Use Song Folder Setting section, associate a song folder to the Bible. The font settings, etc. for the selected Song Folder will apply to the Bible. Decide also on the percentage Font Size. The displayed Bible Verses font size will be based on the set percentage of the associated Song Folder font size.
  3. Click OK to save and exit the options.

 

 

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Licence Details

From the EasiSlides Main Screen, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Licence tab.

The Licence Details allows you to associate Licence Numbers to songs. Many of the English songs in EasiSlides are administered by CCLI and in EasiSlides, those songs would have an indicator to show that they are CCLI songs. You can use the Licence Details to store your CCLI Number so that when a CCLI song is displayed, your CCLI Licence Number is also shown, so as to be compliant with CCLI instructions.

To enter the details

  1. Enter the Administrator Details where appropriate. For ease of use, Blank, Public Domain, and CCLI have been pre-set.
  2. Enter the Licence Number against the Appropriate administrator.
  3. As soon as you type in Licence Number, a preview of how it will appear during a Live Show will be shown beside the number.

You can also change the Number symbol which appears between the Administer Details and the Licence Number. By default the symbol is "#". You can put spaces around the symbol if so desired.

Display of Copyright Information

Organisations such as CCLI also require you to display the Copyright and Writer information (in addition to your CCLI Number) when lyrics of songs which they have copyright over are projected or copied. If you have the Display Panel turned off (or Copyright turned off), EasiSlides will still display the copyright data when the lyrics is shown for the first time but will automatically turn it off on subsequent slides.

If you are based in a region of the world where the licencing authority does not apply, you can untick the Enforce Display of Copyright On First Showing option. This means if you have the Display Panel turned off (or Copyright turned off), EasiSlides WILL NOT display Copyright data at all even if such data is present in the database.

Note: When you store your Licence Numbers, such as CCLI Number, they are stored in the Registry of your PC. Therefore, if you transfer/copy your songs database to another PC, you will have to re-enter the Licence details on the other PC.

 

 

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Keyboard Settings

From the EasiSlides Main Screen, click the button. The Options Window will appear on screen. Click the Keyboard tab.

The Keyboard Option allow you to set which set of keys to use for moving between items and slides.

Default Keys:

Default Keyboard Keys

Action

Home

First Song

End

Last Song

Page Up

Previous Song

Page Down, Tab

Next Song

Up Arrow

First Slide

Down Arrow

Last Slide

Left Arrow

Previous Slide

Right Arrow, Space

Next Slide

Alternative Keys:

Alternative Keyboard Keys

Action

Home

First Slide

End

Last Slide

Page Up

Previous Slide

Page Down, Space

Next Slide

Up Arrow

First Song

Down Arrow

Last Song

Left Arrow

Previous Song

Right Arrow, Tab

Next Song

 

 

 

 

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EasiSlides Regions Explained

EasiSlides can show two different languages, within an item, at the same time.  It does this by having two regions on the screen, with Region 1 being allocated to the normal lyrics, and Region 2 being allocated to the second language.

A song with Region 2 lyrics will appear as thus during the EasiSlides Show:

The above shows the Cantonese lyrics in Region 1 and English Region 2.  When you type up your Song, or when you use the EasiSlides Smart Merge, you can decide which lyrics goes into which region. You can set Region 2 text for Database/InfoScreen Item and in a Word/Plain Text Document:-

·         Database/InfoScreen item

·         Word Document/File File

 

 

 

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Setting Region 2 in a Database/InfoScreen Item

Where required, you can add Region 2 lyrics and indicators whilst you are editing, or adding a Database song/InfoScreen.  If you are using the EasiSlides Editor or InfoScreen Editor, you simply type up your Region 2 text in the Region 2 area. For each Verse/Screen Break in Region 1, you should have a corresponding Verse/Screen Break Region 2. To assist you in keeping Region 1 and Region 2 screens/verses in sync, you can use the keys which will highlight each synced screen in step.

Storing and Formatting Dual-Region Lyrics:-

·         Dual-Language songs, ie. Songs with Region 2 lyrics, should be stored in their own separate folder.  Also, different dual-language  sets, ie. English/Cantonese, Cantonese/Mandarin, etc. should also be stored separately.  The reason for this advice is that different languages require different font sizes when projected. For example, English lyrics using the Arial font will project well using font size 36 – 40. However, Cantonese lyrics using MingLiu font will probably need font size 40 – 50.  Other languages and font types will also affect the font size required.

·         EasiSlides Options provides you the option to set the font and lyrics position for each Folder and each region within the Folder.  For example, if you store all the Cantonese/English dual lyrics songs in Folder 4, you can set the correct font type and size for the Cantonese lyrics for Folder 4 Region 1, and also independently set the English lyrics font size and type for Folder 4 region 2.  Consequently, all the songs storied in Folder 4 will have the stored settings.

·         EasiSlides Auto-Sync.  EasiSlides will assume that each line of lyrics in Region 1 will correspond directly to its equivalent line in Region 2. Therefore if lyrics overflows to the next screen, auto-sync will match Region 1 and Region 2 line by line.

 

 

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Setting Region 2 in a Word Document/Text File

You can also set Word and text documents so that the text is divided into Region 1 and Region 2. Lyrics for a song are normally typed up as follows (the example Cantonese song is “On A Hill Far Away”):-

Note that in the above example, Verse 1 is split into two screens (the blank line in Verse 1 indicates a New Screen).

To add English lyrics (or any other language lyrics):

  1. Insert the Region 2 ‘[region 2]’ indicator at the end of the current verse.
  2. Type the new verse in the language you want.
  3. Insert New Screen indicators where appropriate to match the original language. In the above example, there are two screens for verse 1 and therefore the second language lyrics verse 1 should also have two screens.
  4. Repeat the above for the chorus and remaining verse, etc.

The new lyrics should look something like the following:

During the Show, EasiSlides will automatically link the different screens under the different verses and chorus together as thus:

 

 

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Working With Powerpoint Items

This section details the features that are available when working with Powerpoint items. Some of the features detailed are also found in the 'Getting Started' help section.

Powerpoint features are only applicable on Powerpoint items placed on the Worship List.

Please note that on some system you may need to set your Windows Display to 24-bit colour or lower for Powerpoint items to be displayed properly. This is a issue associated with the Microsoft 2.0 .NET Framework. Alternatively, if you use Dual Monitor, you can run in 32-bit colour so long as you have Options->Show->No Panel Overlay for Powerpoint ticked.

 

 

 

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Add a Powerpoint Song

  1. First of all, type up the song you require in Powerpoint, setting the appropriate fonts, size, colour, etc. To ensure EasiSlides knows where each verse, and the chorus, is, you should make the Powerpoint file EasiSlides-aware.
  2. To add the Powerpoint File to the Worship List, click the button beside the Worship List. Locate and select the required Powerpoint file. When you return to the Main EasiSlides Window, a preview of the Powerpoint file will appear in the Preview Area.

Note 1: Please note that on some system you may need to set your Windows Display to 24-bit colour or lower for Powerpoint items to be displayed properly. This is a issue associated with the Microsoft 2.0 .NET Framework. Alternatively, if you use Dual Monitor, you can run in 32-bit colour so long as you have Options->Show->No Panel Overlay for Powerpoint ticked.

Note 2: When you move to a Powerpoint Item during a Dual Monitor Live Show, you may find that Powerpoint will retain focus and therefore the keyboard navigation keys you normally use in EasiSlides may not function properly. To avoid this problem, on showing of the Powerpoint item in dual monitor, you should use your mouse to click on the first slide in the Output area so as to get EasiSlides back in focus. You can then use the keyboard keys to navigate.

 

 

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EasiSlides Aware Powerpoint Files

An EasiSlides-Aware file is a PowerPoint file that has indicators linking verse/chorus to a particular slide in the Powerpoint file. If your PowerPoint file is EasiSlides-Aware, you will be able to jump to a particular verse and/or chorus during the EasiSlides Show.

·         To make PowerPoint file EasiSlides-Aware, open the PowerPoint file and add the verse number (any number between 1 and 9) in the notes section of the slide that has the said verse. Or, put in the number 0 if that slide holds the chorus.

·         The following examples shows the PowerPoint song “Thine be the Glory”. The notes section of Slide 1 will have the number “1” stored to indicate Slide 1 is where verse 1 is. The notes section of Slide 3 will have the number “0” to indicate that Slide 3 holds the chorus:

·         It is recommended that each PowerPoint file contains the whole song in singing order, eg. a song which has verses and chorus should be typed as in the pattern: Verse 1, chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, verse 3, chorus, etc. This means the EasiSlides Operator doesn't need to know the order the verse/chorus is sung and therefore just have to progress a slide at a time (unless verses/chorus are repeated). Using the above "Thine be the Glory Example":

Slide Number

The number stored in the Notes Section

1

1

2

 

3

0

4

2

5

 

6

0

7

3

8

 

9

0

Additional Indicators - You can also add the following indicators which are recognised by EasiSlides:

Indicator

Implies

c

chorus

t

chorus 2

e

ending

b

bridge

w

bridge 2

p

prechorus

q

prechorus 2

 

 

 

 

 

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Edit a Powerpoint Song

From within EasiSlides, you can edit a Powerpoint Song by:

  1. Select the song you wish to edit in the Songs Available by clicking on it.
  2. Click the button. This will open the song in Microsoft Powerpoint.
  3. Alternatively, you can select the song in either the Songs Available area or Worship List area. Then right click to bring up pop-up menu and select the Edit .. option.

 

 

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PraiseBook Generator

With EasiSlides PraiseBook Generator, you can now produce, within seconds, a ready-formatted Praise Book (a Rich Text Format document) for use in worship (limited by the number of songs you have typed up/imported into the your EasiSlides Database of course!).

You don't have to generate/print a large Praise Book each time, for example you might create a PraiseBook of just a few songs for use in a special event.

For more information:

  1. PraiseBook Generator Window
  2. Format the PraiseBook

 

 

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PraiseBook Generator Window

To change to PraiseBook Mode, click the PraiseBook tab on the EasiSlides Main Window.

  1. Select a PraiseBook template:

  1. If you wish, you can add, edit, rename or delete any of the PraiseBook Templates by clicking Manage PraiseBook Template button:
  2. As soon as you select the desired PraiseBook Template, a list of songs (if any) will be displayed under the selected PraiseBook Template. You can clear the list of songs by right-clicking at the PraiseBook Songs area and select the Clear Praise Book List option.
  3. Listing, searching and adding songs to the PraiseBook List is the same as that of the Worship List.
  4. To Format/Generate the PraiseBook, click the button.
  5. Format the document as desired.
  6. Generate the Praisebook by clicking "Generate" button.
  7. The document name will be based on the PraiseBook template name and will be stored in the EasiSlides Document Directory, eg. "C:\EasiSlides\Documents\Praise Book 1.rtf".
  8. Once the RTF (Rich Text Format) document is generated, it will be opened automatically by Windows using either MS Word (if you have it), or by other RTF-default editors on your PC.

Note 1: Some document editor such as Wordpad might not fully-implement RTF-documents and therefore you may not get multi-column formatting. Other items such as font size, etc should be OK.

Note 2: When the RTF-document is opened after the generation, if you have MS Word you should re-save the document as a MS Word Document.

Note 3: Praise Book Lists are actually Text Files with some EasiSlides formatting information. The files are stored in C:\EasiSlides\Admin\PraiseBooks and therefore you may, if you wish but with caution, use Windows to amend, delete, rename them as desired.

 

 

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Format the PraiseBook

The following formatting options are available for generating your RTF Document:

·         Fonts Formatting/Size - this sets the appearance (bold, underline, italic, size, colour) of the fonts on the Document for the Song Number, Song Title, Copyright Information, Verses, Chorus/Bridge, Notations.

·         Show Details - use this to indicate whether or not you want Song Number, Song Title, verse Number, Copyright Information, Chorus Indicator, Bridge Indicator, Book Reference, User reference, Notations to appear in the document. The Capo 0 option is to force all Guitar Chords to transpose to the Key where no capo is required, ie. the Key/chords shown will be for use by a pianist. The Printer Spaces option is for adding blank spaces in the Notations so as to minimize alignment problems in Word 2000 (or earlier) when printing Notations.

·         Regions - use this to indicate which region's text you want to output.

·         Columns - use this to indicate if you want single column or double-column output. Please note that some RFT editors such as WordPad does NOT display double-column text.

·         Lyrics Pattern - use this to indicate how the song lyrics are presented:

o        Basic: Output the way it is stored in the Database, ie. don't use the Sequence Order

o        Sequence: Show lyrics with repeating chorus, etc. as per Sequence Order.

·         Line Spacing:

o        Between each line: Number of blank lines between each lyrics line

o        Between each song: Number of blank lines between each song

o        One Line Spacing per Screen break: Sometime, long verses are broken into seperate screens where there is a natural pause in the lyrics. If ticked, One Line Spacing will output a blank line for every screen break. If not selected, verses that are broken up will be combined together on the document.

o        One Song per Page : When ticked, a page break will be inserted after each item

Click the Generate button to generate the document, or Index Only button to generate a list of index only, or Titles & Ref button to generate a summary of Titles and References.

 

 

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HTML Generator

With EasiSlides HTML Generator, you can now produce all songs in HTML format for your website. This option would be useful for worship leaders who can check on their church worship songs on the internet when preparing praise and worship during the week day.

For more information:

  1. HTML Generator - Getting Started
  2. HTML Output Settings

 

 

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HTML Generator - Getting Started

The HTML Generator option is available when in PraiseBook mode.

To change to PraiseBook Mode, click the PraiseBook tab on the EasiSlides Main Window

  1. Select a PraiseBook template:

  1. If you wish, you can add, edit, rename or delete any of the PraiseBook Templates by clicking Manage PraiseBook Template button:
  2. As soon as you select the desired PraiseBook Template, a list of songs (if any) will be displayed under the selected PraiseBook Template. You can clear the list of songs by right-clicking at the PraiseBook Songs area and select the Clear Praise Book List option.
  3. Listing, searching and adding songs to the PraiseBook List is the same as that of the Worship List.
  4. To start HTML Generation, click the button.
  5. Set HTML Information as desired.
  6. Generate the HTML Files by clicking the "Generate" button.
  7. All the HTML files will be generated to the EasiSlides HTML Directory, ie. "C:\EasiSlides\Html\".
  8. Once completed, Upload the EasiSlides Html Folder, and Music Folder (if applicable) to your website. At the appropriate webpage for your website, link to the index file (index.htm) which is in the Html folder.

Note 1: EasiSlides will complete erase all files in the HTML Folder "C:\EasiSlides\Html\" before generation. This is to ensure only the newly generated files are in the folder. If you have existing files in the Html folder which you wish to retain, you should rename the folder to something else. EasiSlides will automatically create a new Html folder for the new files.

Note 2: Files generated are double-byte Html files (for Unicode support). Some Html editors can't open such files. If you want to edit the generated HTML files, you can use MS Word which can open the files correctly.

Note 3: Where applicable, EasiSlides will convert Unicode Files names to Hex so that FTP software which does not support Unicode can upload/download the EasiSlides generated files.

 

 

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HTML Output Settings

The following optional formatting options are available for generating the HTML Files:

·         Main Heading - This is the first line of Text which will appear on the generated index page.

·         Web Address Link - use this to indicate the URL address for your website. It will be linked to the Main Heading above, ie. when people click on the Main Heading above, it will link to the Web Address specified here.

·         Secondary Heading - use this give brief description of the listing.

·         Link to Media Files- If you have media files for your database songs and they have been correctly linked to the appropriate Song Titles in EasiSlides, the HTML generator can pick these up and create a link to it. When upload your HTML files to your website, also upload the Media Folder (normally at c:\EasiSlides\Media\) to your website. Visitors to your webpage will be able to listen to the music files via the links on the generated HTML files.

·         Show Chrous In Italics - Tick this option if you want the chorus to be shown in italics.

·         Show Song Numbering - Tick this option if you want the Generated index to show Song Numbers.

·         Show index.html after generation - use this open the generated index.htm for viewing once generation is complete.

·         Show index.html - use this open the generated index.htm for viewing once generation is complete.

·         Show Book Reference - Tick this option if you want the Book Reference to be displayed.

·         Show User Reference - Tick this option if you want the User Reference to be displayed.

·         Use Double-Byte Files - Tick this option if you want to the generated HTML files to be double-byte files rather than UTF-8 files (Not applicable if you select the RTF file option).

·         HTML/RTF Files Option - indicate whether you want your generated files in HTML or RTF format. RTF-format file will also output Notations such as chords where present. Please note that the index file will always be in html format, ie. index.html.

·         RTF Files Font Size - set the font size of the contents in the RTF document.

 

 

 

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Tools Available in Database Mode

This section details the Tools available in Database Mode.

  1. Import
  2. Import Folder
  3. Export Songs Folder
  4. Recover Deleted Songs
  5. Empty Deleted Folder
  6. Compact and repair Database
  7. Smart Merge

 

 

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Import

Lyrics/Text can be imported into EasiSlides from EasiSlides-formatted files.

To import lyrics:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Import
  2. Click the button to locate the import file to import from. See EasiSlides File Types for details on the types of EasiSlides files you can import from.
  3. If you wish to import from a non-EasiSlides Access database, please read Import an Access Database for further information.
  4. Depending on the import file type, your may see a list of Folders under the section Folders in Import File. If so, select the folder(s) you wish to import from.
  5. In the section Song folder to Import into, select the Song Folder you wish to import the songs into.
  6. Select desired option for If Title exists in EasiSlides in the event of one or more of the songs to be imported has the same song title as ones in the folder.

Do not Import the item

The new item is ignored and will NOT be imported.

Import but also keep existing Song

The new item is imported, but the old item will still be the database. It means there will be two items with the same title in the song folder.

Import and replace existing item

The new item is imported and will replace the existing item. System will only update if there are differences in the lyrics and title information between the imported song and the existing song.

  1. Click the Import button to start the import.

 

 

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Import Folder

The Import Folder facility lets you import contents of multiple Word/Text documents into the EasiSlides Database. Using this option saves you the time and effort to having to import text file or Word document into the Editor one at a time.

To import a collection of Word Documents and/or Text files into EasiSlides:-

  1. Use Windows to create a Windows folder to hold you collection of documents you wish to import, this will be your source folder. Copy/move the documents into this new source folder.
  2. From the EasiSlides Main Window, select Tools->Import Folder
  3. Click the button, at A, to navigate to the source folder folder.
  4. At B, select the EasiSlides Database folder, the Destination folder, where you wish to store the newly imported lyrics/text.
  5. Click the Import button to start the Import.
  6. Each Word document and Text File held within the Windows source folder will be read and its contents saved in the EasiSlides destination folder . The title for each saved item will be the same as the document filename imported.
  7. When all the documents, including those held in sub folders within the source folder, are read and saved, a message will pop up on screen with a count of the number of documents imported.
  8. Click the Close button to exit ot repeat steps 3 to 7 to import other documents.

NOTE: Before you do the import, you should create a new separate EasiSlides Database folder (destination folder) to hold the new items. This will let you easily identify/group new items together for checking/updating after the import.

 

 

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Import An Access Database

You can use EasiSlides to import a non-EasiSlides Access Database. When you select an Access database filename when doing an Import, EasiSlides will automatically bring up the Access Helper when you press the "Import" button. Below are details of the Access helper.

When Access Helper appears, you will be given 3 steps to follow.

Step 1. Select the table which holds the songs details:

  1. EasiSlides will search through the Access Database and display a list of database tables found.
  2. At the tables drop-down list, select the appropriate song lyrics table. To help you to identify the table, the first few rows of the data found in the selected table is displayed, along with the column names.

Step 2. Assign compulsory and Optional Columns

  1. You must select a column which contains the title for the song.
  2. You must also select column(s) which contain the lyrics for the song. EasiSlides uses only one coulmn to hold the lyrics whereas some other Projection software Database may use a number of columns. To import those columns into EasiSlides, select the columns and correctly order them so that the Import function can merge those columns into one single column.
  3. Use the optional columns to identify the appropriate columns for import, or you can leave them blank.
  4. The optional columns are as follows:

Title 2

Alternative Title for the song, or title in a different language

Book Reference

EasiSlides uses this column to hold song book and number information, ie. SF10, which means Songs of fellowship Song Number 10.

Song Number

This is a numeric column holding the optional user-defined Song Number. If the import data contains non-numeric characters then the Import will ignore the non-numeric data and only extract the numeric data.

User Reference

This is a user-defined field. Use it for whatever purpose you want. In EasiSlides, you can use the Search option to search on this column

Copyright

Copyright information for the song

Song Key

The Song key associated with this song, eg. "G"

Writer

Names(s) of the writer of the song

Timing

The Music Timing for the song, eg. 3/4

Admin 1

Licence Information, eg. CCLI, Public Domain

Admin 2

As with Admin 1 above but for Region 2 lyrics

Step 3. Click Import

  1. Click Import to start the import. EasiSlides will now use the information you have provided to import the songs into EasiSlides.

Note 1: You may find that the import database contains columns which you cannot match to EasiSlides because they are specific for other projection software. Those data will not be imported.

Note 2: The sequence column in EasiSlides is quite specific to EasiSlides and therefore it is not offered in the Access Helper. After the import, you will have to manually assign the sequence information, if so desired.

 

 

 

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Export Songs Folder

Songs can be exported to an EasiSlides formatted file which can be used for backup & recovery purposes or for importing into EasiSlides on a different Windows computer.

To export songs:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Export
  2. Select the Song Folder(s) you wish to export.
  3. At the List items from Selected Folders area, decide if you want to list all the songs folder, or list songs added/modified between a particular period and make your selection.
  4. A list of songs will appear, based on your folder selection and List Songs for Export selection.
  5. Select the songs you want to export in the 'Select for export' area. You can use the Tick All checkbox to select all/unselect all the items.
  6. Use the button to change the export file location and filename if you wish. See EasiSlides Formatted Files for details on the types of files you can export to.
  7. Press the Export button to start the export.
  8. You will be informed of the number of songs exported when done.

 

 

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EasiSlides Formatted Files

When you import/export EasiSlides files, EasiSlides makes use of three types of files:

  1. EasiSlides XML File
  2. EasiSlides Database File
  3. EasiSlides Text File

The EasiSlides XML File has an extension of .xml and is a UTF-8 XML Text File.

The EasiSlides Database File has an extension of .esf and is in reality an Access Database file, formatted for EasiSlides, but given this particular extension for quick EasiSlides identification.

The EasiSlides Text File has an extension of .esn and is basically a double-byte unicode text file which can be edited using a Windows Notepad Editor. The contents are structure in a special way for use by EasiSlides. Please note that EasiSlides versions prior to v4 uses an .est extension which EasiSlides v4 will recognise for import. Below is an in-depth explanation of the EasiSlides Text File:-

EasiSlides File Header Indicator

The first line of the ESN file is used by EasiSlides to identify the ESN file version. EasiSlides only supports ESN files with the following version information:
[est3.1]

Song Structure information

After the initial File Header Indicator, an ESN file will hold songs in the following repeating structure:

A. Song Header
B. Optional Notation Details
C. Formatted Lyrics

A. Song Header
At its simplest, a Song Header will be in the form:
[>Song Title]

It can, however, hold more advanced information in the form:
[>Song Tile>>SongTile2>@SequenceInfo>cCopyrightInfo>wWriterInfo]

Song Title

>> 

Song Title 2 information

>w

Writer Information

>c

Copyright Information

>r

Book reference

>u

User reference

>k

Song Key

>t

Song Timing

>0

Capo

>n

Song Number

>a

Licence Admin 1

>b

Licence Admin 2

>@

Sequence Information, eg. >@1,c,2,t,b,e will tell EasiSlides the order of the song lyrics during the Show. In this example, the Show will be verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus2, bridge, ending.

B. Optional Notation Details

If there are Notations (eg. Guitar chords) associated with the Song, the notation information is stored in the line after the Header Information and will look something like this:
[~(1;G;0;C;34;)(2;G;11;C;17;Am;30;D7;35;)(3;G;13;C;28;)]

Note: Because of the complexity of the Notation Information, you are advised not to manually create/edit notations but, instead, use the Song Edit/Add function within EasiSlides to type in the notations.

C. Formatted Lyrics

The formatted lyrics can be just plain text with a blank line in between the lyrics to indicate a screen break where appropriate. You can, however, add EasiSlides indicators to let EasiSlides know about verse, bridge, etc.:
[1] Verse 1, [2] is verse 2, etc. to verse 10
[chorus] Chorus
[bridge] Bridge
[ending] Ending
[chorus2] Chorus 2 - Some songs have an additional second chorus
[region2] This is used within each verse/chorus to indicate where Region 2 text starts under each verse/chorus. Example:
[1]
Lyrics line 1
Lyrics line 2
Lyrics line 3

Lyrics Line 4
Lyrics Line 5
[region2]
Second Language Lyrics line 1
Second Language Lyrics line 2
Second Language Lyrics line 3

Second Language Lyrics line 4
Second Language Lyrics line 5
[2]
Verse two lyrics Line 1
Etc.

Click here for information on how to create an esn File

 

 

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Create EasiSlides Format Files

The simplest way to create an ESN text file is to let EasiSlides do it for you. A feature of the EasiSlides Import/Export Tools is the ability to export and import ESN text files.

1. To create an ESN text file

1. Go to Tools-> Export
2. Select a folder to export
3. For the purpose of these instructions, tick any song
4. Click the icon to input the export file name
5. When file name window opens, change the Save as File Type to EasiSlides Text File and type in the desired file name.
6. Click Save to return to the Export Window
7. Click Export and file will start to export.
8. Go to folder where you have exported the file
9. Open the exported file with notepad and you will see the exported songs in a readable, structured, text format.

2. To manually update the ESN file

You can use the above-created ESN file to store your own songs:

1. Rename the file to desired filename. You may wish to copy instead or rename if you wish to retain the original file for reference.
2. Open the file with Notepad.
3. Delete all the contents (except the first line which says [est3.1])
4. Follow the structure described in EasiSlides Formatted Files
5. Save the file.
6. To import the ESN file into EasiSlides, start EasiSlides and use the Tools->Import option.

Below is an example of an ESN file with two songs:

[est3.1]
[>Blessed Assurance>rSF44, MP59, TS52>wFanny J. Crosby>aPublic Domain>@1,c,2,c,3,c]
[1]
Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine:
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God;
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
[chorus]
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Saviour all the day long.
[2]
Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
[3]
Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Saviour am happy and blessed;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
[>When I Survey The Wondrous Cross>rSF596, MP755>wIsaac Watts>aPublic Domain]
[1]
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
[2]
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God:
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.
[3]
See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down:
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?
[4]
Were the whole realm of Nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all!

 

 

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Recover Deleted Items

When Songs are deleted in EasiSlides, they are placed into the Deleted Folder so that they can be recovered in the cases of accidental deletion.

To recover songs from the Deleted Folder and place them back into the original folder:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Recover Deleted Songs
  2. A window will appear with a list of all the deleted songs in the Deleted Folder. The List also indicates the each song's original folder. Use your mouse to select the songs you wish to recover from the list. You can use the Tick All checkbox to select all/unselect all the items.
  3. Press the Recover button to start the recovery. You will be prompted to confirm the recovery. Press Yes to proceed with the recovery or No to keep the songs in the Deleted Folder.

 

 

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Empty Deleted Folder

When Songs are deleted in EasiSlides, they are placed into the Deleted Folder so that they can be recovered in the case of accidental deletion. You can empty the deleted Folder if you are sure none of the Deleted Songs need recovery.

To empty the Deleted Folder:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Empty Deleted Folder
  2. When prompt appears to confirm, click Yes to proceed with the emptying, or No to retain the songs in the Deleted Folder.

 

 

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Smart Merge

Smart Merge provides a means of combining different language songs together.

·         What is Smart Merge

·         Run Smart Merge

 

 

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What is Smart Merge?

EasiSlides is designed to work with multi-lingual songs. This is achieved through using two selectable regions on screen to display two different languages. Smart Merge is a tool to help merge a song from one folder with a song from a second folder and create a new dual-language song in a third folder.

For example, English Folder holds a song with the song title "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross" in English and the same song in Cantonese is held in Cantonese Folder. You can use Smart Merge to combined the lyrics from both songs into a song to be stored in Folder 3. The link between the Song is through the use of 'Title 2'.

Below is an example of what happens when you match Cantonese Folder Title 2 to English Folder Title:

 

Title

Title 2

Song in Cantonese Folder

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Song in English Folder

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

 

New Song in Can-Eng Folder

 

Smart Merge will match verse, chorus, bridge and ending together. It will also try and match screen breaks (lyrics split over a number of screens). If both original songs have the same number of verses, chorus, bridge and ending, Smart Merge should make a perfect merge.

Note: You are advised to go through all the merged songs and check for correctness before any of the combined songs are used for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Run Smart Merge

To run Smart merge:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Smart Merge
  2. Select the Source A Folder, the Lyrics of songs from this Folder will also appear in the Region 1 (Upper part) of the Screen. Select whether it is Title 1 or Title 2 you wish to compare with.
  3. Select the Source B Folder, ie. the Lyrics of songs from this Folder will appear in the Region 2 (lower part) of the Screen. Select whether it is Title 1 or Title 2 you wish to compare with. (Please see EasiSlides Regions Explained for more information about EasiSlides Regions).
  4. Select the Destination Folder, ie. the folder which will hold the newly combined song.
  5. EasiSlides will list songs it has matched and displays the new song title name. The new song title name is a combination of the title from the Main Source Folder and the Secondary Source Folder.
  6. From the List, select the songs you want to Smart Merge and then click the Start Merge button to start the merging. You can use the Tick All checkbox to select all/unselect all the items.
  7. When the merge is completed, you will be informed of the number of newly created merged songs.

 

 

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Compact and Repair the Database

EasiSlides uses a very robust Access Database to store its songs and folder information. In the unlikely event of problems developing in the database, you can compact and repair using this tool. You can run this option anytime wihtout causing any harm to the database.

To compact and repair the Database:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Compact & Repair Databases
  2. You will be prompted to confirm the action. Press Yes to proceed or No to take no action.

Note: It is good practice to take make regular copies of the Access Database and store them elsewhere/other machines for backup/recovery purposes.

 

 

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Clear All Formatting in the Database

Changes to Individual Settings for Database Items are saved automatically to the Database. Therefore, if you remove the item from the worship list, the next time you click on the item at the Songs List, the previously stored individual settings for the item will re-appear. You may, if you wish, removing all these individual formatting saved in the database.

To Clear All Formatting in the Database:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Clear All Formatting in Database
  2. You will be prompted to confirm the action. Press Yes to proceed or No to take no action.

Note: This action will clear all individual formatting saved in the database. Database Items currently referenced on a worship list and which has individual formatting will still retain those formatting settings.

 

 

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Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings

Many of the user-preferred options in EasiSlides are stored within Windows Registry. You may, if you wish, clear all those EasiSlides Registry Settings so that the next time you start EasiSlides, the settings will revert to their defaults.

To Clear All EasiSlides Registry Settings:

  1. Select from the Main Menu Tools->Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings and exit
  2. You will be prompted to confirm the action. Press Yes to proceed or No to take no action.
  3. If you do click Yes, all EasiSlides Registry settings will be erased and EasiSlides will then exit.

Note 1: This action basically deletes the Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EasiSlides. If you have start up problems with EasiSlides and therefore can't access this option from the EasiSlides Main Window, you can follow the instructions Manually Clear Registry Settings to manually delete the Registry Key.

Note 2: If you are trouble-shooting EasiSlides start-up problem, you should go to the folder C:\EasiSlides\Admin and remove the folders PraiseBooks and WorshipLists first to see if it resolves your problems. If problem persists, then do the above or do Uninstall EasiSlides Completely and then Re-Install EasiSlides again.

 

 

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Additional Information

  1. EasiSlides Windows Working Folder Setup
  2. Move EasiSlides Working Folder
  3. Manually Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings
  4. Uninstalling EasiSlides Completely
  5. Glossary of Terms
  6. EasiSlides Internet Links:

 

 

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EasiSlides Windows Working Folder Setup

EasiSlides uses two folders on your PC. One is the program folder which you specified (normally at C:\Program Files\EasiSlides) during the Installation of EasiSlides. The second is the EasiSlides Working Folder which EasiSlides creates automatically at C:\EasiSlides when you first run EasiSlides.

The following is a layout of the EasiSlides Working Folder.

Folder, Sub Folders

Description

C:\EasiSlides

Main EasiSlides Folder which holds all EasiSlides User Information. You can rename or change the EasiSlides Folder to a different location/drive but the overall structure of the EasiSlides Folders will remain the same

\Admin

 

\Database

Used to hold the database (EasiSlidesDB.mdb) which contains all the songs for EasiSlides on your PC. This should be backed up regularly. Also stored is the databases for Usages and database of references to Bibles used by EasiSlides

\PraiseBooks

This is where all the PraiseBook templates are stored and referenced by EasiSlides.

\Templates

Used to hold Worship List and Individual Templates

\WorshipLists

This is where the Worship Lists are stored and referenced by EasiSlides.

\Documents

Default folder for storing and retreiving Import and Export documents.

\HolyBibles

This Folder Holds all the EasiSlides-formatted Bibles used by EasiSlides. Placing the Bibles here will not mean that EasiSlides will use them right away. You must, first of all, place the Bible here, then install them via the Options Screen.

\Html

This folder will be created automatically to hold HTML files generated by the HTML Generator.

\InfoScreens

This is where all the InfoScreens are stored and referenced by EasiSlides.

\Images

\Scenery

\Tiles

\Sub Folder1 \... etc.

Used to hold images for use as backgrounds during the Show. User can create one level of sub-folders to group user images. Images don't have to be stored here to be used in EasiSlides but by placing it here, EasiSlides can provide a preview of them in the Main EasiSlides Window.

\Media

This is the default folder where EasiSlides will look for the corresponding Media files for linking with database and InfoScreen items. Media files in this folder wil be listed under the Media Tab in the EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane. If so desired, you can specify a different folder to use by changing the folder at Options->Main Window

\Powerpoint

Used to hold Powerpoint Files. Powerpoint files in this folder wil be listed under the Powerpoint Tab in the EasiSlides Main Window Left Pane.

 

 

 

 

 

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Move EasiSlides Working Folder

You can move the EasiSlides Working Folder to a different location, eg. onto a network drive, by doing the following:

  1. Copy the default EasiSlides Working Folder, normally at C:\EasiSlides to the new location, eg: H:\Shared\EasiSlides.
  2. Rename your existing C:\EasiSlides to something else (eg C:\EasiSlides-Old) so that EasiSlides doesn't pick it up. Don't delete it yet in case you need to re-copy the folder to your new location.
  3. Start EasiSlides. The following window will appear:-

  1. To move to your new folder, eg: H:\Shared\EasiSlides, select the option Use the Following Folder and enter your new folder, or use click the icon to navigate to the folder.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Easislides will use the new folder from now on

 

 

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Manually Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings

There will be occasions where you want to manually clear all EasiSlides Registry settings because you have start up problems with EasiSlides. To do this, you will need to access the Windows registry. Please do this with care since modifying the wrong registry settings could adversely affect Windows and/or other programs:

  1. Quit out of EasiSlides
  2. Run the Registry Editor, normally it is C:\WINDOWS\regedit
  3. Navagate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\
  4. Look for EasiSlides and delete it, ie. delete the Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EasiSlides
  5. All EasiSlides registry details are now removed.

Note 1: If you can run EasiSlides without any problems, you can get EasiSlides to clear the EasiSlide Registry Settings for you instead of having to access the Windows Registry directly. Please see Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings for more information.

Note 2: If you are trouble-shooting EasiSlides start-up problem, you should go to the folder C:\EasiSlides\Admin and remove the folders PraiseBooks and WorshipLists first to see if it resolves your problems. If problem persists, then do the above or do Uninstall EasiSlides Completely and then Re-Install EasiSlides again.

 

 

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Uninstall EasiSlides Completely

Please take the following steps if you wish to remove EasiSlides completely from your PC.

  1. Follow the instructions to Clear EasiSlides Registry Settings.
  2. Use Control Panel Add/Remove Program to Remove EasiSlides.
  3. If present, remove the program folder C:\Program Files\EasiSlides (or the folder you had selected when installing EasiSlides). Note that this folder should have been removed automatically when you run the Remove Program from the Control Panel.
  4. Remove the EasiSlides Working Folder C:\EasiSlides (or the folder you may have moved EasiSlides to). Important Note: By removing this working folder, you will also remove your whole song database plus any other files you had created for EasiSlides.
  5. EasiSlides is now completely removed.

Note: If you are trouble-shooting EasiSlides start-up problem, you may find it helpful not doing Step 4 above. Instead, go to the folder C:\EasiSlides\Admin and remove the folders PraiseBooks and WorshipLists to see if it resolves your problems.

 

 

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Glossary of Terms used in EasiSlides

TERMS

DESCRIPTION

Book Reference

A field in EasiSlides used to hold the corresponding Song Number in the Praise Books: Songs of Fellowship 1,2,3 (SF) , Complete Mission Praise (MP) and The Source 1,2,3 (TS)

CJK

Chinese, Japanese and Korean. These three languages have their own electronic character sets but share many common characters. The Unicode standard has brought the three character sets into one common standard.

Database

The electronic storage, access and retrival of information. EasiSlides uses the Microsoft Jet Engine which is basically the same as Microsoft Access. Microsoft Access files normally has the extension .mdb

Display Panel

The area at the bottom of the Live Screen which shows Song Title, Copyright information, etc.

Dual Monitor

The PC is equipped with an extra video output which means that it can show two different views on two monitors at the same time. EasiSlides can make use of this facility by showing the Main EasiSlides Window on the main monitor and the Show on the second monitor (or video projector). The EasiSlides Operator can manage a LIVE Show using the EasiSlides Main Window.

Fonts

Normally refers to a set of character style. Most fonts, such as Arial, only cover western characters. If you have Unicode characters in your song lyrics, you may have to update your Regional Settings and install the necessary unicode fonts such as MingLui, Gulim, SimSum or Arial Unicode to ensure the characters are displayed properly.

Interlace Region1 /Region 2

A term used in EasiSlides to describing how two regions text are displayed. Normally, Region 1 test is displayed in the upper screen area and Region 2 text is displayed in the lower half of the screen. With Interlacing, One line of Region 1 text is following by one line of Region 2 text and the pattern repeats for all subsequent lines of text.

Licence Administrator

Licence Administrator is the term used to describe the Organisation administering the reproduction of Copyright songs. EasiSlides uses two fields to hold Copyright administration details for each song in the database. Most of the English worship songs are administered under CCLI. With other languages, the administration would be performed by other organisations though, at time of writing, there is no global organisation for administering non-English Songs. When a song is projected, the Administrator details are always projected on the first slide shown, even if the panel is switched off. This is to comply with the CCLI Copyright Agreement.

Media Files

This can be an audio or video file. EasiSlides will recognise the file type by its extension and use DirectX to play those files where requried.

MIDI

A standard covering the way music is stored electronically. MIDI files normally have the extension .mid

Notations

These are characters which appear on top of lines of text. They can be Ruby text or Guitar Chords.

Powerpoint

A Microsoft product which is used for setting up multimedia presentations. Powerpoint files normally has the extensions .ppt or .pps

RTF

Rich Text Format. A document standard set up by Microsoft which can be read by most Word Processor such as Word, Wordpad, etc.

RTL

Right-To-Left. Some languages such as Hebrew are written Right to left. Whilst EasiSlides does not fully support all RTL functionalities, it does include certain RTL features. If RTL is set for a particular Folder/region, the EasiSlides editor will be set to RTL. Also, the song listing will be in RTL format.

Sequence Order

EasiSlides method of describing the order the verses, chorus, etc are to be sung for a particular song.

Traditional/Simplified Chinese

The original written Chinese language is known as Traditional Chinese. The Simplfiied Chinese character set was invented by the Chinese Government in the 1970's (and still on-going) with the aim of simplifying the written characters so as to make it easier for people to learn to read and write Chinese. Current generation of Chinese from China therefore uses Simplified Chinese. Hong Kong and Taiwan still use Traditional Chinese.

Song Number

A field used in EasiSlides to hold a user-entered number for the song. This field is numeric.

Stroke Count

The number of strokes required to write a certain CJK character

Unicode

A standard covering almost all the language characters used in the world. A large proportion of the Unicode charcter set is made up of CJK characters. The EasiSlides software is based on the Unicode standard.

User Reference

A field in EasiSlides which can be used by the user for any purpose. You can use the Find Option to search for contents in this field