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Media Panel


Image: The Media Panel

The Media Panel is located in the bottom left corner of the LiveWorship window. This panel will show you the various items or media that can be used to build presentations. The Media Panel works with the Categories and Library Panels to display the objects. When you select an object title in the Media Panel, you will see associated objects displayed in the Library Panel.

The Media Panel Objects

Browse (folder)
This allows you to look at files outside the LiveWorship library. Initially, the default is to display files that are located on the desktop of your computer. If you have no media files on your desktop, the Library Panel may be empty. To change the directory or location of where you would like to browse for media files, click on the Browse title in the Media Panel (if not highlighted, you may need to select and then click again on the title) and a dialog box will open so you can choose a folder to "browse" for media items. Once you select a folder, image previews of files that LiveWorship recognizes will appear in the Library Panel (this may take some time to scan all the files if you have several items in the folder). You can drag a media item (such as a graphic or audio file) into the Presentation Panel. If you drop the item in a blank area of the Presentation Panel a new slide will be created. This newly imported object will not appear in the Backgrounds, Audio, Video or Text libraries until you save the Presentation and name the object. For more information on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics.

Backgrounds
These are background images stored in the LiveWorship library. When you select the Background title, you will see background images displayed in the Library Panel. To use a background image, position your mouse over the image, click and drag this image into the Presentation Panel. If you drop this image in a blank area, a new slide group and slide will be created with this background image. If you drop this image onto an existing slide, the background will be changed. If you want to change all the backgrounds for a group of slides, drag and drop the image onto the title of the group in the Slide Group Panel. See Adding a Background for more information or to see a movie clip of this in action.

Song Lyrics
You can insert the lyrics of a song into a presentation by dragging and dropping a song into the Presentation Panel. When you select the Song Lyrics title in the Media Panel, you will see a list of the songs that have been stored in the LiveWorship library displayed in the Library Panel. Songs can be sorted by name, author or (in version 1.2+) by modification date by simply clicking with your mouse on the column titles in the Library Panel. When a song is added to the presentation, it is it's own slide group and the title will appear in the Slide Group Panel.

Any changes or modifications you make to the song (such as adding a background, reordering or adding slides, adding or changing the song text) will be considered changes to the file. When you save the presentation, you will then be prompted to either save the changes (modifying the song already in the song lyrics media library) or to "save as..." where you can rename the song to distinguish it from the other song already in the library. (Note: LiveWorship will allow duplicate names in the song library but you can always modify a song's information after it has been saved, too.)

If you click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on the title of a song in the Library Panel, you have some options.

Export: You can save this file outside the LiveWorship library as a separate file that could then be imported into another LiveWorship program. LiveWorship song files carry the .lws extension and depending upon your operating system on your computer may or may not be affiliated with LiveWorship, so double-clicking on an LiveWorship song file may or may not open the file in LiveWorship. For more information, see Exporting, Importing and for more detail on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics.

Remove: You can remove a song from the LiveWorship library by selecting this option. If this song is used in a presentation, you will be prompted. Removing a song will also remove it from any saved presentations.

Category Properties: Categories are keywords that can be used to quickly find songs that have been associated with that keyword. Use this option to select different keyword categories that you would like to associate with this song. If there are no categories listed, you may not have created any yet. Create new categories by clicking with your right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) inside the Categories Panel. For more information, see the Category and Library Panels.

Advanced: Songs have a title, author, Copyright that can be edited from this pop-up window. In the Copyright Preferences, there are several options for how and if these items appear when a song is being displayed.

Scriptures
You can insert Bible scripture into a presentation by dragging and dropping the verses into the Presentation Panel. When you select the Scriptures in the Media Panel, you will see a list of the different translations that have been added to the LiveWorship library listed in the top left of the Library Panel (see Scripture Modules for more information). Once you select a translation, you will see the books of the Bible listed in the top-center panel of the Library. After you select a book, the chapters will appear in the top-right panel and the verses will be listed in the bottom of the Library Panel.

Many more Bible versions are available for download from the LiveWorship webpage. See Importing Scriptures to directions on adding additional scripture modules.

Group Text
As opposed to "slide text", Group Text is typed information that can be spanned over several slides (similar to song lyrics/verses) but be created, edited and stored as one group of slides in the LiveWorship library. Using the Text Editor window, you can use blank lines to indicate where new slides begin (the number of blank lines is a preference setting). Group Text is indicated by the "T" icon in the lower left hand corner of the slide thumbnail in the Presentation Panel.

Group Text can be converted into Slide Text by editing the Text Editor window and then selecting the Slide Text button. See Text Objects for more information.

Group text would be useful when creating a series of slides that are all associated with each other, such as a sermon/lesson or quotation from a book that would not fit onto one slide. The entire group of slides would be saved under a common title and placed into a presentation as a whole group.

If you click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on the title of a song in the Library Panel, you have some options.

Export: You can save this file outside the LiveWorship library as a separate file that could then be imported into another LiveWorship program. LiveWorship Group Text files use the .lwg extension. Depending upon your operating system, double-clicking on an LiveWorship file may or may not launch LiveWorship or load the file into LiveWorship. You may need to have LiveWorship running and then use the Load LiveWorship Media selection under the File menu to bring files into the program. For more information, see Exporting, Importing and for more detail on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics

Remove: You can remove a group text object from the LiveWorship library by selecting this option. If this object is used in a presentation, you will be prompted. Removing this object will also remove it from any saved presentations.

Category Properties: Categories are keywords that can be used to quickly find group text that have been associated with that keyword. Use this option to select different keyword categories that you would like to associate with this group text. If there are no categories listed, you may not have created any yet. Create new categories by clicking with your right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) inside the Categories Panel. For more information, see the Category and Library Panels.

Advanced: Group Text can have a title, author and Copyright that can be edited from this pop-up window.

Slide Text
As opposed to "group text", Slide Text is typed information on one slide and saved as an individual group in the library. Slide text can be saved "internally" (only be available in the current presentation) or using "Save As..." (adds an object to the "Slide Text" media library which is available for using in other presentations). When you create an individual slide and begin typing on it, this text is "slide text". Slide Text does not extend over multiple slides without first being converted into Group Text.

Slide Text can be converted into Group Text by editing the text using the Text Editor window and then selecting the Group Text button. See Text Objects for more information.

Examples of when slide text would be preferred might be having a presentation of slides for announcements that are not related (e.g. Vacation Bible School announcement, reminder to turn off cell phones, upcoming Bible study group meeting times). You would want to be able to create, edit, store and retrieve these slides individually when building presentations.

If you click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on the title of a song in the Library Panel, you have some options.

Export: You can save this file outside the LiveWorship library as a separate file that could then be imported into another LiveWorship program. LiveWorship Slide Text files carry the .lwt extension and depending upon your operating system on your computer may or may not be affiliated with LiveWorship, so double-clicking on an LiveWorship file may or may not open the file in LiveWorship. For more information, see Exporting, Importing and for more detail on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics.

Remove: You can remove a slide text object from the LiveWorship library by selecting this option. If this object is used in a presentation, you will be prompted. Removing this object will also remove it from any saved presentations.

Category Properties: Categories are keywords that can be used to quickly find slide text that have been associated with that keyword. Use this option to select different keyword categories that you would like to associate with this slide text. If there are no categories listed, you may not have created any yet. Create new categories by clicking with your right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) inside the Categories Panel. For more information, see the Category and Library Panels.

Advanced: Slide Text can have a title, author and Copyright that can be edited from this pop-up window.

Audio
These are audio files stored in the LiveWorship library. When you select the Audio title in the Media Panel, you will see a list of audio files displayed in the Library Panel. To use an audio file, position your mouse over the title, click and drag this file name into the Presentation Panel. If you drop this file in a blank area of the Presentation Panel, a new slide group will be created that has this audio file attached to a new slide. If you drop this image onto an existing slide, the audio file will be attached to that slide. This audio file will play when the slide that has the audio file attached is played on the second screen. While editing this slide, you can remove the audio file by clicking on the "No Audio" button under the Preview Panel. When audio has been added to a slide, you will see the musical notes icon in the lower left hand corner of the slide thumbnail in the Presentation Panel.

Export: You can save this file outside the LiveWorship library as a separate file that could then be imported into another LiveWorship program. For more information, see Exporting, Importing and for more detail on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics.

Remove: You can remove an audio file from the LiveWorship library by selecting this option. If this audio file is used in a presentation, you will be prompted. Removing an audio file will also remove it from any saved presentations.

Category Properties: Categories are keywords that can be used to quickly find group text that have been associated with that keyword. Use this option to select different keyword categories that you would like to associate with this group text. If there are no categories listed, you may not have created any yet. Create new categories by clicking with your right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) inside the Categories Panel. For more information, see the Category and Library Panels.

Advanced: You can rename the audio file from this dialog box.

Video
These are video files stored in the LiveWorship library (DVD cues or external video feeds can also be added, but as backgrounds from the Slide Edit Panel). When you select the Video title in the Media Panel, you will see a list of video files displayed in the Library Panel. To use a video file, position your mouse over the title, click and drag this file name into the Presentation Panel. If you drop this file in a blank area of the Presentation Panel, a new slide group will be created that has this video file attached to a new slide. If you drop this image onto an existing slide, the video file will be attached to that slide.
Note that in versions 1.2+ video files can be used as backgrounds on slides with text. In previous versions (v1.0 or v1.1), you will not be able to drop video clips onto files that also have text. This video file will play when this slide is displayed on the second screen. While editing this slide, you can remove the video file by clicking on the "No Background" button under the Preview Panel. When video has been added to a slide, you will see the "film reel" icon in the lower left hand corner of the slide thumbnail in the Presentation Panel.

Export: You can save this file outside the LiveWorship library as a separate file that could then be imported into another LiveWorship program. For more information, see Exporting, Importing and for more detail on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics.

Remove: You can remove a song from the LiveWorship library by selecting this option. If this song is used in a presentation, you will be prompted. Removing a song will also remove it from any saved presentations.

Category Properties: Categories are keywords that can be used to quickly find group text that have been associated with that keyword. Use this option to select different keyword categories that you would like to associate with this group text. If there are no categories listed, you may not have created any yet. Create new categories by clicking with your right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) inside the Categories Panel. For more information, see the Category and Library Panels.

Advanced: You can rename the video file from this dialog box.

Presentations
As you save presentations, they are stored in the LiveWorship library. When you select Presentations in Media Panel, you will see saved presentations listed in the Library Panel. This list of presentations can be sorted by the name, date created or last modified by clicking with your mouse on the column titles in the Library Panel. Clicking on a presentation in the Library Panel will open that presentation. Only one presentation can be open. If you click on another presentation, the current presentation will close. If you have a presentation open that has unsaved changes, you will be prompted to save the changes before opening another presentation.

If you click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on the title of a Presentation in the Library Panel, you have some options.

Export: You can package this Presentation along with all associated files that are stored in the LiveWorship library into one file that could then be imported into another registered copy of the program. LiveWorship Presentation files carry the .lwp extension and depending upon your operating system on your computer may or may not be affiliated with LiveWorship, so double-clicking on an LiveWorship file may or may not open the file in LiveWorship. For more information, see Exporting, Importing and for more detail on how LiveWorship stores media, see Advanced Topics.

Rename Presentation: Change the name of the presentation.

Duplicate Presentation: Create a copy of this presentation inside the LiveWorship library.

Remove: You can remove a presentation from the LiveWorship library by selecting this option.

Category Properties: Categories are keywords that can be used to quickly find presentations that have been associated with that keyword. Use this option to select different keyword categories that you would like to associate with this presentation. If there are no categories listed, you may not have created any yet. Create new categories by clicking with your right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) inside the Categories Panel. For more information, see the Category and Library Panels.

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