There are various settings that can be changed to adapt how the LiveWorship program functions.
To open the Preferences, pull the (Windows: Edit menu, Macintosh: LiveWorship menu) to Preferences or use the shortcut key (Windows: Ctrl+, (comma key), Macintosh: Cmd+, (comma key)). The tabs across the top will allow you to choose which set of preferences you would like to view or change.
NOTE: LiveWorship does NOT change the resolution of your second screen or monitor, these settings are made by the user in your computer's Display Control Panel. See the installation directions for Windows or Macintosh for more information on changing the second screen resolution.
The Presentation Resolution in the LiveWorship preferences should MATCH the resolution setting of the computer's second display. If these two settings do NOT match, LiveWorship will attempt to scale your slide to fit the settings but you may experience distorted/unclear text or images that are pixelated. If the slides were created in a resolution that is NOT the same as your current LiveWorship's Presentation Resolution setting, you will see the resolution setting displayed in the upper left corner of the slide thumbnail in the Presentation Panel.
LiveWorship was designed for a primary screen resolution of 1024x768 and the second screen set at 800x600 for optimal performance.
When you adjust the resolution that LiveWorship is using for the second screen image, the Preview Panel and Slide Edit Panel will be adjusted to match these resolution dimensions. This may affect the position of the Canvas margin sliders and potentially skew margins and text on a slide. Readjust the margin sliders and apply the changes to the current group (you may also need to restart LiveWorship if you see abnormal images on the second screen).
LiveWorship may not recognize a second screen (monitor or projector) if it is plugged in after LiveWorship is already running. Try clicking the "Screen 2 On" toolbar icon. If this does not work, you may need to quit and relaunch the LiveWorship program.
The Detect button will attempt to set LiveWorship's second screen resolution to that of the computer's display preferences.
Choosing "Custom" allows you to enter in a non-standard resolution size, such as the NTSC/VGA DV 720x480 16:9 format or the HD WXGA 854x480 16:9 resolution. Reminder that setting a resolution larger than 800x600 may impact the responsiveness and speed of displaying images on the second screen.
If you have slides that are created in a different resolution setting than your current setting, you will see the resolution that they were created in at the top left-hand corner of the slide thumbnail in the Presentation Panel.
Preview Scale Setting (moved out of the Preferences in v1.3+)
The size of the Preview panel has been moved from the preferences to a right-click on the Preview panel. Right-click (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on the Preview Panel and select Minimum or Maximum Preview Size.
This slider control allows you to adjust how large or small the thumbnail images of slides will appear in the Presentation Panel. You can manually enter in the value by selecting the "Slide Thumbnail Size" title above the slider control and enter in the number of vertical pixels (25 to 400 pixels).
Slide Thumbnail and Library Thumbnail Sizes
These slider controls allows you to adjust how large or small the thumbnail images will appear either the Presentation Panel or in the Library Panel. You can manually enter in the value by selecting the ("Slide Thumbnail Size" or "Library Thumbnail Size") title button above the slider control and enter in the number of vertical pixels (25 to 400 pixels).
The Logo Background image is what will appear on your second screen when you click on the "Bail to Logo" button on the Toolbar. The Default Slide Background is the image or settings (background color and scale/stretch) that will be used when creating new slides in the Presentation Panel. You can change either of these default images by clicking on the "Select..." button and navigating to the image on your computer. If an image does not cover the entire screen, use the color swatch below each preview to set the background color. The "Use Color" checkbox will override any selected images and use the selected color as the slide background image.
Set the default preferences for how text will appear on new slides.
Use the controls to set the attributes of text as it will appear on new slides that you create. You can choose to set the Bold, Italics, Underline or Shadow styles on or off. Set the default color of the font and text shadow, the font and size of text. The nine direction alignment tool can center or align the text at the top, bottom, right, left or any of the four corners. Of course, you can always edit each slide or slide group after it has been created and change any of these settings.
Set the default preferences for how information, such as the CCLI#, appears on slides.
When a song appears, you may want information such as the title, author, copyright or the CCLI# (Christian Copyright Licensing International number that allows organizations to freely reproduce songs for worship purposes) to appear on the second screen. Use the controls to set the attributes of text as it will appear on the second screen. You can choose to set the Bold, Italics, Underline or Shadow styles on or off. Set the default color of the font and text shadow, the font and size of text. The nine direction alignment tool can center or align the text at the top, bottom, right, left or any of the four corners. There is also an alignment control so you can center, left or right align the column of text. If you would like a background block of color to help highlight this information, select the "Block" checkbox and use the color swatch to set this color.
Use the checkboxes to select whether or not each type of information will appear on a slide. To change this information for each song, click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on the song title in the Library Panel and choose Advanced from the contextual menu that appears.
You have an option for whether or not this information will appear on the first slide of a song, all slides, the last slide or none of the slides.
Enter in your organization's CCLI# here to populate all songs that display this information.
Change the preferences for how Show Alert messages will be displayed on the second screen. When a second screen is attached and enabled, clicking on the Show Alert button on the toolbar will display text at the bottom of the screen. See Show Alert for more information.
Use the controls to set the attributes of the alert text as it will appear on the second screen. You can choose to set the Bold, Italics, Underline or Shadow styles on or off. Set the default color of the font and text shadow, the font and size of text. Use the alignment control to place the alert text at the center, left or right of the bottom edge of the second screen. If you would like a background block of color to help highlight this information, select the "Block" checkbox and use the color swatch to set this color.
Change the preferences for search settings. The search box at the top of the Library Panel will use these settings for searching.
Automate backups of your database file or select a different Media Library.
From this preference panel, you can also create a blank media library or point LiveWorship to a different Media Library. If your computer is set up for multiple users, each user has a separate config file which means that users can point to different media libraries.
See the troubleshooting guide for more details on backing up and restoring from a backup or using the Database Backup Utility built into v1.3. To conserve space, backups of your database file do not include Bible modules. If you restore from a backup, you will need to reload the Bible modules.
NOTE: Restoring from a backup, changing the media library location or creating a blank media library (from the preferences) are disabled in the demo/trial version of LiveWorship. The backup utility will continue to make backup copies of the database, but to restore you will need to enter a valid registration and license information.
This feature controls how text heading are created for new slides when dragging multiple Scripture verses into the Presentation Panel.
Table: Changing the Misc Preference on how scripture passages are labeled
Scan for Duplicate Files Under: (combined with "auto import files" in versions 1.2+)
When you add external files to LiveWorship, the files are copied into LiveWorship's library. To avoid having multiple files, LiveWorship can check to make sure it's not adding files if they already exist in the library. Larger files will take longer to check, so you can set a file size limitation to keep the import time reasonable. Setting the Duplicate Check to always would be Always would be safer, but very slow. Setting the Duplicate Check to "never" would be faster, but risk having multiple copies of the same file in the library and bloating the space of the library file. The default setting for the Duplicate Files Scan is 16 Mb. For more information about the Media Library, see Advanced Topics.
Auto Import Files Under:
When you add external files to LiveWorship, the files are duplicated, renamed and copied into LiveWorship's library. To avoid importing files that would be excessively large, such as a video file, LiveWorship is initially set to prompt you for files that are larger than a particular size. If you are adding files to the Media Library (File menu > Import > Import Media), you will be prompted to accept or decline the import if a file exceeds the "auto import files under" setting. If you are adding a larger file to a particular presentation (dragging a file into the Presentation Panel from outside the application window or from the Library Panel while using Browse in the Media Panel), you will be prompted to either import or link the file upon saving the Presentation. Files that are linked will not show up in the Media Library, but will only be in that particular presentation.
Having files imported into the LiveWorship library means they are more likely to be available to the presentations that you have built and more portable since they can be moved along with the entire library folder. Files that are not imported and only linked to a presentation will not be available if the file is moved from the location where it was linked.
Setting all files to be imported (never prompting) might bloat the size of the LiveWorship library file, especially with large files. The default setting for the Auto Importing is 256Mb. For more information about the Media Library, see Advanced Topics.
Resample Large Images
This setting helps keep the library smaller by allowing LiveWorship to resize an imported image to the current resolution settings used by LiveWorship. If the resolution of an imported image is greater than the setting specified here, LiveWorship will 'resample' the image and import it at this specified resolution so that it is more easily used by the application. It is NOT recommended that you specify 'Never' since this will cause your library to potentially become bloated and larger images may slow down the program performance. For more information about the Media Library, see Advanced Topics.
Blank lines for Creating Slides (in the Editor Window)
While you are editing text in the Editor Window, the blank lines in between blocks of text will be used to determine where new slides will be created after you exit the editor. This allows text to be quickly converted into multiple slides and very useful when you paste in song lyrics or even a message/sermon. The preference setting for one blank line to indicate where slides should be divided will work in most circumstances unless you need to have one or more blank lines on a slide (in which, you would change this preference setting and increase the number of blank lines needed to indicate where slides are divided).
Example: Text with One Blank Line
If the preference setting for dividing slides is "One Blank Line to Create New Slide", then two slides would be created:
If the preference setting for dividing slides is "Two Blank Lines to Create New Slide", then one slide would be created:
Example: Text with One Blank Line and then Two Blank Lines
If the preference setting for dividing slides is "One Blank Line to Create New Slide", then three slides would be created:
If the preference setting for dividing slides is "Two Blank Line to Create New Slide", then two slides (but note the line break on the first slide) would be created:
Registration Information button
Allows you to view or change the registration settings for LiveWorship.
View EULA (End User License Agreement) button
View the End User License Agreement.
Automatically Check for Updates
When LiveWorship is launched each day, this will check online to see if a newer version is available and, if requested, take you to the downloads page in your preferred web browser.
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