LiveWorship uses two different kinds of text groups because sometimes you need text to act like a song, extending over many slides, and sometimes you need text to be more like an independent object that can be combined with others to form various groups. Slide Text was designed so that individual slides, that are saved as individual objects in the library, could be mixed and matched when building a group (such as for a group of slides that are used for announcements). Slide Text has no icon (unless it is saved into the Media Library, then it will have an "S" indicator icon) on the slide thumbnail image in the Presentation Panel. Group Text is similar to a song, a block of text that extends over many slides, that is saved as one object in the library and is useful for sermon notes or quotes from a book that would extend over multiple slides. Group Text has a "G" icon in the bottom left of the slide thumbnail image in the Presentation Panel.
While it's possible to use both of these and not have a complete understanding of how they are different, Group and Slide Text can be best understood by how each are created (and how the Editor Window works) and how they are handled by the program.
Group Text Definition
Slide Text Definition
Creating Text Slides
LiveWorship creates Slide Text when you drag text (from a file outside the program using Browse) or Scripture text from the Scripture media library into the Presentation Panel or just begin typing on a blank slide. Slide Text can also be created when you have text in the Editor Window and you select the "Slide Text" button. Using this technique, you could convert Group Text or a Song into Slide Text.
Group Text is created (like a song) through the Editor Window. To create Group Text, select "New Group Text" from the File menu. When you exit the Editor Window, clicking the "Group Text" button will create Group Text slides.
Converting between Slide Text, Group Text and Song Lyrics
The Editor Window can be used to convert text between the Slide Text, Group Text and Song formats. Simply click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on a slide and select "Editor Window" from the contextual menu that pops up. The Editor Window will appear with the text from that group. See below for more information about the Editor Window, but if you select a button with a different format, the object will be converted into a different format. If the object you are converting has not been saved, you will simply change the format. If the object already has been saved to the LiveWorship library, you will be creating a new, separate object that you will be prompted to save into the library.
The Editor Window is where text can be created, easily edited, divided into multiple slides or converted between text formats. When you create a new song or Group Text, the Editor Window will appear and you can type or paste text. You can also click with the right mouse button (or with single button Macintosh mice, hold the control key while clicking with the mouse) on a slide and select "Editor Window" from the contextual menu that pops up.
NOTE: Entering the Editor Window will cause any slide names or text attributes to be RESET. Use the Editor Window to establish any slide breaks before doing setting the names of slides (these pop up labels appear when you mouse over slide thumbnails in the Presentation Panel) or doing extensive font formatting.
You can change the text attributes, such as font, size, style or alignment in the Slide Edit Panel.
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 (maybe a message/sermon from a website). The 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 setting and increase the number of blank lines needed to indicate where slides are divided).
Example: Text with One Blank Line
If the setting for dividing slides is "One Blank Line to Create New Slide", then two slides would be created:
If the 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 setting for dividing slides is "One Blank Line to Create New Slide", then three slides would be created:
If the setting for dividing slides is "Two Blank Line to Create New Slide", then two slides would be created:
Editor Window Buttons, Slides and Groups
Depending upon which button you select to exit the Editor Window, LiveWorship will divide the slides and create the selected object(s) for the library.
Selecting the Slide Text Button
Each slide that is created will become an individual object. Each of these objects can be saved within the presentation (only available to this presentation) or as an object within the Slide Text media library.
Selecting the Group Text Button
Each slide that is created will be a part of a group. When you save, this group will be saved to the Group Text media library.
Selecting the Song Button
Each slide that is created will be a part of a group. When you save, this group will be saved to the Song Lyrics media library.
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