ProPresenter 5 User Guide

User Manual
Last edited on February 8, 2013.
All content is current as of version 5.1.6 for Mac and version 5.1.5.4 for Windows.
ProPresenter 5 User Manual
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ProPresenter is owned by Renewed Vision, Inc. 6720 Jamestown Drive
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Licensing Informa/on
There are two types of licenses available for ProPresenter. Both forms of the license refer to a single geographical locaMon. If your church or organizaMon wants to use ProPresenter in mulMple geographical locaMons, each locaMon is required to own its own license.
A SINGLE USER LICENSE grants permission for one (1) computer to be used as the presentaMon computer at a given Mme. The license may be installed on an unlimited number of computers for ediMng purposes or for CONCURRENT (non-­‐simultaneous) presentaMon use. A SINGLE USER LICENSE removes the watermark from one presentaMon computer at a Mme. A SINGLE USER LICENSE is plaXorm specific to Mac or Windows.
A SITE LICENSE grants permission for an unlimited number of computers to be used as the presentaMon computer simultaneously. Any computer with an acMve SITE LICENSE may be used as an ediMng or presentaMon computer at any Mme. The watermark is removed from all computers with a SITE LICENSE. A SITE LICENSE may be acMvated on both Mac and Windows computers simultaneously. A SITE LICENSE is only available to churches. Other organizaMons will need to purchase mulMple single user licenses. A SITE LICENSE is only available for Houses of Worship.
Planning Center Online (“PCO”) is wholly owned by Ministry Centered Technologies, LLC (“Ministry Centered Technologies”). License fees may apply and are the sole responsibility of the user.
SongSelect is wholly owned by ChrisMan Copyright Licensing, Inc. (“CCLI”). License fees may apply and are the sole responsibility of the user.
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Table of Contents
Installing ProPresenter in Mac OS X Installing ProPresenter in Windows 7 Info Center Free Media Content Configuring your computer for first use System Display Preferences Mac se'ngs Windows se'ngs DVD seRngs Mac se'ngs Windows se'ngs Desktop background Mac se'ngs Windows se'ngs Screen saver Mac se'ngs Windows se'ngs 1
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Presenta/on File Formats Using the Library Adding new presenta/ons Using mul/ple libraries Playlists Planning Center Online Playlist Slide and Table View Working with Slides Slide Grouping and Arrangements Document Proper/es Transi/ons Resizing Presenta/ons Edi/ng Slides Go to Next Timer Hot Keys Saving Files Slide Reflow Chord Charts Impor/ng and Expor/ng Files Prin/ng Song Select PowerPoint and Keynote Triggering Bibles Downloading, Installing, Registering Using the Bible Module Bible Presenta/ons Props Clocks Messages Mask Layer Audio Bin Timeline Using DVDs Displaying Web Pages Stage Display Twiaer Localiza/on Modules Demo Modules and Registering Modules Alpha Key Module Edge Blending Module Master Control Module Mul/-­‐Screen Module SDI Output Module Communica/on Module Playback Deck/Media Server Control Protocols © 2005-2013!
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About this user guide.
This document is not meant to teach you everything there is to know about ProPresenter. We hope that it will help answer many of your basic quesMons, or point you in the right direcMon to figure things out, but it’s not going to teach you everything. We have a lot of video tutorials on our website if you learn beHer by seeing and hearing rather than just reading, or if you want a combinaMon of the two. Go to www.renewedvision.com/tutorials to view the videos.
Most of the screenshots in this user guide were taken from the Mac version of ProPresenter 5 during development and acer its release. Some images are also from the Windows version if there is a specific design difference that needs to be pointed out. There may some slight variaMon in design, but the look should be close enough to understand what is being covered.
We have made our best effort to bring the design of ProPresenter 5 for Mac and Windows into alignment as much as possible so that you can easily switch back and forth without learning a new program (and so we don’t have to create two user guides). We’ve indicated if a feature doesn’t exist in one version of the other where necessary.
Since this user guide is for both the Mac and Windows version of the program, you will see some terms that may not apply to you. We’ve done our best effort to include both the Mac and Windows commands throughout, but we may have missed a few.
Some terms to know in case we forgot to include both of them:
Control-­‐click OR Right-­‐click (Mac) = Right-­‐click (PC).
Right-­‐click will be the term used throughout this guide.
Command-­‐click (Mac) = Control-­‐click (PC)
You’ll see this as “Command-­‐click (Control-­‐click)” throughout this guide.
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Installing ProPresenter in Mac OS X
When you are ready to download and install ProPresenter, go to the Renewed Vision website. Under Download in the menu bar, select ProPresenter. You will then click on the Download Now opMon for the Mac version.
When you click on Download Now, the disk image (.dmg) will begin downloading automaMcally. “Disk Image” is the term used to describe the file used to package installaMon files for Mac OS X. Select “Save File” and then click OK to conMnue with the download. Acer the download completes, locate the file in your Downloads folder in the Finder, and double-­‐click on the disk image icon to open the installer uMlity. You can also open the file locaMon through the Downloads manager in your web browser if you can’t locate your Downloads folder.
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When you open the disk image, you will be shown the licensing agreement. Read and make sure that you understand the license terms and then click Agree to conMnue with the installaMon.
Acer agreeing to the license terms, the disk image will be opened. To install the applicaMon on your computer, click on the ProPresenter icon and drag it across the gray arrow onto the ApplicaMons folder. This will install ProPresenter in your ApplicaMons folder in Finder. Since ProPresenter 5 has a unique name and files, it can be installed simultaneously with ProPresenter 3 or ProPresenter 4.
You can now close the installer window and launch ProPresenter 5 from your ApplicaMons folder in the Finder.
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You will see the message shown below the first Mme you launch the program, click Open to conMnue.
When ProPresenter launches, you will be prompted to enter your License RegistraMon informaMon. This informaMon is provided to you electronically acer purchasing a license or when you request a trial code.
Note: A Single User License is for a specific platform--Mac or Windows. It can be
installed on multiple computers, but only used on one computer at a time for
presenting. A Site License covers the Mac and Windows version and allows you to
use multiple computers for presenting at the same time. Both licenses are for
individual locations. A Site License is only available to churches and other Houses of
Worship.
If you have not purchased a code, or don’t have a trial code, you can choose to either purchase a code by clicking on “Buy Now” or open ProPresenter by clicking on “Demo”. The demo version is fully funcMonal, but it does have a watermark on the main output and the stage display output.
If you receive a message saying your code is invalid, check the following things:
• Is your code a ProPresenter 5 code?
• If it’s a single user code, is it a Mac Single User code (starts with ‘M’)?
• Are you entering the 30-­‐digit code? Is it six sets of five alphanumeric characters?
• Did you include the dashes in the code if you manually entered it?
• Is there an extra space on the end of the Unlock Code if you copied/pasted it?
• Did you transcribe any leHers/numbers incorrectly?
Before contac/ng us directly, please go to www.renewedvision.com/support and aaempt to retrieve your registra/on informa/on. If you purchased from a reseller and need to redeem your ac/va/on code, please go to hap://www.renewedvision.com/registra/on.php.
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Once you have successfully entered your license informaMon you will be asked to enter your user account password for your computer. We can’t help you if you don’t know this password.
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Installing ProPresenter in Windows 7
When you are ready to download and install ProPresenter, go to the Renewed Vision website. Under Download in the menu bar, select ProPresenter. You will then click on the Download Now opMon for the Mac version.
When you click on Download Now, the zip file (.zip) will begin downloading automaMcally. Choose the Open with opMon to automaMcally open the zip file once it is down downloading.
Acer the file has finished downloading, double-­‐click on ProPresenter5_Installer.exe and follow through the on-­‐screen prompts to install the program. To start the installer, click on the Setup buHon when you see this screen.
During the installaMon you may be prompted to install Bonjour Print Services and QuickTime 7. Both of these are required installaMons and ProPresenter will not install or run properly without these components.
You may also have to install .NET 4.0, but this should be installed by default in Windows 7. If you are required to install this, you will be taken to Microsoc’s website. Download and install .NET 4.0 and then return to installing ProPresenter. You will need to launch the installer again to pick up where you were.
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During the installaMon you can choose to install ProPresenter for just the current user or all users. You only need to change this if you need to have ProPresenter installed in mulMple user accounts on the computer.
When ProPresenter launches, you will be prompted to enter your License RegistraMon informaMon. This informaMon is provided to you electronically acer purchasing a license or when you request a trial code.
Note: A single user license is platform specific, so a Windows code won’t work in the
Mac version and a Mac code won’t work in the Windows version. Each version of
ProPresenter (3, 4, and 5) have unique codes, so your previous codes won’t be able
to unlock Pro5.
If you have not purchased a code, or don’t have a trial code, you can choose to either purchase a code by clicking on “Buy Now” or open ProPresenter by clicking on “Demo”. The demo version is fully funcMonal, but it does have a watermark on the main output and the stage display output.
If you receive a message saying your code is invalid, check the following things:
• Is your code a ProPresenter 5 code?
• If it’s a single user code, is it a Windows Single User code (starts with ‘W’)?
• Are you entering the 30-­‐digit code? Is it six sets of five alphanumeric characters?
• Did you include the dashes in the code if you manually entered it?
• Is there an extra space on the end of the Unlock Code if you copied/pasted it?
• Did you transcribe any leHers/numbers incorrectly (e.g., the leHer ‘O’ instead of zero)?
Before contac/ng us directly, please go to www.renewedvision.com/support and aaempt to retrieve your registra/on informa/on. If you purchased from a reseller and need to redeem your ac/va/on code, please go to hap://www.renewedvision.com/registra/on.php.
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Info Center
The first Mme you launch ProPresenter you will see the ProPresenter InformaMon Center. You can access this later by clicking on the ProPresenter logo in the upper-­‐right corner of the applicaMon. Uncheck the “Open Info Center acer Launch” opMon at the boHom to prevent this screen from opening every Mme you launch the program.
Import Pro Library ProPresenter will detect whether you have ProPresenter 3 or ProPresenter 4 installed automaMcally. When you click on this buHon, the correct import uMlity will open. If you have both versions installed, the newer version will be used. ImporMng libraries is covered in more detail later in this user guide.
Install Sample Library This will install a small collecMon of public domain hymns. There is no need to install these if you don’t use old hymns.
Download User Manual This will download a copy of the user guide as a PDF to your computer.
Video Tutorials The ProPresenter 5 tutorial videos can be viewed directly in the program. An internet connecMon is required ProPresenter FAQs This will load our FAQ page. An internet connecMon is required.
Looking for great content? This buHon will launch our media store page where you can download the free samples or buy addiMonal content.
Forgot your Unlock Code? Enter the email address that was used to buy ProPresenter to have your registraMon informaMon resent.
More Ques/ons? This link will take you to our user forums where you can get more help.
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Free Media Content
We have partnered with WorshipHouseMedia to power the media store that is accessible directly through ProPresenter. If you have purchased anything from WorshipHouseMedia before, you will be able to use those credenMals to log into the store, otherwise you will create a new account during the check out process that you can then use in the future to buy addiMonal media.
To access the Store and the free content, click on the Store icon in the toolbar then select the RenewedVision Video Sample Download link. Depending on the size of your screen, you may have to scroll down a liHle to see this banner. If nothing is loading on this page, ensure that you have the latest version of Flash for Safari installed.
Everyone who purchases a ProPresenter 5 license (new or upgrade) is qualified to receive 60 free moMon backgrounds from Centerline New Media, CreaMonPower Media, Graceway Media, Igniter Media, pixelgirl media, and Playback Media.
If you have purchased a site license, you will also have access to 50 addiMonal clips from 12 Inch Design, Igniter Media, WorshipFilms.com, Midnight Oil ProducMons, and Highway. If you are a current ProPresenter 4 user, this is the same bundle you already have access to.
All users also have access to an addiMonal 120 sMll images. A download link is provided to these files in your purchase receipt.
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The next page that loads will have a blue buHon that says “Add All to Cart”. Click that buHon to conMnue the process. The rest of the check out will be guided by on-­‐screen prompts. Follow those unMl you get to the final download page then click the download buHons next to each bundle. They will automaMcally be downloaded into ProPresenter and will show up in your Purchased folder in the Video/Image Bin.
Some users will not be shown this page right away. If instead of seeing the page above you see a blue buHon that says “Purchase ProPresenter”, use the following troubleshooMng steps to resolve this.
Mac users:
• This is due to the license informaMon not passing correctly from ProPresenter to WorshipHouseMedia on the first try. Click on the Info buHon in the upper lec corner of this window then Store to fix this.
• You haven’t actually entered a valid license yet. Verify you have purchased and entered a ProPresenter 5 license.
Windows users: • Quit ProPresenter
• Open Internet Explorer
• Click on Tools > Internet OpMons
• Click on the Privacy tab
• Make sure that the sesng is set to Medium High or lower
• Apply the change and close Internet Explorer.
• Relaunch ProPresenter and access the store again. You should be able to download the media now.
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Configuring your computer for first use
If this is the first Mme you are sesng up a computer to use ProPresenter, there are a few things you need to do first to opMmize your experience. The most important thing is to make sure your screens are properly configured, which is covered below. There are some addiMonal links to online resources that we think you will find useful while sesng up your computer.
System Display Preferences
Mac settings
The first step to gesng your displays configured correctly is making sure that your system display preferences are set up properly. Before you begin, connect your primary output to your computer. Sesng up the Stage Display will be discussed later in this manual.
To access Display Preferences, click on the Apple menu in the top-­‐lec corner of your screen and select System Preferences. Click on Displays to open up the display preferences.
Acer Displays is opened, click on the Arrangement tab. Ensure that the Mirror Displays opMon is unchecked. You can also do this by pressing Command-­‐F1 on your keyboard.
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Your Display resoluMons should be correct automaMcally, but if you need to make a change to your external display resoluMon, click on Gather Windows, select the Display Preferences for the external display and change the resoluMon.
Windows settings
The first step to gesng your displays configured correctly is making sure that your system display preferences are set up properly. Before you begin, connect your primary output to your computer. Sesng up the Stage Display will be discussed later in this manual.
In Windows 7, the easiest way to change your external display sesngs is by pressing the Windows logo key (usually to the lec of the space bar) and pressing ‘P’ at the same Mme. Hold the Windows logo key and press ‘P’ unMl Extend is highlighted.
This method will automaMcally setup your primary external display to be correct. If you prefer to manually change the sesngs through the display sesngs menu, you can do that as well. You may also need to access these sesngs if you have to change your primary display or adjust the resoluMon of a display.
To access the display sesngs in Windows 7, right-­‐click on your Desktop and select Screen resolu/on. Once you have this window open (shown below) select the display that you need to adjust. Make sure that the opMon next to Mul/ple displays is set to Extend desktop to this display. © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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DVD seAngs
Mac settings
If this is a new computer you will need to localize the DVD playback so that it will work in proPresenter. To do this, open the Finder, select your hard drive (“Macintosh HD”), open ApplicaMons, double-­‐click on DVD Player. When DVD Player opens for the first Mme, you will be asked to select your region. If you live in the US, this will be Region 1. Acer you have selected this sesng, you can close DVD Player.
If you forget to do this, the first Mme you try to use a DVD in ProPresenter, it won’t work and you’ll need to come back to this step.
It is also recommended that you turn off auto play sesngs on your Mac to prevent resource conflicts between DVD Player.app and ProPresenter’s DVD player. To find these sesngs, open System Preferences then click on CDs & DVDs under the Hardware opMons. Change the When you insert a video DVD opMon to Ignore. When you need to use your computer to watch a DVD you will need to manually open DVD Player.app from your ApplicaMons folder. This sesngs prevents your Mac from automaMcally trying to play the DVD, which can interfere with ProPresenter’s DVD funcMonality.
Windows settings
To adjust the AutoPlay sesngs in Windows, click on Start and type “AutoPlay” in the search field. Click on the AutoPlay opMon from the search results. Change the DVD movie and Enhanced DVD movie opMons to Take no ac/on and click on Save.
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Desktop background
You may want to set your desktop background to a solid color (we recommend black) so that if ProPresenter stops working during service it’s less noMceable to your audience. You may like the desktop background that you have set, but it can be distracMng during service if it ends up on the main screens.
Mac settings
Each display can be adjusted individually by going to System Preferences>Desktop & Screen Saver. Black is not a default solid color that is available as a desktop, so you will need to create a black image file to set as your background. Windows settings
Right-­‐click on the Desktop and select Personalize. Select the Windows 7 Aero Theme, click on the Desktop Background, select Solid Colors from the Picture locaMon menu. Select black to change your desktop background color.
Screen saver
If you have a screensaver enabled, it’s probably going to show up on screen at the wrong Mme during your service, so you’ll want to set it to not come on for a couple of hours, or disable it completely.
Mac settings
Go to System Preferences>Desktop & Screen Saver. Click on the Screen Saver tab at the top of the window. It doesn’t maHer what screen saver is selected, just drag the Start screen saver slider to the Mme you want or Never.
Windows settings
Click on Start and type Change screen saver in the search field. Click on this same name when it is shown as a result. Select (None) from the drop down opMons list, or set your Mme to a really high number.
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ProPresenter Preferences
This secMon will cover the Preference menu in ProPresenter 5. It’s likely that you will need to make very few changes to your Preferences beyond the iniMal setup.
Preferences are accessed by clicking on the ProPresenter menu and then selecMng Preferences, or by pressing Command-­‐, (Command and the comma key).
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General
Check for updates at startup
This opMon is enabled by default. ProPresenter will automaMcally check for updates when the program launches as long as you have an internet connecMon. If you don’t want to be noMfied of updates automaMcally, uncheck this opMon, but remember to check regularly for updates.
Library folder
This menu allows you to select from mulMple libraries as well as add addiMonal libraries. Adding addiMonal libraries will be covered later in this guide in the secMon Mtle Working with the Library.
Default Logo
The ProPresenter logo is the default logo. You can check this by clicking on this buHon and selecMng your own image. Having your organizaMon’s logo or other image here provides you with something to go to in an emergency. Checking Preserve aspect ra/o will maintain the aspect raMo of the logo image.
Applica/on Data
The ApplicaMon Data is all the unique informaMon about ProPresenter related to your sesngs. This includes templates, playlist data, props, etc. You can change whether this is stored for all users or only the current user account, or in a custom locaMon.
The default sesng is “Only this User”. In general, this informaMon is kept unique between user accounts, however, if you have an administrator account and a standard user account, and want ProPresenter to be idenMcal in each account, you can change this to “For All Users”. You will generally want to do this before you start adding content to ProPresenter to avoid any issues with your data.
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The Custom Path opMon allows you to store this informaMon in a custom locaMon. This may be on a server or in a third-­‐party cloud storage service, or even in a custom directory on your computer for other user accounts to be able to access the files easier.
Media Repository The first Mme you launch ProPresenter you will be asked where you want your default media stored. This is the directory where any media purchased through the store is downloaded to and where media that is imported with bundles is stored. Click the magnifying glass to go directly to the selected directory.
If you choose Only this User, your media will be managed per user account. If you choose All Users, this folder will be created in a shared directory accessible by all users. You can change this locaMon at anyMme.
If you check the Manage Media Automa/cally opMon, any media that you add to ProPresenter will be copied to this locaMon. By default this opMon is not checked, so any media added to ProPresenter doesn’t move the original files. If you enable this opMon, all media files will be added to ProPresenter and automaMcally moved into your media repository, prevenMng accidental broken links. If you already have a well organized media storage method, you may not want to enable this opMon.
If you use the local Sync opMon you will need to enable Manage Media AutomaMcally if you want to sync your media files. If you use the Cloud Sync opMon, this is enabled automaMcally when you first connect your account to ProPresenter.
On a Mac, files are managed through a process called “hard linking”. While it will appear you have duplicate copies of the same file on your computer, a link to the data on the hard disk (not to the actual file) has been made. This means you have two independent versions of the file, but not two independent copies.
On a PC, we currently move the file from the original locaMon to the media repository. Audio files are copied, but all other files are moved.
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Search Paths
If you need to move all of your media from on directory to another (e.g., ~/Desktop/ to ~/
Documents/), you can add a new search path. When you restart ProPresenter, the links to your media will all be updated.
Copyright
Copyright sesngs are covered later in this guide in the secMon called Copyright Se4ngs. The sesngs here are the global sesngs for Copyright display.
Reset All Preferences
This resets all the custom sesngs made in Preferences.
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Display Preferences
Display at Top Most Window Layer
Select this box to keep the ProPresenter output above any other windows on your output screen. Disable this box if you need to show a full-­‐screen video using the Web browser, or you need to show a PowerPoint or Keynote presentaMon.
Scale to Fit Output Display
This will scale your presentaMon to the output resoluMon if they don’t match. Enable Stage Display
This will enable the stage display on the indicated screen. You can also enable the Stage Display screen by pressing Command-­‐2 (Mac) or Control-­‐2 (PC) on your keyboard.
Configure Stage Display
This will bring up the stage display layout editor. This is covered in more detail later in this guide in the secMon called Stage Display.
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screen indicators in ProPresenter. The physical arrangement of the screens can only be changed in System Preferences. If you open ProPresenter and your screens load incorrectly, come to this Preference screen and re-­‐arrange the words “Out” and “SD” unMl they are assigned correctly.
Edit System Display seRngs
This will open the Display sesngs available in System Preferences that were covered earlier in this guide.
Output Screen
Clicking Full Screen will automaMcally use the resoluMon you set in Display preferences. If you need to use a custom size, enter the resoluMon and click Update.
Corner Pinning This allows you to make adjustments to the display output and will be covered later in this user guide.
Screen Color
This specifies the default slide background color. This is the color you will see on your thumbnails and if no other background is selected. You can use any color.
Screen Posi/on
This allows you to designate which part of the screen your presentaMon will be anchored to if the presentaMon dimensions are smaller than the actual output resoluMon. Toggle Output
This turns your primary output on and off. This can also be done by pressing Command-­‐1 (Mac) or Control-­‐1 (PC) on your keyboard.
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Corner Pinning
In ProPresenter 5 we have included the ability to use corner pinning on the output from the program. This will allow you to make modificaMons to the output shape when keystoning isn’t quite enough, or you’re projecMng onto a surface with angled sides.
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The images below shows what changes to each value does to the actual output. For this illustraMon, the output screen has been set to 640x480. The lec image shows the iniMal screen sesngs and the second shows the adjusted output sesngs. Each sesng is represented individually by the eight thumbnails below. The default slide color is set to Cyan to make it easier to see the results of the corner pinning. The eight thumbnails are arranged in the same order as the pinning values.
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Label
Library Categories
You can use Categories in the Library to help sort your presentaMon. Labels are set when creaMng a new presentaMon, but can be changed at any Mme. Use this secMon to create addiMonal categories that you might need. To delete a category, select it and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
Group & Slide Labels
Group labels are used to established stanza groups within a song. This will be covered in more detail later in this user guide and a detailed tutorial video is also available on our website.
As you can see below, slides 12 and 14 are the first slide of groups. The group name is listed in brackets and the slide is outlined in a color. On slides 11 and 13, a Slide Label has been added to add a note about that slide. The Slide Label color is used to highlight this label without changing the slide color. You can add either label by right-­‐clicking on the slide and selecMng the type of label you want to use.
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DVD
Disable DVD playback feature SelecMng this opMon will prevent DVDs from being played in ProPresenter.
Prevent DVD spin down SelecMng this opMon will keep the DVD spinning so that there is less delay when you click on a selected DVD clip. It’s recommended to keep this opMon checked.
Install HandBrakeCLI If you frequently use DVDs and would like the ability to rip clips to your computer instead of playing them directly back from the DVD, install this component. We also recommend installing VLC (it’s free) to expand the DVDs that this feature can be used with. Ripping DVDs will be covered later in this user guide.
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Live
ProPresenter supports a live video feed over FireWire, SDI, or USB input. While this feature is convenient, it does have some drawbacks like latency (delay) when using FireWire. It's best suited for overflow rooms or small services where you may have a single camera and cost is more important than latency. It's not recommended for larger, mulM-­‐camera venues that are served best by a mulM-­‐port switcher.
Video Source
Select the input device for your video source. This can be the iSight camera, an external camera source, or a socware “camera” like CamTwist or ManyCams.
Audio Source
Select the audio source (if needed) to be used with your camera.
Preserve Aspect Ra/o
This prevents your camera input from being stretched full-­‐screen if your output resoluMon and the camera resoluMon don’t match.
Disable Video Input
This prevents the Live buHon in the toolbar (or F7) from sending a camera signal to your output.
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Sync
Local Sync
ProPresenter 5 makes it easy to sync files between computers, including files other than just your Library. This makes it much easier to setup a new computer with ProPresenter as well as being able to keep computers in sync with each other. The steps below are based on using Macs for the setup, but the steps are idenMcal with the Windows version, or for using any combinaMon of Macs and PCs.
Note: In order to sync your media files, you must have selected Manage Media
Automatically from the Media Repository settings on the General tab. Media that is
added to ProPresenter with bundles is automatically placed in this repository, but
media that you add to ProPresenter is not automatically located here. Sync is only
able to move media files in this location. Hot Folders are also excluded from the sync.
The diagram below shows you the basic idea of how Sync works now. Before you can even begin syncing, you will need to have a central folder for everything to be stored. This needs be a dedicated folder in a shared directory or on an external drive that is used just for syncing.
Once you have your central folder in place, use the “Sync files up” opMon on Mac 1 to create the necessary sync folders and to copy the data. You will have up to five folders in your sync folder. Acer the sync is complete, you can use any of the sync opMons. If you are sesng up addiMonal © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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computers to match the first one, you would select the central folder and choose “Sync files down” to move the files to that computer. In the future you would probably use “BidirecMonal sync”.
Files that are deleted in one locaMon are not deleted in the other locaMons when syncing. If you have deleted a song from Computer 2, and use Sync Down or BidirecMonal Sync, the file you deleted will be added back to your computer. This Sync method only looks at the current file list to determine what needs to be synced each direcMon.
Sync files down from repository
This will move files from the Source to your computer.
Sync files up to repository
This will move files from your computer to the Source.
Bidirec/onal sync
This will look for differences between your computer and the Source and sync those files. If a newer version of a file is detected, you will be shown a prompt alerMng you that the older version is being replaced.
Replace My Files/Replace Files on Server
This will replace the files in the desMnaMon folder regardless of the Mmestamp on files. This opMon isn’t available on BidirecMonal sync. This only affects files that exist in both locaMons. If “FIle A” is not in both the local and the sync directory, it will either be added to the desMnaMon or lec alone. If “File B” exists in both the local and sync directory, the file coming from the source of the will be used even if it’s older than the one in the desMnaMon.
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Cloud Sync
ProPresenter 5 includes the ability to synchronize your data through a a web-­‐based service. This is a subscripMon service and more informaMon is available on our website. You can purchase a subscripMon plan online or directly in the program.
To purchase a Cloud Sync account, access the Cloud Sync Preferences shown below. Click on “New Account” to begin the process.
There are four levels of storage available. Each amount is purchased annually, and can be upgraded at any Mme if you need more space. Accounts starts with 1GB of storage for $1 per month. The largest opMon currently available is 25GB of storage, which costs $20 per month (less than $1 per Gigabyte per month).
At the end of your order, there will be an acMvaMon link. Clicking this link will take you to another page where you can create your username and password. You will also receive an email with the acMvaMon link in case you close this window too early.
If you prefer to purchase through our website, you will receive an email with the acMvaMon link. Use this link to create your account.
Note: Cloud Sync is only available in ProPresenter 5.1 and higher. As of this version,
Pro5 also requires that you are using OS X 10.6.8 or higher. There are no changes to
the system requirements for the Windows version of ProPresenter 5.
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Once you have created your user account, you can click the “Login” buHon on the Preference panel to begin the sync process. When you click “Login” you will see the window below. Enter the credenMals that you created acer purchasing.
When you first log into your account, you will be prompted to link your presentaMon libraries to your cloud account. In the image below, one library already exists in the cloud account, while the other only exists locally. Any library that doesn’t exist in your cloud account will prompt you to “Create New Cloud Library”. If a library exists in your cloud account that doesn’t exist locally, you will be prompted to create a local version of the folder. The libraries are linked based on name.
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When you add a new Library to ProPresenter through the Library Manager, you will also have an opMon to link that new library to a Cloud Library at that Mme. Otherwise, you will be prompted to link the folder the next Mme your sync your library data.
When you first enable Cloud Sync, you will be prompted to convert any Hot Folders in your Video/Image Bin. Due to how data is synchronized, Hot Folders can’t be used. Any exisMng Hot Folders will be converted to regular playlists and the media will be added to your Media Repository.
Note: While using ProPresenter Cloud, all of your media will be placed in the
Managed Media directory.
Once you have logged into your Cloud account and linked your libraries, you can begin sesng up your first sync.
The Cloud Sync interface allows you to set the frequency of your sync, the sesngs and files you want to sync, and shows you the amount of storage available and your monthly transfer limit. You can also access the online cloud manager and change your linked libraries.
If you need to upgrade your account, you can do so from here as well.
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Frequency
The “Manual Only” opMon requires you to click the Sync buHon from this Preference panel. You can also click on the Pro Cloud icon in the menu bar to sync at any Mme, even when the program is closed. This icon is in the system tray if you are using Windows.
If you prefer to have your data synced automaMcally, you can select “At Interval” which will give you the opMon to sync every hour or every day. As long as the Pro Cloud app is running in the menu bar, the “At Interval” sync will be able to run without ProPresenter being open. The only requirement is an acMve Internet ConnecMon.
If you want to limit the bandwidth being used, you can uncheck “Allow MulMple Transfers” to limit the sync to one file at a Mme.
If you are sesng up a computer that has content you don’t want to upload, but you do want to download files, check the “Prevent Uploads” box. This is unchecked by default. Sync Op/ons
Before you actually sync any files, you will need to let ProPresenter know which pieces of your data you want to have synced. The simplest opMon is selecMng “Everything”, which syncs all of your user data, library files, and media files.
If you prefer to limit the data that is being synced-­‐-­‐you will likely want to do this is you chose a small Cloud storage opMon-­‐-­‐then you can select the parts that you want to have synced.
Library Documents and Playlists will sync your presentaMon files as well as all of your playlists.
Video/Image Files will sync the actual media files. In order for this work properly, ProPresenter automaMcally enabled “Manage Media AutomaMcally” for the media repository and all of your content. Hot Folders are also converted to regular playlists and the media is then managed as well. Remember, media takes a long Mme to upload and takes up the most space. If you have a small storage plan, be careful with your media uploads.
Video/Image Bin is the media.pro5pl file. This file contains the lisMng of all the playlists and media files, as well as the media properMes, in your Video/Image Bin. This sesng does not transfer any media. As menMoned above, Hot Folders are not supported with Cloud Sync, so they will be converted into standard media playlists when you enable Cloud Sync.
Audio Files and Audio Bin work the same as the Video/Image Files and Video/Image Bin. The first syncs the actual audio files, the second syncs the playlist data.
Templates sync all of your templates.
User data syncs informaMon for Props, Masks, Stage Display Data, linked library names, CCLI data, etc. Manage
The “Storage” and “ Transfer” status bars show you how much data is stored in your Cloud account, and how much data you have transferred. The Transfer amount is reset monthly.
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If you click on the “Manage” buHon, you will be taken to the web interface for ProPresenter Cloud. You can manage the files that have been uploaded from here. You can also access this site at any Mme by going to hHp://cloud.propresenter.com. You will log into this site with the same credenMals you used in the program.
Acer you have logged in, the first screen you will see will show you your storage and transfer data. You will see addiMonal informaMon about your account listed on this page and you can upgrade your account from here.
The ApplicaMon Data screen lists all of the informaMon found in your ApplicaMon Data file path. This included references your linked Libraries; template; and data for Props, Messages, Masks and Stage Display. The ApplicaMon Data list is the only one that includes the ability to immediately and permanently delete a file. Clicking on “Purge” will completely remove the selected file from your Cloud Sync account and will not be recoverable. A local copy will sMll exist. You should only have to purge a file if you upload a damaged copy and don’t want it to sync down to other computers.
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The third screen lists all of the ProPresenter documents that have been uploaded. These are all of the files in your linked libraries. If you delete a file locally or from the ProPresenter Cloud website, the file will be marked as “Deleted”. Deleted files can be restored for up to 30 days, at which Mme they are permanently deleted.
The Media page is similar to the other two screens. You can see all of your files that have been uploaded, as well as delete files. There is an addiMonal feature for Media that allows you to upload single files to your Cloud account. This is useful if you need to add a media file to your Cloud account but don’t have access to a computer with ProPresenter. You can log into this site, upload the file, and then when the computer with ProPresenter is synced, the file will be downloaded and added to the media repository locally. You will have to manually add the file into ProPresenter acer it has been synced.
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Network
Master Control
The Master Control Module has two uses. It can be set as a Master or Slave control. To use the Master mode, you will need to purchase the Master Control Module. Every version of ProPresenter 5 can be used in Slave mode. Slave systems are controlled by a Master system. This feature is covered in more detail later in the user guide.
ProPresenter Remote Server SeRngs
This secMon of Network preferences enables the iOS ProPresenter Remote app. Check Enable and then either (or both) Controller or Observer and set new passwords for each. If your computer and iOS device are on the same network, you can connect to ProPresenter and use the remote to control playlists or to follow along.
You may need to disable your computer’s firewall if you have connecMon issues. Open System Preferences, go to Security. Click on the Firewall tab and click on Stop to turn off the firewall.
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Remote Stage Display Server SeRngs
Enabling this sesng will allow you to use the iOS ProPresenter Stage Display app. This allows you to use any iOS device as a wireless stage display. Set a new password for this. If you are on a very restricted network, as your network administrator for a port that you can use if you can’t connect.
PVP Network SeRngs (Mac only)
If you are using ProVideoPlayer, you can control the videos that are loaded in ProPresenter simultaneously. Enable Receive Network Commands for this to work. In PVP, open Preferences>Network and make sure this computer is showing up as being connected.
If you want to be able to control the visual properMes of the videos, check the Enable Visual Adjustments opMon. You will need to configure your playlists in ProPresenter’s Video/Image Bin to match the ones in PVP for this to work properly. Commands are sent based on the order of playlists and the posiMon of the clip, not based on names. If you use any folders to sort your media in ProPresenter, move those below the playlists you want PVP to control.
PVP Network sesngs will be included for all uses with ProPresenter 5 and is no longer part of the Advanced Module. Planning Center Online
This will be covered in more detail later in this user manual in the Planning Center Online secMon. The sesngs listed here allow you to control the basic behavior of the PCO integraMon. Changes made to a PCO service order online can automaMcally be detected by ProPresenter, and documents added in ProPresenter to a PCO playlist can be uploaded to the service element online for future use. If you check the opMon to Show Historical Service Plans then past services will also be available to you. Otherwise, only plans from the current date and later will be available.
You can log in or log out of Planning Center Online from here as well.
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Advanced
The image above shows the default view of the Advanced preferences. If you enable the Alpha Keyer or SDI Output module, addiMonal sesngs are shown at the boHom of this screen. Those will be covered later in this user guide.
Import Video/Image Scale Behavior These sesngs affect how backgrounds and foregrounds are formaHed when you import them into ProPresenter. Generally you will want to set Background to Stretch to Fill so that backgrounds fill your enMre screen. Foreground will usually be Scale to Fit so that the aspect raMo of the video remains the same when displayed on your screens.
Video Playback (Mac Only)
These sesngs are usually lec unchecked. High Quality can be used if you are showing videos that have small-­‐point text embedded in the video. Deinterlace and Play Every Frame are only needed if you are using files that are encoded using a DV codec. Use Op/on-­‐Click to Suppress Auto Start Video allows you to trigger a video without it starMng. This is intended for broadcast-­‐type environments where a video producer/director needs to see a video cue loaded before it plays.
Render Output Behavior (Mac Only) These sesngs are used for troubleshooMng rather than general performance. Render Output as Anamorphic allows you to use 16x9 content in a 4x3 environment without distorMng the original video. Turn off Preview disables the preview screen in ProPresenter.
Performance Panel (Windows only)
This opMon allows you to select which video (if mulMple are available) to use for rendering. This should be set to the card your primary output screen is connected to.
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Modules
The Modules tab lists all of the available modules for ProPresenter 5. Any module you have purchased will have a green check mark instead of the blue “Buy” buHon. We’ve also made it possible to demo any of the modules before you buy them.
Note: Demo modules add a watermark to the output screen while in use and are also
reset when you restart ProPresenter. The Master Control module has a 10 minute
time limit.
New Module Code
If you have purchased a module, enter the 25-­‐digit code here and then click the + to acMvate the module. Acer you have acMvated a module, the blue “Buy” buHon will change to a green check mark. When ProPresenter is registered, the ID Code will be shown. This is needed to purchase a module and link it to a specific computer.
Demo Modules
If you click this buHon, all the modules will be enabled in demo mode for the current session of ProPresenter. You will have the full funcMonality of the modules, but the ProPresenter watermark will be placed on the output screen. When you close ProPresenter, the modules will be turned off again.
Purchased modules will have a green check next to them instead of the blue “Buy” buHon.
Each module will be covered in more detail later in this user manual.
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Toolbar
This secMon covers all the default toolbar icons first, and then explains the remaining icons that can be added to the toolbar through the Customize Toolbar opMon.
Clear All
This removes everything that is acMve in ProPresenter: slides, videos, pictures, audio, websites, etc. When you click this buHon it will clear the screen and show your default slide color that is set in Preferences. This also stops Mmed presentaMons or the Timeline.
Slides
This will remove anything that is part of the slide layer. Normally this is just text, but may also have pictures on a slide, or other slide objects. Clearing slides will keep the background showing and allow audio files to conMnue playing. If you are using a Mmed presentaMon or a Timeline, these will conMnue and the next slide that is triggered will be displayed.
Backgrounds
This will clear the background, sMll image or video, from the screen but everything else will conMnue. When you clear the background from a presentaMon, the default slide color will be used instead unMl a new background is selected.
Tip: If you want to select a slide that has a background linked to it, but don’t want to
use that background at the time, press the Option key to temporarily remove the
backgrounds from the presentation while you select the slide. Release the Option key
and the backgrounds will be shown again.
Logo
This buHon will show the default logo that you have set in Preferences. This funcMons the same as a Clear command and removes all other content from the screen.
New
This creates a new Library document. You will be able to select the Template and Category of the presentaMon before adding it to your Library.
Editor
When a Library presentaMon is selected, you can use this buHon to open the presentaMon in the Editor to make changes.
Video/Image
This opens the Video/Image Bin below the Slide Viewer. The Video/Image Bin is used to organize your media files in ProPresenter.
Audio
This opens the Audio bin to the right of the Slide Viewer. The Audio Bin can be used to play audio files for walk in music, sound effects for plays, or whenever you want to play music from ProPresenter.
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This opens the Messages module. Messages include any on-­‐screen announcement you need to make, like a child number, or countdown clocks shown to the audience.
Store
This opens to our media store, which is powered by Worship House Media. You can download the free media samples through the store, or you can purchase new media for your organizaMon. Song Select
This will open to CCLI’s SongSelect service. This is a subscripMon service and is not part of Renewed Vision. We only provide access to this service.
Bibles
This will open the Bibles module in ProPresenter. You can access any installed translaMon or add new translaMons at any Mme. Bible searches can be turned into new presentaMons, added to the currently selected presentaMon, or shown directly from here.
DVD
This opens the DVD module. You can create clips from a DVD and add them to a presentaMon or playlist, shown a DVD segment directly from here, or rip a DVD clip into a file on your computer.
Note: Newer Mac minis and all MacBook Airs don’t have a built-­‐in DVD player. You will need an external opMcal drive to use this feature. MulMple opMcal drives are not supported.
Twiaer
This opens the TwiHer module, allowing you to show a stream of tweets directly within ProPresenter. This is covered in more detail later in this user guide.
Format
This opens the in-­‐line formasng toolbar that allows you to make fast formasng changes to the font style of your slides from within the Slide Viewer instead of having to open the Editor.
Timeline
This opens the Timeline interface for a song. CreaMng a Mmeline is covered in more detail later in the user guide.
Template
You can change the template for the acMve presentaMon from this buHon. You’re also able to change the template for an individual slide or mulMple presentaMon at once depending on the selecMons that are made.
Output
This buHon toggles the primary output on and off.
Volume
This controls the output volume of ProPresenter. If your computer volume is turned up and you sMll don’t hear anything from ProPresenter, make sure this hasn’t been muted.
Customize
This buHon is a shortcut to the Customize Toolbar window where you can add and remove, or re-­‐arrange, the toolbar icons.
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ProPresenter logo
The ProPresenter logo buHon opens the Info Center where you can find links to helpful resources.
The following opMons are available through the Customize Toolbar opMon. To add or remove icons, open the Customize Toolbar window and drag icons on and off the toolbar. To re-­‐arrange icons, just drag them to the new locaMon on the toolbar.
Separator You can added this verMcal dashed line to help divide your toolbar into secMons that make more sense for you.
Space This is an invisible element in the toolbar, but funcMons the same as a Separator.
Clear Props
Props include any image or video you have playing above everything else on screen as well as items shown using the Messages module. Using Messages will be covered later in this user guide. AddiMonal ways to clear Props will also be covered later in this guide.
Clear Audio
This will clear any audio file that is selected from the Audio Bin or audio file that is added directly to a presentaMon or the Timeline. This does not clear audio that is embedded in a video file.
Props
Props are any element that you want to keep on screen above other elements. This is commonly used for things like logo bugs in the corner of the screen. A “logo bug” is similar to what TV staMons display in the lower right corner during shows.
Clocks
Any clock that is started from here will only show up on the Stage Display.
Informa/on Center
This gives you quick access to the InformaMon Center page.
Live Video
This will enable your selected camera input that you set in Preferences.
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Web Browser
This opens the built-­‐in web browser, allowing you to show enMre websites seamlessly from within ProPresenter.
Media Browser
This opens the Media Browser. The Media Browser will be covered in more detail later in this user guide.
Stage Display Message
This will open a message window that sends a message to just the Stage Display if it is enabled in the Stage Display layout.
iPhone
This item gives you a quick on and off switch for the iOS remote app. If you have the Network sesngs properly configured for the remote, this will enable and disable the sesngs. Mask
The Mask layer is another layer available in presentaMons. Since most users probably don’t need this feature, we don’t include it in the default toolbar. The Mask layer will be covered in more detail later in this user guide.
Flexible Space
This is similar to “Space”, but it grows and shrinks depending on the size of the ProPresenter window.
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Copyright SeAngs
ProPresenter makes it easy to display copyright informaMon for songs. When you import a song from SongSelect, the data is automaMcally filled in. If you create your own song files, you can manually enter the copyright informaMon if you want to.
There are two places that you need to configure copyright display. The first place is in Preferences at the boHom of the General tab. These are the global sesngs that apply to every presentaMon in the library. As you can see, you can choose to show the copyright informaMon on the first, last, first and last, or every slide of your presentaMon.
The License # box on the right is for you to enter your church’s unique license number. You will need to contact CCLI for this number if you aren’t sure what it is.
To change the copyright elements that are shown (Title, ArMst, publishing informaMon, etc.) click on the Configure CCLI Layout... buHon. This will open the opMons shown below.
Each of the copyright elements are controlled by “ Tokens”, a feature in ProPresenter that allows text from one part of the program to be automaMcally shown by a different feature. The tokens on the lec are the acMve tokens, meaning these are the ones that will be shown. The column on the right shows all of the opMons available. You can add and remove tokens from the lec column by clicking and dragging them in and out of the right column. © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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Note: The copyright symbol is not included as a token, so if you accidentally delete it you can use Command-­‐G on your keyboard to type it again.
Clicking on Edit Template will open the Template Editor and allow you to format the posiMon and text sesngs for your copyright informaMon. Since tokens aren’t actually text, the only thing you’ll see in the text box is the copyright symbol. If you want to see how text will look formaHed, add any text you want since this will be replaced automaMcally.
Once you have configured how you want your copyright informaMon to be displayed, you will need to make sure a presentaMon has informaMon to display and that it’s enabled. If you have imported a song from SongSelect, this informaMon is filled in automaMcally and Display Copyright is checked by default.
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To access the copyright informaMon, click on the blue info buHon next to the presentaMon Mtle at the top of the slide viewer. If this data isn’t already filled in, you can fill in as much as you know. If you need to change whether or not the copyright informaMon is shown for a specific presentaMon, check or uncheck the Display Copyright box
This informaMon is used by the tokens that you enabled in the previous secMon. If you include a token but there is no informaMon in that text field, nothing will be shown on the slide(s) that the copyright informaMon is displayed on.
Note: The Title entered here can be different than the name of the presenta6on in the Library. If you want to have mul6ple copies of a presenta6on, but show the correct copyright informa6on for each presenta6on, just change the name of the presenta6on in the library and leave this as is.
The rest of this panel is covered later in this user guide.
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CCLI ReporLng
One feature we have been asked for over and over again is the ability to generate a CCLI report. In ProPresenter 5 we make it easy to generate a report of all the new songs you’ve added to your library. CCLI only requires that you report when you add a song to your library, not how many Mmes you use the song.
To access this, open Preferences, go to the General tab, and click on the Repor/ng... buHon at the boHom.
You can reset this list to make it easy for you to track your songs during each reporMng period. You can also export the list as a text file if you want to keep a backup copy of this list for your records.
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PresentaLon Layers
ProPresenter 5 presentaMons are composed of up to six layers.
Mask Layer
Have you ever wanted to project onto something that wasn’t a projector screen? Did you use tape and cardboard to block out your project’s light to fit that shape? Instead of placing a physical object in front of your projectors, you can draw a Mask in ProPresenter, or using Photoshop to create custom projecMon areas. Once enabled, a Mask will automaMcally acMvate when ProPresenter opens. Masks can only be enabled and disabled from the Mask module. You will need to customize your toolbar to add the Mask module buHon.
Props Layer
Props are items that sit on the topmost-­‐layer of your visible output (not visible over a Mask). The most common Prop type is a logo “bug.” This is a small graphic that is usually shown in the lower right corner of the screen at all Mmes. This is the same thing as a cable channel logo that is shown on TV. Messages and Countdowns are also shown in the Props layer, in addiMon to actual Prop.
Slide Layer
Slides are the most fundamental element of ProPresenter and exist within Library presentaMons. They contain the bulk of the informaMon most users will be displaying. The slide layer may contain ext slides, announcement loops, slideshows or any other pre-­‐formaHed text and/or graphic slides. There are several addiMonal features that will be covered later in this user guide.
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Video Playback
This layer is used for any full-­‐screen video or image playback. There are two variaMons on this layer: Backgrounds and Foregrounds.
• Backgrounds are videos or graphics played underneath the Slide Layer. They persist across mulMple slides and conMnue to display unMl cleared or another background is triggered. Background videos are automaMcally set to loop, but this can be changed in the sesngs for each file in Media ProperMes. Backgrounds can be assigned directly to slides or selected from the Video/Image Bin.
• Foregrounds are generally any video or image that you would notate on a cue sheet, such as sermon illustraMon videos, announcement videos, or any other video or image that is intended to be shown by itself. They will clear the output when triggered and be cleared when another slide is triggered. Foreground videos are set to play just once, but this can be changed in the Media ProperMes for each file. They can be added directly to presentaMons, Playlists, or played directly from the Video/Image Bin.
Live Video
The Live Video funcMon in ProPresenter takes a live camera feed from any QuickTime-­‐compaMble video interface and shows it full screen underneath the other layers menMoned above. If a background is acMve, you will need to clear the background in order to see the Live Video source.
Background Color
This is the default color you want to show when absolutely nothing else is shown on the screen (by default this is set to black). In addiMon to the default global screen color defined in Preferences, a default background color can be defined for each presentaMon as well as individual slides within a presentaMon.
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Working with Templates
Templates allow you to quickly reformat a song to a new layout, or to change an enMre set of songs. You can apply Templates to new or exisMng documents, and they can be used to completely change the look of a presentaMon in a maHer of seconds.
When you are imporMng or creaMng a new song, you are able to change the Template that is being used. The previously used Template will always be used unless you change it. There are two opMons for creaMng new slides in a presentaMon. In the image below, you can see a plus sign and a down arrow. If you select the plus (+) buHon, it will create a new slide using the last used template from this menu. If you click the down arrow you will see a list of Templates. SelecMng a template will create a slide with those properMes. This will also become the Template used when clicking the plus buHon in that presentaMon.
If you need to change the Template used for an enMre document (or mulMple documents) click the Template buHon in the toolbar and choose your Template. If you only want to change the Template of a few slides, Command-­‐click (Mac) or Control-­‐click (PC) the slides you want to change so they are outlined in blue, then select a new Template. If you need to change several presentaMons at once, select the Mtles in the Library or Playlist, then choose your new Template.
You can create new Templates from any of these Template menus. You can also right-­‐click on slides to change the Template or create a new Template.
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Working with Media
Video/Image Bin
The Video/Image Bin is the best locaMon for managing your media within ProPresenter. To access the Video/Image Bin, click on the Video/Image icon in the toolbar. You can also press Control-­‐V or open it from the View menu. Once the bin is open, you will find it below the slide viewer. The first Mme you open this, it will be empty, but once you have started adding content it will begin to look like the image below.
The lec secMon of the Video/Image Bin is used to maintain your playlists and help you organize your content. The top three bins-­‐-­‐Backgrounds, Foregrounds, and Purchased-­‐-­‐are the default bins and can’t be renamed, moved or deleted. These three bins are your iniMal organizaMonal tools for your media. To add playlists or folders, click the acMon menu in the lower-­‐
lec corner of the Video/Image Bin playlist column. You can resize or hide the playlist column using the verMcal handle bars in the lower-­‐right corner of the playlist column.
Backgrounds are automaMcally set to loop while they play, Foregrounds are automaMcally set to play just once, and anything you download through the in-­‐app Store is added to Purchased and automaMcally set as a background or foreground depending on the type of media. When you download the free media bundle, it will be added to the Purchased folder.
You can further organize your content into playlists. Playlists in the Video/Image Bin work similar to those in the Library in that you can add content from your main bins into the playlist without removing them from the main bins. You can also add media directly from the Finder into a playlist. When you do this, the file will also appear in your Backgrounds bin.
If you need to organize your playlists further you can create a new Group Folder (black folder icon). Folders are used to organize playlists, so if you created a folder called “Holidays” like the one shown above, you can then add playlists to that folder for each holiday. Folders are really useful to organize playlists of special purpose media like this. Media cannot be added directly to a folder.
Hot Folders are used to link directly to a folder on your computer. Any Mme you add or remove media from that folder, those changes will be reflected in the Hot Folder. Media cannot be added to a Hot Folder from within ProPresenter. Hot Folders are useful if you have a temporary work folder that you’re constantly updaMng. Since the Hot Folder will watch for changes, you can © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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move files in and out of that folder as much as you need to. Media in a Hot Folder is not included in the Backgrounds or Foregrounds bins.
To add media to your Video/Image Bin you can use any of three different opMons. The fastest way to add media is to open the folder containing the media in the Finder and drag the files into the Video/Image Bin where you want them located. The other opMons are to click on the plus buHon on the boHom of the bin or by going to File>Import>Import Video/Image and locaMng the media in the Finder window that opens. Using the laHer opMon will import the media to the selected bin or playlist in the Video/Image Bin.
If you want to change the sort order of your media, click on the Sort By drop-­‐down menu at the top of the Video/Image Bin. There are a number of opMons that you can use to sort your media. If you are looking for files with specific words in the file name, type that in the Search box to search the current bin or playlist.
As with presentaMons, media files also have their own set of transiMon opMons. To access these transiMon opMons, click on the transiMons buHon in the lower-­‐lec corner of the Video/Image Bin. Select the transiMon you want your media to use and set the duraMon, then click Done.
The icons in the lower-­‐right corner and the slider allow you to toggle between a thumbnail and a list view of your media and to change the size of the thumbnails.
If you see thumbnails with a quesMon mark on top of them it means the file path to that media file has changed. Either relink the file, or remove it from the Video/Image Bin.
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When you delete media from the Video/Image Bin, you will be prompted to delete just the cue, or to also delete the actual file.
If you choose “Move to Trash”, then both the media file and the cue will be deleted. This is useful if you have imported temporary content such as announcement graphics or single-­‐use media that you also want to delete from your computer. If you have a ProPresenter Cloud account, the media file will also be marked for deleMon from the Cloud. Keep in mind that any files marked as “Deleted” in your Cloud account can be restored for up to 30 days. If you have mulMple copies of the same cue in your Video/Image Bin, each of the cues will also be removed with this opMon.
If you choose “Delete Cues”, then just that specific cue will be removed from the Video/Image Bin and the original file will be lec alone.
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Media Browser
To access the Media Browser, click on View and then select Media Browser. You can also customize your toolbar and add a buHon or press Control-­‐K on your keyboard to open it.
The Media Browser gives you another opMon for accessing your media files. If you have use iMovie you may be familiar with this interface since it is similar to the media browser in that program. Media is automaMcally categorized in Images, Audio, Movies, and Links, making it easy for you to quickly find what you’re looking for.
To use content from the Media Browser, click and drag it to the slide that you want it applied to. Images, Audio, and Movies can only be added to presentaMon; you cannot use the Media Browser to add content to your Video/Image Bin. Links pull the bookmarks from Safari and can then be added to a playlist and will open the Web Browser when selected.
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Media ProperLes
Any image or video can be adjusted using the following sesngs, but these must be set before using the clip since the effects aren’t applied in real-­‐Mme. The benefit of using these effects within ProPresenter is that you can use the same clip on your hard drive mulMple Mmes with different looks. Before, if you wanted five different looks on the same clip, you would have had to render five different files; now you just create five references to the same file.
To access the Media Cue Inspector, right-­‐click on a thumbnail in the Video/Image Bin, or on a thumbnail in a presentaMon, and choose ProperMes. This will open the window shown below.
From this window, you can adjust the In and Out points for any video file. If you have a longer video and only want to show part of it, this is where you can make those changes without having to edit the original video. If you need to change the thumbnail or remove the custom in and out points, use the two buHons below the playback controls.
If you have mulMple audio output sources from your computer (USB interface and standard headphone output), you can select one of those outputs from this menu to preview the audio of a video in the Cue Inspector. This will only change the audio output in the Cue Inspector and doesn’t affect any other audio output from ProPresenter.
If you need to locate this file on your computer, click on the magnifying glass icon next to the file path.
On the right side of this window, the buHons at the top switch between basic informaMon tab (shown), the ProperMes tab, and the Effects tab.
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makes more sense for you and it will then be shown below the thumbnail in the Video/Image Bin.
The Info secMon shows you details about the video or image file.
If you want to set a custom transiMon for the media file, you can change that here as well. These effects will actually be available in the Video/Image Bin and in a presentaMon once set.
The second tab in the Media Cue Inspector is the ProperMes tab. These sesngs can be used to change the way a file is scaled, where it’s posiMoned on screen, and the orientaMon of the file. If you are working with a video, you can also change the volume of the audio track, the play rate (speed) of the video and whether the video loops or stops when it reaches the end of the file. There is also an opMon called “palindrome” for videos. When the video reaches the end of the file, it will play in reverse.
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In the image above, there are two arrows shown in the lower-­‐right corner of the window. These arrows are shown when you select mulMple media cues and open all of them in the Inspector. Clicking the arrows will switch to the next or previous file.
The third tab in the Media Cue Inspector allows you to make a number of changes to media cues without ever having to edit the original media file.
When you first select the Effects tab, you can make a few basic changes. Image Blur applies a blurring mask to the enMre video or image. Moving the slider lec and right will change how much blurring is used.
Edge Blue applies a circular blurring mask from the outer edges. The the sliders change the amount of blurring that is applied.
Hue, SaturaMon, Contrast, and Brightness change the basic look of the video or image.
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For even more variety, you can use different pre-­‐built effects that are available. By default, this will say “No Effect”, but if you click on the menu, you’ll see the five opMons shown below.
Color Filter: SelecMng a color filter will change every color in your media cue to shades of the color you have selected.
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The remaining four effects are: Sepia Tone, Color Invert, Gray Invert, and Heat Signature. These effects use pre-­‐set values to change the color of the video or image. You can see the effect these filters have on the same video in the image below.
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Working with PresentaLons
PresentaLon File Formats
ProPresenter has three basic file types. These formats are cross compaMble between the Mac and Windows versions.
.pro5 -­‐-­‐ This file extension is used on documents found in the Library. If you open up the folder where your Library is stored, you will see files such as “Amazing Grace.pro5”.
.pro5x -­‐-­‐ This file extension is used when you create a bundle. A bundle is a compressed folder similar to a .zip folder. Bundles include presentaMon documents (.pro5) as well as any media elements associated to the presentaMons or playlist selected. This can be a single presentaMon or a playlist with bundled media.
.pro5plx -­‐-­‐ This file extension is used when exporMng a playlist without media files bundled with the document files.
To import any of these three formats, simply double-­‐click on the file on the computer you want to open the file with and follow the prompts to add the content to the correct locaMons. You can also go to File > Import >Import File to locate your file and import it.
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Using the Library
The Library in ProPresenter is your central storage locaMon for all of your presentaMons. These can be song documents, scripture presentaMons, speaker notes, announcement loops, or any other custom presentaMon types.
You can locate any file in your Library using the search funcMon at the top of the Library panel. You can search by keywords in either the Mtle or the contents of a presentaMon, and you can further sort the results by their categories with the Filter drop-­‐down menu.
Clicking on a presentaMon name in the Library will immediately open that document in the slide viewer and allow you to being using it immediately.
If you want to change the order that the results are sorted, click on either Title, Category, or Last Used. If you want to remove any of the columns, right-­‐click on one of the column Mtles and uncheck the columns you don’t want to see.
To rename a presentaMon, right-­‐click and choose Rename, or double-­‐click the name to edit the Mtle. You can change the category of a presentaMon by right-­‐clicking on the name and selecMng a new Category.
In addiMon to the Rename opMon, there are several other opMons available when you right-­‐click in the Library.
Reveal in Finder: Opens the file in the Finder.
Rename: Change the name of the presentaMon.
Category: Change the presentaMon category.
Resize: Change the size of one or more presentaMons.
Reflow: This will be covered later in this user guide.
Duplicate: Creates a duplicate copy of the presentaMon.
Delete: Deletes the selected file.
Print: Opens the Print dialog.
Export Pro5 Bundle: This will be covered in more detail later in this user guide.
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Adding new presentaLons
When you create a new presentaMon (File>New, Command-­‐N, or clicking “New” in the toolbar), you will be given the chance to name your file as well as change some of the basic properMes. Before a file is added to your library, you can give it a Mtle, select the template that will be used for the slides, and change the category and size of the presentaMon if needed.
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Using mulLple libraries
ProPresenter allows you to link mulMple presentaMon libraries to the program. This makes it easy for mulMple organizaMons or groups to use the same computer without having to share library files or create lots of alternate versions of files.
There are two ways to get started with mulMple libraries. Open Preferences then click on the General tab. Once you are here, click on the Library Folder drop-­‐down menu and select Manage Library.
The second method is by clicking on the File menu, then selecMng the Select Library menu and then Manage Library.
Use these same two locaMons to change the acMve Library at any Mme.
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Acer you have selected Manage Library using one of these methods, you will see the menu shown below. This will show you the currently linked libraries. In this, there are two libraries: one is called “Default” and the second is called “Youth group library.” To add addiMonal libraries, click the add (+) buHon. This will open the Finder. Browse to where you want to add the new library, create the folder and select it. It will be added to this list. If you want to remove a linked library, select that library, then click the remove (-­‐) buHon. This won’t delete the folder, just the ProPresenter link to the folder.
It doesn’t really maHer where you keep your folders or how you name them with the excepMon of two locaMons. The first locaMon is directly in the main hard drive directory. The second place is inside your default library folder. If the file path for the second library was “Macintosh HD/Youth group library” or “/Users/chris/Documents/ProPresenter5/Youth group library”, then it should be moved to a different locaMon. Using either of these two locaMons can cause problems with your Library. We recommend keeping your library stored on your computer to avoid any problems.
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Playlists
Immediately below the Library is the Playlist manager. Playlists are a way to create an outline of your service or event with all the elements contained in a single list.
There are three different opMons available in this secMon: Playlists, Group Folders, and Planning Center Online Playlists. Planning Center Online Playlists allow you to connect to your Planning Center Online account and pull in the order of service directly into ProPresenter. This will be covered in more detail later in this use guide. For now, we’ll focus on regular Playlists and Folders.
To create a playlist, click on the acMon menu in the lower lec corner and select the type of playlist you want to create, or select to create a folder. The New Document opMon creates a new file in the Library.
Note: Playlists are used to organize presenta6ons and media. Group Folders are used to organize your Playlists.
To add presentaMons from your Library or media from the Video/Image Bin, click on the item and drag it into the playlist. You can also drag media files, PowerPoint, or Keynote files from the Finder directly into a Playlist. PowerPoint and Keynote files in a Playlist will create a trigger to launch the appropriate program for naMve-­‐playback of the presentaMon.
If you double-­‐click on a playlist or folder, you can rename it. If you want to move a playlist into a Folder, drag the playlist name to the Folder and it will be moved into the Folder.
Normally when you click on an item in a playlist, it only shows that presentaMon or file. However, if you click on the Con/guous buHon, everything in the playlist will be loaded into the Slide Viewer for one conMnuous view of the playlist contents.
The buHon in the lower-­‐right corner with the four arrows will resize the Playlist window and hide the list of playlists on the lec and the Library above, allowing you to see the Playlist easier.
To export a playlist, right-­‐click on the playlist name and select Export Playlist. Choose the file path and check the Include Media opMon if you want to export all of the associated media. You can also drag the playlist name directly to another folder on your computer to automaMcally export the playlist with all the media.
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Planning Center Online Playlist
You can connect to your organizaMon’s PCO account two different ways. The first way to do this is to simply choose New PCO Playlist in the Playlist manager and login through the interface shown below. The second is through ProPresenter’s Network Preferences menu. This will be covered later as there are other sesngs available from there.
Note: Planning Center Online is not a Renewed Vision product. You are required to have an ac6ve Planning Center Online account to use this feature. You can find out more about Planning Center online at hLp://get.planningcenteronline.com/.
Anyone who can log into your organizaMon’s PCO account can use this feature with their own credenMals, or you can select remember me and allow everyone to use the same login.
Acer you login, you will see a second window asking you to authorize ProPresenter to connect to your account.
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Once you have connected to PCO and authorized your account to be used by ProPresenter, you will see a list of all the available services in PCO. This is also the window you will be taken directly to when you add future PCO Playlists in ProPresenter since you will already be connected to your account.
Once you have found the service that you would like to add to ProPresenter, click on the plus (+) buHon in the lower-­‐right corner. During the import process, ProPresenter will aHempt to find songs in your Library that match songs in the PCO playlist. If it finds files, it will automaMcally link them for you. If no matches are found, you will need to add the songs to ProPresenter and then link them to the PCO playlist.
Acer you have added a PCO playlist, you’ll noMce there are several icons shown in the Playlist that aren’t available in a regular ProPresenter playlist. ProPresenter 5 can recognize the extra playlist elements that are available in Planning Center, making these playlists even more useful to you and your volunteers because you can add notes directly in the playlist.
Note: A PCO playlist cannot have new elements added to it from within ProPresenter.
There is currently no way to modify the order of a PCO playlist. If you need to add or
change an element, change it from within your PCO account and refresh the playlist.
If you prefer to make changes to the playlist within ProPresenter, you can right-click
on the playlist name and select Convert to non-PCO to turn it into a standard
ProPresenter playlist. You will not be able to undo this and changes will not be made
in Planning Center.
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Clicking on Aaachments will allow you to upload or change files as needed in the playlist to reconcile ProPresenter and Planning Center.
You can also right-­‐click on the playlist name and choose Refresh if you need to update any files.
As you can see in the image below, there are some local files that need to be uploaded, and one that already exists in Planning Center that needs to be updated.
For the song “Amazing Grace”, which is a local file, there is an opMon to Ignore (shown) or to Upload (not shown). Choosing Ignore will not upload the file to Planning Center. If you choose to Upload, the .pro5 file will be linked to the song in Planning Center. The second song, “Cannons”, exists in the Library and in Planning Center. You can choose to conMnue using your Library file, overwrite the file in your Library with the one from Planning Center, or create a new copy in your Library. Click Apply to make the necessary changes to the Library and the playlist.
Once a ProPresenter presentaMon has been included in a PCO playlist, it’s considered Linked. If you realize that the wrong version of a song was linked to the PCO playlist, you can unlink it by clicking on the Unlink buHon. If a file is missing from the PCO playlist, you can add it by dragging the file from your Library into the area indicated.
The image below shows a PCO playlist in ConMguous view to make it easier to see these three opMons.
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Slide and Table View
ProPresenter 5 offers two ways of viewing presentaMons. The default view is the Grid View, which shows larger thumbnails of each slide.
Grid View is designed to show you a large thumbnail of your slide so that you can easily see the design of the slide. This is referred to as a “what you see is what you get”, or WYSIWYG, type of layout.
Table View shows you a smaller thumbnail, but shows makes it easier to read the slide content. Slide notes are also visible in this view.
You can toggle the slide view and the thumbnail size using the buHons and the slider in the lower-­‐right corner of the slide viewer.
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Working with Slides
It’s important to note that ProPresenter is always “live”. When you click on a slide, it will immediately be sent to your output screen. Any media will also be shown if included with the slide. When a slide is live, it has an orange outline around it so that you can quickly see which slide is being shown. In Table View, the enMre row will be orange, as shown in the previous image.
When a background video or image is added to a slide, it is indicated with the icon in the upper-­‐
lec corner. This icon will match the Backgrounds and Foregrounds icons from the Video/Image Bin. If you have added a video to a slide, a box in the lower-­‐lec corner will show you how long the video is. Other icons will appear in the upper-­‐right corner; those will be covered in other secMons throughout this user guide.
To mov slides, click and drag the slide thumbnail. You will see drop indicators while moving the slide around to show you were it will be inserted in the presentaMon.
Slides can be duplicated within a presentaMon, making it easy for you to create slides for repeated secMons of a presentaMons. DuplicaMng is similar to copying and then pasMng a slide. To duplicate a slide, select the slide while pressing the Command (Mac) or Control (PC) key and then press Shic-­‐D. You can also right-­‐click on a slide and choose Duplicate.
ProPresenter also allows you to disable specific slides. To disable a slide, right-­‐click on it and choose Disable Slide from the menu. To re-­‐enable the slide, right-­‐click on the slide and choose Enable Slide. A disabled slide will be skipped when advancing through a presentaMon using the space bar or arrow keys, and will also be grayed out to indicate it is disabled. Disabled slides can sMll be used if you click on the slide or use a hot key to select it.
As you can see in the image above, this slide is marked with “Verse 1” and is blue. Slides can be labeled and grouped together in ProPresenter. This will be covered in more detail in the secMon on “Slide Grouping and Arrangements” later in this user guide.
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Slide Grouping and Arrangements
Groups & Arrangement makes it easy for you to create mulMple versions of a single song without having to save several files in your library. Groups & Arrangements allows you to define slides as part of a stanza (Group) and then arrange them in whatever order you need.
Note: Once you start using Slide Groups, every slide in that presentation must be
part of a group. By default, all of the slides start in a generic group called “Group”.
To get started, right-­‐click on a slide and select a Group Name. If you have 10 slides and start on the first slide, all 10 slides will be grouped into the selected group. If you start on slide five, the first five slides will remain in the generic “Group” and the last five slides will be in your selected group, for example “Verse 1”. This second scenario is shown in the image below. You can right click on any slide to start a new group for the slides between that slide and the next group. If slide three is selected above and named “Chorus”, only slides 3 and 4 will be affected. Slides 1 and 2 are sMll part of “Group”.
Groups can be renamed by repeaMng the naming process and selecMng a new name. Groups can also be split into addiMonal groups by right-­‐clicking on one of the slides and selecMng a new group. In the image below, the last five slides have been split up into three groups, with slide five being the only one that is sMll part of Verse 1. © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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You will also noMce that each group is now represented in the bar between the Mtle and the slide thumbnails. This is where you access Arrangements and can create new arrangements, and delete or rename exisMng arrangements. To access these, click on the flow chart buHon to the right of the Mtle next to the transiMons menu. The buHon is outlined in red in the image below.
Once you have grouped your slides into the correct groups, you can make adjustments if necessary. When you drag slides around in the presentaMon you will see lec and right arrows that are the same color as the group that you hovering over, or a verMcal teal colored bar that indicates you are adding the slides between groups. The image below shows moving a slide into a group, as indicated by the green arrow. Hold the OpMon key while dragging will duplicate, rather than move, the selected slide. This is a Mac-­‐only feature at this Mme.
If you duplicate a group in the presentaMon, you will see a new group added to the Arrangements toolbar. This new group will funcMon independent of the other one even though the name is the same. You may want to change the name on this new group to make it clear which one you are using in the Arrangement.
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To create a new Arrangement for your presentaMon, open the Arrangements toolbar and click on the opMons menu on the lec and select Add New Arrangement. You will be prompted to name this new arrangement.
Once you have created your new arrangement you will need to drag the groups into that you want to be shown in that new arrangement. Click on the tokens in the top row and drag them to the second row to organize your arrangement.
If you repeat a group in your arrangement, any edits made to one of those instances will apply to the others. If you have Chorus in your arrangement five Mmes and add a background to the first slide of the chorus, it will be added to the other instances of Chorus. This also applies to any changes made to the text on a slide. These changes are also reflected in other arrangements that use the same group. The properMes of an arrangement are not unique to that specific arrangement.
Due to how arrangements are stored within the song file, you can actually have the same presentaMon in your playlist mulMple Mmes with a different acMve arrangement selected for each instance of the presentaMon. To change the arrangement, right-­‐click on the presentaMon in the playlist and select the arrangement from the Select an Arrangement list. You’ll se the arrangement name at the top of the presentaMon when you open as you can see in the image above. The selected arrangement is stored as part of the playlist data, so exporMng the playlist will maintain the proper arrangement when you open it on another computer.
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Document ProperLes
Every presentaMon in your Library has the ability to support addiMonal data about the file. This will typically only be used for songs since the primary data is copyright informaMon.
To access this informaMon, click on the blue info buHon to the lec of the presentaMon name in the slide viewer. When you click this buHon, it will open the panel shown in the image below.
This informaMon is automaMcally included on any song imported from SongSelect, or that has the copyright informaMon properly formaHed in a text file. The copyright informaMon is used when displaying the copyright informaMon, which is covered later in this user guide.
Notes that are added here are shown at the top of the presentaMon in a dark gray bar above the Mtle. Notes are useful if you need to include a general reminder about something related to the presentaMon for the person running ProPresenter.
In addiMon to the copyright informaMon and the chord chart, you can also change the default slide color, size and category of the current presentaMon if you need to. Clicking the blue info buHon a second Mme will close this panel. You can also access this same informaMon in the Editor, which is covered later in this user guide.
Chord charts can be aHached at the document level of any presentaMon. You would want to aHach a chord chart this way if you have a single page to show. If you have more than one page of chord charts for a presentaMon, you will want to add those through the Slide Editor and aHach them to specific slides.
Working with Chord Charts are covered later in this user guide.
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TransiLons
In ProPresenter 5 there are several transiMons available to use with your presentaMons and media. TransiMons are able to be applied to individual slides, individual documents, or set globally for every presentaMon. Media transiMons can be applied to individual cues and set globally. Any slide/cue transiMon overrides the document or global transiMon, and the document transiMon overrides the global transiMon. If a specific transiMon is not set for a slide/cue or document, then the global transiMon is always used.
There are three locaMons for selecMng transiMons. The image to the lec shows the global transiMon menu with no selected transiMon. When a transiMon is selected, you will see a blue icon that represents the transiMon, as shown in the image below. The image below shows the posiMon of the document transiMon menu. The first row of transiMons allow you to set the duraMon of the transiMon. The other two rows of transiMons have an addiMonal opMon called “MoMon Extended”. When this sesng is enabled, your slide will follow the moMon path, and then conMnue moving through your slide in the same direcMon.
If you want to set a global transiMon that is used by every presentaMon (unless a document or slide transiMon is enabled), click on the transiMon menu in the lower-­‐lec corner of the slide viewer. To apply a transiMon to a slide, right-­‐click on the slide and select the TransiMons menu item.
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Resizing PresentaLons
There may be Mmes when you are given a presentaMon to use in ProPresenter that was created on a different computer that had a different output resoluMon set. When this happens, you will see a yellow triangle in the upper-­‐right corner of the slide viewer. When you click on this alert, you’ll see a message like the one below telling you what size the document will be resized to. All slide elements will be scaled correctly to maintain the same look on your slides.
If you need to resize a lot of presentaMons at the same Mme, you can select mulMple files in the Library, then right-­‐click and choose the correct size from the Resize menu. If one of the four standard opMons doesn’t work for you, click on Custom Size and enter the correct dimensions.
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EdiLng Slides
ProPresenter offers a few ways to edit presentaMons. Individual slides can be changed using Quick Edit, the overall look of a presentaMon can be changed using the Format menu, or you can make extensive edits using the Editor. Templates can also be used to change the look of a presentaMon, but that will be covered later in this user guide.
The quickest way to edit a slide is with Quick Edit.
The Quick Edit funcMon allows you to make simple changes to individual slides. This is useful if you find small grammar or spelling mistakes or realize you need to change a line break or other simple change. The Quick Edit window is a small, floaMng edit window that opens when you right-­‐click on a slide and select Quick Edit. You can conMnue selecMng on other slides while this is open.
In the image below you will noMce that “remember” is misspelled. By opening Quick Edit, it only takes a few seconds to correct the spelling. Clicking the ‘X’ in the top-­‐lec corner of the Quick Edit window applies the change to that slide immediately. As menMoned earlier in this user guide, if you have your slides grouped together, every repeated instance of that slide will also be updated. In the image below, the slide being changed is the first slide of the Chorus. Since the chorus of a song tends to be repeated several Mmes in a song, being able to change this once saves even more Mme.
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The second way to edit a presentaMon is with the Format toolbar. This buHon is located on the right side of the toolbar by default. Clicking the Format buHon will reveal the toolbar shown below.
As you change the different formasng opMons, the presentaMon you’re working with will be updated immediately so you can see the changes. If you need to make changes to mulMple presentaMons, just click the Apply All buHon as you select the rest of the presentaMons to apply the same sesngs again.
The Editor is the most robust way to edit a presentaMon. Here you have full access to the slides and can modify the contents of the slides and edit all of the various properMes of the presentaMon. Since the Editor is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor, what you are seeing in the editor is exactly what will be shown on your output screen. To open the Editor, click on the Editor buHon in the toolbar, or right-­‐click on a slide and select Edit Slide.
To begin ediMng a slide, select the slide you want to work with from the thumbnails on the lec side of the Editor. This will change the slide that is open in the Editor. If you are done ediMng a presentaMon and need to edit another one, you can select the other presentaMon without having to close the Editor. You can also edit presentaMons even if you have another one running as a slideshow loop or have any slide or video showing.
Use the buHons in the lower-­‐lec corner to add new slides as needed. These two buHons are the same ones from the Slide Viewer.
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The first five buHons across the top of the Editor are used to add slide objects. These objects are: Text Box, Shape, Image, Video, and Live Video. Slides in ProPresenter can support any combinaMon of these objects on an individual slide. Click on the object that you want to add to the slide, then resize and posiMon it where you would like it to be on the slide.
The next buHon opens rulers on the lec side and top of the Editor to make it easier for you to size and posiMon objects on the slide. The last two buHons are used to change the arrangement of layers on the slide. The first is Bring Forward and the second is Send Backward.
If you are trying to center an object on the slide, yellow crosshairs will show up when you have reached the verMcal and horizontal center points.
If you want to change the zoom level of the slide, click on the zoom menu in the lower-­‐right corner and select a new zoom level. By default this is set to Scale to Fit so that you can see the enMre slide regardless of your screen size or layout.
The column on the right side of the Editor is where most of the funcMonality exists. There are five different sets of properMes that you can change.
The first set of properMes are the Document ProperMes. This is the same informaMon that can be edited in the slide viewer and was discussed earlier in this user manual.
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On this panel you can override the default background color set in Preferences for this one presentaMon. You can also change the size of the document and the category of the presentaMon.
If you set a transiMon it will apply for the enMre presentaMon and override the global transiMon.
The boHom secMon allows you to edit the copyright informaMon, add notes for the person running ProPresenter, and add a PDF chord chart to be shown on the Stage Display.
If you add a chord chart on the Document ProperMes tab, that PDF will be shown the enMre Mme you’re on this presentaMon unless you have a PDF linked to an individual slide. If your PDF for the song is only one page, this would be the ideal place to add it. More detail on adding chord charts will be covered in the Stage Display secMon later in this user guide.
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The second set of properMes are Slide ProperMes.These sesngs apply to the current slide only.
If you need to disable a slide, uncheck the Enabled box. If you need to change the background color of an individual slide, you can do that by enabling the Background opMon and selecMng a color. Hot keys are used to trigger slides using your keyboard; these can be any leHer from A to Z.
If you set a transiMon here it will apply to just this slide.
If you have mulMple objects on a slide, it can become difficult to keep track of the order of the object. Clicking on the layer will select the object that it goes with on the slide so you can idenMfy which object is where.
The slide label shows up as the name of the slide. These are used to idenMfy slide groups and to create groups and arrangements.
If you need to use mulMple chord charts throughout the presentaMon, add them to the appropriate slide that they need to be shown with.
The third tab is the Object ProperMes tab. This is where you adjust the general properMes of slide objects.
The top secMon of allows you to change the coordinates of an object’s posiMon, as well as its size and rotaMon.
The Name label doesn’t apply to regular slides, but is used with the TwiHer module and Bible templates, so it will be covered in those secMons.
The Fill Color is used to change the color of a shape or the color of a text box. Fill Color also supports opacity. The Line Color changes the outline of the object or text box and Line Width is the thickness of the line. Corner Radius controls the roundness of the corners of an object or text box. If you need to make a circle, enter 360 in this box.
The Shadow sesngs can be used on slide objects or on text. The Angle of the shadow is similar to what direcMon you want the shadow to come off the object or text. The dial next to Angle allows you to quickly adjust the posiMon of the shadow. Length controls how far away from the object or text the shadow is and Radius controls the blurriness of the shadow. Tip: If you have very intricate fonts, a high radius value may cause some performance issues.
If you have a shadow applied to text, and then add a fill color to the box, the shadow will move from the leHers to the text box automaMcally. So if you need to have the shadow on the text and a colored box behind it, you will need to add a shape object behind the text box.
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The fourth set of properMes are the Text ProperMes.
The top secMon allows you to choose your font, font color, font styles, and color. You can also add an outline to text and select an outline color.
Tracking and Leading may be two terms you aren’t familiar with. Tracking refers to the amount of space between the leHers in a single line (horizontal spacing). Leading refers to the amount of space between lines of text (verMcal spacing). Leading is not supported by the Windows version of ProPresenter, so this sesng won’t transfer between plaXorms.
The next area controls the alignment of the text. The first row is the horizontal alignment of the text and the second row is the verMcal alignments. Checking Adjust to Fit will dynamically resize the text box as needed.
If you click Apply All, all of the sesngs on this panel will be applied to the other text boxes in your presentaMon.
One of the primary reasons many of our users sMll use PowerPoint for their Pastor’s sermon notes is the need for bullet lists and fill-­‐in-­‐the-­‐blank slides. Text Reveal was added to make it easier to build those kind of slides.
To use the Text Reveal funcMon, select either Bullet List or Fill in the Blank from the drop-­‐down menu. This will change the funcMonality of the selected text box. It is not possible to combine the two funcMons in a single text box.
CreaMng a Bullet List is as easy as pressing the Return key and creaMng a new line of text in the text box. If you want to add bullet characters, click the Ruler at the top of the editor. When you have a text box selected, you’ll see opMons to add bullet symbols.
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When you have a slide that has a bullet list or fill in the blank, you will see dot indicaMng the number of builds on the slide. Each Mme you click on the slide, or use the keyboard to advance, one new level will be revealed. If you need to go backwards on a slide, use the lec arrow key on your keyboard.
Below you can see an example of a bullet list and a fill in the blank slide along with the output view.
If you happen to create a slide with more reveals than your slide can display, it will change from the dots to a numerical indicator of where you are in the list. This can be seen in the image below.
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The fich properMes tab is the Image/Video ProperMes tab. This tab can only be accessed if you have an image or video, or live video, object on a slide.
If you have added an image or live video to the slide, only the top secMon will be shown. You can change the source of the file while maintaining any other value you’ve set for the object. If you need to find out where an image or video is located, click on the magnifying glass to open it in the Finder.
The drop-­‐down menu allows you to select different scaling opMons for the image or video. These opMons change the way the image or video is displayed within the boundary of the object’s box.
If you have added a video file or live video object to the slide, you will have the second set of opMons available. Since you don’t have full playback control of a video on a slide like you do with a video played as part of a presentaMon or from the Video/Image Bin, you have to adjust some of the sesngs here.
The Volume slider will change the volume of the video if there is an audio track. The Rate slider will change how slow or fast the video plays.
If you need to adjust the Start and End points of the video, you can enter the values here. These values are calculated as percentages, so you may need to test these sesngs to get them right.
If you need to change the way the video plays, click on the Behavior menu and select Stop, Loop, or Palindrome.
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Go to Next Timer
A common need in ProPresenter is the ability to create an announcement loop from a series of slides, graphics, or short videos. There are two easy ways to do this. The first is to use a Go to Next Timer, the second is to use the Timeline. The Mmeline method will be covered later in this user guide.
A Go to Next Timer can be applied to slides, images or videos in a presentaMon. A Mmer can’t be applied to media in the Video/Image Bin.
While using a Go to Next Time is simple, it does take a liHle bit of prep work to make sure it works the way you want it to and the way you expect it to work.
Before creaMng your Mmer it’s important to know the difference in how a Go to Next Timer works with Foreground video versus Background videos. There is no difference with slides or graphics.
Backgrounds: If your video is a Background, a Go to Next Timer begins counMng from the start of the video. This means that if your video is 30 seconds long, but your Mmer is set to 10 seconds, then the video will only play for 10 seconds before advancing. If your video is 30 seconds long and your Mme is 45 seconds, then the video will play one complete Mme and then advance halfway through the second Mme.
Foregrounds: If your video is a Foreground, a Go to Next Timer begins counMng at the end of the video. This means that when your video ends, then the Mmer is triggered. If you have a 30 second video and a 10 second Mmer, your video will play completely one Mme, then wait 10 seconds before advancing to the next item. If you want the videos to play one right acer the next, set the Mmer to 0 seconds.
You can set a Mmer from two different locaMons. The easiest opMon is from the toolbar. Click on Format then on the clock icon. There are only a few standard opMons available here. SelecMng one of these will apply the Mme to all the slides in a presentaMon. The last slide in the presentaMon will also automaMcally have a loop to first slide cue added.
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The second, and more flexible, opMon is to select all the slides that you want to add a Mmer to, then right-­‐click on any one slide, and choose Go to Next Timer from the menu. You can enter any value, in seconds, that you want to use for the transiMon Mme. Remember that if you are using Foreground videos and want them to advanced automaMcally, use zero seconds.
If you need to enter different values for individual slides, you can edit the Mmer sesngs for each slide. If you want your presentaMon to loop conMnuously, check the box next to Loop to first slide on the last slide in your presentaMon. You can also assign a loop cue by right-­‐clicking on the slide and selecMng Loop to first slide without entering the Timer Sesngs.
If you have added a Mmer or loop cue to a slide, it will be shown in the upper right corner of the slide so that you can quickly see what the sesngs are for that slide.
When you are showing slides with a slide Mmer, you will see a stop sign icon with a clock on it under the playback controls. Clicking this buHon will stop the Mmer from running unMl you click on a slide again.
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Hot Keys
Hot Keys allow you to assign specific leHers (A through Z) to slides. Some users prefer to assign leHers to certain parts of songs to make it easier to quickly jump between secMons. To add alphabeMcal hot keys to slides, right-­‐click on a slide and choose Hot Key from the menu. This will open a window that allows you to assign any lowercase leHer to that slide. You can also edit the hot key assigned to a slide in the Editor from the Slide ProperMes tab.
You can also select slides using a numeric keypad or the number row on your keyboard. To jump to any slide, type the number and press Enter on your keyboard. The slide will be selected immediately. The slide number is found in the lower lec corner of the slide thumbnail.
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Saving Files
Since ProPresenter does not have an auto-­‐save feature, it’s important to remember to save your changes regularly. The fastest way to do this is by using the standard Command-­‐S shortcut. You can also choose from the Save opMons under the FIle menu.
Save All will save all the changes you’ve made throughout your Library.
Save As... will allow you make a new file from the one you’re working on.
Save Selected will only save the selected Library files.
Revert to Saved will undo all changes you’ve made since the last Mme you saved.
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Slide Reflow
ProPresenter has always made it easy to edit slides, but now we've made it as easy as ediMng text in a text editor. Whether you're changing the flow of a song's text during import or creaMng a new version of an exisMng song in your Library, ProPresenter 5's Text Reflow funcMonality gives you a complete view of a song's text on the lec hand side and a slide view on the right. You can easily change line breaks, slide breaks, add labels in this text edit view. You can see how the changes make your slides look as the slide view updates with your changes. This is a substanMal Mme saver versus having to edit on a slide by slide basis.
Reflow can be accessed three different ways. When you first import a song to ProPresenter (from a file or SongSelect) you can click on the Edit buHon in the lower lec corner to open Reflow if you want to edit the song before imporMng it. If a song is already in your library or playlist, right-­‐
click on the file name and select Reflow Presenta/on... from the list of opMons. You can also select Reflow Presenta/ons... from the File menu. Any of these three methods will open the same window shown above.
As you can see, the top secMon of the Reflow window contains the song data. If you imported a file from SongSelect this informaMon will be populated automaMcally. You can make changes to the document size, the category, and template here as well. For presentaMons already in your library, the Import buHon is replaced a Save As and a Save buHon.
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and merge the two slides back together. You can also click and drag the slide dividers to adjust the slide break posiMons.
You can edit the slide groups in Reflow as well. Click on the down arrow on the right side of the slide dividers and select your group label or group color. There are two versions of this menu depending on which slide you are ediMng.
If you are adjusMng the first slide of a group (the one that shows the group name) you will see the menu shown below. You can change the name and color of the group, as well as add a slide label to the slide.
If you select this menu on a slide within a group, you can start a new group as well as add slide labels.
Note: Reflow is designed to work with basic presentations with a single text box on
each slide. Presentations with slides that have more than one text box will not work
properly with Reflow.
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Chord Charts
ProPresenter 5 includes the ability to aHach chord charts to presentaMons. This can be done at the document level or per slide. To aHach the presentaMon at the document level, access the Document ProperMes from the Slide Viewer or from in the Editor. To aHach a chord chart at the slide level, access Slide ProperMes in the Editor. These locaMons were covered earlier.
Click on the box next to Chord Chart and then click on Add Chord Chart. This will open a file browser window; browse to the locaMon of your PDF and select it. This same method is used to add a chord chart from either of the Document ProperMes locaMons.
If your PDF is a single page it will be added right away. If it’s a mulM-­‐
page PDF, you will see the window shown below. Select the page that you want to link to a specific slide from the column on the right, then click Save to use that page. You can use the same document on mulMple slides just by selecMng different pages within the PDF. As with media, when a PDF is linked to a slide, it will be shown unMl a different PDF page is selected. If you have mulMple slides for a stanza, you only need to add the PDF to the first slide of the stanza.
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ImporLng and ExporLng Files
This secMon will cover the various import and export opMons available from the File menu in ProPresenter 5. To access the Import opMons, click on File>Import and choose the opMon you want to use. You can also drag files from the Finder directly to the Library or Video/Image Bin to start the import process. The different Export opMons are at the boHom of the File menu. You can also export files by right-­‐clicking on the name and choose Export or dragging the presentaMon or playlist to a folder on your computer.
Import File
This opMon is used to import text files (.txt or .rX) or Word files (.doc or .docx). You will also see this dialog when imporMng SongSelect files.
“Slides delimited by” allow you to specific a number of lines or paragraphs per slide, or to use a custom slide break marker in the source file.
Regardless of which delimiter you use, the number placed in the “delimiter(s) per slide” determine when new slides are generated. If you have selected “Line Break” and enter “2”, you will end up with two lines on each slide, with respect for stanza breaks. Same with paragraphs. If you have used a customer delimiter such as “//” or “*” in your file, just type that into the “Slides delimited by” field. © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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The middle secMon allows you to update the size, category and template that will be used for the file you’re imporMng.
You can also decide if you want the file to go to the Library, to just the selected Playlist, or to a new Playlist. If you choose New Playlist you’ll be prompted to enter a name.
The buHon in the lower-­‐lec corner opens Slide Reflow.
Import Video/Image
This opMon opens a new file browser window. Navigate to the video or image that you want to import and select it. The file will automaMcally be added to whichever bin or playlist is currently selected in the Video/Image Bin.
Import Copied Text
This opMon uses the same import opMons as Import File, but allows you to copy text from a website or a file such as a PDF or other file type not supported by ProPresenter and import it into the Library.
Import PowerPoint
If you have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can convert PowerPoint files into formats ProPresenter can use. Note: PowerPoint 2008 or 2011 will work if you are running Snow Leopard. If you are running Lion, you will need to have PowerPoint 2011.
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If you are using ProPresenter 5 on a Mac, you can drag PowerPoint or Keynote files (Keynote must be installed as well) directly into a playlist. This does not convert the presentaMon, but creates a cue for the presentaMon that will launch the proper program so that you can quickly run your PowerPoint or Keynote file with full animaMons and transiMons.
If you are using ProPresenter 5 on a PC, you will have a fourth import opMon listed as “Import naMve PowerPoint Slides (all layers and animaMons)”. Windows allows for a slightly different integraMon of PowerPoint files within third-­‐party programs like ProPresenter. Using this opMon will allow you to see the thumbnails within ProPresenter. It currently is not possible to run ProPresenter countdowns or messages over the presentaMon due to how PowerPoint loads. We recommend using your keyboard to advance through the presentaMon acer selecMng the first slide. An external monitor is required for this to work properly.
Impor/ng data from ProPresenter 3
The following steps require ProPresenter 3 to be installed on the same computer as ProPresenter 5.
When the ProPresenter 3 Data Import menu opens, you can select from either a Basic or Advanced set of opMons.
Basic is the easiest method. Select any, or all, of the three opMons, then click Import to copy the data into ProPresenter 5.
Advanced allows you to select more opMons for imporMng such as specific files or playlists if you only want parts of your ProPresenter 3 content. Select the opMons you want to use, then click Import.
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Impor/ng data from ProPresenter 4
ProPresenter 4 is required to be installed in order to import your files using this method.
From this window, select the library, or libraries, that you want to convert to ProPresenter 5 files. If you check the “Include Playlists, Media Bins and User data”, this data will also be imported and converted to the correct format for ProPresenter 5.
If you want to change New LocaMon opMon beside a library, double-­‐click the file path and type the new path. Remember that ~ indicates your current user folder on the Mac.
If files are detected in ProPresenter 5 that already exist you will be asked to either Skip, Add New Version, or Write Over the exisMng file.
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Export Template
In ProPresenter 5 we have added the ability to easily export templates to be used on another computer. Instead of having to search through the FInder to find these files and manually add them on another computer, you can now export specific templates to a single bundle file. When you double-­‐click this file on another computer, the templates will be imported and be available for immediate use.
Export as Plain Text
This opMon will export the select presentaMon(s) as a plain text file with a .txt extension. This export method strips all formasng except line and paragraph breaks.
Export as Pro5 Bundle
Bundles are used to gather Library files and media files together into a single package that can be opened in ProPresenter on another computer running ProPresenter 5. If you select mulMple songs in your Library, they will all be included in the same bundle along with the media. ImporMng bundle file will add the files to your Library.
Export Playlist
This opMon will export the selected playlist. When you export a playlist you can choose to include the media with the playlist if you want. ImporMng a playlist on another computer will rebuild the playlist exactly the way it is on the original computer. Playlists can also be exported by right-­‐clicking on the playlist name, or dragging the playlist name to a folder on your computer.
Export as Pro4
If you sMll have some computers that are using ProPresenter 4, you can use this export opMon to create a file that will open in ProPresenter 4. This removes all of the new ProPresenter 5 features like transiMons, arrangements, and text reveals. © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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PrinLng
ProPresenter 5 offers two prinMng views: Thumbnail View and Outline View. When you open the print dialog you’ll need to expand the print opMons to see these features.
The two images below show the Thumbnail View and the opMons available as well as a secMon of a sample print out.
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The two images below show the Outline View and the opMons available as well as a secMon of a sample print out.
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Song Select
SongSelect is owned by ChrisMan Copyright Licensing InternaMonal (CCLI). If you are an acMve license holder of a CCLI license for your church or organizaMon then you have the opMon of purchasing a subscripMon to SongSelect.
For more informaMon about CCLI and SongSelect, visit www.ccli.com.
If you have access to SongSelect, ProPresenter can store the registraMon informaMon for you and provide direct access to SongSelect through the program. This makes it easy to get songs from SongSelect without having to leave ProPresenter.
ProPresenter 5 offers a simplified way to search for songs on SongSelect. Click on the SongSelect buHon in the toolbar then log into your account.
Once you have logged into your SongSelect account, you can use this interface to search by Mtle, author, keywords, or CCLI number. You can change the number of results that are returned at a Mme and use the lec and right arrow buHons to advance results pages if you don’t see your result on the first page.
When you click on a song Mtle, a window will open to the right showing you the lyrics of the song so that you can verify you have selected the correct one. Once you have the right song, click the Import buHon to import the song to your library.
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If you prefer to use the full web interface, you can sMll access this by pressing the Alt key and clicking on the SongSelect buHon in the toolbar. This will load the full interface for SongSelect rather than using the interface shown above.
Once you have selected the song that you want to import into ProPresenter, click on the Download buHon and select USR File. This will open the standard Import window for ProPresenter.
If you have trouble accessing SongSelect through the new interface, try logging in through the secondary method. This uses a different connecMon method and should work properly.
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PowerPoint and Keynote Triggering
ImporMng PowerPoint and converMng it into JPEGs or ProPresenter slides has been covered earlier in this manual. This secMon will cover imporMng PowerPoint and Keynote files as full-­‐
feature presentaMons. Due to limitaMons with PowerPoint and Keynote, ProPresenter is triggering the presentaMon and relying on the appropriate program to play the presentaMon. This means that while a PowerPoint or Keynote file is being shown, that program controls the output and any content within ProPresenter (Mask, Props, Messages, etc) can’t be shown over the output content.
The process of adding a PowerPoint or Keynote presentaMon to ProPresenter for Mac is very simple. Open a new Finder window and drag the file into a playlist. You will see the presentaMon name listed the same way any item added to a playlist is shown. PowerPoint and Keynote files are disMnguished by using the applicaMon icon associated with the file.
Acer you select the presentaMon that you want to use, a slide for the presentaMon will appear in the slide viewer. When you click on this slide, the appropriate presentaMon program will open up over ProPresenter and switch the output to either PowerPoint or Keynote.
PowerPoint and Keynote files can only be added to a playlist and not into the Library or another presentaMon file.
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Bibles
Downloading, Installing, Registering
One way to add Bibles to ProPresenter is to purchase and download directly from our website. When you buy a Bible, you will be sent an unlock code that allows you to download your purchased Bibles. Public Domain Bibles don’t require a code and can be downloaded at any Mme from the website.
Once you have received your Bible unlock code, go to our website and enter the code. When you click Enable, the purchased Bible will then be available for you to download.
When you buy a Bible, you will need to enter your ProPresenter registraMon informaMon before compleMng the purchase. Licensed Bibles are $15 and can only be installed on one computer. There is no site license for a Bible.
Acer you have purchased and downloaded the Bible installaMon file, you will need to install it. Similar to how you installed ProPresenter, open the Bible disk image (Mac) or executable file (Windows) from your downloads folder. When it opens, you will see the Bible installer package icon. Double-­‐click this item to launch the Bible installer and follow the on-­‐screen prompts.
Acer the Bible has been installed you will need to enter the Bible unlock code a second Mme in ProPresenter when prompted for it the first Mme you select the Bible translaMon. Public domain Bibles do not require an unlock code to download or acMve.
The second way to add Bibles to ProPresenter is through the Bible module. To open the Bible module, click on the Bibles icon in the toolbar. If you haven’t installed any Bibles, you will see the image below in the Bible module. Click on the Get Bibles buHon to open the in-­‐app store page.
If you have installed Bibles and need to purchase addiMonal translaMons, the image below is how the Bible module will look for you. Click on the Get Bibles buHon to open the in-­‐app store page.
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Acer you click on Get Bibles, you will see a window like the one shown in the image below. Scroll down to the Bibles secMon and select the Bibles you want to install. Only licensed Bibles can be added this way. If you are looking for a public domain Bible, click on the View Public Domain Bibles to be taken to our website to download those translaMons. Bibles purchased this way will automaMcally be downloaded and installed into ProPresenter.
Acer you have purchased and installed a Bible, you need to complete the process by registering the Bible in ProPresenter. To do this, select the Bible from the drop-­‐down menu in the top-­‐lec corner of the Bible module window. The window shown below will open for unregistered © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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licensed Bibles. Enter the unlock code for the Bible and click the Register buHon to complete the process.
Public Domain Bibles don’t need to be registered and are available when you install them.
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Using the Bible Module
Searching
There are three ways to search for passages in the Bible module. You can select from the Book menu, search by a specific passage, or use a keyword search.
Before searching, you need to select a specific translaMon from the menu on the lec. To use the passage selector, click on the Book menu, then choose a book and chapter of the Bible; this will load all the verses in that chapter. To search for a specific range of verses, type in the passage and press Enter. The Bible passage search also recognizes shortened versions of book names. To do a keyword search, type in your search term in the search box on the right.
Display Op/ons
As with songs and other presentaMons, you can apply a template to Bible passages to format them the way you need. Bibles also include several extra sesngs that are unique to Bible passages.
• Verse Numbers: Checking this opMon enables verse numbers to be displayed in Bible passages.
• Break on New Verse: Checking this will create new slides for each verse of a passage.
• Verse Refs: This opMon is only available if Break on New Verse is selected. SelecMng this opMon will display the verse reference on each slide.
• Passage Each: SelecMng this opMon will show the reference for the enMre passage being shown on each slide.
• Passage Last: This opMon will only display the passage reference on the last slide.
• No Reference: This opMon doesn’t display the passage reference on any slide.
• Display Transla/on: Checking this opMon will show the translaMon that is being used.
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Bible PresentaLons
The Bible Module is designed to make it easy for you to find verses on the fly in the least amount of Mme possible. You can quickly search for verses through several different look-­‐up methods, and begin displaying those slides moments later. ProPresenter 5 also offers two ways to add Bible verses to presentaMons ahead of Mme.
Once you have found the passage that you want to use, click on the acMon menu in the lower-­‐
lec corner and choose either Save as Document or Copy to Current Document. The Save as Document opMon will create a new presentaMon in your Library with the Mtle of the passage. The Copy to Current Document opMon will add the passage to the document that is currently selected in the library or a playlist. This opMon makes it much easier for you to prepare a single presentaMon for a sermon.
You can easily add the previous or next verse to a passage by clicking on the Previous Verse or Next Verse buHons. These two buHons are available in the Bible module as well as on Bible presentaMons in the Library.
Acer you have created a presentaMon for the Bible verses, you can format the slides the same way you format song presentaMons.
ProPresenter 5 allows you to use a single format for your verse and reference, or create two unique styles for the verse and references. All of this is done through the use of Templates.
To create a new Bible template that supports individual styles for the reference and verse text, click on the Template buHon then choose Create New Template. This will open the Template Editor, which is similar to the standard Editor.
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Once the editor is open, add two text boxes to the slide and format the text how you want each part to look. For the example below, each text box has had a line added around the box to make it easier to see the two boxes.
Acer you have created your two text boxes, the next step is to name the two boxes so that ProPresenter knows how to use this template in the Bible module. To name each box, select the Object ProperMes tab on the right, select one of the text boxes, then choose either Bible Text or Bible Reference from the Name menu. You can see in the image above that the Bible Text opMon is shown while the text box that says “Verse Text” is selected. The image below shows Bible Reference selected.
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Props
Props make it easy to leave items on screen for an extended Mme, but are also easy to clear at any Mme. Some common uses for props may be a lower-­‐third graphic, a logo bug (a “bug” is a broadcast term for a small graphic in the corner), or other persistent graphic that you want to leave on screen.
A prop can remain on screen for just one slide, mulMple slides, or for the enMre presentaMon. This layer is independent of other layers allowing props to be triggered at any moment. Props adhere to transparency sesngs for those graphic formats that support them (.PNG sMlls or animaMon videos with an alpha channel).
In ProPresenter 5, Props are not part of the default toolbar set. Click on the Customize buHon, or right-­‐click on the toolbar and select Customize. You can then drag the Props icon to where you want it on the toolbar. You can also open Props from the View menu or by pressing Control-­‐P on your keyboard.
To acMvate a prop, click on the prop thumbnail. You can clear individual props by clicking on the prop’s name in the toolbar. If you want to clear all of the props at once, add the Clear Props buHon to the toolbar and use that. The Clear Props buHon is not included in the default toolbar.
If you want to change the Props module to a floaMng window, click on the icon in the top-­‐right corner. To return it to a docked posiMon, click on the same corner again.
The first buHon in the lower-­‐lec corner is the Edit buHon. Clicking on this will open the Props Editor where you can create as many props as you need. The second buHon allows you to set transiMons for the Props. The slider in the lower-­‐right corner changes the size of the thumbnails.
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Clocks
To access the clocks module, customize the toolbar to add the Clocks icon, select it from the View menu, or use Control-­‐C on your keyboard.
The clocks module serves two purposes. The primary purpose is controlling clocks that are seen only on the stage display. The second is controlling countdown clocks that can be shown on the stage display, in a Message, or both. This secMon will cover the basics of how this module works, and using clocks and countdowns on the stage display and in messages will be covered later in this user guide.
Clock Format allows you to choose the way you want to display the system clock in ProPresenter.
Time Elapsed starts counMng up from zero from the Mme you start this clock. You can have this clock start automaMcally when ProPresenter is opened by selecMng the Auto Start opMon. When this opMon is selected, the clock will begin running when when a presentaMon or piece of media is selected.
You can rename the three countdown clocks by entering the new name in the name field. Countdowns have two funcMons: Countdown Mmer and countdown to Mme. A countdown Mmer is a standard countdown clock that runs for a given amount of Mme. The countdown to Mme Mmer allows you to indicate a specific Mme of day of countdown to. Note: When you change the name or 6me of a clock, press Enter or Tab on your keyboard to confirm the change. Otherwise the previous name or 6me value will be used.
If you change the Mme, click the reset buHon to the lec of the clock to update the Mme. Clicking Stop will end the clock. Over Run allows a clock to conMnue running past zero. The buHons at the boHom will start, reset, or stop all of the clocks simultaneously.
If you want to change the Clock module to a floaMng window, click on the icon in the top right corner. To return it to a docked posiMon, click on the same corner again.
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Messages
In ProPresenter 5 it is now possible to have mulMple messages formaHed and ready to go on-­‐
demand and even display mulMple messages on the same screen simultaneously with different formasng for each message. To open the Messages module, click on the Messages icon in the toolbar.
There are two views available for the Messages module. The iniMal, collapsed, view allows you to easily change the content of a message or a countdown clock. You can choose various messages from the drop-­‐down menu.
If you want to change the Messages module to a floaMng window, click on the icon in the top right corner. To return it to a docked posiMon, click on the same corner again.
When you open the Messages module, you can click on the drop-­‐down menu to select from any message that has already been created. If you need to add a new message, click on the plus buHon. To edit a message, click the edit buHon to the right of the new message buHon.
Messages work using a combinaMon of predefined text and token text. Tokens create content dynamically depending on your needs. There are some included tokens or you can add any custom token that you need. As you can see in the image to the above, the selected message just has one text field called “Message”.
The image to the lec shows a message that can be used to ask parents to come to their child’s room. Along with the predefined text, there are also two tokens in use. Using tokens makes it easy to create messages that need to be updated regularly.
Instead of having to type this enMre message every Mme it’s need, the person running ProPresenter would only need to enter the child number and the room number. These two numbers will be formaHed properly and inserted into the rest of the message.
The boHom row of buHons control showing and hiding a message ,as well as the transiMon that is used when displaying a message.
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The Nursery Call number shown in the last image would appear on screen like the image below. The template that is selected has a blue bar with white text that formats the message when it is displayed.
The second funcMon that the Messages module serves is to create on-­‐screen countdowns for your audience. If you don’t want to buy a countdown video for an event, ProPresenter makes it easy to format a countdown clock that can be used over any of your own content.
As with regular messages, countdowns can contain text and a countdown. The two images below show a countdown message and the resulMng output. If you don’t want the clock to show extra zeros at the front as Mme runs down, check the Strip Leading Zeros opMon.
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Mask Layer
The purpose of a Mask is to allow you to physically change the output of ProPresenter that is shown on your displays or screens. With a Mask you can quickly change the output to be virtually any shape you want. Masks are also perpetual items in ProPresenter; when you enable a Mask, unMl you clear it, the mask will be visible. Masks are displayed when ProPresenter opens if a mask was enabled when the program was closed.
Before using the Mask module you will need to customize your toolbar and add the Mask icon. You can also open the Mask module from the View menu or by pressing Control-­‐Shic-­‐M.
The images below show three masks and the resulMng output of each. Masks can be especially useful if you are doing environmental projecMon, or need to project onto unusual surfaces. The first and second mask are designed for environmental projecMon, meaning that instead of projecMng on a screen, the projector is pointed at a stage or wall. The first mask is designed to keep the projector from shining on the choir and ceiling; the second is designed to keep the project for hisng a screen on the middle of the wall. The third mask would be used to block out everything but an oval projecMon surface.
Only one mask can be acMve at any Mme. Masks also have their own transiMon Mme, but do not have transiMon effects. To enable a mask, click on the thumbnail. To clear it, you must return to this module and click the Clear Mask buHon or select the Clear Mask opMon from the Ac/ons menu. There is no shortcut buHon or key combinaMon to clear a mask.
If you need to create more advanced masks, you can use Photoshop or other editors and import images with transparencies. The Oval screen mask was made in Photoshop and the other two were made in ProPresenter using rectangles.
CreaMng a mask may take a lot of work depending on your environment and needs, so be prepared to spend more than just a few minutes creaMng it.
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Audio Bin
The audio bin allows you to control audio playlists directly from inside the program without having to rely on an outside applicaMon to play music or sound effects.
To open the Audio Bin, click on the Audio icon in the toolbar, select Audio Bin from the View menu, or press Control-­‐A.
There are four components of the Audio Bin. At the top are playback controls. Any audio file played from the Audio Bin or added directly to a slide are controlled from here. The top part of the Audio Bin lists the folders and playlists used to organize audio files. All audio files added to the bin are listed under Library, but can then be sorted into individual playlists. To add a folder or playlist, click on the acMon menu buHon.
The lower secMon lists all the songs or sound effects in the selected playlist. Clicking on the name of a file will trigger the audio to start playing. You can change the columns shown by right-­‐clicking on one of the headers (Title, ArMst, DuraMon) and unchecking the opMons you don’t want.
Clicking the plus buHon at the boHom of the Audio Bin will open a Finder window for you to select the tracks you want to import. You can also drag files directly from the Finder into the Audio Bin.
There are two audio types that can be imported into the Audio Bin.
Audio Tracks are full-­‐length songs. Only one audio track can be played at a Mme. If you have a song in the Audio Bin, you can drag it directly to a slide or to the Mmeline to link it with a specific presentaMon.
Sound Effects: These are short audio files that do not require full audio control. MulMple sound effects can be played simultaneously. These files can only be stopped with the Clear Audio or Clear All command.
The type of audio file is selected by default based on audio length. Longer files are Audio Tracks and shorter files are Sound Effects. Right-­‐click on the file to bring up a contextual menu to change the audio files type.
If you want to change the playback behavior, you have three opMons: Loop, Go to Next, and Stop. To change the behavior, right-­‐click on the file and select the Behavior menu.
Either audio type can be dragged onto a slide to create an Audio Cue in the same manner as media cues. When a slide with an audio-­‐cue clip is clicked, it will automaMcally play the audio clip. These clips are controlled by the playback controls in the Audio Bin.
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Timeline
ProPresenter 5 makes it easy to sequence slides in a Mmeline with or without an audio track. This makes it easy for you to create presentaMons with custom Mmings between slides or to record the slides to match a song. The ability to sequence slides with music is especially useful for worship leaders who don’t have a band or someone to run lyrics for them since the song and lyrics can be started with a single click.
To begin this process, click the Timeline buHon in the toolbar to open a new Mmeline for the acMve song.
There are three ways to add slides to a Mmeline. The first is to drag the thumbnails from the presentaMon to the Mmeline. The second is by clicking on the Slide Show buHon in the lower-­‐
right corner of the Mmeline and selecMng a preset value. This will space all of the slides out at the same interval. The third way is to record the Mmeline.
Audio files can be added to the Mmeline by clicking the Audio Track buHon, dragging a file from the Audio Bin, or dragging a file from the Finder to the Mmeline. Acer you have added an audio track, you’ll see a solid green bar with the song name added and the duraMon value in the upper right corner will show the total length in seconds. To remove an audio file, click on Audio Track and select Remove Current Track.
Click on the Record buHon to ready the Mmeline for recording, then press the play buHon when you are ready. If you have added an audio file, the audio will begin playing. To record slides to a Mmeline, click on the slides like you normally would when going through a presentaMon. The Mmeline has a hidden feature that isn’t available anywhere else in the program. If you trigger the same slide mulMple Mmes, each word will highlight in yellow during playback, creaMng a karaoke or sing-­‐along effect with the words. If you have a slide with five words, click once for each word when that word is sung before moving to the next slide.
If you find that the audio track is playing too fast for you to accurately record the slides, you can manually move the slide cues when you’re done, or you’re can slow down the song with the Rate slider. This will cause the song to play slower so that you can have more Mme to anMcipate slides.
When you have finished recording a presentaMon, click the record and playback to stop the recording. If you need a Mmeline to loop, click on the loop buHon to the lec of the DuraMon Mme box. Entering a value in Offset will move all of the slide cues by a given amount. DuraMon can only be changed if there is no audio file aHached to a Mmeline.
Clicking the info buHon in the upper right corner of a cue will let you change the cue label and see any sub-­‐cues that were recorded as part of the cue. The Seconds slider changes the Mme scale of the Mmeline so you can see more or fewer slides at once.
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Using DVDs
DVD images used with permission from New Tribes Mission. www.NTM.org/reach.
ProPresenter makes it easy to use a DVD during your presentaMon by allowing you to select specific clips for playback from a DVD. In ProPresenter 5 we’ve taken it one step further by building in DVD ripping capabiliMes. Instead of having to rely on a DVD working properly or having to use third-­‐party programs to rip DVD clips, you can now do that directly from within ProPresenter.
There are two ways to use DVD content in ProPresenter. The first way is to create clips from the DVD. When you create a clip, you aren’t saving the DVD content to your computer, you’re simply creaMng reference points to the DVD. The DVD must be in the computer in order for a clip to be played. To create a DVD clip, click on the DVD icon in the toolbar to open up the DVD player. You can also open the DVD player by selecMng it from the View menu. This will open the window shown below.
Play the DVD as normal using the standard DVD controls at the boHom of this interface. To create a DVD clip, click the Set buHons on the boHom right of the interface to set the start and end points of the DVD clip. If you need to reset either the start or end point, click Clear and reset the points. Next, choose a name for your clip and press the Save buHon. © 2005-2013 Renewed Vision, Inc.
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Saved clips are shown in the column on the right. You can view clips for the mounted disc only or click on the Show All DVD Clips checkbox to show all DVD clips that have been created in the applicaMon. SelecMng a clip will load it in the DVD interface. Once you have saved a clip, you can click and drag it into a playlist or a presentaMon and it will be shown like other media.
Once you have saved a DVD clip, you can play it by clicking on the thumbnail in the column on the right or acer you’ve added it to a playlist or presentaMon. If you want to show an enMre DVD and would rather just cue it in the DVD player and not make a clip, click on the Full Screen buHon next to the Eject buHon.
The DVD must be in the computer for a clip to be used. Saving a clip only creates a bookmark for the clip on the disc. However, if you would rather not rely on the DVD to be in the computer, you can actually rip DVD clips with ProPresenter 5.
Preparing to rip a DVD clip is the same as saving a clip. Set the in and out points and name the clip, but instead of clicking on Save, click on Rip. You will see a progress bar while the clip is being ripped.
Note: You will need to install the HandBrakeCLI. This can be installed on the DVD Preferences panel within ProPresenter’s Preference menu. We also recommend installing VLC to expand the types of DVDs you can rip content from.
When a DVD clip is ripped, the enMre chapter that contains the In and Out point will be ripped. As you can see in the illustraMon below, the orange segment represents the part of the DVD that is selected to be shown. The In point is in Chapter 1 and the Out point is in Chapter 2. Both of these chapters will be ripped in their enMrety, but ProPresenter will automaMcally set the In and Out points on the final clip to the correct spot. The DVD clip will be placed in your Foregrounds bin in the Video/Image Bin. If you need to adjust the in or out point, you can do that within the range of the video that was ripped.
Note: If you are using an SDI card to send your output signal from ProPresenter you will not be able to use this feature. DVD playback isn’t rendered the same way as other content in ProPresenter, and can’t be shown via SDI.
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Displaying Web Pages
ProPresenter 5 allows you to easily share a live web page with your audience. The socware provides a web browser within the interface that is mirrored to the output display without all the extra interface pieces such as address bars, bookmarks, and other distracMng elements, so the focus remains on the content of the page itself.
You will need to add the Web browser icon to your toolbar, select it from the view menu, or press Control-­‐W to access the web browser.
Click on the Show buHon in the top right corner of the browser to immediately display the webpage for the audience to see. You can then interact with the website within the browser on your computer and your audience will be able to see what you’re doing.
The toolbar also contains basic browser funcMons: Back, Forward, Refresh and Go. The globe allows you to create a bookmark cue in a playlist by dragging the icon to a playlist. The square buHon on the far right allows you to switch the browser window between a docked screen or a floaMng window.
To display full-­‐screen Youtube videos, you will need to disable the Display at Top Most Window Layer sesng in Preferences as was covered earlier in this manual.
Note: If you are using an SDI card to send your output signal from ProPresenter you will not be able to use this feature. Web pages aren’t rendered the same way as other content in ProPresenter, and can’t be shown via SDI.
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Stage Display
This feature requires an addiMonal video output from your computer. Most users will need a USB display adapter like the one available for sale in our store. If you have a newer 27” iMac, you may have two Thunderbolt ports which can be used for your primary output and your stage display out. Mac Pro or Windows desktop users can opMonally use a second video card.
To enable the Stage Display output, open Preferences and select the Display tab. If all three of your displays are acMve, you will see three boxes on the Display preferences screen. Check the box next to Enable Stage Display. This will acMvate the Stage Display output.
At this point, a purple box labeled SD will show on display preferences. This box may become acMve on the wrong screen when you enable the stage display. If this happens, click on the stage display box and drag it to the correct box represenMng your stage display.
The image below shows you what your display should look like. The arrangement may be different on your screen depending on system sesngs. The blue box with the white bar at the top represents your local monitor. The black box that says Out is your primary output. The purple box with SD is your stage display output.
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There are two ways to access the configuraMon for stage display. The first is by clicking on the Configure Stage Display buHon on the Display preferences screen. The second is by selecMng the Window menu and choosing Configure Stage Display. Both methods open the same configuraMon display that is shown to the lec.
At the top of the Stage Display OpMons window is a lisMng of all the available stage display layouts that you have created. To add or remove layouts, click on the plus and minus buHons on the right and name your new layout. You can create as many layouts as you need.
Anyone who is using an iOS device with the stage display app can select from any available layout. Only one layout at a Mme can be used with a wired stage display.
If you don’t select Text Only for the slides, a thumbnail image of the slide will be shown instead. Media is shown as a thumbnail when it is assigned to either the current or next slide. Videos can’t be shown on the stage display.
Slides notes are added in the Editor on the Slide ProperMes tab. If no notes are entered, nothing will be shown in the Slide Notes boxes.
When you enable the stage display opMon to show chord charts, a new box will be added to the layout. You can move and resize the box to fit your needs. Chord charts are only shown for the presentaMon they are associated with. When you change to a presentaMon without a chord chart, the box will be empty. Adding chord charts to presentaMons is covered earlier in this user guide.
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The clock and countdown sesngs for stage display are linked to the Clocks module in ProPresenter. You can start any clock from the Clocks module, or if you have a Countdown Message that uses a clock that is enabled on the stage display, it will start with that clock as well. Clocks on the stage display are useful for showing how much Mme is lec before an event starts and for showing a speaker how much Mme he has lec. If you would like to change the color of each clock or countdown on the stage display, you can do that from here.
Video Countdown shows the Mme remaining on the currently playing video. This feature is helpful for those on stage to know how much Mme is lec in a video, such as a countdown video or intro video. When enabled, it runs for Background and Foreground videos.
Strip Leading Zeroes changes the clock display from 00:05:30 to 5:30. Clocks also support a funcMon called Over Run, you can now have the clock change colors when it passes zero if you have Use NegaMve Color enabled.
The boHom set of layout opMons control how stage display messages are shown. Stage Display Messages are unique because these are only shown on the stage display. In ProPresenter 5, you can change the color of the box when it flashes, or you can disable the flashing effect enMrely.
To access this feature, open the View menu and select Stage Display Message, add a buHon to your toolbar, or press Control-­‐S. Type your message and click the Send Message; the Message box on the stage display will show the message and flash if you have that enabled. Clear will remove the message completely and Hide removes the message from the stage display, but doesn’t delete the message.
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TwiXer
ProPresenter 5 includes the ability to search for and display tweets directly through the program. You can search by keywords or hashtags, and moderate which results are shown on screen.
To open the TwiHer module, click on the TwiHer buHon in the toolbar, select it from the View menu, or press Control-­‐Shic-­‐W. If you have a TwiHer account you can log-­‐in to authorize ProPresenter to connect to TwiHer. Note: You can use the TwiLer module without authorizing ProPresenter, but the search results won’t be update in real-­‐6me. It is highly recommended that you authorize the module so that it works as intended.
Acer you have authorized ProPresenter to connect with your TwiHer account, you can begin searching for tweets to show on screen. You can search for a keyword or by using a hashtag. The “Include Historical Search” opMon allows older results to be searched and used. If you have authorized ProPresenter to access your TwiHer account, the results will be updated in real-­‐Mme.
Checking Ignore Retweets will ignore tweets using the new retweet styling as well as messages that start with “RT”. You can click on the Logout buHon in the top-­‐right corner to disconnect your TwiHer account.
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Once you have search results available you can remove results, ignore them, or approve them. Clicking the X will remove a results if it isn’t relevant or you don’t want to see it, and clicking the check will approve the tweet. Approved tweets are moved to the column on the right and go into the display rotaMon.
As with slides and media, you can also set a transiMon for your approved tweets. Click the transiMon menu in the top-­‐right corner and pick from any of the available transiMons; these work just like slide transiMons.
You can set the Max Tweets to limit the number of results that are returned. This is useful if you are at a conference or other event with a lot of tweets being sent and want to see a larger number of these to select from. If you want to start over, click the Clear Search Results buHon. If tweets are coming in too fast for you to approve them, you can pause and resume the search results.
Once you have approved tweets, you can set the Slide Dura/on to be up to 60 seconds long before the next tweet is shown. If you need to clear the list of approved tweets, click the Clear Approved buHon.
The preview shown in the image above is created using the template shown below. The template is made of one image object (with a placeholder image) and three text boxes. You can layout these objects however you want. You aren’t required to have all four objects, either. Acer you have placed the objects on the slide, select the Object ProperMes tab for the slide. Select each object and choose the appropriate opMon from the Name list. When you select this template from the TwiHer module, the appropriate elements will be placed on the slide based on your template.
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Tweets are currently there own slides and cannot be used as Props or Messages with other content.
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LocalizaLon
ProPresenter 5 now has the ability to be localized into other languages. As of the release, only Spanish and Korean will be included, but other languages will be added over Mme.
Instead of localizing the applicaMon directly, we have included language packs in the program that are changed based on your system language sesngs. If you choose a language other than Spanish or Korean, ProPresenter will use English as the default language.
This is supported in OS X and Windows 7 Professional (or higher).
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Modules
ProPresenter has included addiMonal add-­‐on modules since ProPresenter 3. In ProPresenter 5 we’ve made it easier to test these modules to see if they are right for you. Each of the features covered in this secMon of the user guide require an addiMonal purchase of an unlock code, and in some case, addiMonal hardware is required. For informaMon about pricing, please visit our website.
Unlike a ProPresenter license, modules are licensed per computer and do not have a site license opMon. If you require the same module on mulMple computers, you will need to purchase mulMple copies of the module. Modules are linked directly to a computer by a system ID Code and cannot be transferred as needed. Modules can be transferred by our customer service department in the event of hardware upgrades or hardware failure.
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Demo Modules and Registering Modules
In ProPresenter 5 we have added the ability to easily demo any of our modules before purchasing them. To access these opMons, open ProPresenter Preferences and click on the Modules tab. You will see the interface shown below.
If you have purchased modules in a previous version of ProPresenter on this same computer, they will have been automaMcally upgraded to ProPresenter 5 and will show has already being purchased.
To demo the modules, click the Demo Module buHon at the boHom of the menu. This will acMvate all of the modules in Preferences. When you acMvate a demo module, a watermark will be applied to your output screen. Modules are also only acMve for the current session of ProPresenter. When you close and re-­‐launch the program, you will need to acMve the demo modules again. Demo modules are intended for determining if they will fit your needs and are not intended to be used in a live event. No temporary trial codes for modules will be available.
If you want to purchase a module, click on the blue Buy buHon. This will open the in-­‐app store where you can purchase the module. Modules purchased this way will automaMcally be registered and acMvated on the same computer.
If you have purchased a module from a reseller or directly from our website, enter the 25-­‐digit code and then click the plus buHon to acMvate it. When you purchase a module, you will be sent an acMvaMon code. You will need to follow the instrucMons in the receipt to acMvate that number for the unlock code. You will also need the ID Code shown on the Modules tab in order to link the code to the right computer.
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Alpha Key Module
The Alpha Key Module has two funcMons: (1) Blend ProPresenter’s content over incoming video and then send that combined content back to a switcher or projector; (2) Generate a key and fill signal that is then sent to a broadcast-­‐quality switcher that is able to accept this type of signal.
When using method one, the actual composiMng of the incoming video signal and the content in ProPresenter (text or lower-­‐third graphics normally) is done on the video card itself and then sent back out to a switcher or projector. Choose this method by selecMng Internal from the drop-­‐
down menu.
The second method sends what are referred to as a “key and fill signals” to your switcher allowing you to have a broadcast-­‐quality signal. Choose this method by selecMng External from the drop-­‐down menu.
These are the sesngs that you should set on the Advanced tab in Preferences.
• Check the box for Enable Output Device and choose the "Blackmagic Video Output".
• For the Mode sesng, choose the appropriate sesng whether it be standard definiMon (NTSC) or High DefiniMon (720p, 1080p).
• The Compression sesng should be lec blank.
Finally, you will need to specify what kind of keying you wish to do under the "Alpha Key Sesngs" secMon:
• Disabled: This will output a full video out signal to your program and preview ports on the Decklink card
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is passed through the Decklink card when using this mode -­‐-­‐ you cannot use the Decklink audio outputs for sound out of ProPresenter when this mode is acMve).
• External Key: If you are sending separate key and fill outputs to your broadcast video switcher, this is the opMon you will choose. It sends the key signal through the preview out of the Decklink card and the fill out of the program output.
Set the Blend to specify the maximum opacity of the video overlays.
NOTE: In order to get full HD output you must have a video display device aLached to the computer that is at least the resolu6on of the HD output. The reason is that everything is rendered in the graphics card before output and we are unable to render out video textures at resolu6ons higher than the display devices the computer is connected to.
For example, if you're trying to render out at 1920x1080 content to your output display, your primary display must also have at least this resolu6on, if not higher.
In addiMon to configuring the Alpha Key sesngs on the Advanced tab, you will also need to ensure a few sesngs are correct on the Display tab.
In Preferences, click the Display tab and ensure that the Display at Top Most Window Layer is not checked. You also need to manually enter the output resoluMon for your SDI signal. If your output doesn’t look correct, verify that the Output Screen resoluMon is set for your SDI signal and not the connected DVI or VGA display. If you are sMll having trouble with the signal, open the Blackmagic preference panel in System Preferences and make sure that Remove field jiaer when video is paused is not checked and that When not playing video, send is set to Black. Both of these opMons are on the boHom of the Sesng tab in the Blackmagic preferences panel.
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Edge Blending Module
The Edge Blending module makes it easy and affordable to use edge blending in your environment. Edge blending consists of two or three overlapping projected images that have the overlapping regions adjusted to create a seamless blend. Because the outputs of each projector have to overlap in order for blending to occur, the actual width of your output will be smaller than the output resoluMon.
Before you make your adjustments to the Edge Blending Module, you will need to configure a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go, as well as your computer and ProPresenter, for the proper resoluMon. Refer to the Matrox Configura/on secMon later in this user guide for details on sesng up a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go.
Once you have properly configured your computer and ProPresenter to work with double-­‐wide or triple-­‐wide media, you can configure the Blend module. To start, check both the Enable Data and Enable Blending boxes. Select the number of projectors (two or three) that you are going to be using. To get started, you can enter the number of screens as your Screen Size, however, entering the final screen width in inches will give you a more precise blend. The Blend Area and Total Blend need to be posiMve values, so if they aren’t, double-­‐check the screen resoluMon sesngs.
The lower secMon is used to adjust your blend areas. The black-­‐and-­‐white box is actually the representaMon of the curve being used to apply the blending adjustments. The three opMons-­‐-­‐
Linear, Cubic, and QuadraMc-­‐-­‐will result in slightly different blends. Test each opMon to see which works best for you since this varies depending on projectors and environmental factors.
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The four sliders allow you to adjust the values of the blend. You will need to spend some Mme working with these to get the best blend you can. It’s recommended that you start with the first two sliders, Blend and Intensity, at 100% to help you establish a good baseline for adjusMng your blend. Gamma adjusts the brightness of the non-­‐blended are compared to the blended regions. If you find that your blended areas are brighter than the rest of your screen, you will want to adjust this sesngs. Black Level adjusts the video black brightness. Since a projector doesn’t display black, the brightness between the blended area and the rest of the screen may vary slightly.
You will want to use the blend grid to help you align your projectors and get them as perfectly aligned as possible before adjusMng the blend sesngs. Gesng the alignment perfect is criMcal to being able to achieve the best edge blend possible. If your projectors are slightly out of alignment, your blended area may be visible.
Due to the wide range of projects and their quality, achieving a “perfect” edge blend is quite difficult, even for the most skilled person. Due to many factors, such as quality of the projectors, age of the lamps in the projectors, number of hours each projector has been used, and even the brand of the lamps in the projector, you may sMll see a slightly visible area where the images overlap. This occurs with any edge blending soluMon.
If you aren’t familiar with edge blending, you may want to watch the tutorial on our website first.
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Master Control Module
The Master Control Module allows one Master ProPresenter staMon to remotely trigger slides and Video/Image Bin contents of one or more networked ProPresenter Slave staMons. Each Slave staMon can have its own content suitable for its output, so it can be the same or different material than the Master staMon.
The ProPresenter staMons must first be networked together. To ensure that all signals are properly sent to the Slave staMons we recommend using a wired network, though a wireless network will work.
First, on each of your Slave staMons, select Slave from the pulldown menu in the Master Control secMon. The Name will be filled in with your computer’s name and the Port will be filled in with a randomly generated port.
On your Master staMon, select Master from the pulldown menu in the Master Control secMon. You will now see a list of any Slave staMons that are found on the network.
Click the Connect buHon for each of the Slave staMons. OpMonally, you can also check the Reconnect checkbox which means that this staMon will always automaMcally connect when it becomes available.
From this point, when you click on a slide on the Master staMon, the corresponding slide will be displayed on the Slave staMon. For example, if you click on the first slide in the first playlist document on the Master staMon, the first slide in the first playlist will be displayed on the Slave staMon.
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Similarly, when you click on an item in the Video/Image Bin on the Master staMon, the corresponding item will be displayed on the Slave staMon. For more advanced configuraMon, you can change the Name or Port of the Slave staMon by switching the Master Control pulldown menu to Off, making the necessary changes, and then switching back to Slave.
ProPresenter 5 will include the Slave funcMonality for free, but the Master Control Module will be an addiMonal add-­‐on purchase. Pricing is available on our website.
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MulL-­‐Screen Module
The MulM-­‐Screen module (formerly the Advanced Module) allows you to extend your projecMon from one screen, to two or three screens. Note: Refer to the Matrox Configuration section later in this user guide for details on
setting up a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go. This section will assume that
your computer and hardware have been properly configured.
Once you have enabled the MulM-­‐Screen module, you can select either DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go from the drop-­‐down menu. The configuraMon is idenMcal within in ProPresenter, but for this purpose, the sesngs are shown for TripleHead2Go.
The MulM-­‐Screen Module allows you to use one default configuraMon, or to create mulMple layout cues that can change the layout on demand. To create a new layout, click on the plus buHon and name the new layout. Use the minus buHon to remove a layout. These layouts can be used by right-­‐clicking on slide thumbnails and selecMng the cue from the “Add MulM-­‐Screen Sesng Cue”.
The opMons in the lower half of this preference menu allow you to designate which elements are shown on which screen. There are two addiMonal new features here. The first is that you can use different templates for individual screens. If you want to have large text on one screen, but want to use lower-­‐third text on the other two screens, simply create templates and then select them on the correct screen. Live Video also has its own sesngs now. So instead of your live video input following the Video/Image sesngs, it can now be shown on specific screens.
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Note: If you have certain elements in a template and they don’t exist in the Alt.
Template (e.g., Text Reveal settings), those won’t be used. So if the certain screen is
doing a text reveal, but the Alt Template on the side screens doesn’t have a text box
with the same Text Reveal setting enabled, the full text will be shown immediately.
Once you have create the layouts that you want to use, you’re ready to go. If you create mulMple layouts, the one that is selected will be the one that is used by default. If you want to change to a different layout on cue, right-­‐click on a slide and select the appropriate layout from the mulMscreen cue menu.
SelecMng Tile next to video with extend the same video or graphic all the way across your aHached displays. Leaving this box unchecked will cause your video or graphic to be shown on each of the three screens.
DVD clips can only be shown on one screen. Due to how DVDs are played we aren’t able to provide any addiMonal control over the posiMoning of DVD playback.
Web pages will be shown stretched across all three screens.
A TH2G can also funcMon as a DH2G, you just have to change the sesngs in the GXM Control Panel and the MulMScreen panel.
The MulMScreen module doesn’t affect the Stage Display and both can be used simultaneously.
Masks can be used with a MulMScreen set up, but you will need to create a custom sized Mask layer sized to your output resoluMon. To do this, open the Mask module, click on the Document ProperMes tab, and enter a custom size for the resoluMon.
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SDI Output Module
The SDI Output module allows you to send true high-­‐definiMon video to your video system. When you enable this module, addiMonal sesngs will be enabled on the Advanced tab in Preferences.
Check the box for Enable Output Device and then choose the appropriate device and mode that is required for your video system. This module is designed to work with Blackmagic video cards. Other SDI cards may work, but they are not supported.
In Preferences, click the Display tab and ensure that the Display at Top Most Window Layer is not checked. You also need to manually enter the output resoluMon for your SDI signal. If your output doesn’t look correct, verify that the Output Screen resoluMon is set for your SDI signal and not the connected DVI or VGA display. If you are sMll having trouble with the signal, open the Blackmagic preference panel in System Preferences and make sure that Remove field jiaer when video is paused is not checked and that When not playing video, send is set to Black. Both of these opMons are on the boHom of the Sesng tab in the Blackmagic preferences panel.
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Communication Module
This module is only available for Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher and requires ProPresenter 5.1.4 or higher.
The CommunicaMon Module provides connecMvity to external devices via network or serial communicaMons according to what the protocol supports. The CommunicaMon Module consists of a number of different protocols which can be organized into three groups. This module supports the following: AMP, VDCP, Sony BVW, GVG100, Song BVS, RossTalk, DMX, and MIDI.
Purchasing the CommunicaMon Module gives you access to any of these protocols. You can also choose to purchase MIDI as its own module. Acer you have purchased the CommunicaMon Module you will see the new CommunicaMon tab in Preferences. Note: A working knowledge of the protocol you need to use is strongly recommended
as each protocol has various options available and they are not covered in great
detail in this guide. Due to the variety of configurations for these protocols, we can’t
offer much support. Protocol specifics should be available in product manuals or from
hardware manufacturers.
Playback Deck/Media Server Control Protocols
These protocols include AMP, VDCP, and Sony BVW. AMP and VDCP are media server protocols that have more capabiliMes than Sony BVW such as triggering clips by name. BVW can only control the playback of an already triggered clip.
Switcher Control Protocols
These protocols include GVG100, Sony BVS, and RossTalk. These protocols can control a switcher, allowing you to remotely enable and disable keys or fade to black.
Sony BVS is preferred over GVG100 when available since it has greater capabiliMes.
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RossTalk is a proprietary protocol supported by some Ross switchers. RossTalk is the preferred choice for a compaMble Ross switcher because it uses network communicaMon rather than serial. RossTalk is supported as 2 modes, Device and Controller. In Controller mode, ProPresenter can send commands to a connected Ross switcher. In Device mode, RossTalk provides some control of ProPresenter from a compaMble Ross switcher. For Device mode, the Ross switcher is setup to connect to ProPresenter as if it were an Expression CG machine. Once connected, Up/Down on the switcher will advance through the items of the selected playlist, and next will trigger slides or videos just like pressing the spacebar/right arrow key on the ProPresenter machine. Note that if you want to use both Controller and Device modes for RossTalk, you must configure 2 RossTalk devices, one for each mode as these modes require two different network connecMons.
You can also clear the output using the Clear Layer command where the layers correspond to the different ProPresenter clear commands as follows:
Layer 0 Clear All
Layer 1 Clear Live Video
Layer 2 Clear Background
Layer 3 Clear Slide
Layer 4 Clear Props
To add any of the available protocols to ProPresenter, click on the Add Device buHon in the lower right corner and select the protocol from the list. Each protocol has unique configuraMon sesngs. We have set each protocol to use the standard configuraMon as specified by each manufacturer. If your configuraMon requires different sesngs you will need to refer to the documentaMon for the device you are connecMng to with ProPresenter. The screenshot below shows GVG100 as an example.
Acer you have added a protocol, you will see a box that shows you the acMve protocols. You can connect or disconnect any protocol, or remove it, from here. If you need to change the sesngs for a protocol, click on the gear icon to open the sesngs menu.
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Click on Midi Setup or DMX Setup to modify these protocols.
The following screenshot shows several of the protocols listed at the same Mme. ProPresenter is capable of supporMng more than one protocol at the same Mme, within reason. Some protocol combinaMons don't make sense to run at the same Mme, like AMP and VDCP, but some do like AMP and RossTalk.
DMX and MIDI Protocols
Both of these protocols allow the user to define the DMX channels or MIDI notes that are mapped to the various controls for ProPresenter. DMX is fixed to a sequence of conMguous channels just like a lighMng fixture, whereas MIDI allows you to map any note to a given MIDI controllable ProPresenter command. These sesngs are defined in the CommunicaMon preference pane in ProPresenter under the DMX and MIDI buHons.
The DMX configuraMon allows you to define the starMng channel and displays how the other channels are mapped. DMX supports ArtNet over a network only. USB-­‐DMX interfaces are not supported. The screenshots below show a standard DMX setup. These values are entered by clicking on the DMX Setup buHon in the CommunicaMon Module. The image below is a scrolling window, not two separate windows.
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MIDI is covered extensively in the next secMon.
In the CommunicaMon preference pane you can setup devices which persist in ProPresenter unMl you remove them. They may opMonally automaMcally reconnect when ProPresenter is relaunched. From this preference pane you can also configure the DMX and MIDI opMons. In addiMon, there's a checkbox for whether to allow filenames longer than eight characters for VDCP and AMP.
VDCP and AMP require a Video/Image Bin playlist to be designated as the Comm Module playlist. This is the playlist that is used to select clips with either of these protocols. You can designate any Video/Image Bin playlist as your Comm Module playlist by right-­‐clicking on the playlist name. The display name of each video in this playlist must be unique and will be modified as necessary to make it unique. If the eight character filename opMon is checked, the display name will also be trimmed to eight unique characters as necessary. Consult your video switcher's manual to determine whether you need to enable the 8 character filename limit. If the switcher doesn't support variable length filenames, then you'll need to enable that opMon in ProPresenter.
For a switcher control protocol, an opMon will appear in the contextual menu of any slide to add a switcher control cue to that slide. Any Mme that slide is triggered, the chosen command is sent to the switcher if it's connected.
Assigning module commands to slides
When you have enabled a protocol that supports sending commands, you will be able to assign those commands to specific slides. Each protocol supports different cue opMons, so the menu that you see will be different. If you only have a single protocol assigned, you will not have the sub-­‐menu of protocols. GVG100, RossTalk (Controller mode), and Sony BVS are the only protocols that have slide cues available.
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Using RS-422 Serial with Communications Module
RS-­‐422 is a serial standard that defines how the serial signal is transmiHed electronically. There are several serial standards including RS-­‐232 and RS-­‐485. Note that these standards are electrically different and are not compaMble even though in many cases they use the same DB-­‐9 connector. Unfortunately, there are different, incompaMble ways that RS-­‐422 may be wired through a standard DB-­‐9 connector. There are two common DB-­‐9 pinouts that are used with RS-­‐422 in the context of video producMon equipment. Depending on your computer serial interface, you may be required to create a cable or use adapters to convert from one pinout to another. In addiMon, you may have to compensate for a pinout on a serial interface that doesn't match either of these common pinouts.
Here are the two common pinouts:
Deck Control Slave
DB-­‐9, usually Female
Pin 1 -­‐> Ground
Pin 2 -­‐> Tx -­‐
Pin 3 -­‐> Rx +
Pin 4 -­‐> Ground
Pin 5 -­‐> Nothing
Pin 6 -­‐> Ground
Pin 7 -­‐> Tx +
Pin 8 -­‐> Rx -­‐
Pin 9 -­‐> Ground
Deck Control Master
DB-­‐9, usually Male
Pin 1 -­‐> Ground
Pin 2 -­‐> Rx -­‐
Pin 3 -­‐> Tx +
Pin 4 -­‐> Ground
Pin 5 -­‐> Nothing
Pin 6 -­‐> Ground
Pin 7 -­‐> Rx +
Pin 8 -­‐> Tx -­‐
Pin 9 -­‐> Ground
These pinouts were originally used on tape based playback decks and have since been used on media servers and video switchers as well. The Deck Control Master pinout would typically be found on a controlling device such as an editor or video switcher. The Deck Control Slave pinout would typically be found on a playback deck that is to be controlled via serial.
There are two common types of RS-­‐422 computer interfaces you might run into. One is the serial port on video hardware such as BlackMagic Decklink cards or Ultrastudio 3D devices. There are other similar devices such as those made by AJA which also have RS-­‐422 ports, however we have discovered that AJA does not properly set their serial port configuraMon. In at least some of their devices (namely the ioXT), the serial port is fixed to a certain baud rate, parity, etc. and cannot be changed, as confirmed by AJA. Unfortunately, none of the manufacturers we talked to really support the serial port on their video hardware as a general purpose serial port, they tend to only support it when used with their own socware. However, we found that the serial port on BlackMagic hardware was very reliable.
The other common RS-­‐422 interface is a simple RS-­‐422/USB adapter. Note that this is not the same thing as (and not compaMble with) an RS-­‐232/USB adapter which is much more common. RS-­‐422/USB adapters are typically designed for use in compuMng environments rather than video producMon environments, therefore they will typically have a pinout that differs from the two specified above. In our limited tesMng, we have had mixed results with RS-­‐422/USB adapters. There are also RS-­‐422/RS-­‐232 converters which may work in conjuncMon with a common RS-­‐232/USB adapter. We have not tested this setup.
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Serial ports that are found on video hardware interfaces such as those made by BlackMagic typically have a Deck Control Master pinout configuraMon. When using the VDCP, AMP or Sony BVW protocols to control video playback in ProPresenter, the computer's serial port needs to be a Deck Control Slave configuraMon instead. This requires a custom cable or the use of adapters to switch the transmit and receive pins. When using GVG100 or Sony BVS editor protocols to control a video switcher, the editor port on a video switcher typically matches the Deck Control Slave pinout so this works with a BlackMagic serial port with just a straight through serial cable.
One of the easiest ways to create the necessary DB-­‐9 cable for whatever pinout you need, is to use two DB9/ethernet adapters connected with a straight thru ethernet cable. These inexpensive adapters are available from monoprice
hHp://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=1151
hHp://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?p_id=1152
The adapters come ready to assemble. You insert the colored leads from the ethernet jack into the appropriate pins of the DB9 connector. Here is a common configuraMon used to swap the transmit and receive lines for using a BlackMagic serial port as a Deck Control Slave with the VDCP, AMP or Sony BVW protocols in ProPresenter:
Adapter 1:
DB9 Pin 1 <-­‐> White DB9 Pin 2 <-­‐> Blue
DB9 Pin 3 <-­‐> Yellow
DB9 Pin 4 <-­‐> Red
DB9 Pin 5 <-­‐> Nothing
DB9 Pin 6 <-­‐> Green
DB9 Pin 7 <-­‐> Orange
DB9 Pin 8 <-­‐> Black
DB9 Pin 9 <-­‐> Brown
(Colors are the Ethernet leads.)
Adapter 2:
DB9 Pin 1 <-­‐> White
DB9 Pin 2 <-­‐> Black
DB9 Pin 3 <-­‐> Orange
DB9 Pin 4 <-­‐> Green
DB9 Pin 5 <-­‐> Nothing
DB9 Pin 6 <-­‐> Red
DB9 Pin 7 <-­‐> Yellow
DB9 Pin 8 <-­‐> Blue
DB9 Pin 9 <-­‐> Brown
(Colors are the Ethernet leads.)
The goal in creaMng the proper cable is to connect the Receive lines Rx-­‐/Rx+ with the Transmit lines on the other end Tx-­‐/Tx+, as well as connecMng the ground pins. The polarity of the Rx/Tx connecMon should match, so Rx-­‐ should be connected to Tx-­‐ and Rx+ should be connected to Tx
+. This process is the same regardless of what serial interface you are connecMng to. For RS-­‐422/
USB adapters or other RS-­‐422 serial ports, you may need to consult the documentaMon for your device to get the pinout.
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MIDI Module
This module is only available for Mac OS X 10.6.8 and higher and requires ProPresenter 5 version 5.1.4 or higher.
The MIDI Module can be purchased separately or as part of the broader CommunicaMon Module.
The MIDI configuraMon allows you to auto-­‐fill all the commands from a starMng note, or you can assign any MIDI note to a given command. You must ensure that you don't assign the same MIDI note to mulMple commands since this will result in undefined behavior. MIDI connecMons are supported for any CoreMIDI device. Network devices may be configured via OS X's Audio MIDI Setup uMlity.
Audio MIDI Setup is found in /ApplicaMons/UMliMes in the Finder.
Acer you have opened Audio MIDI Setup, click on the Window menu and select Show MIDI Window.
Double-­‐click on the Network icon on the MIDI Studio screen.
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Acer you double-­‐click on Network, you will see the MIDI Network Setup panel. This is where you create your session that will allow your MIDI controller and your Mac to interact. The screen shot below shows the completed configuraMon; the steps below the screenshot will guide you through the setup.
To setup your session, click on the plus (+) buHon under My Sessions. This will create a default session Mtled “Session 1”. This name doesn’t maHer so you don’t need to change it. Check the box next to “Session 1”. Acer a few moments, you will see available devices in the Directory lisMng. Select the device and click Connect. Change the Who may connect to me opMon to Anyone. Verify that Enabled is selected at the top of your Session sesngs. You do not need to make any other changes. Do not select anything for Live rou/ngs or your connecMon may not work properly.
Now that you have configured Audio MIDI Sesngs for your Mac, you are ready to setup ProPresenter’s MIDI controls.
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Click on the Device menu in the lower-­‐right corner of the module and add a new MIDI device. Select the correct device that you have setup to be used with your Mac. Click Save and then Connect acer you have finished configuring the rest of the MIDI sesngs.
Click on the MIDI Setup buHon to open the MIDI communicaMon sesngs. MIDI notes range from 0 to 127. Entering a number next to Auto Fill and then clicking the buHon will fill all of the values beginning with your chosen value. If you want each secMon to start at a different, type your starMng value in the first box of each list and then click the Auto Fill using the first value in each Form at the boHom.
MIDI values cannot be shared between commands. For example, you could not assign All: 48 and Next Playlist: 48 at the same Mme.
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Matrox ConfiguraLon
The Edge Blending module and the MulM-­‐Screen module both require a Matrox DualHead2Go (DH2G) or TripleHead2Go (TH2G). We do not support any other hardware for these two modules.
If you have not already purchased a DH2G or TH2G and you aren’t certain which unit to get, use this tool from Matrox to help you determine what you need to order. We recommend purchasing Matrox units directly from us since we have confirmed that the bundles we provide have all of the required hardware that you will need.
We recommend downloading the latest socware driver directly from Matrox’s website rather than installing the one on the CD. You can choose the version you need here.
The following instrucMons are only for the Digital EdiMon or DisplayPort EdiMon DH2G and TH2G. If your computer has a MiniDisplayPort or ThunderBolt connecMon, you must use the DisplayPort EdiMon.
The following instruc/ons are for Mac OS X 10.6.x.
Acer the socware is installed, you can access the Matrox GXM Control Panel from your Apple System Preferences.
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Acer you have opened the Matrox GXM Control Panel, click on Matrox Power Desk in the toolbar and select Open Matrox GXM Control Panel. You will see the window shown below.
The lec side of the screen allows you to choose the display sesngs you need to use. Make those selecMons then click on the right arrow to add the resoluMon to the Ac/ve Resolu/ons and Refresh Rates list. If your resoluMon is already listed, you don’t need to make any changes. When you are done, click Apply Changes.
Refer to the Configuring your computer for first use secMon for instrucMons on selecMng the resoluMon for your secondary display. You should have a high resoluMon that matches what you selected in the Matrox Control Panel. If you selected 3 * 800x600 60 Hz in the Matrox sesngs, you should have a resoluMon opMon of 2400 x 600 60 Hz in the system display sesngs.
You will know you have properly configured your displays when you see the default desktop image spanning all three displays. If you do not see this, try restarMng your computer and then going through the steps again.
For a full list of supported resoluMons, refer to this page on Matrox.com.
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The following instruc/ons are for OS X 10.7.x and 10.8.x.
If you are using one of these two versions of OS X, then there is a different version of Matrox GXM. Rather than opening the GXM Control Panel from System Preferences, you will need to click on the Matrox icon in the toolbar.
If you purchased a Matrox DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go directly from RenewedVision, select EDID Management from the drop down list.
If you have not connected your Mac to your DH2G or TH2G, you will be guided through this process first. Once you have connected the hardware, you will see a screen like the one below.
The lec side of the screen allows you to choose the display sesngs you need to use. Make those selecMons then click on the right arrow to add the resoluMon to the Ac/ve Resolu/ons and Refresh Rates list. If your resoluMon is already listed, you don’t need to make any changes. When you are done, click Apply Changes.
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selected in the Matrox Control Panel. If you selected 3 * 800x600 60 Hz in the Matrox sesngs, you should have a resoluMon opMon of 2400 x 600 60 Hz in the system display sesngs.
You will know you have properly configured your displays when you see the default desktop image spanning all three displays. If you do not see this, try restarMng your computer and then going through the steps again.
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ProPresenter Remote
ProPresenter is able to be remotely controlled over a Wi-­‐Fi connecMon by an Apple iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. You can find the ProRemote iOS applicaMon in the iTunes Store.
To enable the ProPresenter Remote within ProPresenter, open ProPresenter’s Preferences, click on the Network tab, then check the Enable box under ProPresenter Remote Server. You will also need to check Controller and/or Observer. You can change the passwords if you want.
The Remote can operate in one of two modes. In Control mode, selecMng a slide of any presentaMon will cause ProPresenter to switch to that presentaMon and select that slide immediately. In Observe mode, the applicaMon will follow along with the slides as they are advanced in ProPresenter.
Acer you enabled the Remote Server in ProPresenter, you will be able to connect your iOS device to ProPresenter. Select your computer, type the password you entered in ProPresenter, and click Connect.
Note: Most users should be able to connect using the screen on the left. However, if
your network is configured in a certain way, you may not see the computer listed. In
this case, you can swipe left to use the Manual Connect option. This method is
covered in more detail at the end of this section. If neither method works, verify your
computer and iOS device are on the same network.
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Acer you have connected the remote to your computer, you will the first screen shown below. This screen lists your Library as well as the available playlists. Acer selecMng a playlist you will see all of the items in that playlist. SelecMng a media file will allow you to display the file. SelecMng a presentaMon will allow you to select slides. If you click on the eraser icon you can use any of the clear commands, including displaying your logo.
If you are using the remote to control slides, you will also see the acMve slide changing in ProPresenter on your computer. Slides can also be changed in ProPresenter while using the remote, so if you want someone to change the slides on the computer for part of your event and someone to use the remote for another part, you can.
PresentaMons that have a Mmeline will show a set of controls at the boHom of the slide view for starMng, pausing, or rewinding a Mmeline. The controls are only visible on a presentaMon that has a Mmeline, otherwise they are hidden.
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The Producer tab gives you the opMon to display Messages and Countdowns, control your Clocks, and change the acMve Stage Display layout and send Stage Display Messages. Acer clicking on Producer you can swipe to the right or click the menu buHon in the top lec corner to select a different Producer funcMon.
SelecMng Messages will load the list of Messages and Countdowns that were available in ProPresenter at the Mme you opened the app. If you change or add a Message or Countdown, you will have to restart the app to see it in the list.
If your Message or Countdown has token fields, you will be able to enter those values. The image below shows a Nursery Number that has been filled in. Click the Show buHon to send this message to the screen. SelecMng one of the Countdowns would show a similar screen. This feature makes it possible for someone other than the ProPresenter operator to adjust on-­‐screen countdowns or display messages for the audience.
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The other two funcMons of the Producer mode are Clocks and Stage Display. Clocks is used for sesng the Mme of Countdowns shown on the Stage Display or that are used for countdowns seen by the audience.
The Stage Display tab allows you to send a short message to the Stage Display output of ProPresenter if it is enabled in your layout. Type your message into the text field then click the Show buHon. This buHon will say Hide while a message is being shown.
You can also quickly select a different pre-­‐defined Stage Display Layout. Clicking the buHon will bring up a list of available layouts. Select a different layout by tapping on the name.
The Remote funcMon provides two large buHons for advancing through presentaMons. The top part of this screen will show the current and next slide text. The text box below the buHons will show slides notes for the current slide if they are present.
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As menMoned earlier, the remote app has an opMon to connect to a specific IP address. This is useful for a number of reasons, but will generally only be needed if your network has been configured in such a way that the remote and computer can’t “discover” each other using Bonjour and establish a connecMon on their own. This is generally caused by your computer being on a different subnet than your iOS device has connected to. There may also be a firewall prevenMng Bonjour from working properly.
The manual connect mode requires you to know the IP address of your computer and to define a port number for ProPresenter to connect through. In general, port number 80 can be used as this works for a number of programs that need a custom port number.
Finding your IP address on a Mac:
To find your IP address on your Mac, open System Preferences, go to Network, then select your network connecMon. The IP address will be listed on this screen under the Status secMon.
Find your IP address in Windows:
Finding your IP address for your PC is a liHle more complicated than on a Mac. Click on Start and type cmd to open Command Prompt. Once this opens, type ipconfig and then press Enter. This will display several lines of informaMon. Your IP address is the number listed next to IPv4 Address.
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Remote Stage Display
The Remote Stage Display app for iOS devices allows you to use your iPhone, iPod, or iPad as a wireless stage display. This is especially useful for portable churches, or churches on a budget, who don’t want to setup extra displays or run extra cables. To enable the Remote Stage Display within ProPresenter, open ProPresenter’s Preferences, click on the Network tab, then check the Enable box under Remote Stage Display Server SeRngs. You can change the default password if you want. Unless you need to use a specific port to connect, leave this opMon blank.
Acer you have enabled the Stage Display sesngs in ProPresenter’s Preferences, you can connect the app on your iOS device with the password you entered in the program. If you do not see your computer listed, you may need to connect using the Manual Connect mode. Refer to the details in the previous secMon about using the Manual Connect mode.
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As with the physically connected Stage Display, the iOS Stage Display app shows the same layouts. Any layout that has been created in ProPresenter can be selected in the app as well. If you have connected mulMple iOS devices to ProPresenter, each device can have a different layout selected.
When you log into the app, you will see either the Default layout, or the previously selected layout. The Default layout is shown below.
To change a layout, you can either tap on the screen and click the Change Layouts buHon, or swipe from the right side of the screen to see the available layouts. Either of these will show the same list of opMons as shown below.
Layouts can’t be created in the app, but you can change to any other layout that has been previously created in ProPresenter.
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Display PaXerns
ProPresenter 5 has three different display paHerns built into the program to make it easier for you to adjust projectors. These can be found by clicking on the View menu and selecMng the paHern you want to use from the Display paaerns sub-­‐menu.
Color Bars is useful for calibraMng the color of your projectors.
Blend Grid makes it easy to configure overlapping projector images.
Focus provides five points of reference for focusing and adjusMng key stone.
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Keyboard Shortcuts
Command
Mac Shortcut
Windows Shortcut
ProPresenter Menu
Preferences
Command-­‐, (Command-­‐Comma)
Control-­‐, (Control-­‐Comma)
Empty Cache
Control-­‐Command-­‐E
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐E
Hide ProPresenter
Command-­‐H
N/A
Hide Others
Command-­‐Op6on-­‐H
N/A
Quit ProPresenter
Command-­‐Q
Alt-­‐F4
New Presenta6on
Command-­‐N
Control-­‐N
Save All
Command-­‐S
Control-­‐S
Save As
Shi`-­‐Command-­‐S
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐S
Print
Command-­‐P
Control-­‐P
Undo
Command-­‐Z
Control-­‐Z
Redo
Shi`-­‐Command-­‐Z
Control-­‐Y
Cut
Command-­‐Z
Control-­‐X
Copy
Command-­‐C
Control-­‐C
Paste
Command-­‐V
Control-­‐V
Paste and Match Style
Op6on-­‐Shi`-­‐Command-­‐V
Alt-­‐V
Duplicate Slide
Shi`-­‐Command-­‐D
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐D
Delete
Delete
Delete
Select All
Command-­‐A
Control-­‐A
Deselect
Command-­‐D
Control-­‐U
Show Spelling and Grammar
Command-­‐: (Command-­‐Colon)
N/A
Check Spelling
Command-­‐; (Command-­‐Semicolon) N/A
Special Characters
Command-­‐Op6on-­‐T
N/A
Next Slide
→
→
Previous Slide
←
←
Next Background
Command-­‐→
Control-­‐→
Previous Background
Command-­‐←
Control-­‐←
Clear All
F1
F1
Clear Slide
F2
F2
Clear Background
F3
F3
Clear Props
F4
F4
Clear Audio
F5
F5
Clear Mask
N/A
N/A
Logo
F6
F6
Live Video
F7
F7
File Menu
Edit Menu
AcLons Menu
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Search Library
Command-­‐F
Control-­‐F
Show Library Selec6on
Command-­‐L
Control-­‐L
Show Slide on Stage Display Only Command-­‐0 (Command-­‐Zero)
Control-­‐0 (Control-­‐Zero)
View Menu
Audio Bin
Control-­‐A
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐A
Bibles
Control-­‐B
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐B
Clocks
Control-­‐C
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐C
DVD
Control-­‐D
Control-­‐D
Editor
Control-­‐E
Control-­‐E
Format Bar
Control-­‐F
Control-­‐Alt-­‐F
Mask
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐M
Control-­‐Alt-­‐M
Media Browser
Control-­‐K
Control-­‐K
Messages
Control-­‐M
Control-­‐M
Props
Control-­‐P
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐P
Resources
Control-­‐R
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐R
SongSelect
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐S
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐S
Stage Display Message
Control-­‐S
Alt-­‐S
Timeline
Control-­‐T
Control-­‐T
TwiLer
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐W
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐W
Video/Image Bin
Control-­‐V
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐V
Web
Control-­‐W
Control-­‐W
Bring to Front
Shi`-­‐Command-­‐F
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐F
Send to Back
Shi`-­‐Command-­‐B
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐B
Show Fonts
Command-­‐T
Control-­‐T
Bold
Command-­‐B
Control-­‐B
Italic
Command-­‐I
Control-­‐I
Underline
Command-­‐U
Control-­‐U
Bigger
Command-­‐+ (Command-­‐Plus)
Control-­‐+ (Control-­‐Plus)
Smaller
Command-­‐ -­‐ (Command-­‐Minus)
Control-­‐ -­‐ (Control-­‐Minus)
Show Colors
Shi`-­‐Command-­‐C
N/A
Copy Style
Op6on-­‐Command-­‐C
Control-­‐Alt-­‐C
Paste Style
Op6on-­‐Command-­‐V
Control-­‐Alt-­‐V
Align Le`
Command-­‐{
Control-­‐L
Center
Command-­‐|
Control-­‐C
Align Right
Command-­‐}
Control-­‐R
Copy Ruler
Control-­‐Command-­‐C
N/A
Paste Ruler
Control-­‐Command-­‐V
N/A
Output Window (On/Off)
Command-­‐1
Control-­‐1
Stage Display Window (On/Off)
Command-­‐2
Control-­‐2
Format Menu
Window Menu
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Editor
Send remaining text to new slide Op6on-­‐Return
Control-­‐Enter
Send remaining text to next slide Op6on-­‐Shi`-­‐Return
Control-­‐Shi`-­‐Enter
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TroubleshooLng
If you are having problems with ProPresenter operaMng properly, please verify that you have the latest updates installed for ProPresenter 5. If you cannot open the program, you can download the latest version from our website.
For further troubleshooMng instrucMons, please visit hHp://forums.renewedvision.com. Access the correct support forum for your version of ProPresenter and refer to the TroubleshooMng topic listed in each forum.
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AddiLonal Resources
Tutorial Videos
There are a number of quick tutorial videos that will introduce you to the basics of many of the new features in ProPresenter 5. These are not intended to be training resources, but are simply to help you understand how features work and where things are located.
Click here to watch the tutorials.
FAQ
There is a comprehensive Frequently Asked QuesMons secMon on our website. If we receive quesMons repeatedly we create a new FAQ on this website so that others can easily find the answer without needing to contact support. This makes it easy for you to find answers acer-­‐
hours and to save yourself some Mme by not having to call. Not every quesMon will be here, so if you can’t find an answer, try one of our other resources or contact us directly.
User Forums
Our user forums are a great place to get help from other users and from our support staff. You must create an account in the forums in order to post messages or replies, but this is a free resource. Phone and E-­‐mail
You can find our direct contact informaMon on our website.
Twiaer
You can find us on TwiHer using these names: @renewedvision, @propresenter, @rvsupport.
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