How-To’s

How do I set up a Gap Item?

During a Live Show you may want a gap in between each item on your worship list. This might be useful in situations where the worship leader wants to say something before moving to the next item. A Gap can be a Black Screen, the default session background or a user-defined background such as a church logo.

To set up a Gap Item:

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window, click View->Options
  2. Click Show tab
  3. Select appropriate option at Gap between items.
  4. If you want to fade into a Gap Item, tick the Use Fad Transition box.
  5. Click OK to save the details.
  6. Gap item is now set up. The bottom right side of the Status Bar will indicate the type of Gap item you have selected.

Note that if you have a media option set up in the Left Pane default tab, the media file will have precedence over the selected gap item. For example, you have set a default video background, during the gap item, the video file will be displayed instead of your Gap Image background.

How do I set up a Rotating Item?

  1. At EasiSlides main Window, click on the InfoScreen or Database Item you want to use.
  2. Click the Edit icon to open up the editor
  3. Click Rotate Style Tab.
  4. If you want each slide to rotate at set regular intervals, set the time, in seconds, at the Simple Up/Down Control
  5. If you want to set individual interval for each slide, see the section, Sequence Timings, below for more information.
  6. After you have set your timing(s), Click Save, then exit the editor.
  7. Make sure the Stop Auto Rotatebutton on the Main Screen is not pressed.
  8. Place the item on the Worship List, and click the middle pane Live Button to make the item live.
  9. The Live Show will start and the item will rotate according to the timings you have set.

How do I set up Sequence Timings

Use sequence timings to set individual timings for the rotation. To set this up:-

  1. Follow the above Rotating Item steps 1 to 4.
  2. Click Sequence
  3. Set up your Rotation Sequence order for the slides (Bottom half Right Pane of the editor)
  4. A list of timing controls will appear. Set each time as so desired.
  5. Alternatively, you may wish to set the timing in step with a audio/video file. If so, use the folder icon at the Rotate Style Tab to select the media file you want to use. Click Play to start the media. As the media is played, use the play position of the file is updated in red, click the red left arrow at the appropriate point to add the time to the timing control at each slide. Note that the media file you specify here is for reference only, ie. The file name is not saved in the editor.
  6. Click the blue left arrow to update the sequence length. You can actually leave the length as zero to let EasiSlides will work out the media length automatically during the rotation.
  7. After you have filled in all your timing controls, Click Save, then exit the editor.
  8. Make sure the Stop Auto Rotate button on the Main Screen is not pressed.
  9. Place the item on the Worship List
  10. Optional: If you want to play a media file and click the middle pane Set button. Then click the media button and select the media option and file as appropriate.
  11. Click the middle pane Live Button to make the item live.
  12. The Live Show will start and the item will rotate according to the timings you have set. If you had specified a Media File, the media file will automatically start.

How do I set up Dual Monitor?

Dual Monitor is where your PC/Laptop has an additional video output which is different than your normal output. In addition to supporting Dual Monitor, EasiSlides can also make use of a third video output (as a Lyrics Monitor), if your PC has it.

Check if your PC has Dual Monitor:

  1. At Windows Desktop, right click and select Properties
  2. Select Settings tab.
  3. If you see two sample screens displayed then your PC/Laptop has dual monitor.

Dual Monitor:

If you have a second Video Output on your PC (Dual Monitor), EasiSlides can use this second output to display the LIVE Show to the congregation. You will need to let EasiSlides know by doing the following:-

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window, click View->Options
  2. Click Monitors tab
  3. At Live Output Monitor, select the monitor you want to use as your projected output for the congregation.
  4. Tick the Always attempt Secondary Monitor Box. You need to tick this box because Windows sometimes don’t show up your secondary monitor if it is not connected, ie. You don’t get the secondary monitor item on your list. By ticking the box, EasiSlides will always try to send the output to the Secondary monitor at the start of a Live Show.
  5. Click OK to save the details.
  6. Dual Monitor is now set up.

Lyrics Monitor:

If you have a third Video Output on your PC, or software to let you send third monitor outputs, you can set up this third output for the choir/musicians:-

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window, click View->Options
  2. Click Monitors tab
  3. At Lyrics Monitor, select the third monitor you want to use as your projected output for the choir/musicians.
  4. Tick the Always attempt Secondary Monitor Box.
  5. Set font size, colours as appropriate.
  6. Click OK to save the details.
  7. Lyrics Monitor is now set up.

How do I Show the Book Reference Number for a song?

EasiSlides can display a Reference Alert when an item is shown in a live show. The Reference Alert can be the stored Song Number, Song Title, Book Reference or user Reference Details. You can use Pick and Substitute to replace certain symbols with your own definition. The follow steps show how to use the Reference Alert to display “The Source” Book Reference Number.

  1. At EasiSlides Main Window, click View->Options
  2. Click the Alerts Tab.
  3. At the Display Reference for New Item Section, click the Book Reference option.
  4. At Pick & Substitute, tick Enable and Blank If Not Found boxes.
  5. In the Pick Box, enter: TS
  6. In the Substitute Box, enter: The Source
  7. (Note you may wish to put a space at the end to have a space gap)
  8. Set Font, duration, alignment, colours as so desired.
  9. Click OK.
  10. The reference Alert is now set.
  11. To test out, at the songs list on the Main EasiSlides Window click on the song Abide With Me, The reference “The Source 2” will show up on screen.

At Step 5 you can use MP and Step 6, use Mission Praise. This will show the equivalent Mission Praise Reference. Likewise, you can use SF and Songs of Fellowship to display Songs of Fellowship Book reference.