Font size in Visual Copy slides

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Werner Krutzler | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 26 2016 6:37 AM

I have noticed Logos 7 Visual Copy produces slides with a very large font size and will only put four lines on a slide.  A tried making a slide with only two verses on it and it took three slides to contain the two verses.  I could not find a way to make the font smaller or an option to fit verses to slide.  This works with all the backgrounds I tried.  Logos 6 reduced the font size to fit the information to the size.  Am I missing something?

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Adam Borries (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 26 2016 9:30 AM

Visual Copy in Logos 7 will still resize the text to fit on one slide, as long as it is all one paragraph. If your selected text contains a paragraph break, the Media Tool will automatically create a new slide at that point. If you are quoting from Psalms or another passage with a lot of line breaks, simply remove those from the "body text" field in Media Tool. 

Conversely, if you want to split your quote into multiple slides (for larger font size), simply insert a line break (or -- on it's own line) in the body text.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 26 2016 9:42 AM

Adam Borries (Faithlife):
Visual Copy in Logos 7 will still resize the text to fit on one slide, as long as it is all one paragraph. If your selected text contains a paragraph break, the Media Tool will automatically create a new slide at that point. If you are quoting from Psalms or another passage with a lot of line breaks, simply remove those from the "body text" field in Media Tool. 

As I've said before, it would be much better if Logos copied the behaviour of Proclaim, and only inserted a slide break when there is a proper paragraph break (with a whole blank line between the paragraphs). Apart from causing these sorts of problems, when you export to Proclaim you end up with something different to what you had in Logos.

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Gary Belhomme | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 26 2016 6:44 PM

When I paste a large amount of text, and break it up with line brakes, the font remains small. I found a workaround where I copy the text into Word, and create the paragraph breaks, then I past it into the "Body Text" filed in the Media tool. Is there another way to resize the fonts once the slide is already rendered?

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Gary Belhomme | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 26 2016 6:57 PM

Please ignore my previous comment and question. I now realize that I was entering more than one line break. By following Mark Barnes's instructions, the font resizes perfectly.

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Adam Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Sep 16 2016 9:58 AM

Along these lines, I'm trying to make the font size larger.  I have a slide that I want to use for announcements.  It only has ten words in it.  But it takes up less than 1/5 of the slide.  There is much more space, because I can enter a lot more if I want to, without it reducing the font size.  Can I increase it?

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CharlesJ | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 4 2016 1:54 PM

I didn't have size problems with Logos 6 with visual copy.  Now with Logos 7 I end up with two or three slides with LARGE FONTS.   Even if I go in and take out the spaces and paragraph separations in my body text.... I still end up with several visual copy slides.   UNHAPPY CAMPER!!

Now I don't use visual copy any longer where as I use to use it all the time in my emails.

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