Sermon Editor: Edit all slides at once?

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Brian Maag | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 13 2016 11:11 AM

Is there a way to edit the format for all the slides created in a sermon? (FYI, I export to PPT) For instance, the default aspect ratio seems to be 16:9. I need to make all my slides 4:3. Also, I like to use the same media background for all the slides. Currently, I need to edit each slide individually. It would save LOTS of time to be able to do this in one move.

I understand a lot of "post-export" options are being introduced in the 7.1 BETA, but I can't bring myself to jump to beta quite yet.

This has plenty of potential with me if some of this can be worked out.

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 13 2016 2:41 PM

FL is working on some things that will eventually make this easier. For now, your best option is to adjust the slide size (4:3 rather than 16:9) before you begin creating content for your sermon document. To do this:

1:Open a new document

2. Hover over the Title Slide and select Edit

3. Adjust the size, theme, fonts, etc and select Update Sermon

All of the other slides in that document should then been created with your new preferences.   

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Brian Maag | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 15 2016 7:30 AM

Fredc,

Thanks for the idea. This worked as far as getting the media to be the same (a big plus), but my preferences for the aspect ratio and "reference on FIRST slide (instead of every)" did not carry over as I created additional slides.

I'll take it as a start!

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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 15 2016 8:11 AM

I'm not sure why it is not carrying over. There may be a bug in 7.0 that is preventing it. I am running beta and it works.

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Brian Maag | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 15 2016 9:46 AM

Yes, I have been trying this on a stable installation. I'm setting up a separate account to try the beta and see if I can get this all to work. Unfortunately, it has to have a certain degree of functionality to be worthwhile for me. Otherwise, it's simpler to make the slides manually in Powerpoint.

Hoping the feature will get to that point soon!

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