Uploading song files from Powerpoint

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Craig Minke | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 13 2012 9:23 PM

Hello. How do I import all my songs (all in PowerPoint) into Proclaim.  When I tried to find them the program only seemed to be able to locate text files, and all of my songs are in PowerPoint only.  Thanks

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 13 2012 9:34 PM

Proclaim does not currently support importing from PowerPoint. Support for this feature is coming in a future release.

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Craig Minke | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 13 2012 9:41 PM

all our files are on powerpoint.    Is there any time frame on when this new release is coming,  ie a month  or 1 year or 5 years.  I have already paid for proclaim and the clock is ticking.

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 13 2012 9:55 PM

Month or two.

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Ebbe Andréasson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 16 2012 10:51 AM

Scott Alexander:
Proclaim does not currently support importing from PowerPoint. Support for this feature is coming in a future release.

Will this be a real import of PowerPoint files or will Proclaim depend on PowerPoint to view this files/slides?

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Craig Minke | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 16 2012 11:07 AM

1.  All our files have songs have been saved to Powerpoint and whenever  a song is needed we just grab the Powerpoint file and it has all the slides loaded on that song in correct format and font and font size

We don't have text copies of all the songs

We would like to upload all the songs into Proclaim and use proclaim to display

 

2. The other question we had is each one of our Worship leaders had various renditions of the songs,  Some like to play an extra chorus or repeat chorus etc...

Is there any way of saving a copy to fit the perosn playing

ie  Awesome God ---- This is Original

ie Awesome God - Deb ---- This is way Debbie may do that song ie extra chorus at end

ie Awesome God - Don ----  This is Don's version repeats chorus at the end twice

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 16 2012 2:32 PM

Dear Craig,

1. Scott addresses the issue of PowerPoint integration above (it is coming in a month or two). The only workaround I can think of for now, would be to copy and paste from PowerPoint into Proclaim. This would be laborious. 

As an alternative, if you already have a CCLI account, it may be worth investigating whether your church wishes to invest in SongSelect. It cost our church at little over £10 ($15ish) for this year to increase our subscription to include SongSelect. On subscribing, you can then link your SongSelect account to Proclaim (via Account in the top right of the screen) and Proclaim will pull songs directly from the CCLI database.

I appreciate this may not be an option depending upon the position of your church and the nature of the songs you typically use.

2. On this thread, Scott confirms as follows,

 

Scott Alexander:

My Songs are uniquely identified by title...

I understand this to mean that Proclaim saves a version of the song for each unique title. In other words, your plan should work.

Andy

 

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Hunter Clagett | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 16 2012 3:41 PM

Craig Minke:

1.  All our files have songs have been saved to Powerpoint and whenever  a song is needed we just grab the Powerpoint file and it has all the slides loaded on that song in correct format and font and font size

We don't have text copies of all the songs

We would like to upload all the songs into Proclaim and use proclaim to display

You can export your song slides from Powerpoint and then import them to Proclaim as an Image Slideshow. 

2. The other question we had is each one of our Worship leaders had various renditions of the songs,  Some like to play an extra chorus or repeat chorus etc...

Is there any way of saving a copy to fit the perosn playing

ie  Awesome God ---- This is Original

ie Awesome God - Deb ---- This is way Debbie may do that song ie extra chorus at end

ie Awesome God - Don ----  This is Don's version repeats chorus at the end twice

Yes, simply input the first version of your lyrics into a song item. Then, duplicate that item (right-click > duplicate) and change the title to one of your variations, eg, "Awesome God - Deb" and then change the lyrics.

 

Thanks,

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Chris Martin | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 16 2012 5:25 PM

Hi Hunter - quick question. If I am displaying the title of the song on the slides, is there a way to have a file titled "Awesome God - Deb" but have it display just "Awesome God" on the slide? Having "Awesome God - Deb" up for the Congregation to see would be distracting (i.e. "Wait, Deb isn't an Awesome God, what's that for?"). I hope that makes sense. Thanks.

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Andy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 16 2012 11:30 PM

Chris Martin:

 If I am displaying the title of the song on the slides, is there a way to have a file titled "Awesome God - Deb" but have it display just "Awesome God" on the slide? 

Hi Chris,

Apologies if this is obvious (I note from your previous posts that you are proficient with Proclaim), but I presume you are aware that you can uncheck the tick box and not have the title slide display at all?

Alternatively, you could change the font colour of either the entire title or just 'Deb' to that of the background (rendering the offending word invisible). Obviously, this may or may not be possible depending upon the complexity of your background.

We used this as a workaround before we discovered that it is possible to insert blank slides (we did not want the title to display, but we did want a blank slide at the front of each song).

Apologies again if this is really obvious stuff, but I hoped it might be helpful.

God bless,

Andy

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Hunter Clagett | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 17 2012 10:19 AM

Chris Martin:

Hi Hunter - quick question. If I am displaying the title of the song on the slides, is there a way to have a file titled "Awesome God - Deb" but have it display just "Awesome God" on the slide? Having "Awesome God - Deb" up for the Congregation to see would be distracting (i.e. "Wait, Deb isn't an Awesome God, what's that for?"). I hope that makes sense. Thanks.

Probably the easiest way to get around this would be to add a Custom caption to the slide, and enter "Awesome God" that way, then adjust the opacity of the official title field so that it cannot be seen.

 

Thanks,

 

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Chris Martin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 17 2012 11:10 AM

Thanks for the responses. It is too bad there isn't a better way to separate different flavors of a song on the backend while preserving the song title for display. The custom caption is probably the best option right now (choosing a font color only works if the background is a single color - it would still show over video, gradients, images, etc.).

I suggest having separate "Filename" and "Title" fields in Proclaim.

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Craig Minke | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 28 2012 8:23 PM

You had mentioned that you would be able to integrate Powerpoint by uploading our Powerpoint slides can you let me know the status on this

 

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Hunter Clagett | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 9:09 AM

Craig Minke:

You had mentioned that you would be able to integrate Powerpoint by uploading our Powerpoint slides can you let me know the status on this

 

I cannot give you an eta, but we are now working on our next rounds of feature enhancements, including support for Powerpoint. We appreciate your patience.

 

Thanks,

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Michelle Gordon | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 29 2012 10:29 AM

Any new updates about being able to import powerpoint sermon/ music slides in Proclaim?

Pat and Michelle Godon

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Hunter Clagett | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 29 2012 12:02 PM

Patrick/Michelle Gordon:

Any new updates about being able to import powerpoint sermon/ music slides in Proclaim?

Pat and Michelle Godon

The first version of PowerPoint integration will be coming soon. This will be a first step in the process that I think you'll be quite happy with. 

The real good news though is that in order to implement PowerPoint integration we've added a number of significant improvements to the Proclaim infrastructure and some improvements to features that will greatly enhance usability. 

 

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