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Samuel Chase | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 17 2013 9:12 AM

Hello,

Once we add a song to a presentation, is it possible to save that song the way we've formatted it? Meaning, we add a song, then put the verses and choruses in the order our band does them, can we save it in Proclaim in our "format"? It's just a tad tedious having to format the songs each week. Also, being able to save a song in Proclaim would be handy when adding a song from scratch that is not on CCLI's list. 

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

 

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Matthew Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 17 2013 10:15 AM

Samuel,

Proclaim will save your songs just the way you format them. When you adjust any song that has been added from CCLI SongSelect or that has been adjusted from your own library, it is saved in the "My Songs" section with the changes.

You can also upload your current database of songs from a text file. Simply export them from your current system and then upload these file into Proclaim by clicking on your name in the app to get the drop down of options and choose, "Upload songs". Songs uploaded here will also be saved in your "My Songs" section.

To access the "My Songs" section simply search for song and it will appear.

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Meghan Walter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 19 2013 1:45 PM

Matthew Peterson:

Samuel,

Proclaim will save your songs just the way you format them. When you adjust any song that has been added from CCLI SongSelect or that has been adjusted from your own library, it is saved in the "My Songs" section with the changes.

You can also upload your current database of songs from a text file. Simply export them from your current system and then upload these file into Proclaim by clicking on your name in the app to get the drop down of options and choose, "Upload songs". Songs uploaded here will also be saved in your "My Songs" section.

To access the "My Songs" section simply search for song and it will appear.

Hey Matthew...

Is there a way to save two different versions of the same song?  We use Proclaim church-wide, so the song order/version we use in "big church" is not always the way we do it in the high school or college ministries.  Is there a way to have two versions in the "my songs" section?

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 19 2013 4:05 PM

Hi Megan

Just put the song in with a different title.

e.g.

for the young 'Holy is the Lamb'

for the older 'Holy is the Sheep'

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Meghan Walter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 19 2013 4:23 PM

Mike Binks:

Hi Megan

Just put the song in with a different title.

e.g.

for the young 'Holy is the Lamb'

for the older 'Holy is the Sheep'

That will show up as part of the Title on the Title/First Lyric slide though won't it?

Thanks! :)

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 20 2013 2:58 AM

Guess so - but you could make the change more subtle - a sort of code.

Holy is the Sheep

Holy is the Sheep *

??

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 20 2013 8:48 AM

Meghan Walter:
That will show up as part of the Title on the Title/First Lyric slide though won't it?

You could use the customize feature to work around this limitation though it's a bit involved.

  1. Customize the Title slide by changing the Alpha of the Title caption to 0, essentially hiding the normal Title caption
  2. Add your own custom caption to the Title slide and set the value to the actual song title
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Meghan Walter | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 20 2013 11:30 AM

Scott Alexander (Logos):

Meghan Walter:
That will show up as part of the Title on the Title/First Lyric slide though won't it?

You could use the customize feature to work around this limitation though it's a bit involved.

  1. Customize the Title slide by changing the Alpha of the Title caption to 0, essentially hiding the normal Title caption
  2. Add your own custom caption to the Title slide and set the value to the actual song title

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You have seriously just made our ministry through proclaim a 1,000 times more effective!  We were so concerned about keeping our music organized between all the various ministries.  This is a HUGE relief and help!!  PRAISE THE LORD!! Thank you, thank you!! You have no idea!

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Dave Hill | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 15 2014 10:55 AM

For me this didn't help.... In Proclaim 1.2, I can only select "add caption" on a Lyric Slide. The "add caption" option is grayed-out for Title Slides. :(

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Dave Hill | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 15 2014 11:28 AM

OK it does work somewhat, in the following way (on Proclaim 1.2, Windows) ...

  1. Customize the TITLE SLIDE by changing the font size to 0, essentially hiding the normal Title
  2. Customize the LYRIC SLIDE by adding your own custom caption by selecting the blue  "add caption" text (this is not an option on the Title Slide). It is important to NAME YOUR NEW CAPTION.... "Title".
  3. On the Song Edit Screen, select one of the following 2 options for the title to appear...
    • Show title on first "lyric" slide or... 
    • Show title on "every" slide

       NOTE: The "title slide" and "final" slide options will not display then new "Title" caption.

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Spencer McKimson | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 18 2014 9:02 AM

Hello Dave,

Just to provide some input on why the workaround Scott suggested in this post no longer works. In past version, we changed the way customize behaves so only one of a main caption (such as title can be created) because users were having problems with duplicate captions having the same text. In order to fix this, we just disabled the ability to have multiple main captions, among other various changes. I am glad you found a workaround for your issue here though.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 1 2017 1:56 AM

Scott Alexander:

Meghan Walter:
That will show up as part of the Title on the Title/First Lyric slide though won't it?

You could use the customize feature to work around this limitation though it's a bit involved.

  1. Customize the Title slide by changing the Alpha of the Title caption to 0, essentially hiding the normal Title caption
  2. Add your own custom caption to the Title slide and set the value to the actual song title

Four years on, and I'm still looking for a way to do this! It's a real pain we can't save different versions of the same song without giving them a different title.

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Matthew Van Zante | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 23 2017 1:44 PM

This worked fine for me today, except instead of adding a "caption", I added a "Text Box".

As for keeping different arrangements separate, you can use the "attribution" field to name the arrangement, if you want.

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