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Jon Selby | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Oct 8 2018 3:30 PM

Ok so first disclosure is that I'm a newbie to the Proclaim world so "bear with" ;-)

I need to create some liturgy that we commonly use at our church.
For things like communions, confessions, baptisms etc.
I believe the sensible way to do this is with the "Content" item.

Does anyone have any tips on how to store these for easy access?

If we use the "recent items" feature I can see that they are going to get lost in a sea of content.
It might just be a case of coming up with a good naming convention.
But any tips welcomed!!

Cheers guys and gals!

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Justin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 8 2018 5:55 PM

Hello Jon,

Going off of a good naming convention might be the best bet here.  Another tip to help manage things, is if you have a set of slides that are always used together, you can hold down the control key (or command key for macOS) and multi-select slides, right-click > Group.  By grouping slides, you can easily go to Add Item > Reuse Item and pull that entire group in. 

Others may be able to offer some helpful tips as well! 

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Oct 9 2018 12:42 AM

Jon Selby:
Does anyone have any tips on how to store these for easy access?

Hi Jon

Following on from Justin's input...

I agree that 'content items' are the way to go.

I have some that contain all the words of the liturgy. I use these when the language is standardised so that those with a hearing problem can have my voice reinforced by being able to read the service as we go along. It also means that times of 'call and response' are there in context.

In order to divide the liturgy (non-standard words for thanksgiving etc) I use content slides named Pre-Communion, Post-Communion etc.

Don't forget that content items can have large amounts of text on them; the text divided onto separate slides by a double hyphen -- placed on its own on a blank line.

I call the various content items to the presentation using the 'Reuse Items' option and the search function on that panel.

You might like to note that I date my services using the international format - this is a good idea for any file that you might need to search for at a later date. 

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