Nice Announcment Backgrounds - BUT...

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Projection Team | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Jan 19 2014 9:48 AM

I can tell you that we've been using the recent Announcement items pretty regularly, and we really like them - however, the backgrounds for some of them are just _too_ specific. We wanted to use Men's Bible Study and Men's Retreat, but couldn't.

Words should never be part of a background, because that completely limits the background, even if we're doing something similar, the church may be calling it something else - i.e. Men's Fellowship or like our current Women's fellowship and Bible study - "Chick Flicks". That said, our Chick Flicks slide (Women's Bible Study background) is just right and quite girly :)

You should _always_ use the capabilities of Proclaim to create these kinds of things for two reasons - one to showcase the capabilities of the slide editor and two to not limit how churches can use them!

A perfect example of this is the "Christmas Services" slide - where we first noticed the problem. We were able to use the plain "Christmas Announcement" slide and make an almost identical "Christmas Eve Services" slide using only the slide editor.

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 20 2014 8:10 AM

Projection Team:

Words should never be part of a background, because that completely limits the background, even if we're doing something similar, the church may be calling it something else - i.e. Men's Fellowship or like our current Women's fellowship and Bible study - "Chick Flicks". That said, our Chick Flicks slide (Women's Bible Study background) is just right and quite girly :)

You should _always_ use the capabilities of Proclaim to create these kinds of things for two reasons - one to showcase the capabilities of the slide editor and two to not limit how churches can use them!

The idea here was to provide highly stylized (and specific) versions of announcement backgrounds not limited to the current text effect capabilities of Proclaim. Each background with baked in text (e.g. Men's Retreat) should always have a corresponding fully customizable version.

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Joshua Newman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 25 2014 7:46 PM

Thanks for your reply Scott, and while I understood what you guys were attempting, I just don't think it works that well if the wording itself is part of the background. For example, if you remove just the words from Men's Retreat and leave the white bar, you can still get a pretty close approximation of the type with whatever the church is going to call theirs - and we would have totally preferred that over the fully customizable version.

My point is that you guys are great at inspiring us with great background layouts, I just really want to customize the text. My other thought is that the ones with fixed lettering will just not get used as much as the ones that are customizable.

Thanks!

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