Changing Default Text Settings

The text settings for text, lyric, and Bible cue templates are fully customizable. You may want to change the settings of the default template so you do not have to reformat the text each time you create a new cue.

The default text settings are modified on the Foreground tab of the Cue Editor.

Changing the default text settings

To change the default text settings of the default template, follow these steps:

1.  Open the cue in the Cue Editor.

2.  Change the view in Cue Editor to Advanced.

3.  On Foreground tab, select the Cue object in the Play Order list.


4.  In the template list, select the default template.  (The green 'splash' indicates the current default template.)


5.  In the Format section of the property grid, select among the following options:

  • Default Font. Expand this section to select the default font face, size, color, and other attributes.
  • Text Effects. In the Default Font field, click the Effects button to open the Text Effects dialog box. Choose or change the shadow and/or outline effects to be applied to all cue text.
  • Horizontal Alignment.
  • Vertical Alignment. Choose whether all cue text will be aligned with the top, middle or bottom of the frame.
  • Text Effects. Expand this section to turn the shadow and outline effects on or off. To change the color, size and position of these effects, in the Text Effects field, click the Effects button to open the Text Effects dialog box. Text effects are always applied to all text in the cue.
  • Layout. Expand this section to adjust the margin widths. Margin widths are always applied to all pages in the cue.
  • Header and Footer. For lyric and Bible cues, select whether and on which pages the header and/or footer will appear.
  • Auto-Pagination. For lyric and Bible cues, select how the body text of a song or Bible passage is paginated:
    • One stanza/verse per page. Arranges the text so that each stanza or Bible verse is confined to its own page. The program may need to adjust the font size to ensure that the longest stanza or verse fits on a single page; all other stanzas or verses will appear in this same font size to maintain consistency.
    • Allow splitting. Allows a song stanza or Bible verse to overflow to additional pages. Each stanza or verse begins on its own page.
    • One verse per paragraph. Arranges the Bible passage so that each verse begins on its own line — similar to the formatting in some older print Bibles.
    • Wrap text. Treats the entire Bible passage as a single block of text; the text overflows to additional pages just as in a text document.
  • Display Verse Numbers. For Bible cues only, select this option to insert verse numbers in the displayed text.

6.  Click the Template Options button, and then select Save to Template.


This is an excerpt from the MediaShout v4.5 User Guide.  This resource is available in the Start menu of your computer (Start > All Programs > MediaComplete > MediaShout 4 > User Guide - English), or for download here.