When refreshing a lyric from library, add option(s) to ONLY refresh the text, not affecting the font & background.

Nov 06, 2017
Arlin Sandbulte wrote
Often times, when I refresh a lyric from the library, I'm just fixing a typo or changing the lyric text. And, I do not want the refresh to change the text box size/position or text font or transition settings or background.
It would be GREAT if there were options when refreshing the lyric to check which updates to apply. So, I might uncheck everything but 'text' in the above example.

The same might be applied to saving to library: add options to only save the text, etc. to the library.
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Nov 07, 2017
John Phillips agent wrote
Arlin,

Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately, this is not possible. The database can only save ALL changes. We cannot choose what Items are saved/refreshed.

However, if you create a Template with the desired settings, such as Font style, size, alignment, Background, and size and position of the text box, you can quickly apply this template to take care of these settings. Then if there is a spelling correction, and something else get changed by mistake, reapplying the template will put things back. The link below will help with creating templates.
https://support.mediashout.com/096741-Templates-What-are-they-and-how-to-make-new-ones

Hope this helps.
Nov 07, 2017
Arlin Sandbulte wrote
Ok, that is unfortunate, but I understand.
In the future, perhaps the database system could be changed to make this possible?
Or, a workaround could be done in which both versions are loaded into memory and then a third version is constructed in memory according to the desired changes. Then that third version is either saved to the database or inserted into the script, depending on what you are doing.

Using templates is a work-around. But that adds a few steps and can add up to a LOT of extra templates over time.
Nov 07, 2017
John Phillips agent wrote
Arlin,

The best option we have found for database management is Microsoft Access (.mdb) and we have used this since inception back in 1999. This provides the best possible solution for a stable database. However, we are limited to what Microsoft Access can do, and what you are suggesting just is not possible.

If you do not want to save changes to the database, but want to keep the changes you made, you can either save these cues to a separate script for use at a later time, or you can "Add Copy to Library" if you want the changes to be saved without saving the changes to the original. You could then create a "Group" and assign these special Lyrics to it for quick access.