Converting imported powerpoints to lyric files

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Sep 12, 2018
Adam Sandiford wrote
Is there a convenient way to convert an imported ppt into a Lyric? We have 850+/- PPTX files with CCLI licensed sheet music in them. The sheet music consists of single-page jpg files (words and music) within each ppt.

I have tested the process of creating new Lyrics and inserting the images one song at a time but, as you can imagine, this is a bit tedious (many songs are 20+ pages). We would like to make use of the power of MS's Lyric db to make it quicker/easier for our volunteers (and insulate ourselves somewhat from the vagaries of Office updates).
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Sep 13, 2018
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Adam,

Unfortunately, there is not a way to Import your PowerPoint files into your MediaShout Library in MediaShout 6. I apologize for the inconvenience that this creates, I can see how that would be extremely useful.

For now, your best bet would be to continue doing what you are doing to manually add the songs into the library. Or, you could simply insert/import the PowerPoint into your Script to use for each Sunday. You would just have to do this each time that you'd like to use that PowerPoint file.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

-Ryan
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Sep 13, 2018
Adam Sandiford wrote
Thanks, Ryan.
Jan 16, 2020
Michelle Baun wrote
I have the same problem. When you say this what do you mean "Or, you could simply insert/import the PowerPoint into your Script to use for each Sunday." I have powerpoint from a new Hymnal that we want to bring in music and Lyrics. I don't know if Song Select can do this but as a fallback I have powerpoints. Can .ppts be brought in? Does Song Select allow a person to bring in music and Lyrics together?
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Jan 21, 2020
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Michelle,

Sorry for the delay. To insert/import your PowerPoint into your script in MediaShout 6 (on Windows), go to Insert Elements and choose Import Slideshow or just Slideshow. Import Slideshow will convert each slide to images. Slideshow will try to bring it in as a PowerPoint file.

Check out www.SongSelect.com to see exactly what they offer as I am not 100% certain.

Thanks,

-Ryan