Sermon Builder Default Settings

Jan 29 (11 months ago)
Mark Larimer wrote
Is there a way to change the default settings of the Sermon Builder Tool? Specifically, I'd like to change the main resolution in the sermon builder tool, so I don't have to go slide-by-slide to make the Title, Scriptures, and Main Points "fit" into the display after my sermon is created.
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Jan 30 (11 months ago)
Ben Wagner agent wrote
Hey Mark,

Thanks for the question! At the moment it appears that the Sermon builder defaults to a 1280x720 resolution. However, this can be changed after the sermon builder has been created. All you'll need to do is go to the "viewers" tab and change the resolution from there. Have you tried this, or if you have, are you seeing issues with it still?

-Ben Wagner
Jan 30 (11 months ago)
Mark Larimer wrote
Yes, I've tried this. I have my main resolution set to 1024x768. When the Sermon Builder Tool brings the sermon into the script, the text must be adjusted manually to fit into the parameters of the cue. Not a HUGE problem, but like I said, I have to go slide by slide and adjust the text to fit.
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Jan 30 (11 months ago)
Ben Wagner agent wrote
Ah, gotcha. Sorry about that. I understand now. We're currently looking into a few issues with resolutions and how they interact with different portions of the program. The Sermon Builder being one of them... If at all possible could you send us a video of what exactly you're seeing?
Mar 02 (10 months ago)
Michael Weatherford wrote
We are having the same problem. Our pastor builds his sermon on his laptop with a 1024 X 768 second screen attached. The sermon builder defaults to 1280 X 720 and cuts off part of the screen when displayed. He loves the sermon builder, so i hope you can get this functionality fixed.
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Mar 06 (10 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Michael and Mark,

I am not sure I fully understand your issue. Yes, the Sermon Builder does create it in 1280x720, but you should be able to change it to 1024x768 (or whatever you need) under the Viewers Tab on the right side of the program.

Let me know if you are seeing something different than that.

Thanks,

-Ryan
Mar 09 (10 months ago)
Michael Weatherford wrote
That worked perfectly. I didn't realize it was that simple (I'm so new to the software, I didn't realize what the viewers tab was for). Thank!
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Mar 09 (10 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Michael,

Great! I'm glad that did it for you.

Let us know if you need anything further.

God Bless!

-Ryan
Jun 07 (7 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
Same for us. I was wondering if it is created on a laptop does the sermon builder script, lyric scripts etc build differently on a laptop? Our screens are 1920 x 1080 on our church PC displays. Another question about the sermon builder backgrounds. It seems as though it is the same as with lyrics. If you don’t like the background you have to change every scripture cue which is very time consuming Can you select a background before you finish the sermon builder script so it applies to all? It would be great if your YouTube tutorial videos provided a little more detail in their content. Thanks again
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Jun 08 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Robyn,

It does not build it differently on a laptop. You could build it there and bring it to the Church computer to present it.

The last step of the Sermon Builder is to select a "theme" that includes a background. Then, if you want to change it, you could do that.

-Ryan
Jun 09 (7 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
I found that if I select a theme and build it then realise the background doesn’t look as good as I would like (on our displays) then I have to change each page or rebuild the whole sermon. Is this correct?
Jun 10 (7 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
Now that I’ve used the sermon builder I have some more questions. If I want to add a quote not a scripture to a sermon then to keep the theme background I would have to copy an existing page/cue and edit the text. Also if I accidentally add more verses in a chapter than I want and dont realise until after the sermon is built I can’t simply delete the extra verses in the cue. I have to go to each page deleted each text box on the page before it will delete. Can I add my own themes anywhere? Thanks again
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Jun 10 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Robyn,

Yes, that is correct.

Yes, you would either need to add a new page and type in the quote, to copy/paste a cue and change the text that way.

That's correct, you are not able to delete a specific verse from the Bible Cue that was inserted. I will pass this along to see if we can change that to allow it.

No, you cannot add your own themes at this time. We are working on adding Templates (similar to themes). When those are added, you can create your own Templates.

-Ryan
Jun 10 (7 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
Hi Ryan Thank you. When they get the templates done it would also be good to have the ability to add your own. Perhaps they have thought of that already
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Jun 11 (7 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Robyn,

Yes, that is how it will be set up. You'll be able to create your own Templates with your own Background, Font Styles, etc.

-Ryan
Oct 01 (3 months ago)
Robyn Woods wrote
Yes I have found it annoying that sermon builder defaults to this size when my displays are set to 1920x1080. I have to resize every page of every cue. I could leave it as the default but all my Lyrics have been formatted for the larger resolution. Can you run 2 different scripts and with 2 different display resolutions at the same time? We don’t switch between the two, usually we run the lyrics then switch to the sermon script
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Oct 01 (3 months ago)
Ryan Zeeck agent wrote
Hey Robyn,

I totally understand and I know this is in the plans. Yes, you can run two scripts with different resolutions, if needed. We don't normally recommend it, but if they are both 16:9 resolutions (1280x720 and 1920x1080) it should work with no problem.

I hope this helps!

-Ryan