Importing PowerPoint Songs into MediaShout v4.5
Sometimes our users want to use MediaShout to play songs that were originally created as Microsoft PowerPoint files. You can accomplish this in MediaShout by using one of 2 different methods: 1. As an inserted Slideshow cue that uses PowerPoint as the playback engine. 2. Importing the PowerPoint slideshow file into the MediaShout song database using the PowerPoint import wizard utility.
Here are instructions for playing PowerPoint files in MediaShout using these 2 methods:
- Go to Insert > Slideshow.
- Browse for the PPT file, highlight the file, and click Select to choose that file. (MediaShout will create thumbnails when highlighting the file and then create a SlideShow cue when clicking Select.)
- Play the Slideshow cue.
MediaShout uses the PowerPoint engine to play the PPT cue.
- Go to the Songs deck and click on the Song Library Tools Menu button.
- Select Add Songs > From PowerPoint Slides.
This will open a PowerPoint import wizard that will walk you through selecting the PPT file, extract the text/graphic that you want, and create a record in the existing song database for MediaShout. Then, you can insert a Lyric cue in order to use that PPT (now converted to MS) song.