Per default, VideoPsalm displays one Bible verse per slide
- Each verse is displayed in full screen.
This allows people sitting at the back of the room to read the text despite the distance.
- It is good to know that you always get one single verse per slide:
VideoPsalm doesn't take you by surprise while trying to arrange itself several verses on a slide or maybe cutting at the wrong place a verse that is too long.
- The pastor reads a whole chapter or several verses. Some verses are very long, others are short.
-> It should be possible to split the verses that are long into two or more slides, and be able to put several consecutive short verses on the same slide.
- The pastor is interested in some specific words of the verse (the beginning, the end, the middle, etc..).
-> It should be possible to display just a part of a verse.
- The pastor wants to show several non consecutive verses or part of them on the same slide.
-> It should be possible to edit several verses together.
Put several Bible verses on one slide
or spread one verse over multiple slides
Let's consider a passage with verses of different lengths, for example 1 Corinthians 13.
You will want to split in two the verses that are too long and glue together consecutive short verses.
1. Select the Bible verses like you usually do, for example by typing their reference in the search field:
2. Important step: Add the verses to the agenda
Note: In general, it's always a good idea, during the service, to put all viewed items into the agenda, especially the items that you add on the fly.
This way, you have them on hand in case the pastor returns to some previously cited verse.
Click the “Add” button to add the Bible verses to the agenda:
3. Right-click the Bible verses in the agenda and select the highlighted menu item:
VideoPsalm puts this Bible verse "Song" in a new songbook called "Bible verses", that VideoPsalm creates on the fly if it does not exist already. VideoPsalm will add consecutive Bible verse "songs" to this same songbook (internally, this songbook has a unique identifier that VideoPsalm recognizes).
The following screen shot highlights how VideoPsalm transformed and formatted the Bible verses into a song:
4. Edit the "Bible verse" song
- VideoPsalm created a booklet called “Bible verses” (if it does not already exist).
It is in this booklet that VideoPsalm will put custom Bible verses.
For more information: If necessary, you can create several booklets of Bible verses.
- The icon of such booklets is represented by a Bible. Biblical verses are represented by an “Message bubble” icon, as can be seen in the titles.
- The Bible verses are editable. In the example above, I have slightly edited the verses, by removing the line break between verses 6 and 7, and between verses 9 and 10, because these verses are short and can fit on a single slide.
As well as for songs, you can edit these Bible verses even during the presentation.
- The slide numbers correspond to the verse numbers. Note that you can edit your verses, for example merge two consecutive verses that are short, and the verse numbers will keep matching.
- Note that the headers and footers of the songbook slides are configured to display the Bible verse reference as well as the version of the Bible (NIV in this case).
This all is done automatically when you ask VideoPsalm make the Bible verses editable.
To complete the operation, you can configure the booklet to display its verses with a similar style as your Bibles, for example by assigning a Bible image to its background. This way, all the Bible verses in this booklets will automatically appear with this picture.
Tell us if this suits some of your scenarios!
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