Here is a detail of the steps, with some explanations:
1. Add your songs to an agenda on the source PC.
2. Save this agenda on a USB key or OneDrive, DropBox, etc.
The agenda contains all that is needed to reproduce your presentation identically on another PC:
- Songs with their lyrics
- Styles (the backgrounds, styles at different levels)
- Songbooks definitions
- Basic styles (Songbooks, Bibles, Base)
- Slideshow images
- Standalone videos
3. On the destination PC, open this agenda.
This will automatically add to your destination PC all the agenda songs, in particular those that are not yet on the destination PC.
If necessary, VideoPsalm will create the containing songbooks.
Song backgrounds are automatically added to the image or video galleries of the destination PC.
The song styles at different levels are also added to the destination PC.
If the songs are already on the destination PC, their lyrics and other attributes are replaced by those from the agenda, depending on how you set up the "Agenda open" options on the destination PC:
When this option is active, VideoPsalm does not replace the song lyrics on the destination PC with those from the agenda (those from the source PC).
In case the destination PC misses one or more songs from the agenda, VideoPsalm adds them to its songbooks, and, if necessary, creates the corresponding songbooks, regardless of the state of agenda open options.
Preserve the styles of my songbooks and Bibles
When this option is active, VideoPsalm does not replace the styles of songs on the destination PC by those from the agenda (those from the source PC).
Note These options are disabled by default.
However, it is advised to turn these options on on the church PC, in order to protect the church song lyrics, their styles, etc.
Consider following example:
Someone prepares an agenda on his home PC. Among the songs, one is called "King of kings". In our example, this song contains an accidentally mistyped title "King of all kings". There are possibly other misspellings in the lyrics.
To prevent these errors to propagate to the church PC, enable the "Preserve the text of my songbooks and Bibles" option on the church PC.
4. Finally, save the songbook changes produced by opening the agenda:
Note that the songbooks and the Bibles only take little space on your hard drive:
A songbook with hundreds of songs occupies about a quarter of the space occupied by a photo.
A Bible takes around as much space as a photo.
Alternative method to transfer songs from one PC to another
Copy the corresponding file to the destination PC.
Your songbooks are normally located in the following folder: