The hierarchical styles are of particular importance for the slides because they can highlight them, for example by assigning the appropriate color to the text or by setting the background appropriate to the lyrics.
To make best use of the hierarchical styles, the slides are divided in three text areas (or frames):
If necessary, these three frames can be moved and resized with the mouse in the preview screen.
Each slide frame may have a specific text style (font, text size, text color, etc..).
Each slide has also a background consisting of:
Why are VideoPsalm styles hierarchical?
A style consists of a large number of attributes. As you can imagine, it would not be practical to specify all these attributes for each slide individually.
Fortunately in VideoPsalm, we can avoid the extra work as the style attributes can be derived automatically from the enclosing element (or level).
The song verse is at the highest level.
For example, the song verse attributes can be defined at the verse level, or at the song level, or at the songbook level, etc..
Note that it can be just a particular attribute, for example the font, that is defined in the enclosing elements.
If a style attribute of a verse is undefined, VideoPsalm will extract the value of this attribute in the enclosing elements (song, songbook, etc..).
It is therefore important to define the style attributes of the lowest level, that is, for example, at the Base level, because all the slides will use this as a reference.
This principle allows you to make changes very easily, for example with just a click, you can set the font of an entire collection, or a Bible, or rather just of a verse or of a song.
In order for you to identify the source level of an attribute, VideoPsalm has a style explorer.