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SundayWorship 1.2

We are pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of SundayWorship.

This release includes the following new features:-

  • Support for playing video from files and video cameras.
  • New methods for searching for songs.
  • Options for displaying scripture references.
  • An improved export dialog.
  • Song mark up.
  • An improved Romanian Bible text.

You can download the latest version from here.

As with the release of v1.1 the next few blog posts will give some details of the new features.

Users of SundayWorship who have purchased a licence are entitled to a free upgrade to version 1.2.

If you find any problems with SundayWorship please send an email to our support address. You can find the address here.

Play video from files and cameras

SundayWorship 1.2 now supports playing video from files and connected video cameras. Video can be reviewed in the preview view and then displayed through your projector.

New song database search capabilities

In addition to being able to search for songs by title, we now support searching for songs by author and lyrics.

Options for displaying scripture references

You can now choose whether to display the reference for a scripture at all, whether to include the Bible version and where to display the reference.

Improved song export dialog

The song export dialog now lists the authors of the songs in the database and can be sorted by author or title. This allows you to easily export lists of songs by author as well as by title.

Song mark up

In SundayWorship 1.2 we have introduced song mark up. By adding a tag to the start of a paragraph of text (e.g. a verse or chorus) you can use that tag to repeat the following block of text.

The tags are defined by the user, so you can identify any part of the song you want to be able to repeat. For example, you can identify multiple different choruses, verses that repeat or bridges.

Improved Romanian Bible text

The Romanian text we have been using has been found to have a number of issues (for example missing passages) that are being gradually corrected by a Romanian brother. We have included the latest version in this release.

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Matthew  |  No Comments »

Hymns of Eternal Truth

During his lifetime Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley, wrote over 6000 hymns many of which have been favourites for over 300 years. Hymns such as “And can it be, that I should gain”, “Love divine, all loves excelling” and “Rejoice, the Lord is King” have been sung by Christians all over the world.

In the 1970s 120 of the hymns of Charles and John Wesley were collected in to a hymn book called, “Hymns of Eternal Truth.”

We have created a SundayWorship song database of these hymns so that they can be imported to your SundayWorship song database. Each song each labelled with its index in the Hymns of Eternal Truth so you can find it more easily.

To download the song database file click here.

To add the songs to SundayWorship follow these steps:-

  1. Extract HoET.sdb from the HoET.zip file
  2. Start SundayWorship
  3. File –> Import –> SundayWorship song database
  4. Click Browse…
  5. Select the HoET.sdb file you just extracted.
  6. Select the songs you want to import.
  7. Select a method for handling duplicates.
  8. Click OK to import the selected songs

Posted on June 19th, 2010 by Matthew  |  2 Comments »

Importing songs from EasiSlides

SundayWorship v1.1 adds support for importing songs exported from EasiSlides.

To import your EasiSlides song database into SundayWorship you first need to export them from EasiSlides as follows.

  1. Start EasiSlides.
  2. Click Tools -> Export.
  3. On the Export dialog select the songs you want to import into SundayWorship.
  4. Set the path of the file to save the songs to.
  5. Click Export

To import the songs into SundayWorship follow these steps:-

  1. Start SundayWorship.
  2. Click File -> Import -> EasiSlides exported songs
  3. Click Browse… to select the XML file containing the exported songs
  4. Select the songs that you want to import
  5. Choose how to deal with songs that are already in the SundayWorship song database
  6. Click Import to perform the import

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by admin  |  No Comments »

Running PowerPoint presentations

SundayWorship v1.1 allows you to open and run Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from within SundayWorship. With this release we support PowerPoint 2003 & 2007.

To open a presentation in SundayWorship click File -> Open -> PowerPoint presentation.

The opened presentation will be added to the current schedule and the slides will be displayed in the preview view. You can look at the slides before showing them by clicking on a slide in the preview view.

To run the presentation you must first send it to the live view. To to this you can double click on the presentation file name in the schedule or click the Send to live toolbar button.

Once the presentation is in the live view, click the Live button.

The presentation will start running on the same display that songs and other items are being shown on.

You control the show as a normal PowerPoint presentation. When you close the presentation, return to SundayWorship.

SundayWorship allows you to run your presentation manually, or by using the slide show settings from the presentation. By default the slides in your presentation will be advanced when you click the mouse.

To run the presentation using the slide show settings right click on the presentation in the schedule, and click Properties. On the dialog click Use timings, if present and then click OK.

Double click the presentation to send it to the live view, and then click Live to start it running. The presentation will run use the Slide show settings from the presentation.

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by admin  |  No Comments »