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Getting started guide now available

The first edition of the SundayWorship Getting Started Guide is now available to download. You can get it by clicking here or from the download page (here).

If you have any comments or questions please send them to our support email address.

Posted on October 11th, 2010 by Matthew  |  No Comments »

Song mark up in SundayWorship

In version 1.2 of SundayWorship we have introduced the ability to add tags to parts of songs so that they can be reused. Tags take the form of a text inside a pair of angle brackets, for example <chorus>, on a line by itself. For example,

Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

<chorus>
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

<chorus>

Here the second part of the song has had the <chorus> tag added to it. Now every time SundayWorship sees the same tag with blank line either side of it, as in the example, the lines after the tag will be shown instead of the the tag. This song would be displayed as

Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Notice that tags are not displayed when the song is displayed.

A tag can be redefined by adding it before another part of the song. Subsequent uses of the tag by itself use the latest value assigned to it

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Matthew  |  3 Comments »

New search options in SundayWorship 1.2

SundayWorship 1.2 provides two new options for searching for songs: by author(s) and by lyrics.

Searching for a song by author selects all songs that have the typed text in the Author(s) property. Searching for a song by lyrics selects all songs that have the typed text anywhere in the lyrics.

Songs-NewSearch

Here I’m searching for all songs with the word, “Wesley” in the author.

Note that the lyric searching may be slow when you have a 1000s of songs.

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

Projecting live video with SundayWorship

SundayWorship 1.2 can now capture live video from video cameras attached to your PC or laptop enabling you to project live video without having to leave SundayWorship.

Video-VideoCameras

To project live video, first select a camera from the list of video cameras on the Multimedia/Video tab. If a video camera is attached but not in the list of video cameras displayed, trying clicking the refresh (Video-RefreshButton) button. SundayWorship should be able to use any device recognised by Windows as a video camera such as DV cameras, Webcams and so on. If your camera is still not recognised, make sure it can be seen by other programs such as a video editor.

Once you’ve selected a camera the output will be displayed in the Preview View. Click the Send to live button (GoLiveBtn ) to transfer the camera to the live view.

Use the video controls to begin and end capture by clicking the Play and Stop buttons.

If your camera has a VCR mode, you can capture the playback of recorded video as well as live video.

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

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 »

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 »

V1.1 of Sunday Worship Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of  version 1.1 of SundayWorship.

This release adds two major features to SundayWorship.

  • Support for running Microsoft PowerPoint presentations from SundayWorship
  • The ability to import songs from EasiSlides.

You can download the latest version from here.

The next couple of blog posts will explain how to use these new features.

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

Online Store Now Live

We are pleased to announce that the online store is now live.

Using the online store to buy Sunday Worship is easy and safe. Visit the Buy Now page and then enter your email address in the box provided and click the “Buy Now” button. You will then be taken to PayPal to pay for the software (PayPal accepts all major credit cards). Once you have paid, your serial number and license key will be sent to your email address.

Sunday Worship costs just $46 (about £30 / €34).

Posted on May 1st, 2010 by admin  |  3 Comments »

V1.0 of Sunday Worship Released

We are very pleased to announce the V1.0 release of Sunday Worship.

With the Sunday Worship software you can easily display songs, scriptures and multimedia for use during your church meetings. By using a laptop or computer with two video outputs, a single computer can control a projector and its normal monitor at the same time.

The normal monitor shows the SundayWorship.net software which allows songs, scriptures and multimedia files to be selected, previewed and queued for displaying on the projector.

The congregation see what they need to ease worship while the operator can prepare for what is coming next.

Features
  • Display and manage your media
  • Dual monitor display for distraction-free worship and events
  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 supported
  • KJV and ASV, RomCor Bible versions standard with instant search and display capability
  • Nursery Alert customizable for on screen display with multiple numbers
  • Scrolling Message Alert with priorities and customizable banners
  • Easy to learn, easy to use – point, click and project your media!
  • Affordable price for even the smallest of congregations.
  • Only £30 / €33 / $44.
  • There is a 30 day trail available on the download page and if you want to buy a copy please visit our online store.

    Posted on April 24th, 2010 by admin  |  No Comments »