3 ProPresenter hacks that will cut your presentation build time in half.

Let’s face it. It seems that no matter what we do that the slides needed for service show up an hour before service starts — if that. ProPresenter is a beast and can do a lot for the church creative team but it can also take a lot of time to set up.

We are bringing you 3 simple steps to cut your build time in half.

1. ProPresenter Import Function

No more typing the Pastor’s notes by hand. Learn to use the import function. The import function is awesome! To import, click file, hover over import and then choose the appropriate option. We usually use ‘import file’ for the way our Pastor prepares his notes. Separately, open a text editor program such as text edit, sublime or word pad. Take your notes and copy them into the text file and save them with the name you want to show in your service’s playlist. We usually go with ‘Sermon Title Week _’. Save that file to a familiar location. Now back to importing…click file, hover over import, then choose the ‘import file’ option. Take a look at the photo to see what it looks like.

ProPresenter Import

Next you’ll set the options for the import. You’ll want to choose what works best for your notes. In our case we always use slide delimiter set to ‘paragraph’. And 1 delimiter per slide. Next click import and viola, your saved file was imported according to the options you set. It should now show in the playlist.

2. Apply to All

This function is widely known, but if you don’t know it, you should learn it. This function is especially helpful when importing notes from a file or notes copied from the web. Click on any slide, click edit and then click ‘Apply to All’. You can see it there next to text options. Check out the photo for a more detailed look. This quickly moves you through your presentation build. I am sure most of you know this one.

3. Alt+Enter

This hack is certainly my favorite! Every week when we import text like notes and use the ‘apply to all’ text function we end up with too many words on a slide. Don’t copy, cut or paste! Use the Alt+Enter function to automagically create new slides.

Simply click edit on the slide with too many words (or any slide that needs to be divided into two slides), click into the slide right after the word (this word should be the last word you want on this slide), now click alt+enter. Boom! New slide.

FYI — be careful that you aren’t left with a line space in the first slide. You don’t want to be one line above center.

By |2016-12-28T18:39:58+00:00April 27th, 2015|News|1 Comment

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Hello, my name is David. I am a church leader just like you. Years ago God gave me the vision for Church Graphics Inc. At the time I didn’t know just how big it would be and just how many lives we would enrich through our talents. Our goal is to assist you in the creative process, giving you the free time to reach the lost! Too many times I scrambled as a pastor to bring some creative to my messages. Sometimes that creative search would take time away from me, my family and my friends. Never again! We are here to help you. Together we can do anything. What can we help you with?

One Comment

  1. Matthew September 5, 2015 at 2:40 am - Reply

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! For sharing Alt+Enter….probably the best thing I’ve learned in ProPresenter since starting it.

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