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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: Triggering and displaying a countdown with the scheduler

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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: Triggering and displaying a countdown with the scheduler

It seems like it ought to be easy to add a countdown to the scheduler in ProPresenter 6, but it’s actually a multi-step process. Here’s how you do it.

First, you need to decide what slide you want to show with the countdown. Usually, this is going to be a preservice loop. I’d add the following to the first slide in that loop (since you can’t specify which slide starts with the scheduler.

Start with the cue that starts the countdown. Next, add a display message cue on the same slide. Make sure you specify a message that has the time you want to run already embedded in it.

Now, just set a scheduler (make sure you don’t set it for AM instead of PM or vice versa). You should see it when the time comes.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with Lexington City Church (formerly Quest Community Church) in Lexington, KY since 2000 and is the founder of TrinityDigitalMedia.com, llc. He became part of the technology in ministry team when his church’s attendance was around 200 in one Sunday service and has witnessed it’s growth to a peak of 5,200 average weekly attendance in one Saturday service, four Sunday services in one online and two physical campuses. He literally wrote the book on podcasting in churches, twitter in churches, & servant-hearted volunteering, as well as writing various articles for publications like “Church Production” and “Technologies for Worship” magazines. He has thousands of members of his ProPresenter Users' Group on Facebook and thousands of subscribers to his YouTube channel.