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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: Using the stage display vertically

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Using the Stage display vertically

Normally, you’d use the stage display horizontally, on the front row, on the front of the balcony, on a projector above the tech booth, etc. Sometimes you might need to do it vertically instead.

The secret here is in tweaking two settings. First, in system display preferences, you have a choice of changing the orientation from normal to 90, 180, or 270. In this case, you’ll need to change it to either 90 or 270, depending on how the stage display is hung.

Next, head into ProPresenter. Now, go into preferences and make a stage display layout that works better vertically. You might need to get rid of a lot of the features (pro tip: make the next slide text a different color from the current slide).

Now, apply that template. Sometimes, (at least on my system), the change won’t take effect correctly on the stage display. If that happens, drag the SD box from the stage display to another display and back. That fixed it for me.

To see more of how I did it, watch the video above.

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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, 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.