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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: How to make text all caps using different methods

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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: How to make text all caps using different methods

One of the trends in worship is using all caps text. I’m not a huge fan, but while it’s the trend, a lot of churches are doing it. The good news is that there’s a check box in pro6 that makes text all caps. Before they added it in, I had come up with a couple of other ways to do it.

Ben Taylor created a video showing a third way, but I didn’t see any need to do that…until some of the tech guys at church were lamenting the fact that Pro6’s lyrics didn’t show up as all caps in ProVideo Player.

I showed them Ben’s method and they were ecstatic. That got me thinking. Maybe I should do a post listing each of the methods and the positives and negative of each.

So, here they are:

The all caps check box is the best all around, unless you’re using PVP, then you need to come up with another idea.

The easiest way is just to switch to an all caps font. The problem with doing that is that you lose control of the font. There are only so many all caps fonts and depending on how picky you are, you might find your options too limiting.

Happily, OS X has an option that lets you select text, right click on it and select “transformations” and then “make upper case” in the “Edit slide” dialog.

Unfortunately, this is a process that must be done one slide at a time. Unlike the all caps check box and all caps font method, you can’t create a template to apply this to all the slides.

There is a way around this though. Export the whole song as text. Open it up in textedit, and proceed, having selected all the text. Once you’ve made it all caps, save the text document as a new name and reimport it into ProPresenter.

Now, what we actually did was right click and go into the edit slide dialog. Following Ben’s advice, I selected the text tab and clicked on the gear icon for more font options. Most fonts don’t do this, but some allow you to change how they display and turn a regular font into an all caps font.

Make sure you watch the video to see me do it all four ways.

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Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div.

Paul Alan Clifford, M.Div. has been a tech volunteer with 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 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.