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Let’s say you want to show 4 lines to your in-person congregation and 2 for the lower third on the live-stream? How can you do that in Pro7?
It’s not immediately obvious, but I’ll give you an overview. Paste the four lines into the notes area of two slide. In the regular text box, put the first two lines on one slide and the third and fourth on the second slide.
Now, we need to make two themes. Make a lower third theme for the live-stream. We’re going to apply this to the slides on the slide layer, so that we change slides more frequently.
The magic happens when you create the in-person theme which shows the notes area and NOT the main text.
For that theme, you’ll need two text boxes. Format one as if it’s how you want the four line version to look. Now, under the text tab, link the text to current slide then notes.
For the other textbox DO NOT LINK IT. Instead, go to visibility and select that. Select “any of the following” or “all of the following” (it doesn’t matter which). Select “Has no text” for the current slide text. So, that will ONLY display this text box when it doesn’t have text. When it does it won’t.
You have to do this because Pro7 wants to show the text from the main slide on alternate themes…UNLESS YOU TELL IT NOT TO, EXPLICITLY (using the visibility option).
Now, use Looks to apply the audience theme to the main output. Don’t use an alternate theme for the live-stream. That way, you (or the operator) will follow along in the main UI changing twice as often as the audience needs it changed.
One note. This only works if you use the cut or dissolve transitions on the slides layer. If you do something like cube, it will be obvious to the in-person congregation that you’re changing twice for every slide.