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Easy Worship Split Screen Instructions
Split Screen Projection:
Split-screen projection can be a very useful tool in a church service. Imagine being able to access all your files, programs and processes and have the congregation only see the end result (i.e. a slideshow presentation, or a video file). This is the wonderful world of Split-screen Projection and if this is the first time you’ve heard about it, then here’s the idea behind it. In your display settings, when you have an extra monitor source (i.e. a projector, second display monitor, or a T.V. screen) connected to your computer, you have the option of “Extending your Desktop” onto the extra monitors. Once this option is clicked and applied, your primary monitor will still look the same, however your secondary monitor will show only the image of your desktop minus all the icons and startmenu. From here you are opened up to a world where you can operate all your programs that you want running for the church service and the congregation will only see the end results.
With the advent of EasyWorship as the definitive software in worship presentation, this evolution allows the primary computer monitor to display what is known as the “Presenter View”. In this mode you can edit the service schedule and songs, select slides out of the set order and monitor what is currently being seen, all while the slide show is running. The Secondary monitor will show only the slides, and nothing else. Below are some how-to instructions for setting this up on your laptop or desktop, with pictures to highlight the process.
1. Make sure your laptop or desktop computer has an extra VGA monitor output and that the VGA cable to the projector is connected to both the projector and the VGA output on the computer. Also make sure both projector and computer are powered up.
2. Enter your start menu and select Control Panel
3. In your Control Panel, select Display
4. In Display, select the Settings Tab
5. Now click on the screen labeled “2"
6. Now click on the “Extend my desktop” box
7. Now click “Apply” to apply the changes
8. At this point your primary monitor should appear the same, but your secondary monitor will show only the picture that is seen on your desktop.
Now you may be asking yourself, what exactly has happened. Well imagine you had an extra computer screen set up side by side with your current monitor. Now image stretching the image on you first monitor over so that it covered both monitors. This is in essence what has happened. See for yourself. If you’ve successfully engaged the split-screen, you can move your mouse over to the right and just keep moving over right. If you watch the secondary screen you will see the mouse cursor appear from the left. To get the cursor back onto the primary monitor, simply move the mouse cursor over to the left.
How To Set Up EasyWorship
1. Open EasyWorship
2. Click on the Monitor tab
3. Select “Secondary Monitor” as your display monitor
4. Select OK and see how the projector display changes
Again, what exactly have we done here? By selecting the Secondary Monitor as the “Display” monitor, we have set the slides to present themselves on the second monitor. Furthermore, we are able to still see our presenter view on the primary display to accommodate the user, allowing them to switch slides around and operate programs while the congregation only sees the presentation.
For any major troubleshooting please contact us, or browse EasyWorships detailed “Help” section.