ProPresenter offers a few ways to edit presentations. Individual slides can be changed
using Quick Edit, the overall look of a presentation can be changed using the Format
menu, or you can make extensive edits using the Editor. Templates can also be used to
change the look of a presentation, but that will be covered later in this user guide.
The quickest way to edit a slide is with Quick Edit.
The Quick Edit function allows you to make simple changes to individual slides. This is
useful if you ﬁnd small grammar or spelling mistakes or realize you need to change a
line break or other simple change. The Quick Edit window is a small, ﬂoating edit
window that opens when you right-click on a slide and select Quick Edit. You can
continue selecting on other slides while this is open.
If you locate a spelling error or need to make a change quickly, you can open Quick
Edit, and it only takes a few seconds to correct the spelling. Clicking the ‘X’ in the top-
left corner of the Quick Edit window applies the change to that slide immediately. As
mentioned earlier in this user guide, if you have your slides grouped together, every
repeated instance of that slide will also be updated. In the image below, the slide being
changed is the ﬁrst slide of the Chorus. Since the chorus of a song tends to be
repeated several times in a song, being able to change this once saves even more
The second way to edit a presentation is with the Format toolbar. This button is located
on the right side of the toolbar by default.
As you change the different formatting options, the presentation you’re working with will
be updated immediately so you can see the changes. If you need to make changes to
multiple presentations, just click the Apply All button as you select the rest of the
presentations to apply the same settings again.
The Editor is the most robust way to edit a presentation. Here you have full access to
the slides and can modify the contents of the slides and edit all of the various
properties of the presentation. Since the Editor is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what
you get) editor, what you are seeing in the editor is exactly what will be shown on your
To open the Editor, click on the Editor button in the toolbar, or right-click on a slide and
select Edit Slide.
To begin editing a slide, select the slide you want to work with from the thumbnails on
the left side of the Editor. This will change the slide that is open in the Editor. If you are
done editing a presentation and need to edit another one, you can select the other
presentation without having to close the Editor. You can also edit presentations even if
you have another one running as a slideshow loop or have any slide or video showing.
Use the buttons in the lower-left corner to add new slides as needed. These two buttons
are the same ones from the Slide Viewer.
The ﬁrst seven buttons across the top of the Editor are used to add slide objects. These
objects are: Text Box, Shape, Image, Video, Live Video, HTML Web Page, and Text
Ticker. Slides in ProPresenter can support any combination of these objects on an
individual slide. Click on the object that you want to add to the slide, then resize and
position it where you would like it to be on the slide.
There are more options available for the
Text Ticker. The Text Ticker can display
plain text that is manually entered, it can be
linked to an RSS feed URL, or it can show
plain text that is stored in a local ﬁle.
You can specify the speed at which the
ticker moves as well as the behavior of
what happens when the ticker reaches the
end. Loop Immediately will cause the
ticker to begin right away after ﬁnishing,
such that the ﬁrst letter will appear
immediately after the last letter. Loop with Delay will cause the ticker to ﬁnish playing
completely, and then begin again. Do not Loop will play the ticker once and not loop it
again until the slide is clicked again.
The rulers button in the toolbar displays rulers on the left side and top of the Editor to
make it easier for you to size and position objects on the slide. When you have the ruler
mode open, you can click on either ruler and drag away from it to create an Editor
Guide. This is a blue line that will persist on all other editor screens. Objects on slides
will “snap” to these guides, making it easy to manually position objects in the same
place on multiple slides
The last two buttons are used to change the arrangement of layers on the slide. The ﬁrst
is Bring Forward and the second is Send Backward.
If you are trying to center an object on the slide, yellow crosshairs will show up when
you have reached the vertical and horizontal center points.
If you want to change the zoom level of the slide, click on the zoom menu in the lower-
right corner and select a new zoom level. By default this is set to Scale to Fit so that you
can see the entire slide regardless of your screen size or layout.
Slide Element Cropping/Zooming
In ProPresenter 6, it is now possible to crop/zoom individual media elements on slides.
To do this, after importing media to a slide as a slide object, double click on the media
object so that the “handles” on all of the sides and corners of the object turn black.
Now, just drag any one of the handles, and you will see the image move within it's
preset frame and you can adjust the portion of the image that you want to see.
The column on the right side of the Editor is where most of the functionality
exists. There are ﬁve different sets of properties that you can change.
On this panel you can override the default background color set in
Preferences for this one presentation. You can also change the size of the
document and the category of the presentation.
If you set a transition it will apply for the entire presentation and override the
The second set of properties are Slide Properties.These settings apply to
the current slide only.
If you need to disable a slide, uncheck the Enabled box. If you need to
change the background color of an individual slide, you can do that by
enabling the Background option and selecting a color. Hot keys are used
to trigger slides using your keyboard; these can be any letter from A to Z.
The slide label shows up as the name of the slide. These are used to
identify slide groups and to create groups and arrangements.
If you set a transition here it will apply to just this slide.
If you have multiple objects on a slide, it can become difﬁcult to keep track
of the order of the object. Clicking on the layer will select the object that it
goes with on the slide so you can identify which object is where.
If you need to use multiple chord charts throughout the presentation, add
them to the appropriate slide that they need to be shown with.
The third set of properties are Slide Build Properties. Each object on a
slide can have a separate transition when it is brought “In” to the slide and
when it is sent “Out” from the slide. To add a transition, select the object in
the editor and pick a transition in this panel.
Each object with a selected transition will appear in this list.
An individual object can be set to transition “With Slide”, “On Click”, “With
Previous”, or “After Delay”.
With Slide means that the object will use the selected build transition, but
will appear as soon as the slide is ﬁrst launched.
On Click will allow subsequent clicks after the ﬁrst time the slide is clicked
to bring in the objects.
With Previous will link objects together so that one click will bring in
After Delay will bring an object in after a speciﬁed amount of time (i.e. 3
The fourth tab is the Object Properties tab. This is where you adjust the
general properties of slide objects.
The top section of allows you to change the coordinates of an object’s
position, as well as its size, rotation and opacity.
The Name label doesn’t apply to regular slides, but is used with the Twitter
module and Bible templates, so it will be covered in those sections.
The Fill Color is used to change the color of a shape or the color of a text
box. Fill Color also supports opacity. The Line Color changes the outline of
the object or text box and Line Width is the thickness of the line. Corner
Radius controls the roundness of the corners of an object or text box. If
you need to make a circle, enter 360 in this box.
The Shadow settings can be used on slide objects or on text. The Angle of
the shadow is similar to what direction you want the shadow to come off
the object or text. The dial next to Angle allows you to quickly adjust the
position of the shadow. Length controls how far away from the object or
text the shadow is and Radius controls the blurriness of the shadow.
Tip: If you have very intricate fonts, a high radius value may cause some performance issues.
If you have a shadow applied to text, and then add a ﬁll color to the box, the shadow
will move from the letters to the text box automatically. So if you need to have the
shadow on the text and a colored box behind it, you will need to add a shape object
behind the text box.
The ﬁfth set of properties are the Text Properties.
The top section allows you to choose your font, font color, font styles,
and color. You can also add an outline to text and select an outline
Tracking and Leading may be two terms you aren’t familiar with.
Tracking refers to the amount of space between the letters in a single
line (horizontal spacing). Leading refers to the amount of space
between lines of text (vertical spacing). Leading is not supported by the
Windows version of ProPresenter, so this setting won’t transfer between
The next area controls the alignment of the text. The ﬁrst row is the
horizontal alignment of the text and the second row is the vertical
alignments. Checking Adjust to Fit will dynamically resize the text box
If you click Apply All, all of the settings on this panel will be applied to
the other text boxes in your presentation.
One of the primary reasons many of our users still use PowerPoint for their Pastor’s
sermon notes is the need for bullet lists and ﬁll-in-the-blank slides. Text Reveal was
added to make it easier to build those kind of slides.
To use the Text Reveal function, select either Bullet List or Fill in
the Blank from the drop-down menu. This will change the
functionality of the selected text box. It is not possible to combine
the two functions in a single text box.
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