Creating & Editing Custom Layouts

Custom Layouts allow you to specify fonts and positioning to format your slides however you like. You can create an unlimited number of custom layouts for each Service Type and apply them to any slide.

Go to a plan in Projector and tap the Layouts icon to view all layouts.

pointing out custom layouts

Use Default Layouts to create a new layout by tapping the layout and choosing Copy & Edit.

copy & edit a default layout

To create a new custom layout from scratch, tap the +.

add a custom layout

You'll be taken to the Layout Editor, which allows you to edit all information about the new custom layout.

edit layout options

Once you add the name and description of the custom layout, choose from each tab to change a different aspect of the layout.

General: Set the Background

Use the Color Picker to choose a specific color or choose from some of the presets.

select an option in general tab

Background colors are only shown if you haven't selected a background image or video for an item.

Color Picker

color picker option
  1. A numeric representation of the color in Hex form, which is especially useful for copying and pasting an exact color from one place to another.
  2. Use the selector on the color graph to choose different colors in the selected hue.
  3. Move the selector left or right to change the base hue of the color.
  4. If enabled, the text color will automatically change between black and white, based on your selected background color, so it stays more visible.

Preset Colors

preset colors option

The Preset Color options allow you to choose from a few themes we've designed. You can select one then use the other menus to customize the style and color of your text and background.

Lyrics: Set Text Styles & Placement

Change anything about the text of the lyrics on the slide.

lyrics tab
  1. Select the text size, font, color, and shadow for your lyrics.
  2. Select the spacing as well as number of lines and where to put the text.
  3. Drag the handles around the lyrics to change the margins and positioning of the lyrics or specify using the Margins tab.
Song Info: Set Text Styles & Placement

Edits options for the Song Title, Author, and Copyright Information displayed on your slides.

song info tab
  1. Select the text size, font, color, and shadow for the song info.
  2. Select the spacing as well as number of lines and where to put the text.
  3. Drag the handles around the lyrics to change the margins and positioning of the lyrics or specify using the Margins tab.
  4. Select which slides should have the song information.

Once you've set all the information, tap Save to add it to your Custom Layouts.

Custom Layouts belong to Service Types, so any layout can be used for any plan within that Service Type.

Tap your new Custom Layout to add it to all the items in the plan.

add custom layout to all items

Select Apply to add it to all items, Edit to make any changes, or Delete to remove it entirely.

add custom layout to all items

Deleted Layouts cannot be recovered.

If you tap Apply, confirm you want to add the layout to all the slides in your plan.

confirm adding custom layout to all slides

All slides will be updated with your new layout.

view added custom layout

You can apply a layout to just one set of slides instead of the whole plan as well.

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