Multiple Song Books

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I'm thinking of switching our congregation from EasySlides to OpenLP, mainly because OpenLP runs natively on macOS. There's one feature I've been looking for in OpenLP that I haven't found yet. And that's the separation of song books. So I've installed OpenLP and have successfully imported all the songs we have from EasySlides, however, they're all just bunched up under the Songs tab. I've edited a few of the songs to add what song book they're from (song number was imported already) but they're still just bunched up under the Songs tab. In EasySlides, there's a dropdown menu that lets you choose the song book. Is there something similar in OpenLP?


  • Hi, there isn't currently a grouping of songs, but you can do a search by songbook. It may not be what you're looking for, but maybe it's enough for now?
  • Thanks for the reply raoul. I'll give that a try and see if that's a workaround that we can use. 
  • Hi,
    Here what I have done:
    I have 2 song books imported from VideoPsalm, one has less than 600 songs (Hymns of Life), the other on has less than 200 songs(My Song Book - a collection of song from various sources), I start the song number with 1001 instated of  1).

    I use a short song book name for each one, I including a song number in the song title. e.g. "443 Thank you, Lord"; "536 Doxoloy"; "1039 My Best Friend"; "1103 My Tribute"

    Within OpenLP song book
    Hymns of Life #: 1 Hymn
    Hymn of Life #: 443 Thank you, Lord
    Hymn of Life #: 536 Doxoloy
    My Song Book #: 1039 My Best Friend
    My Song Book #: 1103 My Tribute

    Then you can search by name or number, remember if you're asked to use "My Song book #103, do a search for 1103.
    You can add another song starting with 2000 and 3000, etc etc.
    I hope this will help.


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