I have been using another program called opensong for 3 years now but am looking at changing to another. Part of what is going to help in the decision making process is that i have invested many, many hours building a song bank in it (i have put close to 1000 songs in it, many of which i had to type). I don't want to go through that again. If there is any way that the song data base can be moved and translated to openlp, i would love to know about it.
If there isn't a way, is there a song bank that soneone has created that can be downloaded for use on openlp?
Not forgotten, just been really busy...
There is a basic import at File menu -> Import -> Songs -> OpenSong
Alternatively a script which strips chords and handles verse/chorus sequences.
Have been using Easyworship. Want to switch to openlp, but adding each song manually is too daunting.
Currently they are in .doc (msword) format, as well as existing in the easyworship .db file.
Any devs / geeks who know how to get them from .doc or ew .db into opensong format would be great!
I've looked at EasyWorship, but I have no idea what database they're using. I'm presuming there's no export option in EasyWorship either?
http://www.headwest-productions.co.uk/Software.htm appears to provide an export for EasyWorship to CCLI format.
This may then make it easier to import into openlp.
I'll add my two pence worth...
While openlp will import opensong songs, I've found it's not formatted very well (it leaves the chapter/verse tags in place. I'm working on a web based tool that will convert them into a nicer opensong format for importing into openlp.
It will add the song number to the title (to avoid problems with different songs sharing a title), repeat the chorus after each verse (optional), split verses longer than six lines into separate verses (also option and done after the chorus shifting, so you don't end up with half a verse, chorus, other half, chorus).
I'm hoping it should be done in the next week or so though work will be rather busy next week.
If you mail me a couple of your word version songs I'll see about adding a Word convertor. sam at cowjam.net
Great that you are writing a web-based tool, but just so you know, there is already a tool that does some of this at
(Just in case you wanted to use any of the logic, at your own risk!!)