[Feature Request] Forced Split in Songs

Operating system
Windows 10
It would be awesome if we could force a slide break in Songs, like you can with custom slides with the Insert Slide button, but you can't. I like to have the number of lines on a slide during worship really consistent, but OpenLP insists on fitting as much on a slide as it can, and the optional split button is exactly that: optional. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Please allow us to insert absolute slide breaks in songs.

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  • You have 2 options: forced-split or optional split.

    Edit the song/verse, select 'Edit All', and you will notice tags that look simiar to:

    ---[Verse 1]---

    This is a hard split. Another verse tag is

    [---]

    This is an optional split.

    The difference is that the hard split will always split at that point. The optional split will only split if there's not enough room for the whole verse to be shown on one slide (template variations in font size, for example).

    To force a split, add another hard verse, but with the same verse number. For example:

    ---[Verse:1]---
    You will notice we say brother
    And sister 'round here
    It's because we're a family
    And these folks are so near
    When one has a heartache
    We all share the tears
    And rejoice in each victory
    In this family so dear

    This verse will show the whole verse on the same slide (template formatting permitting). To force a split but keep the same verse number, add the force split but use the same verse number:

    ---[Verse:1]---
    You will notice we say brother
    And sister 'round here
    It's because we're a family
    And these folks are so near
    ---[Verse:1]---
    When one has a heartache
    We all share the tears
    And rejoice in each victory
    In this family so dear

    This example will split the verse onto 2 separate slides, but the verse order will remain the same.

    Note: When using the verse split like this, it will show up as a separate verse on the live panel and also in the normal edit window, but the verse selection options at the bottom will only need to specify the verse once.

    Word of caution: If you do this, then you cannot edit using Edit ->Edit Verse - you have to edit using Edit->Edit All; otherwise the second ---[Verse:N]--- will show up as part of the verse as normal text rather than a formatting tag.

  • Thanks for responding. While this isn't ideal for the volunteers who usually operate the computer during the services, it will allow me to fix it myself. Thanks!
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