Have just loaded up OpenLP after a break of several years. When I last used it it was in a single church with a known setup and everything worked well. However, I am now in a situation where I am often in a different church each week with slightly different setups and screen resolutions. Unfortunately, I am not seeing anything which allows the screen to scale itself appropriately within a theme.
Yes, I can choose full screen and click on the default settings box and the text will justify itself in the middle etc.
But as soon as I try and set an "Output Area Location" so the text is in an appropriate place for the image beneath, everything becomes absolute. So I can set something up properly for a 1280x800 screen but if I then find the church has got a 1920x1200 screen everything is scrunched up into the left corner. Am I missing something? The background image seems to scale itself appropriately to fit the screen but I can't find a way to make the text do the same thing.
This was a design decision we made a number of years ago based on some users' experiences. We may revisit this in a future version of OpenLP.
Thanks, Raoul. I've managed to find a way round it now, partly by rescaling the output to the device via the Mac but also writing a few scripts that can update the theme files en masse from data held in a spreadsheet.
This seems a very similar issue to the one I have.
In my case I could find no alternative but to have a different set of templates on each machine I was using. It seems that you have the skills to do this en masse.