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Sorry it's a bit of a long list, but I just want to say that openlp.org is a great application so I don't want this to come across as too negative! I just want to be able to win over my Church so we can adopt it!
Just a quick reply on one or two of the issues you mentioned:
The font size can be a bit small. (For PowerPoint we have to use point size 36 for everyone to see it). I set my font proportion to biggest, but it seems the line breaks occur too late in the line for this to make any impact.
Which is related to this:
My preacher might say "I will now read the first 10 verses of the book of x, chapter y". So I select all 10 verses and they all appear in font size 0 on one slide. It would be great if a configuration option for the number of verses could be specified. So if I asked for 3 verses a slide, you would create 4 pages.
All you need to do is to just select the number of verses you want on a particular slide. We made it more flexible like this because I know that some verses are LONG, and then you have the font size reducing automatically because the program has forced you to have, say, 3 verses on a slide, when this long verse should ideally be by itself.
I'm afraid that I'm going to get complaints over how the verse numbers are displayed. Can the chapter only be displayed if the chapter actually changes halfway through? Can the verses be displayed as superscript instead of in ? Perhaps put the chapter (and verses) at the bottom with the book name you are currently displaying.
We'll have a look at this... Might be able to come up with some options. Unfortunately the superscript is very difficult to achieve, but we might be able to do something else.
So please make the default to either:1. Keep an existing database (why would someone want to overwrite their own database with an empty one? (Well effectively empty if you belong to a Church that doesn't sing many out of copyright hymns:-) 2. Or provide no default, with OK greyed out, so the user HAS to read the message and make a choice before continuing.
(oh, and can't you turn on the Drupal formatting option to preserve blank lines in a posted comment...? I've forever re-editing a file to put in the <BR> tags!)
I can't disable the "yes" button, but I can exclude the songs database from the "upgrade" option.
Derek tells me he found this bug and has fixed it. The fix will be available in RC4.
If I had to choose only a couple of issues from that big list I posted eariler, then I guess they would be:
You will be happy to know that the Powerpoint issue will get a complete overhaul after version 1. There is no time for V1 unfortunately.
In terms of getting from one item in the OOS to another, I'm not with you 100% there since the up/down arrow keys do that. Also, as from RC3, when using the hotkeys, when you close a slide, focus changes back to the OOS. Have you tried that?
The Bible Import option in openlp.org happily imported these (and they are in the .olp file). However when it comes to selecting from these books, I'm guessing it's looking for 'Psalms' and 'Song of Songs' instead, since nothing appears.
If the names of the books are important, please could the Bible Import validate them, just so the user may be aware that there is something wrong with the CSV file?
(Although for internationalization and to take into account extra books (e.g. the Apocrypha) would it be better to populate the dropdown list of books from the database instead?)
So if the quoted text has about 32 words in it (For example, Genesis 1v28 NKJV) then the font size is unreadably small since the whole quote appears on one line with no breaks.
Going back to the PowerPoint, glad to you see are planning an overhaul. I did take a quick look at the code and noticed that the PowerPoint slide change API call did occur before the preview screens, so don't know why it actually happens the other way around. (Unless it needs a Application.ProcessMessages or something after the call).
We know about bug #1 there, and if I remember correctly, there's a fix in the works.
As for #2, I don't remember seeing this the last time I used openlp.org, but then again I was using the latest development build, so it might have been fixed. I'll add it to the list of bugs and check if it exists and fix it if necessary.
"Also having some way to indicate (Male/Female) would be a nice to have" - not sure what you mean there...
I think in this case most churches (well, ours anyway) show something like this:
(Ladies:) We sing(Men:) Hallelujah
I've had something like this happen before. It was a problem with Windows, but it eventually came right.