Improv Collection - Instant Message
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This feature let's you post text messages onto the Display Window. This can be used for nursery call numbers, or to send a message to the team on the platform through a stage display. (Note: Instant Message does not overlay video onto external players used for media types like PowerPoint, web pages, and DVD playback.)
Message text can be displayed as static, blinking, or scrolling. You an also specify a backdrop be used behind the message text.
Message text can include date and time macros useful for countdown or time to start timers.
To display text through the SongShow Plus Presenter Window using Instant Message:
Text Box Position
To change the position of Instant Message text box:
Text Location and Style
To change the location of the Instant Message text within the text box, text alignment, font, color, shadow, and scroll/blink options:
Note: The Scroll and Blink feature is only available if the Video Effects Collection is enabled.
Text Backdrop (Image, Video, etc.)
By default, Instant Message text has no backdrop, so it is rendered directly onto the underlying slide. To add a backdrop such as an image, video, or color:
Date, Time, and Countdown Macros
To insert date, time, or countdown text:
If you have configured SongShow Plus to use multiple displays, you will see the Display Window selector buttons at the left side of the Instant Message panel. Use the selectors to switch between on Display Window to another. Each Display Window has it's own independent Instant Message settings.