Getting Started Guide

When FreeWorship opens you will be able to see the following window. If you are having trouble displaying FreeWorship on your projector follow our step by step guide on how to setup your projector screen.

Interface

Hover over aspects of the interface, then click to reveal a description

Song search box

Search through all existing songs in the database using either a title search, lyric contents search, or both. To add a song to the service list double click it in the search results or select it and press enter. To see what songs are currently in the database go to Tools > Manage Database in the toolbar.

Service list controls

a) Edit the currently selected item
b) Add header to the service list
c & d) Move item up & down
e) Remove item from the service list

Add media tabs

These tabs allow you to add media to your FreeWorship Service List as Service Items.

From left to right:

  • Song
  • Bible
  • PowerPoint
  • Video
  • Slide Set
  • Image
  • Timer
  • Camera Feed
  • Website
  • Google Slides

Service list

Here you can see the items in the current service list. Select an item to preview it and then show it on the display.

Transition editor

The transition editor allows you to change how slides transition between each other. Transitions currently available include fading, flying, zooming, wiping, covering, uncovering, flipping and splitting.

Our best advice is always simple is best, but a classy, subtle transition can always add an extra aesthetic appeal to a presentation

Service Item style editor

The middle section of the window shows the service item information. Here you can select which verse to display for songs, control a video or select how many bible verses you would like to display.

Service Item display settings

The middle section of the window shows the service item information. Here you can select which verse to display for songs, control a video or select how many bible verses you would like to display.

Background Editor

Here the format of the content can be changed. Change the font and layout settings of the foreground and change the background. The background can be a solid colour, gradient, an image, or a video.

Show/Hide display button

One of the most important buttons, this toggles whether the screen is displayed or hidden on your second monitor / projector. By pressing the drop down arrow to the right of the button you can also show and hide the stage display and select which output each display is shown on.

Preview Window

The preview window shows you exactly what will appear on the display once you apply it. This means you can setup a new style and change lyrics and see what it will look like before you put anything in front of your audience.

Apply Preview button

This will apply all the settings and content in the preview display to the live & presentation displays

Display state buttons

These control the state of the display screen. From left to right they are:

  • to black
  • to logo
  • to background
  • show content

Live Window

The live window shows you exactly what is currently being displayed on the presentation screen.

Bashers

This button shows or hides Bashers. These are for use on the fly and enable the user to quickly display the following:

  • Bible Basher (ctrl+1)
  • Slide Basher  (ctrl+2)
  • Alert Basher (ctrl+3)
  • Stage Basher (ctrl+4)