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10 Sep 2018 01:59 PM  
The PRODUCTION release of SongShow Plus version 8.5 dated 09/08/2018 is now available from the Downloads page on the SongShow Plus site.  You must have a current subscription and be logged in to the SongShow Plus site to get this download. 

If you have any issues with this production release, please contact the support team for assistance.  You can also discuss issues in this forum but this may delay assistance.

Included in this release: 

Slide Show Artisan
  • Slide Show Artisan slide show builder.
    • Artisan is a more flexible way to create and manage slide shows.
    • Stand-alone versions available - no SSP install required.
    • More details on this will be shared via the BLOG postings - stay tuned.
  • Implemented Auto-Pan/Zoom (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added 2nd caption option for photo slides (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added option to make an image file also act as an enlarged/blurred backdrop (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added settings option for fonts: Windows & Mac, Default Windows 10, or all installed (Windows) (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added text slide builder (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added title slide builder (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added quotation slide builder (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Added custom theme options for all slide types (Slide Show Artisan).
  • Implemented background image support.
  • Added layout preset selection to Slide Show Artisan.
  • Other general improvements and bug fixes to Slide Show Artisan.

New Image Rotation
  • Image rotation support at the image-load level of slide rendering.
  • New process improves render results when rotating.
  • More details on this will be shared via the BLOG postings - stay tuned.
SongShow Plus

  • *NEW* PowerPoint Tools
    • PowerPoint Step By Step Import
      • Added capability to specify one image per step.  This gives the user additional control over the slide show after conversion to SSB.
      • Selected transitions are applied per slide.  The steps are a fade transition.
    • PowerPoint Video Import
      • This completely new tool allows the user to import a PowerPoint slide show as a WMV video.
      • Simplify playback of auto-run PowerPoint files (announcements/countdowns) by converting them to video.
      • Additional setting to allow for conversion of manually advanced slide shows as well.
  • *NEW* Preview Display
    • Added capability to specify a Preview Display output that can be sent to a separate monitor, partial monitor, or embedded in the Presenter Window.
    • This is an exciting and flexible new display implementation and is configured similar to the Stage display (Source/Target).
    • This can be simply embedded so just the operator can see what is next or as a separate display.
    • Creative use of the display settings can make this a "lower third" preview on the Stage Display.
  • The Stage Display now uses the blank slide properties assigned to it when a blank slide is presented. This is also true for the new Preview Display.
  • Added capability to specify the file naming templates for new programs, slide shows, and imported media.
    • This includes both custom text as well as selectable time/date stamp configurations.
    • Imported media naming only applies to new content.
  • Text underline has been improved so that the line is now thicker.
  • Updated SSL support to Fix broken access to Online Services such as SongSelect, ShiftWorship, and Google Drive.
  • Added subthemes in Slide Builder for slide shows.
  • Fixed SongShow Mobile Control detection
  • Added Indent controls in Slide Builder for text objects
  • Updated user guide.
  • Fixed problem with playing Vimeo videos.
  • Fixes problem accessing Google Drive.
  • Fixed a bug related to the new preview window.
  • Accommodated upcoming change to the SongSelect online system.
  • Other Bug Fixes


Thank You for your interest in SongShow Plus
- GEORGE

Welcome to the SSP Evolution!
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19 Aug 2019 05:46 PM
RE: Can't get new fonts to work in SSP by sara-t in Version 8.5

Thanks, Dick! I did read your thread and tried your fixes, but with no luck. I do appreciate the help, though.

19 Aug 2019 07:58 AM
RE: Importing PPT in slide show by George in Version 8.5

Hi Kim.

This is not an issue that we are familiar with but you can try the Preview build of 9 to see if that resolves the issues.  If not,  please contact support to report the detailed behavior in 8.5.

Thanks

05 Aug 2019 12:30 PM
RE: Shadow Disappears by gwhaverdink in Version 8.5

We have had this happen periodically on different computers.
I have found that switching to a different SSP Program and back again will cause the shadows to return.
Closing and re-opening SSP also works - but takes longer

23 Jul 2019 06:14 AM
RE: Buggy on a new speedy system by goodonline in Version 8.5

I spoke with Support at SongShow Plus. The issues I am having are known issues and they are working on them.
It sounds like they are putting more effort into getting version 9 out than fixing the issues with v 8.5 and windows 10. The support tech said that all of these issues have been fixed in v9

I have a new system coming in this next week with Windows 10 that will be the main media system for the church.
Any suggestions on how to work this out? For the near term I am thinking of loading windows 7 so SSP 8.5 will function properly. I drag my feet in doing this because of one software program that is not being actively updated.
I may need to look into other software.....
Any advice out there?

18 Jul 2019 12:02 PM
RE: Preview version 9?? by akins in Version 8.5

William, I have long since found that posting to the Wish List is
futile. I was one of the ones initially suggesting a Wish List and
I submitted many wishes/suggestions and was pleased with the
responses and implementation of quite a number. Unfortunately,
for the last few years the List seems to be pretty much a "Black
Hole." I'm sure that a Wish List requires almost a full-time person
to man and, when there is a shortage of staff, it is dispensable.
No good thing lasts forever!

09 Jul 2019 12:35 PM
RE: Themes: rename?? by akins in Version 8.5

I meant, "Of course, they wouldn't be needed ..."

05 Jul 2019 02:36 PM
RE: Assisting with CCLI Reports by osborn4 in You Tell Us!

CCLI no longer asks for projection activity. They just want "new" copies, which is when one is downloaded, printed or recorded, but not projected.

05 Jul 2019 02:35 PM
RE: installed fonts not showing on screen by osborn4 in Version 8.5

I still wish you'd allow OTF fonts. I can't always convert to TTF.

Windows allows them. Not sure why you don't.

24 Jun 2019 11:15 AM
Version 9.0 Preview Release by George in Latest News

The first Preview release of SongShow Plus 9.0 dated 06/21/2019 has been posted and is available to users with a current subscription. 

Try out the new Features and Themes!

Details can be found in the Version 9.0 subscriber forum.

16 Jun 2019 10:53 AM
RE: Restore Problem by hi-soft in Version 8.5

Thanks I will.

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24 Jun 2019 11:15 AM
Version 9.0 Preview Release by George in Latest News

The first Preview release of SongShow Plus 9.0 dated 06/21/2019 has been posted and is available to users with a current subscription. 

Try out the new Features and Themes!

Details can be found in the Version 9.0 subscriber forum.

12 Feb 2019 01:59 PM
Version 8.5 - Production Release 02/07/2019 by George in Latest News

An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 02/07/2019 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

25 Oct 2018 10:50 AM
Version 8.5 - Production Release 10/23/2018 by George in Latest News

An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 10/23/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

18 Oct 2018 12:41 PM
Version 8.5 - Production Release 10/17/2018 by George in Latest News

An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 10/17/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

26 Sep 2018 05:12 PM
Version 8.5 Production Release - 09/26/2018 by George in Latest News

An updated Production release of SongShow Plus 8.5 dated 09/26/2018 has been posted and is available to users with an 8.5 license. 

The list of new features is available at https://www.songshowplus.com/WhatsNew.

Other 8.5 details can be found in the Version 8.5 support forum.

Note that there will be additional updates for Slide Show Artisan coming soon. Stay tuned!

 

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