The On-Screen Bible (OSB) displays an animated slide turning to the reference you provide. The animation visually engages your audience and keeps the verse in biblical context. You can add the OSB to your order of service or insert it into your presentation live with the OSB Quick Screen.
Note:To use the On-Screen Bible, you must have an internet connection. If you don’t have an internet connection, you can still add verses to your presentation while On Air with Logos Bible Software.
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Add the OSB to Your Service Order
If you know you want to show a Bible passage with the OSB at a particular place in your service, add it ahead of time. You can customize the Bible translation, style, and color directly from the service item. Additionally, you can set the OSB service item to show multiple passages as you progress through your presentation.
1. Add an On-Screen Bible Service Item.
While building your presentation, expand the Settings menu and choose On-Screen Bible.
Note:To add the OSB to your presentation quickly, use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + O on Windows or ⌘ + Shift + O on a Mac.
2. Add a Bible passage or passages.
In the reference entry field, add a Bible passage and press Enter on your keyboard. When you add the OSB as a service item, you can even include multiple passages to display one after the other. Type another reference and press Enter.
You can choose from a variety of Bible translations. Select one of the translation abbreviations above or click more >> to view other options.
Did you know? If your passage is too lengthy for a single slide, Proclaim will show the text over several slides automatically.
3. Customize the OSB.
Adjust the style, color, and display options below. The live preview on the right updates with your customizations.
If you’ve added more than one passage with the OSB service item, each passage will receive its own transition.
Add the OSB as a Quick Screen
Adding the OSB as a Quick Screen is the best way to quickly show any passage to your congregation. As soon as your speaker mentions any passage, you can display it on the screen with the OSB.
Note: You can adjust the translation, styling, and color for the OSB Quick Screen from the Quick Screen settings. Learn more.
While On Air, 1) click the OSB Quick Screen or use the keyboard shortcut: F9 on Windows or ⌘ + O on Mac. 2) Enter a reference and press Enter on your keyboard. To return to the planned presentation, 3) select the Last shown Quick Screen or use the keyboard shortcut: F12 on Windows or ⌘ + R on Mac.
Did you know?The On-Screen Bible is only one of the ways you can add Bible passages to your presentation. Learn more by watching the video below.
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