How Do I Add Web-Based Presentations to Proclaim?

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You can view webpages or any web-based presentations within Proclaim with the Web Page service item.

Did you know? You can also add online videos to your presentation from YouTube or Vimeo.

Since Google Slides is a popular web presentation tool, we’ll use Google Slides as our example, although the same basic approach works for any web-based presentation.

In short, get a public link to your presentation and add it as a web page service item in Proclaim.

Note: Because web services often change their approach, adding a web-based presentation is often prone to errors and bugs. We recommend exporting to PowerPoint and importing your presentation to Proclaim or building your presentation within Proclaim whenever possible.

1. View your Google Slides presentation.

Navigate to Google Slides in your web browser and sign in with your Google account. Select your presentation from the list.

Google Presentations With A Presentation Highlighted

2. Enable View Permissions.

Click Share.

Google Presentation With The Share Button Highlighted

Change the access to Anyone with the link.

Share Dialog With Sharing Options Highlighted

3. Copy Web Presentation Link

You’ll need the link generated by Google Slides when presenting to paste into Proclaim. Start a presentation by clicking Slideshow. This will start a full-screen presentation in your browser.

Start Slide Show

Right-click the slide and select View Frame Source to get access to the URL.

Full Page Presentation With Right Click Menu Showing And View Frame Source Option Highlighted

Copy the URL, starting with “https://” (ignoring the “view-source:”).

Source Of Google Slides Visible With Url Called Out

4. Add a Web Page service item.

In Proclaim, expand the Add Item menu and select Web Page.

Proclaim With Add Item Menu Visible And Add Web Page Selected

Note: To add a web page item quickly, use the keyboard shortcut: Shift + Cntr + W on Windows or Shift + ⌘CMD + W on a Mac.

In the web address bar, paste the slides link.

Proclaim Web Page Service Item With Url Highlighted

5. Remove the web address signal (optional).

By default, the web service service item includes a web address Digital Signal directing those following your service to access the web page directly on their devices.

Additionally, the Signal icon displays in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen (though you can disable this in the presentation settings). Most churches presenting a web presentation prefer to remove the signal, directing their congregation’s attention to the screen instead. To remove the signal, select the Signals tab and delete the web address signal.

Web Address Signal With Remove Icon Highlighted

6. Present your Google Slides presentation.

When you go On Air and advance through your presentation you will arrive at the web page service item.

To navigate the presentation, follow these important steps:

  1. From your computer running Proclaim, click anywhere on the slide preview. This advances the first animation of your web presentation and transfers control of the web presentation to Proclaim.
  2. Advance through the web presentation normally.
  3. When finished with the web presentation, hover your cursor over the slide preview and click Next to return to your Proclaim presentation.

Important! You must click on the web presentation slide preview _before_ advancing normally or Proclaim will advance to the next item in your order of service rather than showing the content of your web presentation.

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