This is a five part series of articles covering the integration between Planning Center Online and ProPresenter 7. If you are still using ProPresenter 6, the majority of this information still applies, although the ProPresenter interface will be different.
- Connecting ProPresenter to Planning Center Services
- Planning Center Services Preferences
- Adding a Planning Center Plan to ProPresenter
- Converting a Planning Center Song Sequence Into a ProPresenter Arrangement
- Planning Center Live and Planning Center Timers
There are seven options that you can configure for Planning Center Services. This article will cover each of these options so that you can make the best decision for each setting.
Automatically Check for Plan Updates
This option will periodically check Planning Center to see if your Plan has been updated. If ProPresenter notices a change, like a new item or a new compatible file attachment, it will alert you of the change in the playlist.
Match Songs in Library
Song matching helps speed up the process of connecting plan items to presentations that exist in ProPresenter. For example, if you have "Who You Say I Am" by Hillsong in your service on Planning Center, and you also have "Who You Say I Am" in your Library in ProPresenter, once you add the plan ProPresenter will automatically match the item and the presentation and load it for you in your playlist. ProPresenter can match on Title or CCLI number.
Show Historical Service Plans
When this option is checked you will be able to see past Planning Center plans shown in ProPresenter when you are creating a new Planning Center playlist. We will highlight this functionality again when we look at adding a Planning Center playlist in ProPresenter. If this option is unchecked, you will only see future plans.
Make Arrangements From Sequences
Planning Center has put together a massive collection of pre-built sequences for songs that can be linked to your plans. These sequences can be used to help speed up the process of setting up new songs in ProPresenter. You can use the pre-built sequences or create your own custom arrangements. You can even add a song to your Planning Center Plan multiple times with different sequences and each of them will be added with the right arrangements in ProPresenter!
Automatically Upload Presentations and Media
If you attach a ProPresenter presentation to a song or you attach a media cue to a media item in the playlist, those can both be uploaded to your Planning Center account. Planning Center Service plans do have storage limits, so be sure to check your plan before you start uploading files, especially video files which will quickly use up your storage space. The benefit of this option is that if you are creating everything from Computer 1 you can then add the same Planning Center playlist on Computer 2 and have all the songs and media download. We need to clarify one thing about media. This does not synchronize media within presentations. Backgrounds won't be synchronized. However, if you have a standalone media cue, like a welcome video, in your playlist, that can be uploaded.
Automatically Download Presentations and Media
This is simply the reverse of the option above. As mentioned, you can download presentation attachments and media attachments. Other attachment types, like audio, text, or PDFs, cannot be downloaded and are ignored by ProPresenter.
This is the library that presentations that are attached to songs on Planning Center will be downloaded to in ProPresenter.