Stores the data of your choral and instrumental printed music as well as the electronic media files associated with these songs (sound or PDF files). Many churches are now scanning their printed orchestrations so they can link to the pdf orchestration on the Library Card in TheDirector. All of the data in the Music Library is available while you are planning a worship service. The Music Library and Membership modules will import your data from CSV or XLS files. Print box labels for your library or hard copy lists of library songs.
The Director links to files stored in Dropbox. You upload a file to your Dropbox, and do a direct link to the file.
To locate a song title, begin typing the title and the locator will bring the title in to view. You may also scroll or Page Down through the list. Once you have found your title, double-click it and the Library Card for that title will appear.
To add a new song, click the NEW button. The Library Info Card appears for you to fill in all the appropriate info.
The DATA button opens the datasheet form. Pressing Ctrl-“, copies the contents of the field above current field. This is useful in duplicating repetitive data such as publisher, Library #, Collection name, etc.
Other Microsoft shortcuts work here as well (Ctrl-C = copy; Ctrl-V = paste; Ctrl-X = cut; Ctrl-Z = undo)
Select songs or members from your lookup tables by any criteria (title, theme, publisher, composer, or any combination of fields).
Less info in the search is better. For instance, if you are looking for Word Music, Inc., just select Publisher as the field, and type “word”. This will find: Word Music, Word, inc., or just Word. If you get too specific, you may not pull up all possibilities.
When searching for check box info (MP3, PDF, Orchestration, etc.) use -1 for Yes or 0 for No.
To remove a theme from All songs, click the theme and the trash can
You can define two additional fields, you can track virtually any piece of music or equipment or other resource in your care.
If this is handbell music, for instance, you might want to assign the theme Handbell Music. You can select from the list of themes, or type in your own, which will become a part of the list.
Keep up with music or equipment loaned to another person or church. If the borrower is a non-member, you will want to create a group of persons you lend to in Members so you can be able to contact them at a later date. The Overdue Library items report in the Reports menu will help you maintain some control over the lending process.
Link to an orchestration or score PDF, as well as linking to a sound file. WorshiPlanner will play whatever sound file that your computer recognizes.
Link to any file you have in Dropbox. WorshiPlanner will open whatever sound file that your computer recognizes.