PowerWorship is now available

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PowerWorship is now available

Postby JohnM » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:25 pm

PowerWorship delivers fixes for the following problems:

1. The specified parameter has an invalid value (Error Message). The error message was displayed in previous releases when generating slides for songs that included a # on 2 or more consecutive lines. See the following topic for more information on the original problem:
-> viewtopic.php?f=11&t=483

2. Renaming a song title now updates the underlying filename for the song, and consequently updates what is displayed in the song list.

The update also contains the following enhancements:

1. Save As option added to Song Editor. This allows you to specify a name that will be used as the Save As filename. Previously, songs were saved using the song title as the filename and there wasn't an option to specify an alternate filename. This can be useful if you want to save multiple versions of the same song (e.g. a short version and a long version, etc.) while keeping the same song title. See the following topic for more information on this enhancement:
-> viewtopic.php?f=2&t=489

2. Miscellaneous updates to the Help system.

3. Miscellaneous performance enhancements.


If you are unsure which version of PowerWorship you currently have installed, you can follow the instructions here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=485 to verify whether you already have the latest version.

Follow the instructions below (choose Option 1 or Option 2) to upgrade your existing installation to PowerWorship

Option 1: Backup Songs/Uninstall/Reinstall

1. Backup your songs and groups by following the instructions here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6 OR by making a backup copy of the Songs/ and Groups/ directories (e.g. C:\Program Files\PowerWorship 3.0\Songs, C:\Program Files\PowerWorship 3.0\Groups) using Windows Explorer.

2. Make a backup copy of your templates (C:\Program Files\PowerWorship 3.0\Templates) if you added additional templates after installing PowerWorship.

3. Uninstall PowerWorship 3.0 (e.g. via Add/Remove Programs in Windows). This will cause all of your songs and groups to be deleted if they are stored under the program installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\PowerWorship 3.0) as they are by default. It will also cause all of the currently installed templates to be removed. If your songs and groups are stored outside of the program installation directory (and you updated the program settings to point at the external location) then the uninstall will not cause your songs and groups to be removed, however the templates will be removed in all cases.

4. Download and install the latest version of PowerWorship 3.0
-> http://www.powerworship.com/downloads.html

5. Restore your songs, groups, and templates, as needed. The songs and groups can be restored using File > Import ... if you chose to export them before uninstalling the program, but the templates will need to be restored manually (e.g. via Windows Explorer) if you (at some point) added additional templates that need to be restored.

Option 2: Upgrade Existing Install

This option will overwrite the existing program files. Your existing songs and groups will not be removed, but now would be a good time to back them up. See #1 under Option 1 for backup instructions.

1. Download and install the latest version of PowerWorship 3.0
-> http://www.powerworship.com/downloads.html

On the Choose Components panel, deselect Sample Songs to avoid overwriting the sample songs -- in case they were installed previously and have since been modified.


If you currently have PowerWorship 3.0 installed under the default location (C:\Program Files\PowerWorship 3.0) then accept the default install location to overwrite the existing program files. Otherwise, enter the current install location.


Click Install to upgrade the selected install location.
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