Why am I getting a message to "indicate resource usage" when copying or exporting? [FAQ]


Online Lutheran Service Builder uses an automatic reporting system to calculate the use of elements. 

When searching for a hymn or other element, you can select a search result and either export or copy it directly from the preview page.

With our reporting system in place, if a resource has a copyright that needs to be reported for royalty purposes, a message will appear asking how many times the element will be used.

This setting is for reporting usage which determines royalty payments and does not affect your subscription price or the hymn usage statistics found in your search results. This prompt will not appear for works in the public domain.

If you encounter this prompt, please do the following,

  1. Use the drop-down menu to choose the service this element will be used for. If you do not have a planned service, choose the "New service on....." option. If you choose this option, enter the date this resource is going to be used.
  2. Use the drop-down menu to select how many times this resource will be used for In-Person worship if prompted.
  3. Click Continue to copy the resource to your clipboard. If you cannot paste an engraving directly into an older version of Word, please visit this FAQ.


Note: In-person usage is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2022.