Note properties are edited in the Design View by clicking on the note in the timeline or on the canvas. In the Title tab you can rename the note and in the drop down menu you can edit its size, rotation and location. The Style tab allows you to edit the style, shape and color of the note and in the Click-to-Continue tab you can enable the scene to automatically pause when the note appears. The Text tab allows you to edit the note's font; you can also double-click inside the note to open the font editor. The Text-to-Speech tab allows you to enable an installed computer voice to read out the text when the note appears.
Set the following properties and options for Notes:
The default name for a note pad is 'Note X' ('Note 1', 'Note 2', 'Note 3', and so onward), and this is visible in the name property of the object. You can change a note's name by deleting the default name and typing in another one. Ensure the note is selected before attempting to change its name property.
- Rotate, Scale and Location
Adjust the rotational angles, scale or manually change the location of the note on the Canvas. Rotations on the X and Y-axis are ignored when the note is attached to the image.
The style property allows you to change the appearance (shape, style and color) of the Note Pad. The default style is 'Classic'. A new note style, "Soft" has been added in version 5.0 which provides a very smooth and professional looking note for your movies. Check the box 'Apply to all notes' at the bottom of the style properties menu to apply the chosen style to all notes in the movie.
- Click To Continue
When this option is checked, a 'Continue' button will be placed on the note. The movie will be paused, allowing the viewer to read the content of the note and to continue playing only when this button is clicked.
The text property allows you to customize font, font size, font color, text alignment and also edit the text that is visible on the note. Click on the 'Text' button on the property panel or double-click the body of the note to display the 'Text editor'. You can also check the spelling of the entered text.
For the text to be converted into speech, select the 'Text-To-Speech' option. Note : Microsoft Text-To-Speech is not required on the computer used to view your movie.