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Text properties can be edited in the Design View by clicking on the text in the timeline or on the canvas. In the Title tab you can rename the text 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 text object. The Text tab allows you to edit the text’s font; you can also double-click inside the text object to open the font editor. In the Text Outline tab you can choose an outline color for the font. The Text-to-Speech tab allows you to enable an installed computer voice to read out the text when the it appears.

Set the following properties and options for Texts:

  1. Name
    The default name for a text object is 'Text X' ('Text 1', 'Text 2', 'Text 3', and so onward), and this is visible in the name property of the object. You can change a text's name by deleting the default name and typing in another one. Ensure the text is selected before attempting to change its name property.
  2. Rotate, Scale and Location
    Adjust the rotational angles, scale or manually change the location of the text on the Canvas. Rotations on the X and Y-axis are ignored when the text is attached to the image.
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  3. Style
    The style property allows you to change the appearance of the Text Area. Check the box 'Apply to all texts' at the bottom of the style properties menu to apply chosen style to all Text areas in all scenes in the movie.
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  4. Text
    The text property allows you to customize text formatting options such as font, font size, font color, text alignment and also edit the text that is visible in the Text area. Double-click the body of the Text Properties Menu to edit or insert a Text area. You can also check the spelling of the entered text.
  5. Outline Color
    Set the text's outline color. For best results, please use large font sizes.
  6. Text-To-Speech
    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.
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