Working with Backgrounds and Text
Changing background color <ul><li>Click the Fill color box on the Options Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Choose desired color fro...
Adding text <ul><li>You can add text to create a title for the animation </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Text button on the to...
Adding text <ul><li>Double-click the text object </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a blinking cursor </li></ul><ul><li>Type i...
Editing text <ul><li>Click Text Color box to choose a new text color </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a color palette </li><...
Editing text <ul><li>Click the Font pull-down menu on the Options panel to choose a new font </li></ul><ul><li>Click and d...
Filling text <ul><li>Click a text object to select it </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Choose File button next to the Text Colo...
Animating text <ul><li>Click the text you want to animate </li></ul><ul><li>Select Edit on the Options panel next to Anima...
Frame duration <ul><li>Title frame should last longer than other frames in the animation </li></ul><ul><li>You will see th...
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Working With Backgrounds And Text

  1. 1. Working with Backgrounds and Text
  2. 2. Changing background color <ul><li>Click the Fill color box on the Options Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Choose desired color from color palette </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the background on the title page so that it looks differently from the animated frames </li></ul>Experiment with the background of the slide.
  3. 3. Adding text <ul><li>You can add text to create a title for the animation </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Text button on the toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a text object in the middle of the frame </li></ul>Add text to a frame.
  4. 4. Adding text <ul><li>Double-click the text object </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a blinking cursor </li></ul><ul><li>Type in the desired text </li></ul><ul><li>Click the area around the frame when you are done </li></ul><ul><li>The text object will no longer be selected </li></ul>
  5. 5. Editing text <ul><li>Click Text Color box to choose a new text color </li></ul><ul><li>You will see a color palette </li></ul><ul><li>Click the color you want for the text </li></ul><ul><li>Click the grey area around the preview when you are done </li></ul>Edit your text.
  6. 6. Editing text <ul><li>Click the Font pull-down menu on the Options panel to choose a new font </li></ul><ul><li>Click and drag the Size slider on the Options panel to make the font larger </li></ul>
  7. 7. Filling text <ul><li>Click a text object to select it </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Choose File button next to the Text Color button </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the file you want to add and click Open </li></ul><ul><li>The text will be filled with the image you chose </li></ul><ul><li>You can resize the image within the text </li></ul><ul><li>Go to the View menu and choose Fill Handles </li></ul><ul><li>You will see four triangular fill controls for the image </li></ul><ul><li>Click and drag a fill control handle to resize the image </li></ul>
  8. 8. Animating text <ul><li>Click the text you want to animate </li></ul><ul><li>Select Edit on the Options panel next to Animate </li></ul><ul><li>Make your selections and click Go Back </li></ul>Animate your text.
  9. 9. Frame duration <ul><li>Title frame should last longer than other frames in the animation </li></ul><ul><li>You will see the frame duration in the Options panel </li></ul><ul><li>Click and drag the Duration slider to the desired duration time </li></ul>
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